The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Trooper Robert Bradshaw

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Robert Frearson Bradshaw

Ancestor's date of birth: 02/11/1881

Ancestor's date of death: 20/09/1934

Cause of Death: killed in a building accident

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Born in Nottingham England where he trained as a carpenter. He joined the Imperial Yeomanry it is believed in the third wave of 1902

Service Number: 39072

Colony or State of enlistment: Not Australia, Place of Enlistment: UK

Unit: 135th Coy 30th Bn Imperial Yeomanry

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 01/01/1902

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): TPR, Date Effective: 01/01/1906

Murray Page: Not applicable did not serve in an Australian unit.

Contingent: Third Imperial Yeomanry Contingent

Ship: Not known

Other Boer War Service: Following his Imperial Yeomanry Service he remained in South Africa and joined the Natal Militia as no 442 being discharged 15 September 1904. It unlikely however that he saw Boer War service with this unit

Memorial details: Not known

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony and South Africa 1902 clasps. 1906 Natal Rebellion Service Medal

Personal Characteristics: Military records describe his conduct as exemplary

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: By the signing of the peace treaty on the 31st of May 1902 the third contingent had begun to arrive, the 27th to 32nd Battalions arriving at the Cape just days prior to this event and as such 'squeezing' a medal.

Service and life after the Boer War: Following his Natal Militia Service he joined the South Africa Constabulary as a constable until after the Natal Rebellion of 1906. He then moved to New Zealand and married there arriving in Australia in 1908. He lived at Manly where he was a master builder. His five children were born there. He was killed in a building accident in 1934

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Anne Krone, North Sydney NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter


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