The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Trooper Robert Saunders

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Robert John Saunders

Ancestor's date of birth: Detail not provided

Ancestor's date of death: Detail not provided

Cause of Death: Cancer

Service Number: 852

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided

Unit: 2nd NSW Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: On enlistment

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post war service

Murray Page: 120

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales

Ship: Custodian or Maplemore Date of Sailing: 17/03/1901

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Queen's Medal 5 clasps- Cape Colony, Orange free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901-1902

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: April 1901 - April 1902 This 2nd NSW Mounted Rifles were engaged in operations against Boer Generals De La Rey,Kemp,Poteitiers and Vermaas. They served in Western Transvaal under the command of Major General Fetherslonhaugh. They also served in the Eastern Transvaal, they engaged in many night marched resulting in over 1,000 prisoners being captured.

Service and life after the Boer War: Detail not provided

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Jacquelene Rosa Green, Moore's Pocket QLD

Relationship to Ancestor: Daughter


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