The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Lance Corporal Rupert Douglas

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Rupert Oswald Douglas

Ancestor's date of birth: 1881

Ancestor's date of death: Detail not provided

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Detail not provided

Service Number: 304

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

Unit: 8 Bn Australian Commonwealth Horse (TAS)

Rank attained in Boer War: LCPL, Date Effective: 1902

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): LSGT, Date Effective: 11/11/1917

Murray Page: 574

Contingent: Third Australian.

Ship: St Andrew, Date of Sailing: 21/05/1902

Memorial details: Detail not privided

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Personal Characteristics: Height: 180 cm, weight 70 kg (1917). with fair hair and complexion and blue eyes.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: Arrived after the Boer War ended.

Service and life after the Boer War: Married Bertha. Was a farmer at Latrobe (Moriarty) Tasmania. Joined the AIF on 8 March 1917. Served in the 3rd Light Horse in Palestine. Returned to Australia 8 February 1919. Returned to farming.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Judith Harvard Slater, Gleenelg East SA
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand daughter


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