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Sergeant Samuel King

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Samuel KING

Ancestor's date of birth: 17/01/1882

Ancestor's date of death: Not known

Cause of Death: Not known

Service Number: 804 and 383

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Goulburn

Unit: NSW IMPERIAL BUSHMEN and 5BN AUST COMMONWEALTH HORSE

Rank attained in Boer War: SGT, Date Effective: 1902?

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No record of post Boer War service

Murray Page: 97 and 193

Contingent: Fourth New South Wales and Third Australian

Ship: Armenian Date, of Sailing: 23/04/1900

Ship: Columbian, Date of Sailing: 22/05/1902

Memorial details: None known

Decorations: Queen and King's South Africa Medals with clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: In NSWIB, May 1900 - May 1901 in Rhodesia and west Transvaal including capture of de la Rey's convoy and guns at Wildfontein (24 March 1901). 5 Bn ACH arrived after the war had ended.

Service and life after the Boer War: He stayed in South Africa and no one seems to know what happended to him.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Kerry Meagher, SAWTELL NSW

Relationship to Ancestor: Partner's great uncle

 


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