The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper Sydney Grundy|
Ancestor's Name: Sydney James Grundy
Ancestor's date of birth: 01/01/1879
Ancestor's date of death: 19/09/1955
Cause of Death: Cardiac Failure
Service and Life Before the Boer War: He was a boundary rider living in Mullengandra, NSW when he enlisted. He enlisted at Albury.
Service Number: 18
Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Albury, NSW
Unit: 'A'squadron 3rd NSW Imperial Bushmen
Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 01/03/1902
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service.
Murray Page: 153
Contingent: Fifth New South Wales, Horsfall's 200, Departed with Second Commonwealth Contingent
Ship: Manhattan, Date of Sailing: 02/04/1902
Memorial details: Albury Lawn Cemetery
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal and South Africa 1902 clasps.
Personal Characteristics: He was a keen sportsman and organiser of local sports days
Reasons to go and fight: Details not provided
Details of service in war: The arrival of Horsfall's Riverina 200 built 3NSWIB up to its full operating strength. These recuits were assigned to existing Squadrons in Grundy's case to 'A' sqn making up a six Squadron regiment. The war ended only a few weeks after the arrival of these reinforcements and they were involved mainly in internal security duties and in disarming surrendering Boer soldiers. He returned to Australia with his regiment on the SS Drayton Grange but was fortunate to avoid illness on that ship.
Service and life after the Boer War: Returned on the Drayton Grange no further details provided.
Name of Descendant: Ian Grundy, Glenroy NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand son