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Trooper Sydney Grundy

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Ian Grundy, Glenroy NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand son


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