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Sergeant Thomas Berrie

Ancestor Details

Coolamon district Boer War MemorialName of Ancestor: THOMAS ALEXANDER BERRIE

Ancestor's date of birth: 01/01/1878

Ancestor's date of death: 01/01/1947

Cause of Death: PHEUNOMIA AFTER INJURIES FROM TRUCK ACCIDENT WORSENED.

Service Number: 614

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: SYDNEY - TBC

Unit: NSW MTD' RIFLES - 2ND REGIMENT, 2 TP, C (?) SQN -TBC.

Rank attained in Boer War: SGT, Date Effective: Not provided

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No details

Murray Page: 111

Contingent: 2 NSW

Ship: TBA, Date of Sailing: 05/03/1901

Memorial details: Coolamon (NSW) district memorial see photo

Decorations: BOER WAR MEDAL-?

Personal Characteristics: COUNTRY MAN, A 'GENTLEMAN' VERY LOYAL MAN AND GREAT HORSEMAN.

Reasons to go and fight: ADVENTURE

Details of service in war: TOSSED A COIN, HIS BROTHER STAYED HOME AND THEY SWAPPED FOR THE FIRST WAR. HIS TROOP FAREWELLED HIM WITH A GIFT AND CERTIFICATE WHICH I NOW HAVE AFTER PASSED DOWN FROM MOTHER.HAS NAMES OF HIS TROOP WHO ALL PARTED FROM EACH OTHER AFTER THEN WAR.(PRIMARY DOCUMENT).

Service and life after the Boer War: LEFT OUTBACK NSW AND WENT TO QLD DROVING AND SOLDIER SETTLER TYPE REASONS NEAR TARA, QLD. HIS DAUGHTER MARRIED MY FATHER- MR LEN WILSON OF TARA - A LIGHT HORSEMAN - GRAZIER IN THE TARA DISTRICY.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: MAX ALEXANDER WILSON, SWANBOURNE WA

Relationship to Ancestor: GRANDSON - (MOTHER'S SIDE)


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