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Private Thomas Cleary

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Thomas James Cleary

Ancestor's date of birth: 10/07/1871

Ancestor's date of death: 06/05/1943

Cause of Death: Age Related, died Tamworth NSW

Service Number: 207

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

Unit: B Squadron, 1st NSW Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 01/01/19

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

Murray Page: 63

Contingent: Second New South Wales

Ship: Southern Cross Date of Sailing: 17/01/1900

Memorial details: Tamworth War Memorial

Decorations: QSA with clasps: Driefontein, Cape Colony

Personal Characteristics: Worked as a compositor on the Tamworth Newspaper. He was musical, a singer with a fine tenor voice.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: From February 1900 in Free State, Transvaal, and western Cape Colony including charge at Diamond Hill (12 June 1900).

Service and life after the Boer War: Invalided to Australia arriving 30/7/1900. Included in the publication "Tamworth Diamond Jublee Year" 1876-1936 as a local Boer War veteran.

Descendant Details /p>

Name of Descendant: Mary Elizabeth Sancataldo, Eastwood NSW

Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter


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