The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Private (later Warrant Officer) Thomas Clutterbuck

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Thomas Clutterbuck

Ancestor's date of birth: 01/09/1877

Ancestor's date of death: 22/05/1918

Cause of Death: Died of 'cardiac failure' during WW1

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Son of a corporal in the Artillery who had served in the Zulu War. He was born Bedminster Gloucertershire arrived in Australia on the immigrant ship Zamora with parents, 11 Nov 1883.

Service Number: 91

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Brisbane

Unit: 2nd Queensland Mounted Infantry

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE Bugler, Date Effective: 1900

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): WOFF (AFC), Date Effective: 26/10/1917

Murray Page: 461

Contingent: Second Queensland

Ship: Maori King, Date of Sailing: 13/01/1900

Memorial details: Buried Leighterton Church Cemetery Gloucestershire, England.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with five clasps. British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Personal Characteristics: Height 165 cm, weight 65 kg (1915)

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provded.

Details of service in war: March 1900 - March 1901 in Free State, west and east Transvaal.

Service and life after the Boer War: Was married to Annie, had a daughters Dorris and Joyce and a son Frank, lived in Brisbane, worked as an Engineer. Enlisted WW1 19/05/1915 in the Engineers transferred to the AFC, promoted Flight Sergeant 15 June 1917, Warrant Officer 26 October 1917. Died from disease in England and is buried Leighterton Church Cemetery Gloucestershire.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Diane Cullen, Townsville QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: 1st cousin 3 x removed (by marriage)

Name of Descendant: Alexandra York, Rolleston QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grand daughter


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