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Private Thomas Cumner

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Thomas Cumner

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

Ancestor's date of death: 20/03/1900

Cause of Death: Enteric Fever.

Service Number: 180

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

Unit: 1st QLD Mounted Infantry, A Squadron

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: On enlistment

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Did not survive the Boer War

Murray Page: 452-541

Contingent: 1st Queensland Contingent

Ship: Cornwall, Date of Sailing: 01/11/1899

Memorial details: Gladstone Cemetery, Kimberley South Africa. Row 5 Grave 38. His name is also inscribed on the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, the Boer War Memorial in Anzac Square Brisbane and Gatton Memorial.

Awards/Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony clasp.

Personal Characteristics: He was the son of Thomas and Susannah Cumner nee Osbourne.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: From December 1899 in northwest Cape Colony including victory over rebel band at Sunnyside (1 January 1900). Contracted Enteric Fever (Typhoid) and died in March.

Service and life after the Boer War: Did not survive the Boer War.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Robert Mahoney, Kenmore QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Nephew


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