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Trooper Thomas Fogarty

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Thomas William Fogarty

Ancestor's date of birth: 1881

Ancestor's date of death: 1957

Cause of Death: Age Related

Service Number: 301 (AH), 238 (ACH)

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

Unit: 1st Australian Horse and B Squadron 5th Australian Commonwealth Horse

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

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

Murray Page: 46 and 189

Contingent: First New South Wales and Third Australian

Ship: Langton Grange, Date of Sailing: 14/11/1899

Ship: Columbia, Date of Sailing: 22/05/1902

Memorial details: War Memorial Bathurst NSW

Decorations: QSA with Four Clasps

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: From December 1899 in northern Cape Colony, Free State, and east Transvaal; including the relief of Kimberley (February 1900) in Australia's only heavy cavalry trained unit. Invalided to Australia on the 6 August 1900, he volunteered again and returned with the 5 bn Australian Commonwealth Horse, this unit arrived in South Africa after the war had ended.

Service and life after the Boer War: He returned to Australia: 1 August 1902 on the Manchester Merchant. No further details provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Arthur John Fogarty, Waitara NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Nephew

Name of Descendant: William Henry Fogarty, Bathurst NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Nephew

Name of Descendant: Damian Patrick Fogarty, Bardwell Park NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Nephew

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