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Lance Corporal Thomas Holt

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Thomas Holt

Ancestor's date of birth: 27/04/1868

Ancestor's date of death: 14/12/1960

Cause of Death: Detail not provided.

Service Number: 1242

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided

Unit: 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: LCPL, Date Effective: Detail not available

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No record of post war service

Murray Page: 292

Contingent: Fifth Victorian

Ship: Orient, Date of Sailing: 15/02/1901

Memorial details: VMR Memorial Melbourne

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: March 1901 - March 1902 in east Transvaal and Natal frontier, including defeat at Wilmansrust where 18 killed and 42 wounded (12 June 1901), and successful intervention at Onverwacht (4 January 1902); heaviest casualties of any Australian contingent, at Wilmansrust suffered the costliest defeat.

Service and life after the Boer War: Lived as a farmer with his wife and four children in Victoria.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Rosemary Taffijn (nee Holt), Kenwick WA
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand-daughter


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