The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Lance Corporal Thomas Holt|
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.
Name of Descendant: Rosemary Taffijn (nee Holt), Kenwick WA
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand-daughter