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Corporal Thomas Jenner

Ancestor Details

Name of ancestor: Thomas Jenner

Ancestor's date of birth: 22/10/1878

Ancestor's date of death: 01/01/1950

Cause of Death: Did have an amputation of leg plus complications, passed away at 72 years of age.

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Labourer

Service Number: 102 (4 VIB) and 475 (2 ACH)

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Melboure

Unit: 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen, 2 Bn Australian Commonwealth Horse.

Rank attained in Boer War: CPL, Date Effective: 01/1902

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

Murray Page: 262 and 311

Contingent: Fourth Victorian and Second Australian

Ship: Victorian, Date of Sailing: 01/05/1900

Ship: St Andrew or Manchester Merchant, Date of Sailing: 12 or 26/02/1902

Memorial details: unknown

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Rhodesia, Transvaal, Natal, SA 1901 and SA 1902 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: A labourer turned milkman.

Reasons to go and fight: Fight for his country.

Details of service in war: May 1900 - June 1901 with the 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen in Rhodesia, west Transvaal, Cape Colony including relief of Philipstown (11 February 1901), capture of Boer guns at Read's Drift (23 February), and capture of Boer patrol near Doornkloof (1 March 1901). March - May 1902 with 2 Bn Australian Commonwealth Horse on Natal border and west Transvaal

Service and life after the Boer War: Ran his own milk transport business, married and had 9 children. Family states he was a World War 1 veteran, there is no official record of WW1 service.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Mrs Faye Lesley Weeks, Mentone VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: grand daughter


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