The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Sergeant Thomas McAlister

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Thomas Romanus Patricia McAlister

Ancestor's date of birth: Detail not provided

Ancestor's date of death: Detail not provided

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service Number: 5112

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

Unit: 3 NSW IMP Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: SGT (Shoeing-smith), Date Effective: Detail not provided

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided

Murray Page: 159

Contingent: 4th New South Wales

Ship: Armenian, Date of Sailing: 23/04/1900

Memorial details: Detail not provided

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: May 1900 - May 1901 in Rhodesia under Carington and west Transvaal including capture of de la Rey's convoy and guns at Wildfontein (24 March 1901). Thomas Mc Alister also served with the Third NSW Imperial Bushman which was formed in South Africa on the 4 May 1901. He was a Farrier, Service # 5112, Murray List # 159. This Regiment arrived home in Australia on the 12 July 1902 on the transport Drayton Grange.

Service and life after the Boer War: Detail not provided

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Kathleen Swan, Taralga NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Niece


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