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Trooper Thomas McElwaine

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Thomas McElwaine

Ancestor's date of birth: 11/12/1873

Ancestor's date of death: Not Provided

Cause of Death: Old age

Service Number: 260

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD Place of Enlistment: Brisbane

Unit: 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: Trooper, Date Effective: 05/1901

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

Murray Page: 498

Contingent: Fifth Queensland

Ship: Templemore or Chicago, Date of Sailing: 6 or 10/03/1901

Memorial details: Buried at Ipswitch Cemetery QLD

Decorations: Queen's South Africa medals with clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Not Provided

Reasons to go and fight: Not Provided

Details of service in war: April 1900 - March 1902 in east Transvaal, Free State including defeat at Mokari Drift (27 September 1901), and Natal border campaign including stand at Onverwacht (4 January 1902). Taken prisoner of War at Morari Drift.

Service and life after the Boer War: Detail not provided

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Ronald McElwaine, Brisbane QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Brett McElwaine, Brisbane QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great grandson

Name of Descendant: Mark McElwaine, Brisbane QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great grandson

Name of Descendant: Tim McElwaine, Dicky Beach QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great grandson

Name of Descendant: Joan Turner, Hollywell QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great granddaughter

Name of Descendant:John McElwaine, Dicky Beach QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

 


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