The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper (later Staff Sergeant) Thomas McIlveen|
Name of Ancestor: Thomas James McIlveen (Murray - James McIllveen)
Ancestor's date of birth: 21/03/1880
Ancestor's date of death: 30/08/1968
Cause of Death: Detail not provided
Service Number: 240
Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Tamworth
Unit: 2nd NSW Mounted Rifles
Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 18/02/1901
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): SSGT, Date Effective: 27/12/1916
Murray Page: 117
Contingent: Fifth New South Wales
Ship: Maplemore, Date of Sailing: 14/03/1901
Memorial details: Detail not provided
Awards/Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with TVL, SA01 and SA02 clasps, 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Personal Characteristics: Height: 1.75 m; Weight: 65.3 kg (1914)
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided
Details of service in war: April 1901 - April 1902 in west then east Transvaal.
Service and life after the Boer War: Served with the Hunter River Lancers. In 1914, was working as a hospital attendant. Enlisted in the AIF 24 August 1914. Posted to 1 Field Ambulance, Seved at Gallipoli (Cape Helles) attached to 11 Casualty Clearing Station (Brit), in France with 1 Field Ambulance, then Hospital Ship Ulysses on nursing duties, was discharged 2 June 1917 for "family reasons" (he was a widower).
Name of Descendant: Patricia Anne Talbot, Newcastle NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter