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Trooper Thomas Mitchell

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Thomas Moore Mitchell

Ancestor's date of birth: 29/10/1872

Ancestor's date of death: 31/03/1947

Cause of Death: Age related heart failure

Service and Life Before the Boer War: He was a farmer from Pitt Town in the Hawkesbury district of NSW on enlistment

Service Number: 752

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Sydney

Unit: 2 Sect, D Coy, New South Wales Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 01/04/1900

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

Murray Page: 100

Contingent: Fourth New South Wales

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

Memorial details: Boer War Memorial Windsor NSW, Presbyterian Cemetery Windsor.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, Rhodesia and South Africa 1901 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: His squadron became the personal bodyguard of Lord Methuen. It spent most of the time away from the main body of NSWIB.

Service and life after the Boer War: After the war he spent most of his life as a farmer and orchardist at Cattai in the Hawkesbury district of NSW.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Peter Moore Brown, Cattai NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Lola Clark, Cattai NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Daughter

 


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