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Trooper Victor Jones

Ancestor Details

Trooper Victor Stanley JonesName of Ancestor: VICTOR STANLEY JONES

Ancestor's date of birth: 24/12/1872

Ancestor's date of death: 01/01/1900

Cause of Death: SHOT DURING SUNNYSIDE ENGAGEMENT

Service Number: 219

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: ROCKHAMPTON

Unit: B COMPANY, QUEENSLAND MOUNTED INFANTRY

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 01/01/191900

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Killed in Action during the Boer War.

Murray Page: 455;541

Contingent: FIRST CONTINGENT

Ship: S.S. CORNWALL Date of Sailing: 01/11/191899

Other Boer War Service: Nil.

Memorial details: GRAVE HEADSTONE IN ORIGINAL POSITION, SUNNYSIDE

Decorations: Queen's South African Campaign Medal

Personal Characteristics: "Gentlemanly young fellow", "fine steady young fellow...very fond of athletics....hearty supporter of Rugby football" amongst the best and most enthusiastic members of the Rockhampton Rifle Club, and was well known and esteemed" "almost his last act on the departure of the Cornwall was to hand over money to his friend for the payment of certain accounts owing here."

Reasons to go and fight: "Gave up a good position, home and friends to fight for his Queen and country."

Details of service in war: First Australian soldier from an Australian unit to die in combat. CLICK HERE for detailed biography.

Service and life after the Boer War: Killed in Action during the Boer War.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: FIONA FORSYTH BEKKERS, ASCOT QLD

Relationship to Ancestor: great-niece


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