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Private Walter Asquith

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Walter Asquith

Ancestor's date of birth: 01/01/1877

Ancestor's date of death: Details not provided.

Cause of Death: Old Age

Service Number: 126

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

Unit: B Squadron 1st NSW Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: On enlistment

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

Murray Page: 62

Contingent: Second New South Wales

Ship: Southern Cross, Date of Sailing: 17/01/1900

Memorial details: Details not provided

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Details not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Details not provided

Details of service in war: February 1900 - March 1901 in Free State, Transvaal, and western Cape Colony including charge at Diamond Hill (12 June 1900)

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia 29 April 1901. Served in the NSW Police, reaching the rank of inspector.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Walter Asquith, Baulkham Hills NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Judith Alderman, Hillsdale NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand daughter

Name of Descendant: Mark R P Alderman, Hillsdale NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Great Grandson

 


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