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Private Walter Button

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Walter James Button

Ancestor's date of birth: 01/04/1876

Ancestor's date of death: 04/02/1950

Cause of Death: Heart Failure

Service Number: 346

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

Unit: B Squadron, First NSW Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: Detail not available

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided

Murray Page: 62

Contingent: Second New South Wales

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

Memorial details: Ashes Interred Rookwood Cemetery Sydney NSW

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Diamond Hill and Transvaal clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Strong Willed Gentleman

Reasons to go and fight: Patroitism

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: Detail not provided

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Ian Grimwood, Lennox Head NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grand Son

Name of Descendant: Kenneth James Button, Peakhurst NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson


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