The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Lance Corporal Later Sergeant Hector Shelley

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Walter Mansfield Shelley

Ancestor's date of birth: 01/04/1879

Ancestor's date of death: 1961

Cause of Death: Assume age related

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Detail not supplied.

Service Number: 1047

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

Unit: New South Wales Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 1900

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): SGT, Date Effective: 15/10/1915

Murray Page: 105

Contingent: Fourth New South Wales

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

Memorial details: Buried at Manly

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Rhodesia and Transvaal clasps. 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Personal Characteristics: Height 178 cm, weight 75 kg, brown eyes, dark hair and complexion

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not supplied

Details of service in the Boer war: May 1900 - May 1901 in Rhodesia and west Transvaal including capture of de la Rey's convoy and guns at Wildfontein (24 March 1901).

Service and life after the Boer War: Worked as a Grazier, and was living on Mosman in 1915. Enlisted in the AIF 12 February 1915. Served in the 12 LH Regt at Gallipoli where he was wounded in the right eye (bomb (grenade) fragment) on 5 December 1915 returned to Australia 12 April 1916. Death registered in Manly NSW in 1961.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Michael Roy Barnett, Wahroonga NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Nephew


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