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Corporal Walter Spier

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Walter Laishley Spier

Ancestor's date of birth: 1875

Ancestor's date of death: 23/01/1901

Cause of Death: Died of Dysentery, Cape Town South Africa

Service Number: 152

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

Unit: B Squadron, NSW Citizens bushmen

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

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Did not survive the Boer War.

Murray Page: 78 and 204

Contingent: Third New South Wales

Ship: Atlantian or Maplemore Date of Sailing: 28/02/1900

Memorial details: Commemorated in Capetown Maitland Cemetery South Africa. A Memorial in the grounds of All Saints Church Hunters Hill NSW. Ballarat Memorial Victoria and Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT, panel 2 Memorial area.

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps

Personal Characteristics: He was employed as a station overseer at the time of enlistment, a practicising Christian.

Reasons to go and fight: For Queen and Country.

Details of service in war: From April 1900 - April 1901 in Rhodesia, West Transvaal including defence of Elands River Post (4-16 August 1900), and in northern Transvaal.

Service and life after the Boer War: Did not survive the Boer War.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Margaret Spinks, Hunter Hill NSW

Relationship to Ancestor: Sponser/Hon Archivist, Anglican Parish of Hunters Hill

 


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