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Trooper Wengel Grenenger

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Wenzel Albert Wengel Grenonger Grunenger (Wengel Grenenger - Murray)

Ancestor's date of birth: 28/08/1878

Ancestor's date of death: 24/06/1950

Cause of Death: Unknown

Service Number: 181

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided.

Unit: 1st Australian Horse

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

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided of post war service.

Murray Page: 46

Contingent: First New South Wales

Ship: Langton Grange Date of Sailing: 14/11/1899

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Decorations: Queen and King's South Africa medals with clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: December 1899 - March 1901 in northern Cape Colony, Free State, and east Transvaal; with French's cavalry division from relief of Kimberley (February 1900) to sweep to Heidelberg (October 1900). Letter send to his cousin William Henry Tippett on the 29 March 1900 from Fishers Farm, Bloemfontein, South Africa. "Had lost 3 horses since arriving two were shot."

Service and life after the Boer War: Detail not provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Barry Humphris, Rockhampton QLD

Relationship to Ancestor: Second cousin twice removed


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