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Private William Angell

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: William Arthur Angell

Ancestor's date of birth: 11/02/1880

Ancestor's date of death: 23/02/1952

Cause of Death: Carcinoma of Larynx

Service Number: 14

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

Unit: 1st NSW Mounted Rifles

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

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No further service

Murray Page: 39

Contingent: Second New South Wales

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

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Transvaal, Diamond Hill and SA 1902

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: To serve his Country.

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: William married Emily Bulmer at Redfern, NSW, 2 April 1902. They had seven children and he worked as a Tramway employee in Sydney.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Paul Arthur Angell, Beacon Hill NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Laurel Emilly McGeoch, Greenacre NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandaugther

Name of Descendant: Andrew Robert McGeoch, Padstow Heights NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Greatgrandson

Name of Descendant: Dean Thomas McGeoch, Greenacre NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Greatgrandson

Name of Descendant: Gordon Albert McGeoch, Greenacre NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson, in law


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