The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Trooper William Beatty

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: William Beatty

Ancestor's date of birth: 03/1865 Queanbeyan NSW

Ancestor's date of death: 1941

Cause of Death: Not Stated

Service Number: 406

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

Unit: 5th Australian Commonwealth Horse, D Squadron

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 22/04/1902

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service

Murray Page: 193

Contingent: Third Australian

Ship: Manchester Merchant, Date of Sailing: 19/05/1902

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Awards/Decorations: Nil

Personal Characteristics: A labourer. Height: 173 cm, fair hair, blue eyes, fair complexion.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: Was stationed in Natal during short stay in South Africa. No action was seen.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia on the Manchester Merchant, disembarking in Sydney on 1 August 1902. No futher details of his life provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Shirley Denyer, Penhurst NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Niece


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