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Corporal William Bollinger

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: William Frederick Bollinger

Ancestor's date of birth: 1870

Ancestor's date of death: 18/05/1901

Cause of Death: Died of wounds at Groselaar Recht

Service Number: 115

Colony or State of enlistment: WA, Place of Enlistment: Boulder

Unit: 5th Western Australian Mounted Infantry

Rank attained in Boer War: CPL, Date Effective: Detail unavailable

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

Murray Page: 419, 421, 440

Contingent: Fifth Western Australian

Ship: Devon, Date of Sailing: 06/03/1901

Memorial details: Forbes Services Memorial Club NSW and Boulder Rifles Memorial Anglican Cathedral Perth

Decorations: QSA Meda; with Clasps

Personal Characteristics: William Bollinger was born in Forbes NSW

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: April 1901 in east Transvaal including defeat at Brakpan where on 15 May 1901, there was a servere fight at Robelaar Reght, near Carolina, in which Lt Forrest, Sgt Edwards and Cpl Bollinger werekilled, and four men wounded.
(Muray pp 419)

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

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Barbara Thomson, Balgowlah Heights NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Niece

 


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