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Private William Buchester

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: William Andrew Buchester

Ancestor's date of birth: 02/02/1878

Ancestor's date of death: 20/08/1954

Cause of Death: Coronary occlusion

Service Number: 217

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

Unit: 6th QLD Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: On enlistment

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

Murray Page: 514

Contingent: Sixth Queensland

Ship: Victoria, Date of Sailing: 04/04/1901

Memorial details: Buried Lutwyche Cemetery Brisbane Portion ANZ 8

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: May 1901 - April 1902 in eastern Transvaal and Free State.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia 17 June 1902 on the SS Devon. No record of post Boer War service. No further details provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Lorraine McIntyre, DARLING HEIGHTS, TOOWOOMBA, QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great niece

 


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