The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private William Buchester|
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.
Name of Descendant: Lorraine McIntyre, DARLING HEIGHTS, TOOWOOMBA, QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great niece