The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Private William Byrne

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: William Joseph Samuel Byrne

Ancestor's date of birth: Detail not provided

Ancestor's date of death: 1913

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Detail not provided

Service Number: 134

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

Unit: 2nd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 1901

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

Murray Page: 564

Contingent: Fourth Tasmanian

Ship: Chicago, Date of Sailing: 27/01/1901

Memorial details: Buried in Goulburn NSW

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, SA 1901 and SA 1902 Clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: May 1901 - May 1902 in Cape Colony.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia 5 August 1902 on the Britannic. Married Alma Quinn and settled at Burrangong, Young NSW Children: Patrick (Pat), William (Bill), Barbara (Detta),Michael (Mick), Mollie. Grandchildren: Pat fathered Maurice and Mary; Bill (married Mary Fogarty) fathered Patricia, Marie, Barbara, Joan, Robert, Rita, Damian, Carmel, Vincent and Gerard; Mick (married Jean Armstrone fathered Geoffrey and Francis. Died in Goulburn in 1913.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Carmel May Thew, Murwillumbah NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: granddaughter


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