The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private William Byrne|
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.
Name of Descendant: Carmel May Thew, Murwillumbah NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: granddaughter