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Trooper William Cason

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: William Moses Carlyle Cason

Ancestor's date of birth: 22/05/1878

Ancestor's date of death: 03/09/1960

Cause of Death: Old Age

Service and Life Before the Boer War: : Born and raised in the Murwillumbah area of NSW. His documents note both Kangaroo Valley and North Arm(both in Murwillumbah area) as his residence.

Service Number: 31568

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW Place of Enlistment: Sydney

Unit: E Squadron, 2nd Scottish Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 15/02/1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided

Murray Page: Not applicable, did not serve in an Australian unit

Contingent: Not applicable

Ship: SS Orient, Date of Sailing: 15/03/1901

Memorial details: Mullimbimby Cemetery, North Coast, NSW

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal and SA 1901 clasp. Possibly other awards.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: 15 February 1901 until 25 October 1901 with the second battalion Scottish Horse. Service was mainly in Eastern Transvaal including defence of the guns at Brakenlaagte.

Service and life after the Boer War: He returned to Australia and continued to work in the Murwillumbah area. He raised his family in the area. Enlisted in a Scottish regiment in England for first world war (cannot be verified).

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Heather Meryl Skinner, Bowen QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand daughter

Name of Descendant: Trevor Cason, Byron Bay NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Son


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