The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper William Cason|
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).
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