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Corporal William Chant

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: William Chant

Ancestor's date of birth: 01/03/1879

Ancestor's date of death: 1937

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service Number: 4

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

Unit: 1st NSW Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: CPL, Date Effective: Detail unavailable

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

Murray Page: 39

Contingent: First New South Wales

Ship: Aberdeen, Date of Sailing: 04/11/1899

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: In the NSW Infantry company, converted to E Squadron - 1st NSW Mounted Rifles (December 1899) from December 1899 in northern Cape Colony, Free State and Transvaal wounded Ventersburg 10 May 1900 invalided to Australia arriving 8 January 1901. Was shot in shoulder but stayed in action.

Service and life after the Boer War: Detail not provided

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Reeves Roslyn Allen, Buff Point NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: 1st cousin 3 x removed


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