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Lance Corporal William Craven

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: William Henry Craven

Ancestor's date of birth: 1869

Ancestor's date of death: 1931

Cause of Death: Age Related

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Detail not provided.

Service Number: 1516

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

Unit: F Company, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles

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

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

Murray Page: 298

Contingent: Fifth Victorian

Ship: Orient, Date of Sailing: 15/02/1901

Memorial details: VMR Memorial Melbourne.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa medal with Transvaal, SA 1901 and SA 1902 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: March 1901 - March 1902 in east Transvaal and Natal frontier, including defeat at Wilmansrust where 18 killed and 42 wounded (12 June 1901), and successful intervention at Onverwacht (4 January 1902).

Service and life after the Boer War: Detail not provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Lori Anne Coates, Junortoun VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter in law


 

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