The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Lance Corporal William Craven|
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.
Name of Descendant: Lori Anne Coates, Junortoun VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter in law