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Trooper Willam Ebery

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Willam James Ebery

Ancestor's date of birth: 13/04/1875

Ancestor's date of death: 27/08/1954

Cause of Death: Not known

Service Number: 3568

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC? Place of Enlistment: not known

Unit: 3 NSW Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: Detail not available

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

Murray Page: 152

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales

Ship: Custodian or Maplemore, Date of Sailing: 17/03/1901, most likely, unit he served in was formed May 1901 in Klerksdorp around reinforcements intended for Citizen and Imperial Bushmen contingents; few members recruited in South Africa were Australian; 200 reinforcements raised by J. S. Horsfall joined in 1902.

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: King's South Africa medal with 1901 and 1902 clasps, other decorations not known.

Personal Characteristics: Carpenter on enlistment

Reasons to go and fight: Ex gnr Fort Queenscliff

Details of service in war: May 1901-May 1902 in west then east Transvaal under Ingouville Williams then west Transvaal under Ian Hamilton.

Service and life after the Boer War: not known. Found through genealogical research.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Enid Christeen Russell (nee) Ebery, Eaglehawk VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grand Niece

 


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