The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Trooper William Francis

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: William Cornnelius Francis

Ancestor's date of birth: 1879

Ancestor's date of death: 1947

Cause of Death: Not Stated

Service Number: 1653

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Cowra

Unit: 3rd Australian Commonwealth Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 01/01/19

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

Murray Page: 180

Contingent: Second Australian Contingent

Ship: Manhattan, Date of Sailing: 03/04/1902

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: QSA Clasp 1902

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: Unit did not see active service. Upon peace being concluded the Battalion returned to Durban and on the 11th July 1902 and embarked for Australia on the Transport Drayton Grange

Service and life after the Boer War: A railway worker in civilian life,worked around NSW including Cobar,but home was always Cowra NSW.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Anne Conlon, Croydon NSW

Relationship to Ancestor: Great Niece


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