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Private William Linton

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: William James "Patrick" Linton

Ancestor's date of birth: 23/05/1883

Ancestor's date of death: 06/05/1965

Cause of Death: Heart Failure

Service Number: 496

Colony or State of enlistment: Joined overseas

Unit: Bechuanaland Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: On enlistment

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Details of any post war service not provided

Murray Page: Not Applicable

Contingent: Not Applicable

Ship: Joined overseas

Memorial details: Detail not known

Decorations: Queen and King's South Africa medal with clasps

Personal Characteristics: Noted to be of "Very Good" character.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: Cape Colony and Western Transvaal (Personal escort 1st division) Brabaut's Horse Western Province

Service and life after the Boer War: He returned to Sydney and married. His wife died leaving him with a young daughter. He moved to Murwillumbah with a new wife and had one son and two daughters. He worked with the PMG and returned to Sydney living at Neutral Bay until his death.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Sue Lopes, Baulkham Hills NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: grandaughter


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