The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Trooper William McCusker

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: William Francis McCusker

Ancestor's date of birth: Detail not provided.

Ancestor's date of death: 08/11/1936

Cause of Death: Not Known

Service Number: 468

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW Place of Enlistment: Bathurst NSW

Unit: D Squadron

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

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

Murray Page: 84

Contingent: NSW Citizens Bushman Contingent

Ship: Atlantian or Maplemore, Date of Sailing: 28/02/1900

Memorial details: Rookwood NSW

Decorations: Queens Medal with clasps. Transvaal, Orange Free State,Rhodesia, Cape Colony

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: Invalided to Australia 13th December 1900. B.C.& D Squadrons took part in a service engagement at Koster's River on July 22nd, in attempting to relieve the Eland's River Garrison.

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

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Mervyn William Thompson, Yagoona NSW

Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

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