The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Corporal William Smith|
Ancestor's Name: William Smith
Ancestor's date of birth: 1871
Ancestor's date of death: 11/12/1901
Cause of Death: Enteric fever
Service and Life Before the Boer War: Born 1871, Tumut NSW.
Service Number: 789
Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Wagga Wagga
Unit: 3rdNew South Wales Imperial Bushmen
Rank attained in Boer War: CPL, Date Effective: 22/06/1901
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Did not survive the Boer War
Murray Page: 162 and 205
Contingent: Fifth New South Wales.
Ship: Manhattan, Date of Sailing: 02/04/1901
Memorial details: Australian War Memorial Canberra.
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal and SA 1901 clasps.
Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.
Details of service in war: From May 1901 in west then east Transvaal then west Transvaal. Corporal 22 June 1901; died of enteric fever, Middelberg 11 December 1901.
Service and life after the Boer War: Did not survive the Boer War
Name of Descendant: Nielsen James Hinchley, Tumut NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Nephew