The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Corporal William Smith

Ancestor Details

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

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Nielsen James Hinchley, Tumut NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Nephew


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