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Trooper William Wonson

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: William Edward Wonson

Ancestor's date of birth: 18/12/1882

Ancestor's date of death: 01/04/1918

Cause of Death: Not stated. Died at the Garrison Hospital Victoria Barracks Paddington NSW

Service Number: 658

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

Unit: 2nd NSW Mounted Rifles, CSQN

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

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): WO2, Date Effective: Detail not provided

Murray Page: 122

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales

Ship: Custodian or Maplemore, Date of Sailing: 17/03/1901

Memorial details: Buried at St Lukes C of E Cemetery, Wilton NSW. He is listed at the Woollondilly Heritage Centre 'The Oaks' NSW War Memorial.

Awards/Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, SA1901, SA 1902 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: April 1901 - April 1902 in west then east Transvaal.

Service and life after the Boer War: Married Ethel McMahon on 10 March 1906 in Sydney. They had 6 children.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Ken Wonson, Lane Cove NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Second Cousin


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