Australians in the Boer War
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Hint: This site is intended as a search aid - not a definitive source. It is essentially an index to documents that seem to relate to this person plus a very brief precis of relevant elements. Sources often conflict and I also flag things with a ? when I am unsure. So if the information below is important to you, then please check the original sources to see what else they contain (and in case I have inadvertantly introduced transcription and/or precising errors). There can be additional information that was not included in the database for both space and copyright reasons.


Surname JOB
Given Name(s) or Initial(s) Herbert William
Regimental Number 2903
RankShoeing Smith
Unit Name 4th Australian Commonwealth Horse (WA)
Extracts and Comments
(from Sources as shown)

Murray: Herbert W 'D'Coy.
B5207: farrier aged 25 next of kin from Boulder WA.
URL1: Herbert William (signature initials HW) a farrier aged 25 enlisted 6.2.1902 in Kalgoorlie WA, born in Bendigo Vic. next of kin brother in Boulder WA.
URL2: WW1 AIF Sapper 2nd Tunnelling Coy., wounded (gassed) in France 13.3.1918, Aust. Boer War Memorial database record.
Source References
Murray: Official Records of the Australian Contingents etc. page(s) 436
B5207: National Archives of Australia series B5207
B4418: National Archives of Australia series B4418
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Please email me if you can contribute any other relevant information about this person (eg any other military service, where in Australia they came from or when/where they died). Also, if you find an external link broken.

Apology: For some time now it has been difficult to keep up with the newly available sources (especially the Trove newspaper site) plus the flow of contributions and queries. So I have been forced to prioritise maintenance and data entry over replying to correspondence. Nevertheless, your contributions are being added to the database and acknowledged on the contributions page and, although my replies are many months behind, I will attempt to get to them more often.
Colin Roe

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