Looking for Frederick William Sturgiss born at Boro NSW in 1876 and George Herbert Sturgiss born at Boro in NSW in 1879.  Both supposedly returned form the Boer War some time in 1902 -1903

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Comment by Debra on August 12, 2014 at 3:26

Hi Denzil,

NSW indexes are free to search online.

https://familyhistory.bdm.nsw.gov.au/lifelink/familyhistory/search?2

5044/1909

STURGISS, GEORGE H

Parents: DAVID SUSAN

Registered at COBAR

DEATH. Died on the 5th May, 1909, at the Cobar District Hospital, George, dearly beloved husband of Annie Sturgiss, aged 30 years. ' Peace, perfect peace.' 

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/115393423

21853/1947

STURGISS, FREDERICK WILLIAM

Parents: DAVID GIBBS & SUSAN

Registered at YOUNG

By the death in the District Hospital of Mr. Frederick William Sturgiss, the town lost one of , its best known and most public-spirited citizens. He was 70, and retired from the police force at Young a decade ago. His wife pre-deceased him.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/143499570

From the Boer War nominal roll

http://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1439180/

http://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1439181/

Unfortunately very few Boer War records have survived and there doesn't appear to be anything on RecordSearch for George and Frederick.

Some items of interest:

They were back in Australia by Sep 1901

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/100403145

Photo of Frederick

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/100403145

Photo of George

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/71379611

Frederick writes home

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/112593157

There are also a few articles relating to their police work if you have a search.

Cheers,

Debra

Comment by Elizabeth Allen on August 14, 2014 at 17:25

Denzil,  Photo of Fredericks headstone

 

http://austcemindex.com/inscription.php?id=9236589

 

Elizabeth

Comment by Elizabeth Allen on August 14, 2014 at 17:34

Denzil,  I also have  a PDF file about the Imperial Bushmen if you need it

Elizabeth

Comment by sarfarnaa on August 15, 2014 at 16:36

You might want to try http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/ - all Boer War service persons are listed on this site. It is currently a preview version, the final website is being launched soon.

Comment by Elizabeth Allen on August 15, 2014 at 16:52

Sarfarnaa,   Many thanks for the link to this new anzac site - wonderful

 

Elizabeth

Comment by Irene Frances Long on August 20, 2014 at 5:33

the family history link is so hard to use- im trying to find when and where my great grandmother and grandfather arrived in Australia - only know my grandmothers married name and her date of birth. Trying to use the date event business is driving me crazy- her brother was in the Boer war. i cannot enter a date- 

Comment by Debra on August 20, 2014 at 10:31

Hi Irene,

Which website are you talking about that you are finding hard to use?  If you are looking for an immigration record,  where you search will depend on the approximate year.  Did she arrive after 1900 or before?  Was she single then or did she arrive with her husband?  If she was single you will need to know her maiden surname first.  If you want to post some details we will see if we can help.  Please don't post any information about people who are still living though.  At the top of the page you will see a button that says '+Add' - just click on that and you can start your own discussion with a title.

Cheers,

Debra

Comment by sarfarnaa on October 7, 2014 at 17:40

this website includes Boer War records as well - http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/

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