Iam researching my husbands great great uncle WILLIAM Mcdonald B 1872 1936 Ihave photo of him in STH AFRICA presuming in the boer war and would like any information I can get 

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Comment by Elizabeth Allen on June 17, 2016 at 16:52

Lorraine,   These links may help - there is generally not much info available for Boer War Soldiers

Australians in Boer War - searchable
Facts sheet
Elizabeth
Comment by Elizabeth Allen on June 17, 2016 at 18:07

Lorraine,  For some reason your Comment is blank - can you repost it please?

Elizabeth

Comment by lorraine Culhane on June 17, 2016 at 22:01
Thanks Elizabeth that's given me a lot more options but I still haven't found him still looking
Comment by Elizabeth Allen on June 17, 2016 at 22:35

Lorraine,  Can you list his birth place & parents names or any other relevant info that may help find him?

He might be listed under MacDONALD so worth checking - is he in uniform in that photo you mentioned?

I do quite a bit of Boer War research and would like to help you find his records if possible

 

Elizabeth

Comment by lorraine Culhane on June 19, 2016 at 19:35

Hi Elizabeth William was born in Melbourne 17 July 1872 to 1936 HIS father wasJohn McDonald 1871 county CORKE IRELAND died Nov 25 1923 buried Falkner cemetery Moyher Fanny McDONALD nee APTED1841 toJune 11 1937  he was nof in uniform in the photo just old shirt baggy pants with brasers and hat standing pointing to a corrugated iron shed calling it home and saying how rough the roads are  HOPE this helps

cheers Lorraine

Comment by Elizabeth Allen on June 19, 2016 at 21:25

Lorraine,  Is it possible that he was in South Africa for the mining? I cannot find his death in the Victorian BDM Index but it may be missing

There is one possible in the first link I gave you who was born in Melbourne but the age is a few years out

There was also a connection with Tasmania mentioned so that would tie in with this family?

Elizabeth

Comment by lorraine Culhane on June 20, 2016 at 13:02

Thanks Elizabeth Ithink I may have found him in the link referring Tasmania but you might be right about the mining too Lorraine

Comment by Debra on June 20, 2016 at 13:55

According to Fanny's death notice, William was in South Africa in June 1937 and not deceased.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/203869948

Comment by lorraine Culhane on June 20, 2016 at 15:40

Thanks Debra that was very helpful I hadn't seen that death notice Imlearning as I go
LORRAINE

Comment by Elizabeth Allen on June 20, 2016 at 17:26

Lorraine,  This William McDONALD in the Boer War which had the tasmanian connection had a father John McDONALD which fits your criteria

His service no. was 332

There is some info on him on Discovering Anzacs

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/records/165334

I will try & find a photo of him on Trove if possible so you can compare it to the photo you have of him in South Africa

Elizabeth

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