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
Lorraine, These links may help - there is generally not much info available for Boer War Soldiers
Lorraine, For some reason your Comment is blank - can you repost it please?
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
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
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?
Thanks Elizabeth Ithink I may have found him in the link referring Tasmania but you might be right about the mining too Lorraine
According to Fanny's death notice, William was in South Africa in June 1937 and not deceased.
Thanks Debra that was very helpful I hadn't seen that death notice Imlearning as I go LORRAINE
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
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
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