George Ashby Unknown date of birth - Died 27 April 1901 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number2447 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankTrooper AWMMNew Zealand Mounted Rifles, 5th Contingent (New Zealand Imperial Bushmen) AWMM WarSouth African War, 1899-1902 AWMM Lay a poppy Roll of Honour, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, detail, 1st - 7th C … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesGeorge AWMM SurnameAshby AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number2447 AWMM Gender Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birthTipperary, Ireland (Eire) AWMM Birth notesCounty Tipperary, Ireland AWMM Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentGroom AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMDannevirke, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkation Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarSouth African War, 1899-1902 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number2447 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentUnknown AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsPre WW1 AWMM31 March 1900 AWMMWellington, New Zealand AWMM Embarkation bodyPre WW1 AWMM31 March 1900 AWMMTrooper AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesDied of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMMEnteric fever AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankTrooper AWMMNew Zealand Mounted Rifles, 5th Contingent (New Zealand Imperial Bushmen) AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › George Ashby, of Anglo-Irish descent, was the eldest son of a well-to-do Irish farmer and magistrate, Robert Ashby of Clonamondra and Kilbraugh in the Parish of Kilcooley-Gortnahoe, to the east of Thurles, County Tipperary.A keen huntsman and distinguished horserider, George came to New Zealand with the intention of buying a farm of his own, but instead volunteered for service with the New Zealand Contingent to the Boer War. He survived a number of wartime engagements, but died of enteric in South Africa at the war's end.He is remembered as a kindly man who was sadly missed by his family. His South African medal with bars is missing (1998). Before World War I, enteric fever, or typhoid fever, was the scourge of armies, and in the Anglo-Boer War killed more soldiers than enemy action. It is caused by a bacteria entering the body via contaminated food or water. Early symptoms include high fever, headaches and lassitude. Follicles along the intestinal walls later become inflamed, often leading to perforation and hemorrhaging. Other complications include gall bladder, pneumonia or heart failure. At the time of the Boer War, there were no antibiotic remedies for the disease. AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death Date of death27 April 1901 AWMM Cause of deathDied of Sickness AWMM Place of deathKrugersdorp, South Africa, Africa AWMM Death notesKrugersdorp, South Africa AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery name Grave reference Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameRanfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMMAuckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899 - 1902 AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember George Ashby by laying a poppy. Frederick Charles Ashby Frederick Edwin Ashby George Ashby George Edward Ashby Gladstone Frederick Ashby Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of George Ashby Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksNew Zealand History online. New Zealand in the South (Boer) Warhttp://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/the-south-african-boer-war/introductionFurther Reference DocumentsAppendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand. AWMMAppendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. 1902. H.6B. Nominal Roll AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.