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Peter George

Otago's fallen soldiers during the Boer War 1899-1902 Roll [possibly published in the Otago Times] - No known copyright restrictions
Otago's fallen soldiers during the Boer War 1899-1902 Roll [ … Read more

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Peter AWMM
  • Surname
    George AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    4531 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Roxburgh, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Peter George (father), Roxburgh, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 6 April 1901 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa Unknown AWMM Tailor/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
    Enteric fever AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    24 February 1902 AWMM
    ElandsfonteinTransvaal AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Garden of Remembrance, Vrede Public Cemetery, Orange Free State, South Africa AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Langverwacht Hill Memorial, Langverwacht Farm (near Vrede), Orange Free State, South Africa AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899 - 1902 AWMM

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Sources

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02 December 2017AnneMapua New ZealandOther relative
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