Thomas Hotspur ANGEL DCM, MID

ANGEL, Thomas Hotspur

Service Number: 105
Enlisted: 1 January 1900, Geraldton, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Western Australian Citizen Bushmen
Born: Pinkertons Plains, South Australia, 5 September 1869
Home Town: Geraldton, Western Australia
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Cattle drover/Teamster
Died: Enteric Fever, De Burghs Pass, South Africa, De Berg Pass, Mpumalanga, South Africa, 23 April 1901, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Pietersburg Garden of Remembrance, South Africa
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, WA Kings Park Boer War Memorial
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, 105, Western Australian Citizen Bushmen
1 Jan 1900: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces - Boer War Contingents, 105, Western Australian Citizen Bushmen
1 Jan 1900: Enlisted Australian and Colonial Military Forces - Boer War Contingents, Geraldton, Western Australia
23 Apr 1901: Involvement 105, Western Australian Citizen Bushmen

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Thomas Hotspur ANGEL was born on 5th September, 1869 at Pinkertons Plains, South Australia

His parents were William ANGEL & Sarah MURRAY

He enlisted with the 3rd West Australian Citizens Bushmen - they left Fremantle, WA on 13th March, 1900 in the transport ship Maplemore and arrived in Beira on the 18th April, 1900

Thomas was wounded on 7th April, 1901 and subsequently died of enteric fever (typhoid) on 23rd April, 1901 -

He is listed on the Pietersburg Garden of Remembrance,, Limpopo, South Africa & Pietersbury (South Africa) Central Memorial, Australian War Memorial and also has a Memorial tablet which was unveiled on 12th January 1902 in St. Georges Cathedral, Perth, Western Australia

He was Mentioned in Despatches and also received the Distinguished Conduct Medal plus the Queens South Africa Medal with clasps.

More information about his service available in the following links including a family story; ( (