Arthur Percy Briton GREY

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GREY, Arthur Percy Briton

Service Number: 201
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: New South Wales Citizen Bushmen
Born: Glenthorne, Gresford, New South Wales, 1875
Home Town: Gresford, Dungog, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Stockman
Died: Died of Illness (Enteric Fever), Pretoria, South Africa, 9 November 1900
Cemetery: Church Street Cemetery, Pretoria, South Africa
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Tenterfield Boer War Memorial, Tenterfield Memorial School of Arts , Tenterfield School of Arts South African Campaign Memorial Entrance
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Trooper, SN 201
1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, SN 201, New South Wales Citizen Bushmen

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Biography

Arthur Percy Briton GREY was born in 1875 in Gresford, NSW -his birth was registered in Paterson

His parents were Martin GREY and Jane RANDALL

He enlisted as a Trooper with the New South Wales Citizen Bushmen who served in the Boer War

The unit embarked from Sydney on transport ships Atlantian & Maplemore on 28th February 1900 and arrived in Cape Town on 2nd April -(Official records of the Australian Military Contingents in the Boer War)

Arthur died of Enteric Fever on 9th November 1900 in Pretoria, South Africa

Burial place unknown but he is commemorated in the gates of St Annes Church, Gresford NSW and memoralized at Gresford Anglican Cemetery & also the Australian War Memorial & the Tenterfield Boer War Memorial

PHOTO of his Memorial Plaque in Gresford Cemetery

http://austcemindex.com/inscription.php?id=6484332 (austcemindex.com)

ARTICLE OF INTEREST

http://williamsvalleyhistory.org/defence/ (williamsvalleyhistory.org)

He is also memoralized at the Tenterfield Boer War memorial

http://monumentaustralia.org.au/themes/conflict/boer/display/23425-boer-war-memorial (monumentaustralia.org.au)

PHOTO of Arthur Percy GREY

http://alh-research.tripod.com/NSWCBC/index.album/201-trooper-arthur-percy-briton-grey?i=188 (alh-research.tripod.com)

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES - Trove

MAITLAND MERCURY 8th December 1900

In Memoriam

DEATH at Pretoria, South Africa of Enteric fever, Trooper Arthur Percy Briton Grey, NSW Bushmen, son of the late Martin Grey, Glenthorne, Allyn River, aged 25 years and 4 months

MAITLAND WEEKLY -31st May, 1902

Arthur Percy Briton Grey of Gresford who died at Pretoria.  A pair of handsome church gates have been placed in memoriam of him. A tragic occurrence made then doubly significant for his brother who was just leaving for South Africa was killed by a horse accident in Sydney and his body being brought back to Gresford for burial furnished the first funeral to pass through the gates that told of his brothers death

Arthur Percy Briton Grey was one of the first to volunteer for the NSW Bushmen Contingent.  Being an excellent shot & a perfect horseman he had no difficulty in getting enrolled.  Mr. Grey was in A Squadron  & went through many engagements of the war the principal being Elands River unscathed, but fell a victim to the deadly Enteric Fever , dying at Pretoria on November 9th last.  A letter received just before his death was of the ?

 

 

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