James McLelland CAVAYE

CAVAYE, James McLelland

Service Numbers: 673, 12, Officer
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Queensland Mounted Infantry
Born: Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, 21 October 1857
Home Town: Gympie, Queensland
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Grocer & Produce Merchant
Died: Illness, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 20 June 1917, aged 59 years
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, SN 673
1 Oct 1899: Involvement Lieutenant, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen
1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, SN 12, 2nd Queensland Mounted Infantry
17 May 1901: Discharged Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, 2nd Queensland Mounted Infantry
17 May 1901: Discharged Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), SN Officer
Date unknown: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 673, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen
Date unknown: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 12, 2nd Queensland Mounted Infantry

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

James McLelland CAVAYE was born on 21st October, 1857 in Leith, Midlothian, Scotland

His parents were Robert Bell McLelland CAVAYE & his 2nd wife Margaret BOYD who married on 7th July, 1857 in Leith

He married Elizabeth Louisa WINCHESTER on 11th January, 1878 at 6 Clifton Place, Glasgow, Scotland & had 8 known children

James died in Brisbane, Queensland on 20th June 1917 & is buried in Toowong Cemetery

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Service in the Boer War

SN 12  Private with 2nd Queensland Mounted Infantry

SN 673 Private with 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen

Lieutenant with 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen

returned to Australia on ship Tongariro 3.5.01 and was discharged 17.5.1901

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