Thomas Paul VOLKMAN

VOLKMAN, Thomas Paul

Service Number: 156
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Quartermaster Sergeant
Last Unit: 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, SN 156, Queensland Imperial Bushmen
1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, SN 156
18 May 1900: Embarked Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 156, 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen, AWM Boer War Unit Details, Murray p. 475 and 482 notes embarked aboard Manchester Port 18 may 1900 arriving Beria 14 June 1900.
23 Jan 1901: Discharged Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 156, 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen, National Archives Australia- Boer War Dossier notes invalided due to Enteric Fever returned to Australia aboard Orient arriving Brisbane 16 Jan 1901, discharged 23 Jan 1901.
4 Apr 1901: Embarked Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 156, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen, AWM Boer War Unit Details, Murray p. 506 and 513 notes embarked from Pinkenba, Brisbane aboard Victoria 4 Apr 1901 arriving Cape Town 2 May 1901.
19 Jul 1901: Promoted Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Quartermaster Sergeant, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen, AWM Boer War Nominal Roll, Murray p. 513 notes promoted to Quartermaster-Sergeant on 19 July 1901.
23 Jun 1902: Discharged Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Quartermaster Sergeant, SN 156, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen, AWM Boer War Unit Details, Murray p. 508 notes 6th embarked 17 May 1902 from Durban aboard Devon returning to Australia arriving Brisbane 17 Jun 1902, disbanded 23 Jun 1902.

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Biography contributed by Claude McKelvey

Thomas Paul Volkman served twice in the South African (Boer) War, first as a Private S.N. 156 in the (4th) Queensland Imperial Bushmen, and second as a Private (promoted to Quartermaster-Sergeant) S.N. 156 in the 6th Queensland Imperial Bushman (source AWM Boer War Nominal Roll p. 482, 513).