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Unrecognised Casualties 4 days 18 hours ago #72265

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The database lists Pvt James Edward Mason of the 5th Queensland Imperial Bushman, but doesn't identify him as having been killed in action. According to a well researched article on p.14-15 of the Sept 2014 edition of 'Ancestor' (the quarterly Journal of the Genealogical Society of Victoria) [see www.gsv.org.au/sites/default/files/ances...torSeptember2014.pdf ], he was killed on 6 Dec.1901 at Familie hoek/Kalkoenskraal. The whereabouts of his grave is a mystery. He is included as a casualty on the Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour.
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Unrecognised Casualties 4 days 18 hours ago #72267

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Thank you AHM77. I will amend his entry.
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Unrecognised Casualties 4 days 12 hours ago #72278

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Watt, states he was killed at Amersfoort, but, does note Familiehoek in the South East Transvaal was mentioned in the regimental history, which I assume was actually by Murray.

AHM77 wrote: The database lists Pvt James Edward Mason of the 5th Queensland Imperial Bushman, but doesn't identify him as having been killed in action. According to a well researched article on p.14-15 of the Sept 2014 edition of 'Ancestor' (the quarterly Journal of the Genealogical Society of Victoria) [see www.gsv.org.au/sites/default/files/ances...torSeptember2014.pdf ], he was killed on 6 Dec.1901 at Familie hoek/Kalkoenskraal. The whereabouts of his grave is a mystery. He is included as a casualty on the Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour.

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Unrecognised Casualties 4 days 8 hours ago #72283

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Major Frederick W. Toll, commanding the 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen, wrote a letter to Mason's father, saying: - "He was killed in action on the 6th December at Vaalbankspruit Drift. We buried him on top of the hill where we had fought for five hours."
From The Independent (Deniliquin, N.S.W.), 21st February 1902

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Unrecognised Casualties 4 days 5 hours ago #72284

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The Official Casualty Roll shows the location as 'Elandsberg'.

But Murray narrows it down to 'Familie Hoek'.
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Unrecognised Casualties 3 days 16 hours ago #72288

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There is much information on Pte. James Edward Mason of 5QIB on the OZ-Boer database; including the erection of a memorial at Deniliquin NSW (he seems to have been born in NSW), Pte Mason was previously wounded on 25/501. The database also records details of the action in which he fell.
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