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Septimus Ernest Athol Greentree (1872 - 1961)

Septimus Ernest Athol Greentree
Born in Windsor, New South Wales, Australiamap
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Husband of — married 2 Sep 1911 in Knysna, Cape Colony, South Africamap
[children unknown]
Died at about age 88 in Narrabeen War Veterans home, New South Wales, Australiamap
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Biography

Septimus Ernest Athol Greentree born 22 Jan 1872 [1] in Windsor New South Wales, Australia

married Florence Emma (Ross) Greentree 2 Sep 1911 in Knysna, Cape Colony, South Africa

He died 1961 [citation needed] in Narrabeen War Veterans home, New South Wales, Australia


He served in the Boer War. He was in South Africa at the start of the war and enlisted there.

Service Number: 30752

Units: 1st Battalion Brabant's Horse. 2nd Scottish Horse. South African Field Intelligence Division.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps for Wittebergen, Transvall, and Cape Colony and King's South African Medal with clasps for South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902. British War Medal, Victory Medal.

When WWI broke out he joined the Cape Garrison Artillery (CGA) on 17 September 1914 at Cape Town. He saw service in German South Africa (Namibia). He was discharged on 29 July 1915 after cessation of hostilities in German South Africa. He re-joined the South African forces in Cape Town on 22 April 1916, this time with the 11th South African Infantry at the age of 44. His unit was raised for service in German East Africa. After their successful campaign the unit returned to South Africa. He was honourably discharged from this unit on 13 December 1916 in Durban.

Sources

  1. BIRTHS, https://familyhistory.bdm.nsw.gov.au/lifelink/familyhistory/search?1 GREENTREE SEPTIMUS ERNEST ATHOL, REG. NO. 19314/1872, Father= ROBERT, Mother= HANNAH, District- WINDSOR

The Australian Boer War Memorial website https://www.bwm.org.au/soldiers/Septimus_Greentree.php

The Australian War Memorial website https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1254074

Marriage Register -Currently housed at the William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg. The Parish Marriage register 1849-1924 of St Georges, Knysna, Cape of Good Hope, Page 180, entry number 724





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