The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private Alfred Sawdy|
Name of Ancestor: Alfred James Sawdy
Ancestor's date of birth: 1866
Ancestor's date of death: 11/02/1908
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Service and Life Before the Boer War: A baker, married with 2 children.
Service Number: 172
Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Brisbane
Unit: E Company, 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry
Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 1900
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No record of post Boer War service
Murray Page: 470
Contingent: Third Queensland
Ship: Duke of Portland, Date of Sailing: 01/03/1900
Memorial details: Not known.
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Rhodesia, Relief of Mafeking and Transvaal clasps.
Personal Characteristics: Unknown
Reasons to go and fight: Unknown
Details of service in war: April 1900 - April 1901 in Rhodesia, west Transvaal including relief of Mafeking (16-17 May 1900), defeat at Koster River (22 July 1900) and defence of Elands River Post (4-16 August 1900), and in northern Transvaal including battle of Rhenoster Kop (29 November 1900), and advance on Pietersburg.
Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia June 1901 on Morayshire and train from Sydney. Returned to family and civilian life.
Name of Descendant: Janelle Elizabeth Hillberg
Relationship to Ancestor: Great garandaughter