The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper Alfred Whye|
Ancestor's Name: Alfred Ernest Whye
Ancestor's date of birth: 01/01/1879
Ancestor's date of death: 28/04/1969
Cause of Death: Old Age
Service and Life Before the Boer War: No details provided
Service Number: 3067
Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided
Unit: 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles
Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 01/04/1901
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service.
Murray Page: 142
Contingent: Fifth New South Wales.
Ship: SS Antillian, Date of Sailing: 05/04/1901
Memorial details: Details not provided
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 clasps.
Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided
Details of service in war: He originally enlisted in the 4th Draft (spare) of the Imperial Draft Contingent which was designed to reinforce the existing units in South Africa but was later transferred to 3NSWMR. Service: April 1901 - April 1902 in Free State and East Transvaal including Boer breakthrough at Langverwacht (24 February 1902).
Service and life after the Boer War: He emigrated to New Zealand where he married and had five children. He worked on the railways.
Name of Descendant: Kathryn Whye, Bacchus Marsh VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter