The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Trooper Benjamin Partridge

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Benjamin William Henry Hawkesbury Partridge

Ancestor's date of birth: 29/07/1878

Ancestor's date of death: 24/12/1961

Cause of Death: Food Poisoning

Service Number: 403 and 297

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Scone

Units: E Company NSW Imperial Bushmen and C Squadron 5th Australian Commonwealth Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: On enlistment

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No record of post Boer War service

Murray Page: 102 and 192

Contingent: Fourth New South Wales and Third Australian

Ship: Armenian, Date of Sailing: 23/04/1900

Ship: Columbian, Date of Sailing: 22/05/1902

Other Boer War Service: 5th ACH - This splendid battalion had no chance of displaying it's capabilities, the war having ended before it's arrival on 18 June 1902. It comprised of 22 officers,465 other ranks with 490 horses; 91 were struck off in South Africa, and 22 officers, 374 others returned to Australia.

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Queen and King's South Africa Medal with clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: This unit served with the 2nd Brigade Rhodesion Field force. The NSW Imperial Bushman served in many battles and were part of the relief force at Eland's River.

Service and life after the Boer War: Detail not provided

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Nellie Wright, Lane Cove NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter


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