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Corporal Cecil Holmwood

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Cecil Archibald Holmwood

Ancestor's date of birth: 28/03/1880

Ancestor's date of death: 11/04/1945

Cause of Death: Details not provided.

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Details not provided.

Service Number: 178

Colony or State of enlistment: TAS, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided

Unit: 2nd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: CPL, Date Effective: 01/03/1902

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War Service.

Murray Page: 563

Contingent: Fourth Tasmanian

Ship: Chicago, Date of Sailing: 27/03/1901

Memorial details: Details not provided.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, SA 1901 and SA 1902 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Details not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: Details not provided.

Details of service in war: May 1901 - May 1902 in Cape Colony.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia 5 August 1901 on the Britannic. No further details provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Lynne Nicol Lavers, Burleigh Waters QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand-daughter


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