The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Private Charles Woodhead

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Charles Joseph Woodhead

Ancestor's date of birth: 16/12/1872

Ancestor's date of death: 30/11/1911

Cause of Death: Miners' Lung Disease

Service Number: 1359

Colony or State of enlistment: Not Applicable, Place of Enlistment: South Africa

Unit: 2 Battalion Railway Pioneer Regiment

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 19 December 1900

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

Murray Page: Not applicable did not serve in an Australian unit

Contingent: Not applicable

Ship: Was already in South Africa

Memorial details: Cof E Section of the Waverley Cemetery NSW

Awards/Decorations: QSA with clasps: SA1901, Orange Free State, Transvaal.

Personal Characteristics: A miner. He was born in New Zealand, and saw service there in an irregular unit in the early 1890s. He mined in the Johannesburg and Krugersdorf area from 1896.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: He was a Miner in South Africa when the war broke out, he enlisted on the 12 December 1900 and discharged on the 11 June 1901.

Service and life after the Boer War: Discharged at Capetown 11 June 1901 on completion of service. He passed away at Waterfall NSW.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Albert Caines, Pyree NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Louise Alberta Poulos, Strathfield NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson


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