The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper David Fisher|
Name of Ancestor: David Roaden Fisher
Ancestor's date of birth: 03/12/1879
Ancestor's date of death: 21/06/1957
Cause of Death: Dementia
Service Number: 199
Colony or State of enlistment: SA, Place of Enlistment: ADELAIDE
Unit: 4th South Australian Imperial Bushmen
Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: On enlistment.
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service.
Murray Page: 360
Contingent: Fourth South Australian
Ship: Manhattan, Date of Sailing: 01/05/1900
Memorial details: Detail not provided
Awards/Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Wittegergen, Transvaal and Cape Colony clasps.
Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided
Details of service in war: June 1900 - June 1901 in Cape Colony including charge at Bakenkop (3 July 1900) and skirmish at Stinkhoutboom where three killed (24 July 1900), and in northern Transvaal including battle of Rhenoster Kop (29 November 1900), great De Wet hunt, and advance on Pietersburg then into east Transvaal.
Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 27 July 1901 on the Britannic. Joined South Australian Railways Retired aged 65 in 1944.
Name of Descendant: Robert Francis Wilson, Lockleys SA
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson