The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Trooper David Fisher

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Robert Francis Wilson, Lockleys SA
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson


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