The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Captain Edmund Righetti|
Name of Ancestor: Edmund Edward ("Ted") Righetti
Ancestor's date of birth: 01/01/1863
Ancestor's date of death: 01/01/1935
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Service Number: 83
Colony or State of enlistment: VIC Place of Enlistment: Victoria
Unit 1st Contingent (1899), 5th Contingent (1901)
Rank attained in Boer War: CAPT, Date Effective: Not Provided
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): MAJ, Date Effective: 01/01/1915
Murray Page: 224, 280, 233
Contingent: 1st and later 5th Victorian
Ship: Not provided
Other Boer War Service: Served with both the 1st Contingent and the 5th Contingent.
Memorial details: Buried at Dutton Park Cemetery. Queensland. 1935.
Decorations: Not provided
Personal Characteristics: Adventurous and Fearless. Outgoing and popular (Publican and storekeeper)
Reasons to go and fight: Patriotic duty
Details of service in war: Severely wounded in action. Joined 1st Contingent as a private. L/corp Nov. '89 Corp Feb 1900, Serg May, Lieut in Feb. 1901. Travelled 3 times to the Boer War. Finally with the 5th Contingent as a Captain. Excellent horseman and rifle-shot. Rode horseback from the front to Capetown with military documents.
Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Heywood after the war. Publican. Moved to Jondaryan Qld and owned General Store with his son Alan Serafino Righetti. Alan joined 2nd Light Horse in 1914. Fought and survived Gallipoli, but was killed in the Battle of Romani. 'Ted' Righetti served in WW1 as a Major in the 5th Light Horse(?) as a Major taking reinforcements overseas. His name E E Righetti and his son's name are on the War Memorial at Oakey. Major Ted Righetti moved to Sandgate, Brisbane. I was named after Alan Serafino Righetti (my cousin).
Name of Descendant: Alan Serafino Righetti, Sunshine Beach, QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Nephew. (He was my father's oldest brother)