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Captain Edmund Righetti

Ancestor Details

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).

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Alan Serafino Righetti, Sunshine Beach, QLD

Relationship to Ancestor: Nephew. (He was my father's oldest brother)

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