The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper Edward Sleader|
Ancestor's Name: Edward Andrew Sleader (in Murray Steader)
Ancestor's date of birth: 05/10/1871
Ancestor's date of death: 04/11/1944
Cause of Death: Heart Failure
Service and Life Before the Boer War: Labourer, Miner
Service Number: 268
Colony or State of enlistment: SA, Place of Enlistment: Adelaide
Unit: 5th South Australian Imperial Bushmen
Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 01/01/19
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No record of further military service.
Murray Page: 373
Contingent: Fifth South Australian
Ship: Ormazon, Date of Sailing: 09/02/1901
Memorial details: Detail not provided
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Aftica Medal with Orange Free Satae, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 clasps.
Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided
Details of service in war: March 1901 - March 1902 Free State including defence of Graspan where five dead (6 June 1901) and charge at Grootvlei (2 August 1901).
Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia on the 27 April 1902 on the Manchester Merchant. No further details provided.
Name of Descendant: John Edward Wehr, Firle SA
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson