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Trooper Edward Sleader

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: John Edward Wehr, Firle SA
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

 


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