The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Sergeant Edwin Alcock

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Edwin Lawrence Alcock

Ancestor's date of birth: 1881

Ancestor's date of death: 1926

Cause of Death: Detail not provided.

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Born at Bega NSW, son of Jonas and Harriet Alcock.

Service Number: 288

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided

Unit: New South Wales Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: SGT, Date Effective: 01/01/1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service

Murray Page: 92

Contingent: Fourth New South Wales

Ship: Armenian, Date of Sailing: 23/04/1900

Memorial details: Bega Boer War Memorial.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Rhodesia, Transvaal and SA 1901 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: May 1900 - May 1901 in Rhodesia and west Transvaal including capture of de la Rey's convoy and guns at Wildfontein (24 March 1901). Left Australia as a private, made company quartermaster sergeant 1 January 1901.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia 17 July 1901 on the Orient. Died in Tenterfield NSW in 1926.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Kevin Geoffrey Alcock, CORINDA QLD 4075
Relationship to Ancestor: 1st Cousin of my Grandfather


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