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Private Edwin Eddy

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Edwin Thomas Eddy

Ancestor's date of birth: 12/11/1876

Ancestor's date of death: 14/07/1947

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service Number: 580

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

Unit: 4 Victorian Imperial Bushmen / Australian Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: Detail not available

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided

Murray Page: 273

Contingent: Fourth Victorian

Ship: Victorian, Date of Sailing: 01/05/1900

Memorial details: VMR Memorial Melbourne.

Decorations: Queen and King's South Africa Medal with Clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: May 1900 -June 1901 in Rhodesia under Carington, west Transvaal under Cape Colony under Henniker including relief of Philipstown (11 February 1901), capture of Boer guns at Read's Drift (23 February), and capture of Boer patrol near Doornkloof (1 March 1901); contingent separated mid 1900-early 1901, with Major L. F. Clarke commanding C, D, and E squadrons on garrison duty in Rhodesia.

Service and life after the Boer War: Detail not provided

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Geoffrey Ross Eddy, Langwarrin VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

 


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