The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private Edwin Eddy|
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
Name of Descendant: Geoffrey Ross Eddy, Langwarrin VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson