The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Sergeant Elice Body|
Name of Ancestor: Elice Arthur Body
Ancestor's date of birth: 1858
Ancestor's date of death: 01/07/1912
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Service Number: 1178
Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Cooma
Unit: F Squadron, New South Wales Imperial Bushmen
Rank attained in Boer War: SGT, Date Effective: Detail unavailable
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service
Murray Page: 104
Contingent: Fourth New South Wales
Ship: Armenian, Date of Sailing: 24/04/1900
Ship: ? Date of Sailing: 22/08/1901
Other Boer War Service: Colonial LIGHT HORSE from CAPE TOWN. Remained in Africa for 9 years
Memorial details: ?
Decorations: Queen's Medal with 4 Clasps with Imp Bushman. King's Medal with 1 clasp with Colonial light horse.
Personal Characteristics: Quiet man from the country who never married and had a bankruptcy.
Reasons to go and fight: Bankruptcy.
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) with the NSWIB. The action at Ottoshoop, Litchtenburg, Rietuil, then as bodyguard to LtGen Lord Methuen.
Service and life after the Boer War: Remained in Africa.
Name of Descendant: Douglas John Irving Body, Burrawang NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: GtGtGt Grandfarther's Brother