The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Sergeant Elice Body

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Douglas John Irving Body, Burrawang NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: GtGtGt Grandfarther's Brother


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