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Trooper Eric Woodforde

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Eric [AKA William Thomas Eric Ridout Woodforde] Redout Woodforde

Ancestor's date of birth: 17/05/1882

Ancestor's date of death: 01/01/1960

Cause of Death: Old age

Service and Life Before the Boer War Lived in Goondiwindi and worked as a schoolteacher.

Service Number: 229

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Brisbane

Unit: 7 Bn Australian Commonwealth Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 23/04/1902

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No record of post Boer War Service

Murray Page: 535

Contingent: Third Australian

Ship: Custodian, Date of Sailing: 19/05/1902

Memorial details: No mention on a memorial.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: NIL

Personal Characteristics: Height 169 cm, of fresh complexion with brown eyes and black hair.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: His unit arrived too late to take part in the war.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia 2 Aug 1902 on the Manchester Merchant. No further detail provided, presumably he resumed teaching.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: James Eric Ridout Woodforde, St Marys NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand-son



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