The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper Eric Woodforde|
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.
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.
Name of Descendant: James Eric Ridout Woodforde, St Marys NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand-son