The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Corporal Frederick Allwood

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Frederick Theodore Allwood

Ancestor's date of birth: 01/11/1880

Ancestor's date of death: 04/10/1917

Cause of Death: Sniper's bullet coming out of a trench, Belgium.

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Born Muswellbrook, a farmer. Served 16 months in the Australian Horse before enlisting for the Boer War.

Service Number: 253

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Scone

Unit: 5th Bn Australian Commonwealth Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: CPL, Date Effective: 28/04/1902

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): CPL, Date Effective: 08/02/1917

Murray Page: 190

Contingent: Third Australian Commonwealth

Ship: Manchester Merchant, Date of Sailing: 19 May 1902

Memorial details: Menin Gate Ieper, buried in Jabber Track Cemetery, Belgium. Australian War Memorial Canberra.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Personal Characteristics: 177 cm tall, 68 kg (1915), grey eyes, brown hair, medium complexion.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: Enlisted 28 April 1902. No action seen. His unit arrived after the war was over.

Service and life after the Boer War: Served 3 years in the infantry. Did not marry. Enlisted in the AIF 18 July 1916. Private 6702 - 4 Battalion Killed in action 4 october 1917, - "He was hit in the chin by a bullet. This happened as we were coming out of the lines at Keltio Farm, close to Passchendaele". Name inscribed on Menin Gate.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Ian Jeffrey Allwood, Blackwater QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great, Great, Great Nephew


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