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Trooper Frederick Edwards

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Frederick Herbert Edwards

Ancestor's date of birth: Not provided

Ancestor's date of death: 22/12/1945

Cause of Death: Not provided

Service Number: 349

Colony or State of enlistment: SA Place of Enlistment: Adelaide

Unit: Fifth South Australian Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 01/01/1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Not provided

Murray Page: 370

Contingent: Fifth South Australian

Ship: Ormazan, Date of Sailing: 09/02/1901

Memorial details: Buried at Brighton cemetery South Australia.

Decorations: Queen's south Africa Medal with Orange Free State, Transvaal, SA 1901 and SA 1902 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Height approx 182 cm

Reasons to go and fight: Not known or included in his 'war diary'.

Details of service in war: March 1901 - March 1902 in Transvaal, Free State including defence of Graspan where five dead (6 June 1901) and charge at Grootvlei (2 August 1901). Nine of the contingent were killed or died of wounds, 10 died of disease. Follow his war in detail in his War Diary which covers his service from leaving Adelaide, it concludes on 27 March 1902.

Service and life after the Boer War: Lived at Glenelg South Aust Sales Representative Deceased approx 22 Dec 1945 Buried at Brighton cemetery South Aust.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Christopher Maynard Stokes, Grange SA

Relationship to Ancestor: Eldest Grandson


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