The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper Frederick Gooch|
Name of Ancestor: Frederick James Gooch
Ancestor's date of birth: 1882
Ancestor's date of death: 1916
Cause of Death: Detail not provided
Service and Life Before the Boer War: Labourer
Service Number: 704
Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Sydney
Unit: 2nd NSW Mounted Rifles
Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 01/01/19
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service.
Murray Page: 114
Contingent: Fifth New South Wales
Ship: Custodian, Date of Sailing: 17/03/1901
Memorial details: Detail not provided
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal, SA 1901 and SA 1902 clasps.
Personal Characteristics: 20 years of age at discharge, 178 cm in height, Fair complexion, Hazel Eyes, Fair Hair.
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided
Details of service in war: April 1901 - April 1902 in west then east Transvaal.
Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 4 June 1902, no further detail provided.
Name of Descendant: Robert James Gooch, Caringbah NSW grandson