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Gunner (Later Sergeant) Fredrick Heywood

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Fredrick Horatio Heywood

Ancestor's date of birth: 18/07/1879

Ancestor's date of death: 20/07/1956

Cause of Death: Chronic Bronchitis and Anphysom

Service Number: 26005

Colony or State of enlistment: Not Applicable, Place of Enlistment: Warwick UK - 05/02/1898

Unit: 88th Battery Royal Field Artillery

Rank attained in Boer War: GNR, Date Effective: 05/02/1898

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): SGT, Date Effective: Not available

Murray Page: Not applicable (did not serve with an Australian unit)

Contingent: Not applicable

Ship: Not known

Memorial details: Clermont Western Australia

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Orange free State and Transvaal clasps

Personal Characteristics: Exemplary.

Reasons to go and fight: Military Character.

Details of service in war: Fought with the Royal Field Artillery, was lucky to survive. Artillery was not best used by the British at this time, attempts were made to get guns en masse in direct fire positions. Gun crews were needlessly exposed to long range small arms fire.

Service and life after the Boer War: Became a Master Cook on the 1 May 1920 with the 1st Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers. Ultimately became a soldier settler at Greenbushes in Western Australia

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: June Wood, Chipping Norton NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter

Name of Descendant: Keith Edmond Porter, Halls Head WA
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Son


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