The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Lance Corporal George Goodwin

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: George Taylor Goodwin

Ancestor's date of birth: 1878

Ancestor's date of death: 1951

Cause of Death: Stomach Cancer

Service Number: 1876

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Brisbane

Unit: 3 Bn Australian Commonwealth Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: LCPL, Date Effective: Detail not available

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not available

Murray Page: 528

Contingent: Second Australian Contingent

Ship: Englishman Date of Sailing: 25/03/1902

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal and SA 1902 clasps. Natal Medal 1906 with Clasp.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: He had resigned his job in the Union Bank in Brisbane. As both parents had died and his brother had gone to the Boer War twice, John Goodwin.

Details of service in war: Unit did not see action, but did patrol hostile areas in the Transvaal.

Service and life after the Boer War: He stayed in South Africa and fought in the Dinizulu Rebellion in 1906 where he was awarded the Natal Medal with clasp. He was a SQMS in Roystons Horse Regiment, returning to Australia in 1909.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Marguerite Andrews, Indooroopilly QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter


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