The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Corporal Hugh Underwood

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Hugh Llewellyn Endra Underwood

Ancestor's date of birth: 1876

Ancestor's date of death: 07/09/1929

Cause of Death: Heart Condition, was only 53 years old.

Service Number: Not known

Colony or State of enlistment: Not Applicable, Place of Enlistment: South Africa

Unit: South African Constabulary

Rank attained in Boer War: CPL, Date Effective: 09/11/1900

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): CPL, Date Effective: 5/12/1916

Murray Page: Not applicable did not serve in an Australian unit

Contingent: Not applicable

Ship: Travelled privately to South Africa

Memorial details: Buried at Brookton Cemetery, Western Australia

Awards/Decorations: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Personal Characteristics: Height: 1.84 m Weight: 68 kg (1915) Was a farmer.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: Was at the siege of Mafeking.

Service and life after the Boer War: Served in World War One, 48 Battalion, AIF. Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915. Served in France. Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Baramba', 8 April 1917; disembarked Perth, 29 May 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Perth, 20 July 1917.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Oliver Sieur, Mosman NSW

Relationship to Ancestor: Distant cousin


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