The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private James Ridgeley|
Ancestor's Name: James Ridgeley
Ancestor's date of birth: 1866
Ancestor's date of death: Detail not provided
Cause of Death: Not Known
Service Number: 266
Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Brisbane
Unit: 5th Queensland Imperial Bushman
Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: Detail not available
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided
Murray Page: 498
Contingent: 5th Queensland
Ship: Templemore, Date of Sailing: 06/03/1901
Memorial details: Detail not provided
Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps for Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, King's South Africa Medal with 1901 and 1902 Medal Rolls
Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided
Reasons to go and fight: He had previously served 5 years with the Oxford Light Infantry.
Details of service in war: Major Battles: Oliphant's River, notable engagement at Mooifontien, frequent skirmishes especially at Overwact Hills 4 January 1901. Discharged from service 5th May 1902.
Service and life after the Boer War: Family farmed the Nerang area in South East Queensland after emigrating to Australia.
Name of Descendant: Rod Milton, Castlecrag NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grand Nephew