The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Private James Ridgeley

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Rod Milton, Castlecrag NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grand Nephew


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