The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private Philip Dwyer|
Name of Ancestor: Philip Dwyer
Ancestor's date of birth: 01/11/1878
Ancestor's date of death: 06/07/1942
Cause of Death: heart failure
Service Number: 868
Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided
Unit: 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles
Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: On enlistment
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No record of post Boer War Service
Murray Page: 284
Contingent: Fifth Victorian
Ship: Orient, Argus, or City of Lincoln, Date of Sailing: 15/02/1901
Memorial details: VMR Memorial Melbourne
Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps.
Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided
Details of service in war: March 1901 - March 1902 in east Transvaal and Natal frontier, including defeat at Wilmansrust where 18 killed and 42 wounded (12 June 1901), and successful intervention at Onverwacht (4 January 1902); heaviest casualties of any Australian contingent, at Wilmansrust suffered the costliest defeat.
Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia 25 April 1901 on the St Andrew. No further details of his life were provided with the registration.
Name of Descendant: Mae Bowater, Montrose VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Great niece