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Corporal Roderick Heaney

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Roderick Henry Heaney

Ancestor's date of birth: 1884 Quorn SA

Ancestor's date of death: 1939

Cause of Death: Not Stated

Service Number: 500

Colony or State of enlistment: SA, Place of Enlistment: Adelaide

Unit: 5th South Australian Imperial Bushman

Rank attained in Boer War: CPL, Date Effective: Not known

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Not known

Murray Page: 369 and 380

Contingent: 5th South Australian Contingent and 2nd Australian Contingent

Ship: Ormazon, Date of Sailing: 09/02/1901

Other Boer War Service: 34862 Cpl Trumpeter Prince of Wales Light Horse April to November 1901. 1066 Bugler 'D' Squadron 2nd Australian Commonwealth Horse.

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: QSA with clasps South Africa 1902, Orange Free State, Cape Colony, South Africa Transvaal

Personal Characteristics: Height: 1.67 m, fair complexion, brown hair, blue eyes.

Reasons to go and fight: Adventure-Patroitism. Long family history of Military Service. He was only 16 when he left for war. His father was also going.

Details of service in war: Served with Prince of Wales' Light Horse (South African unit) April to November 1901 with his father. With ACH served March - May 1902 on Natal border and west Transvaal.

Service and life after the Boer War: Later returned to South Africa and joined the Rhodesia Police Force and Cape Penninsular Rifles.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Dorothy Farlow, Hay NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Niece

Service Record images courtesy the National Archives of Australia



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