The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Corporal Roderick Heaney|
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.
Name of Descendant: Dorothy Farlow, Hay NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Niece
Service Record images courtesy the National Archives of Australia