The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Lieutenant Roy Fotheringham

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Roy Stirling Fotheringham

Ancestor's date of birth: Detail not provided

Ancestor's date of death: 1922

Cause of Death: Detail not provided.

Service Number: Officer - no number

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

Unit: 5th South Australian Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: LT, Date Effective: Detail Not Available

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): LT, Date Effective: (probably retained commission from Boer War)

Murray Page: 367

Contingent: Fifth South Australian

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

Memorial details: Adelaide Boer War Memorial.

Decorations: Queen's medal with 4 clasps

Personal Characteristics: Flamboyant charmer, good horseman.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: March 1901 - March 1902 under de Lisle in Free State including defence of Graspan where five dead (6 June 1901) and charge at Grootvlei (2 August 1901); amalgamated with 6th SA Imperial Bushmen May 1901-March 1902 under Major J. S. M. Shea.

Service and life after the Boer War: Served in World War I in the 9th Light Horse till dishonourably discharged in 1917! So have scant information about him!

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Susan Scobie, Avoca Beach NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter


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