The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Lieutenant Roy Fotheringham|
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!
Name of Descendant: Susan Scobie, Avoca Beach NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter