The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Trooper Samuel Heathwood

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Samuel James (sometimes known as John) Heathwood

Ancestor's date of birth: 1883

Ancestor's date of death: 1969

Cause of Death: Detail not provided.

Service Number: 3471

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided

Unit: NSW Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 01/01/19

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service.

Murray Page: 155

Contingent: Fourth New South Wales

Ship: Armenian, Date of Sailing: 23/04/1900

Memorial details: Buried Springvale cemetery near Oakleigh in Victoria .

Awards/Decorations: Queen's South Africa with Rhodesia and Transvaal clasps

Personal Characteristics: Born in Cootamundra NSW.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: 1900 - May 1901 in Rhodesia and west Transvaal including capture of de la Rey's convoy and guns at Wildfontein (24 March 1901).

Service and life after the Boer War: Died in South Oakleigh Victoria.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Alan Dudley Ratcliffe, KOONDOOLA WA
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Peter John Breen, Warwick QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: grandson


© Royal Australian Armoured Corps Association NSW, ABN 49709547198
Site Sponsored by Cibaweb, PO Box 7287, PENRITH SOUTH NSW 2750, AUSTRALIA
Click to contact
website designed and maintained by cibaweb Site Disclaimer

go to top of page
RUSI of NSW Boer War Battlefields