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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

 


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