The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Private Thomas Wood

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Thomas Henry Wood

Ancestor's date of birth: 27/05/1877

Ancestor's date of death: 1961

Cause of Death: Unknown. Died at Concord Repatriation Hospital, Burwood, Sydney. Buried at Coffs Harbour

Service Number: 1925

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

Unit: A Squadron, 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: On enlistment

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): PTE, Date Effective: 27/04/1916

Murray Page: 127

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales

Ship: British Princess, Date of Sailing: 24/03/1901

Memorial details: Buried at Coffs Harbour

Decorations: Queen South African Medal with Transvaal and SA 1901 clasps. British war medal (WW1).

Personal Characteristics: Height 168 cm, weight 59 kg, of medium complexion, grey eyes and dark brown hair.

Reasons to go and fight: Possibly sense of adventure.

Details of service in war: From April 1901 in Free State and East Transvaal. Invalided home due to bad teeth in September 1901.

Service and life after the Boer War: Resumed civilian life and married Ada Alice Laws in 1916 was living in Mooloolah, QLD. No children from the marriage. Enlisted for Overseas Service in World War I on 27 April 1916. Service Number Q7616. Assigned to 2/41st battalion and completed embarkation training. Discharged medically unfit due to asthma on 27 August 1916. Returned to civilian life and his occupation as a sawyer.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Douglas Hamilton Humphries
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Nephew


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