The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private Thomas Wood|
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.
Name of Descendant: Douglas Hamilton Humphries
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Nephew