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Trooper William Wittingslow

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: William Joseph Wittingslow

Ancestor's date of birth: 19/10/1878

Ancestor's date of death: 07/10/1960

Cause of Death: Coronary oclusion, Arteriosclerosis

Service Number: 2398

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Castlemaine


Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 11/02/1902

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided

Murray Page: 323

Contingent: Second Australian

Ship: Templemore or Englishman, Date of Sailing: 26/03/1902

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Queen Victoria Medal Transvaal King's South Africa Medal - 1902 Clasp (webmaster edit)

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: No service seen by unit.

Service and life after the Boer War: Married Hannah Baxter, four children - Dorothy, Ena, Charles, Norman.
Tanner - Good hard working family man, who spent many hours in the garden particularly his vegetable garden, one of the first members of the RSL Essendon Branch.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Norman William Wittingslow, Aberfeldie VIC

Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson


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