The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper William Wittingslow|
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
Unit: 4 BN AUST CMWLTH HORSE (VIC)
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
Queen Victoria Medal TransvaalKing'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.
Name of Descendant: Norman William Wittingslow, Aberfeldie VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson