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Corporal William Wood

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: William Wood

Ancestor's date of birth: 25/04/1867

Ancestor's date of death: 26/11/1901

Cause of Death: Died of Enteric fever at Standerton South Africa.

Service Number: 2011

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Unknown

Unit: A Squadron, 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: CPL, Date Effective: Not known

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Did not survive the Boer War

Murray Page: 127/205

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales.

Ship: British Princess, Date of Sailing: 21/03/1901

Memorial details: Central Memorial, Standerton, South Africa

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal Clasp

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Unknown - probably a sense of adventure

Details of service in war: From April 1901 in Free State and east Transvaal including Boer breakthrough at Langverwacht (24 February 1901). Murray has him listed in error as Trooper Wood as he is recorded on the Standerton monument as Corporal W. Wood.

Service and life after the Boer War: Did not survive the Boer War

Descendant Details

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


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