The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Corporal William Wood|
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
Name of Descendant: Douglas Hamilton Humphries, Harrietville VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Nephew