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Private William Woodroffe

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: William Bennett Palmer Woodroffe

Ancestor's date of birth: 02/04/1882

Ancestor's date of death: 25/10/1950

Cause of Death: Black water fever

Service Number: 58

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Brisbane

Unit: 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: On Enlistment

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War Service.

Murray Page: 511

Contingent: Sixth Queensland.

Ship: Victoria, Date of Sailing: 04/04/1901

Memorial details: Detalis not provided

Awards/Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Orange Free State, Transvaal, SA 1901 and SA 1902 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detalis not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detalis not provided

Details of service in war: May 1901 - April 1902 in eastern Transvaal and Free State.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia 17 June 1902 on the Devon. No further details other than cause and date of death (above) provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Lynn Adell Graham, St Morris, SA
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand daughter


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