The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private William Woolcott|
Name of Ancestor: William Spark (Murray shows York) Woolcott
Ancestor's date of birth: 1878
Ancestor's date of death: 1959
Cause of Death: Age related
Service and Life Before the Boer War: A book keeper from Toorak Victoria
Service Number: 302
Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Melbourne
Unit: 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen
Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 01/05/1900
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service.
Murray Page: 267
Contingent: Fourth Victorian
Ship: Victorian, Date of Sailing: 01/05/1900
Memorial details: Detail not provided
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal, Orange Free State, Rhodesia, Cape Colony and SA 1901.
Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided
Details of service in war: Service: May 1900 - June 1901 in Rhodesia, west Transvaal, Cape Colony including relief of Philipstown (11 February 1901), capture of Boer guns at Read's Drift (23 February), and capture of Boer patrol near Doornkloof (1 March 1901); may then have been involved with on garrison duty in Rhodesia.
Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 12 July 1901 on the Orient.
Name of Descendant: Ian Woolcott, Belrose NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Son