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Private William Woolcott

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Ian Woolcott, Belrose NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Son


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