William Isaac WADLEY


WADLEY, William Isaac

Service Number: 114
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen
Born: Longford, Tasmania, Australia, 18 December 1877
Home Town: Bishopsbourne, Northern Midlands, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Enteric Fever, Polokwane, Capricorn District Municipality, Limpopo, South Africa, 18 April 1901, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Church Street Cemetery, Pretoria, South Africa
Grave 610
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hobart Boer War Memorial, Launceston Boer War Memorial, Longford War Memorial
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Trooper, SN 114
1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, SN 114, 1st Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

William Isaac WADLEY was born in Longford, Tasmania on 5th December, 1877

His parents were William Ernest WADLEY & Louisa LANSDELL

He died of Enteric Fever in South Africa on 18th April, 1901

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Trooper, Third Tas Contingent, Fourth Bushmen
Service Number 114, Service Colonial Military Forces; Boer War. Died of disease.
Next of kin listed as Mr. William Wadley of "Como" Bishopbourne Tasmania.
Major Lewis points out how bravely he bore himself when Captain Sale was shot at Pietersburg. Wadley went up to the wounded man while the sniper was still concealed close by, and tried to stop his bleeding. Wadley escaped the Boer's bullet only to die of enteric fever later.
From his private letters we find that he was always brave and unselfish, even in the thickest of danger, and never thinking of himself. He does not seem to have ever been wounded, but he had fever twice, another illustration of the fact, that disease generally kills more than war does, in war time.