WADLEY, WILLIAM ISAAC
Born 18th April 1879 and 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.
The above notes were extracted from
Tasmanians in the Transvaal War by John Bufton
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