The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Second Lieutenant (later Captain) Arthur Fitzhardinge

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Arthur Frederic Fitzhardinge

Ancestor's date of birth: 13/09/1875

Ancestor's date of death: 24/10/1922

Cause of Death: Detalil Not available

Service Number: 279 (as a CPL in the NSWCB), later Officer - no number

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Detail not available

Unit: NSW Citizens' Bushmen, 2 Bn Lancashire Fusiliers

Rank attained in Boer War: 2LT, Date Effective: 1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): CAPT, Date Effective: 30/08/1916

Murray Page: 80

Contingent: Third New South Wales

Ship: SS lady Hampden, Date of Sailing: 22/02/1900

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with 4 clasps, Kings's South Africa Medal with 2 clasps, 1914/1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Personal Characteristics: Not available

Reasons to go and fight: Family Traditions of Community Service.

Details of service in war: From April 1900 in Rhodesia, west Transvaal including defence of Elands River Post (4-16 August 1900), and in northern Transvaal, great De Wet hunt (February - March 1901) and advance on Petersburg Accepted Imperial commission in South Africa in 2Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers. Served as a Second Lieutennant.

Service and life after the Boer War: Married Rebecca. Solicitor at Gilgandra, admitted Supreme Court of NSW 28/05/1910. In WW1 Joined AIF in March 1916 embarked as Lieutenant with A Coy 36 Inf Bn AIF making Captain in France but was returned to Australia on 4 February 1918 due to illness and served the rest of the war with 6 Light Horse Militia.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Peter Cariston Fitzhardinge-Seton, MIttagong NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Cousin


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