The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Second Lieutenant (later Captain) Arthur Fitzhardinge|
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.
Name of Descendant: Peter Cariston Fitzhardinge-Seton, MIttagong NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Cousin