The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Private Atholstan Stark

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Atholstan Ludgater Stark

Ancestor's date of birth: Detail not provided

Ancestor's date of death: 25/01/1915

Cause of Death: Believed to be complications from Malaria. Infected whilst serving with Pacific Expeditionary Force in WW1

Service Number: 1621

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Not known

Unit: 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: Detail not provided

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided

Murray Page: 301

Contingent: 5th Victorian

Ship: Orient, Date of Sailing: 15/02/1901

Memorial details: VMR Memorial Melbourne

Decorations: Detail not provided

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: March 1901 - until invalided to Australia, arriving 29/01/1902; in east Transvaal and Natal frontier under Beatson then Pulteney, including defeat at Wilmansrust where 18 killed and 42 wounded (12 June 1901), and successful intervention at Onverwacht (4 January 1902); heaviest casualties of any Australian contingent, at Wilmansrust suffered the costliest defeat.

Service and life after the Boer War: Served in ANMEF to New Guinea in 1914.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Reg Hefferan, Lane Cove NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great great nephew

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