The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private Charles Adams|
Ancestor's Name: Charles Langslow Adams
Ancestor's date of birth: 01/08/1879
Ancestor's date of death: 10/05/1958
Cause of Death: Heart Problems
Service Number: 145
Colony or State of enlistment: QLD Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided
Unit: 5th Queensland Imperial Bushman
Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: Detail not provided.
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided.
Murray Page: 496
Contingent: 5th Queensland
Ship: Templemore, Date of Sailing: 06/03/1901
Memorial details: West Wallsend NSW
Decorations: Queen and King's South Africa Medals with clasps.
Personal Characteristics: Placid and hard working and intelligent
Reasons to go and fight: Good horse rider and rifleman, times were hard.
Details of service in war: April 1900 - March 1902 under Plumer in east Transvaal, Free State including defeat at Mokari Drift (27 September 1901), and Natal border campaign including stand at Onverwacht (4 January 1902) where 13 died and 17 wounded.
Service and life after the Boer War: Served in World War 1.
Name of Descendant: Hilda Bartley
Relationship to Ancestor: Daughter born 23/12/1925.