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Private Charles Adams

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Hilda Bartley
Relationship to Ancestor: Daughter born 23/12/1925.

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