The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Trooper Charles Ausling

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Charles Ausling

Ancestor's date of birth: 27/07/1879

Ancestor's date of death: 12/06/1936

Cause of Death: heart attack

Service Number: 83

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Sydney

Unit: Australian Bushmans Contingent-N.S.W.Regement-A Squadron

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

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): TPR, Date Effective: 19/04/1901

Murray Page: 76 (ANSLING)

Contingent: 3rd NSW

Ship: Atlantian or Maplemore, Date of Sailing: 28/02/1900

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with campain clasps Transvaal, Orange Free State, Rhodesia & Cape Colony.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: April 1900 - April 1901 in Rhodesia under Carington, west Transvaal including defence of Elands River Post (4-16 August 1900), and under Plumer in northern Transvaal, great De Wet hunt (February - March 1901) and advance on Petersburg. I have a number of photos and a copy of a book called "The Story of the Bushmen" by James Green (the Methodist Chaplain traveling with the troops). Published by William Brooks & Co. Limited 1903.

Service and life after the Boer War: Discharged after catching fever in South Africa. No further detail provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Charles Wickham Robinson, Gladesville NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

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