The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private Charles Barber|
Name of Ancestor: Charles Hume Barber
Ancestor's date of birth: 01/01/1864
Ancestor's date of death: 17/08/1945
Cause of Death: Old age
Service Number: 467
Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Yass
Unit: 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles
Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: On enlistment
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): PTE, Date Effective: 03/10/1915
Murray Page: 62
Contingent: Second New South Wales
Ship: Southern Cross, Date of Sailing: 17/01/1900
Memorial details: Roll of Honour, Yass Soldiers' Memorial Hall.
Awards/Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with: Orange Free State, Transvaal, Cape Colony and Diamond Hill clasps. 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Personal Characteristics: A farmer. Height: 170 cm, weight: 63.5 kg (1915). Fair complexion, fair hair, blue eyes.
Reasons to go and fight: Had previous militia service (judgement - based on photo).
Details of service in war: From February 1900 in Free State, Transvaal, and western Cape Colony including charge at Diamond Hill (12 June 1900). Invalided to Australia arriving 17 August1900
Service and life after the Boer War: Farmed at Yass NSW did not marry. Enlisted in the AIF 3 October 1915. Served with the 54 Bn in France, wounded (gun shot to the shoulder) 8 August 1916 and was treated in hospital in England. Returned to the front but surrered pleurisy. Returned to Australia 4 May 1917. Continued to farm in the Yass district.
Name of Descendant: Angela Lind, Killara NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great niece