The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Trooper Charles Browne

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Charles Simon Browne

Ancestor's date of birth: 1879

Ancestor's date of death: 14/07/1931

Cause of Death: not known

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Charles was born at Duramana near Bathurst, NSW although Singleton also lays claim to him but perhaps he worked regularly in that area. He was a shearer by trade.

Service Number: 112

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

Unit: 'A' Squadron 5 Bn Australian Commonwealth Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 03/05/1902

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service.

Murray Page: 187

Contingent: Third Australian

Ship: Manchester Merchant, Date of Sailing: 19/05/1902

Memorial details: Recorded on the Boer War memorials at Bathurst and Singleton, NSW.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: nil

Personal Characteristics: 179 cm Tall, Dark complexion, Brown eyes, Brown hair.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: The 5ACH arrived in theatre after the war was over and saw no service.

Service and life after the Boer War: At his death he was married and had two children.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Grant Browne, Llanarth NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Great Nephew

Name of Descendant: Priscilla Schryver, Kelso NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Niece


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