The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Trooper Charles Callaghan

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Charles Warwick Callaghan

Ancestor's date of birth: 01/01/1876

Ancestor's date of death: 26/06/1947

Cause of Death: Not stated

Service Number: 252

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Brisbane

Unit: 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: On enlistment

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

Murray Page: 472

Contingent: Third Queensland

Ship: Duke of Portland, Date of Sailing: 01/03/1900

Memorial details: QMI Museum, Enoggera QLD

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: This unit was embodied in the Rhodesian Field Force, of which they became the 2 Regiment,and particpated in operations in Rhodesia between, the 11th October 1899 and 25 May 1900. As portion of the 'Bushman's Brigade' in Col Plumer's Column, they assisted in the relief at Mafeking. The Brigade served subsequently in General Carrington's Column. They were involved in many operations in Transvaal east of Pretoria including Khenoster Kop. The 3rd QMI returned home on the 9 May 1901 on the Morayshire and landed in Sydney then by rail to Brisbane. Disbanded 21 June 1901.

Service and life after the Boer War: Detail not provided

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Janet Healy, Auchenflower QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Daughter


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