The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private Charles Carpenter|
Name of Ancestor: Charles Carpenter
Ancestor's date of birth: 12/10/1873
Ancestor's date of death: Detail not provided
Cause of Death: Not stated
Service Number: 430
Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: not known
Unit: 5th Qld Imperial Bushmen
Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: On enlistment
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No record of post Boer War service
Murray Page: 502
Contingent: Fifth Queensland
Ship: Templemore, Date of Sailing: 06/03/1901
Memorial details: Detail not provided
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: The 5QIB saw plenty of fighting. They were constantly in touch with the enemy, and besides innumerable small skirmishes, mention may be made of operations of the 24 and the 25 May 1901 at Klipfontein and Moorefontein, Mokari Drift, Caledon River, 27 September 1901, Onverwacht Battle 4 January 1902.
Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 30 April 1902 on the St Andrew and train from Sydney. No further details provided.