The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Private Charles Carpenter

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Albert Carperter, Penrith NSW 2750
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson


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