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Captain Charles Gehrmann

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Charles George Gehrmann

Ancestor's date of birth: Not Stated

Ancestor's date of death: Not Stated

Cause of Death: Not Stated

Service Number: Officer - no number

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

Unit: 5th Queensland Imperial Bushman No 2 Company

Rank attained in Boer War: CAPT, Date Effective: Detail not available

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

Murray Page: 492

Contingent: Fifth Qld Contingent

Ship: Templemore, Date of Sailing: 06/03/1901

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Queen's South African Medal with 5 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: No details provided

Reasons to go and fight: No details provided

Details of service in war: The 5th saw plenty of fighting. They were constantly in touch with the enemy,and beside innumerable small skirmishes, mention maybe made of operations of 24 and 25 May at Klipfontein and Mooifontein;and Mokari Drift. The 5th also were in operations at the Natal Border Campaign and also at Onverwacht. Capt Gehrmann was with Major Toll Vaal Bank Spruit 6 December 1901. Described with photo on page 104 in the book 'Letters from the Veldt' by Len Harvey.

Service and life after the Boer War: No details provided

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Eleanor Cullen, Toowoomba QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Niece

Name of Descendant: Alister Gehrmann, Hervey Bay QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great grandson

Name of Descendant: Rolf Gehrmann, Hervey Bay QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Hugh Gehrmann, Hervey Bay QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Richard Gehrmann, Toowoomba QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

 


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