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Private Charles Gordon

Ancestor Details

Name of ancestor: Charles Thomas Gordon

Ancestor's date of birth: 1878

Ancestor's date of death: 1912

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Blacksmith in Redbank, Taree NSW.

Service Number: 145

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

Unit: New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, D Coy.

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 1900

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

Murray Page: 99

Contingent: Fourth New South Wales

Ship: Armenian, Date of Sailing: 23/04/1900

Memorial details: Buried at Taree NSW

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, Rhodesia and SA 1901 clasps

Personal Characteristics: A Blacksmith by trade.

Reasons to go and fight: Details not provided.

Details of service in war: May 1900 - May 1901 in Rhodesia under and west Transvaal including capture of de la Rey's convoy and guns at Wildfontein (24 March 1901).

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 17 July 1901 on the Orient. No further details provided, he was only to live another eleven years.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Roger Stephen COX, Rankin Park NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: First cousin three times removed


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