The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private Charles Gordon|
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.
Name of Descendant: Roger Stephen COX, Rankin Park NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: First cousin three times removed