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Charles Menger

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Charles Phillip Menger

Ancestor's date of birth: 19/04/1878

Ancestor's date of death: 09/03/1947

Cause of Death: Carcinoma of stomach. Pulmonary congestion.

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Born in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Travelling the world and was in South Africa when the Boer War was on.

Service Number: Not known

Colony or State of enlistment: Not known Place of Enlistment: Not known

Unit: Not known

Rank attained in Boer War: Not known

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of other service.

Murray Page: Not in Murray

Contingent: Not known

Ship: Did not travel from Australia

Memorial details: Buried at Lismore NSW

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Would be entitled to Queen and possibly King's South Africa Medal/s with clasps.

Personal Characteristics: a very personable man.

Reasons to go and fight: not known.

Details of service in war: From Lismore, NSW, newspaper- March 1947 (see below). Served with the "Australian contingent" in the Boer War. The casket was covered with the Union Jack, and, at the conclusion of the service at the graveside - the "Last Post" was sounded.

Service and life after the Boer War: Came to Australia - gold miner at Kiandra, sewing machine mechanic in the Sydney area. Opened a successful sewing machine shop/business at Lismore NSW. Married and had four children. Remained an American citizen.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Colin William Menger, Bradbury NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand son.

 


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