The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Lieutenant Charles Norris

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Charles Tucker Norris

Ancestor's date of birth: 1879

Ancestor's date of death: 19/01/1966

Cause of Death: natural

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Farmer, father Charles, mother Kate.

Service Number: 173 (1 NSWMR)

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

Unit: 1st NSW Mounted Rifles then 1 Bn Australian Commonwealth Horse.

Rank attained in Boer War: LT, Date Effective: 1902

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

Murray Page: 66, 170

Contingent: Second New South Wales then First Australian

Ship: Southern Cross, Date of Sailing: 17/01/1900

Ship: Custodial, Date of Sailing: 16/02/1902

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with seven clasps

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Probably family association with the military and also brother Samuel may have enlisted earlier but not certain of dates. Father, Major Charles George Norris having served in the Soudan Expedition was given the rank of Major in the Volunteer Permanent Staff (NSW) from 1885 - 1889.

Details of service in war: Served as a corporal in 1 NSWMR from February 1900 - March 1901 in Free State, Transvaal, and western Cape Colony including charge at Diamond Hill (12 June 1900). Returned to Australia 29 April 1901. Was commissioned and served as a lieutenant in 1 ACH March - May 1902 on Natal border and west Transvaal.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 9-13 August 1902 on the Drayton Grange. Was a farmer and then lived at Wahroonga NSW.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Geoffrey Norris, Currabubula NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Tucker was my Great Uncle (Dad's Uncle)


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