The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Trooper (later Colonel) Charles Cameron Stuart

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Charles Cameron Stuart

Ancestor's date of birth: 01/01/1887

Ancestor's date of death: 02/12/1961

Cause of Death: Cause not stated but passed away in Los Angeles California USA

Service Number: 202

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

Unit: 2nd NSW Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: On enlistment

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): COL, Date Effective: 1939?

Murray Page: 121

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales

Ship: Custodian or Maplemore, Date of Sailing: 17/03/1901

Memorial details: Details not available

Decorations: King's South Africa Medal with 1901 and 1902 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: A very special individual in everyway. He was born in Parramatta NSW, he lied to join the Army and said he was born in 1885.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: April 1901 - April 1902 in west then east Transvaal.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 4 June 1902. After the Boer War he migrated to the USA and fought in WW1 as an officer in Alsace Lorraine. In WW2 he served in Scotland, France, Germany, serving as a Colonel in the US Army.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Michelle Stuart, New York NY USA
Relationship to Ancestor: Daughter


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