The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Corporal (later Sergeant) Charles Sutcliffe

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Charles Leopold Sutcliffe

Ancestor's date of birth: 1883

Ancestor's date of death: Detail not provided.

Cause of Death: Detail not provided.

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Was working in Western Australia at the time of the war. He may have put his age up to join.

Service Number: 706

Colony or State of enlistment: WA, Place of Enlistment: Karrakatta

Unit: Western Australian half squadron 2 Australian Commonwealth Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: CPL, Date Effective: 01/05/1902

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): SGT, Date Effective: 01/10/1914

Murray Page: 315

Contingent: First Australian Commonwealth

Ship: SS Manchester Merchant, Date of Sailing: 26/02/1902

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal and South Africa 1902.

Personal Characteristics: 180 cm tall, fair complexion, yellowish eyes, brown hair.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: 2ACH arrived too late other than to do several patrols and assist in disarming surrendering Boers.

Service and life after the Boer War: Became a painter decorator living in Corowa NSW. At the Outbreak of war enlisted in 4ALH in Melbourne but was discharged later due to problems with a post operative appendix scar problem (20-8-14 to 25-9-14. He then went to NSW and enlisted in 7ALH from 19-12-14 to 31-12-14 before being again being discharged unfit. He then spent time as cadre in a depot bn in Melbourne until 1916.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Bryce Gordon Sutcliffe, Narrabeen NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: son


© Royal Australian Armoured Corps Association NSW, ABN 49709547198
Site Sponsored by Cibaweb, PO Box 7287, PENRITH SOUTH NSW 2750, AUSTRALIA
Click to contact
website designed and maintained by cibaweb Site Disclaimer

go to top of page
RUSI of NSW Boer War Battlefields