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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

 


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