The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Trooper Charles Westling

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Charles Westling

Ancestor's date of birth: 1874 in Visby Isl Sweden

Ancestor's date of death: 1957 Wallsend NSW

Cause of Death: Old age

Service Number: 2109

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

Unit: 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles, B Squadron

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

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

Murray Page: 130

Contingent: Fifth NSW Contingent

Ship: British Princess, Date of Sailing: 21/03/1901

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal, Orange Free State, Cape Colony. SA 1901 and SA 1902 clasp.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: April 1901 - April 1902 in Free State and East Transvaal including Boer breakthrough at Langverwacht (24 February 1902).

Service and life after the Boer War: Service medals were given to the Newcastle RSL and destroyed when the earthquake hit Newcastle NSW.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: John Westling, Branxton NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson


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