The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper Charles Westling|
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.
Name of Descendant: John Westling, Branxton NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson