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Trooper Clement Whittle

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Clement Cyril George Whittle

Ancestor's date of birth: 27/08/1882

Ancestor's date of death: 10/08/1901

Cause of Death: Enteric Fever (Dysentery)

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Served in A Battery (Adelaide) which became No. 1 South Australian Battery, Australian Field Artillery on Federation.

Service Number: 236

Colony or State of enlistment: SA Place of Enlistment: Adelaide

Unit: 5th South Australian Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 01/01/1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Did not survive the Boer War.

Murray Page: 373 and 391

Contingent: Fifth South Australian Contingent

Ship: Ormazon, Date of Sailing: 09/02/1901

Memorial details: Buried on Banks of river at Truters Drift (50 km NW of Bloemfontein). Later reintered Boshof main cemetery. Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Orange Free State and South Africa 1901 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: A soldier.

Reasons to go and fight: A soldier who when the South Australian Artillery was not to be deployed, chose to go as an Imperial Bushman.

Details of service in war: March 1901 - March 1902 In the Free State including defence of Graspan where five dead (6 June 1901) and charge at Grootvlei (2 August 1901).

Service and life after the Boer War: Did not survive the Boer War.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Christopher Playford Whittle, Pearce ACT
Relationship to Ancestor: great-nephew

 


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