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Private Ernest Fielding

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Ernest Victor Fielding

Ancestor's date of birth: 24/05/1880

Ancestor's date of death: 18/07/1963

Cause of Death: Old Age

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Detail not provided.

Service Number: 178

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided.

Unit: 1st Queensland Mounted Infantry

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 01/01/19

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

Murray Page: 452

Contingent: First Queensland

Ship: SS Cornwall, Date of Sailing: 01/11/1899

Memorial details: Laidley Cemetry

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Relief of Kimberley Cape Colony and Orange Free State clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Dedicated Methodist and lay preacher.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: From December 1899 in northwest Cape Colony including victory over rebel band at Sunnyside (1 January 1900) and Free State. Invalided to Australia, arriving 18 August 1900.

Service and life after the Boer War: Detail not provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: David Lee, Bellbowrie QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson

 


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