The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private Ernest Fielding|
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.
Name of Descendant: David Lee, Bellbowrie QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson