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Private Francis Caughey

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Francis John Caughey

Ancestor's date of birth: 07/12/1877

Ancestor's date of death: 27/08/1956

Cause of Death: Cerebral thrombosis

Service Number: 451

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

Unit: Victorian Imperial Bushmen (VIB)

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

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

Murray Page: 270

Contingent: Fourth Victorian

Ship: victorian, Date of Sailing: 01/05/1900

Other Boer War Service: Recruited for service in Bushvelt Carbineers / Pietersberg Light Horse 4/7/01 - 11/1/02 Service numbers 314/35072.

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with four clasps, King's South Africa Medal with two clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: VIB: May 1900 - June 1901 in Rhodesia, west Transvaal under Cape Colony including relief of Philipstown (11 February 1901), capture of Boer guns at Read's Drift (23 February), and capture of Boer patrol near Doornkloof (1 March 1901); garrison duty in Rhodesia. CLICK HERE for details of the Bushveldt Carbineers service.

Service and life after the Boer War: Lived the rest of his life as a dairy farmer in South Gippsland, Victoria.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Wendy Jean Nattestad, Glen Waverley VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: granddaughter


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