The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private Francis Caughey|
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.
Name of Descendant: Wendy Jean Nattestad, Glen Waverley VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: granddaughter