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Private Frederick Achilles

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Frederick (Fred) Achilles

Ancestor's date of birth: 01/01/1877

Ancestor's date of death: 16/12/1941

Cause of Death: Killed by motorist Toowoomba- Dalby Road whilst working for the Main Roads Commission

Service Number: 62

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

Unit: 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: Detail not available

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Post Boer war service not evidenced

Murray Page: 480

Contingent: Fourth Queensland

Ship: Manchester Merchant, Date of Sailing: 18/05/1900

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Decorations: Queen and King's South Africa Medals with clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: June 1900 - June 1901 in Free State, Transvaal, and battle of Rhenoster Kop (29 November 1900), great De Wet hunt and advance on Pietersburg and into east Transvaal under Plumer.

Service and life after the Boer War: Lived in Oakey Queensland and worked for Main Roads Commission until his untimely death. Photos show Fred in his uniform also my father in his RAAF uniform from WW2 and myself in my National Service uniform Amberley Qld June to Dec 1952

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Charles Andrew Achilles, Springwood QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand nephew

 


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