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Private Frederick Caughey

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Frederick Herbert Caughey

Ancestor's date of birth: 10/11/1881

Ancestor's date of death: 05/11/1901

Cause of Death: Killed in action

Service Number: 1576

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

Unit: 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles

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

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Did not survive the Boer War.

Murray Page: 300 and 337

Contingent: Fifth Victorian

Ship: Orient, Argus, or City of Lincoln, Date of Sailing: 15/02/1901

Memorial details: Bairnsdale Vic, St Kilda Rd Melbourne, Vryheid Northern Natal South Africa

Decorations: King's South Africa Medal with 1901 clasp.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: His brother had left with the fourth Victorian contingent.

Details of service in war: From March 1901 in east Transvaal and Natal frontier, Frederick survived the defeat at Wilmansrust where 18 were killed and 42 wounded on 12 June 1901, Killed in action at Vryheid on 5 November 1901.

Service and life after the Boer War: Did not survive the Boer War.

Descendant Details

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


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