The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private Frederick Harth|
Name of Ancestor: Frederick Harth
Ancestor's date of birth: 16/09/1878
Ancestor's date of death: 17/08/1974
Cause of Death: Old age, almost 96 years of age.
Service Number: 108
Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided
Unit: 3rd Queensland Mounted Infanrty
Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: On enlistment
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War Service
Murray Page: 469
Contingent: Third Queensland
Ship: Duke of Portland, Date of Sailing: 01/03/1900
Memorial details: QMI Museum Enoggera
Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps.
Personal Characteristics: Good character on particulars of service.
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided
Details of service in war: Proceeded to Beira and disembarked there. They were emboidied in the Rhosesian Field Force of which they became the 2rd Regiment and particpated in operations in Rhodesia between the 11t October 1899 and 25t May 1900 as a portion of the 'Bushmans Brigade' in Colonel Plumers Column, they assisted in the relief of Mafaking. The Brigade served subsquently in General Carrington's Column. Severely wounded when a shell struck the hospital at Elands River 6/8/1900. Invalided to Australia 8/12/1900, discharged as medically unfit for further service.
Service and life after the Boer War: Detail not provided.
Name of Descendant: William Hodgkinson, Toowoomba QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson