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Private Frederick Harth

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: William Hodgkinson, Toowoomba QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

 


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