The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Corporal (later Sergeant) George Fardell

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: George Fardell

Ancestor's date of birth: 30/04/1876

Ancestor's date of death: 01/01/1965

Cause of Death: Unknown

Service and Life Before the Boer War: George was born in Carcoar New South Wales, second son of John and Ann Fardell nee Stoke. His father was a Station Master at Newbridge (30 km from Bathurst and 15 km from Blayney). His grandparents were Thomas and Jane Fardell nee Cook from Croxton Kerriel, Leicestershire England and who emigrated to Australia in 1848 on the 'General Hewitt'.

Service Number: 9570

Colony or State of enlistment: Not Australia, Place of Enlistment: South Africa

Unit: Kitchener's Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: CPL, Date Effective: 1900

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): SGT, Date Effective: 01/11/1914

Murray Page: Not applicable, did not serve in an Australian unit.

Contingent: Not applicable

Ship: Travelled privately to South Africa

Memorial details: Not known

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal, Orange Free State and South Africa 1901 clasps. 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Personal Characteristics: Character unknown. physical description on enlistment WW1 (Aug 1914): Height: 182 cm, Weight: 67 kg, Complexion: Dark, Hair: Brown, Eyes: Brown. Tatoos: Cross on Chest; Ladies on Arms; G. Fardell, Sth Africa on right Forearm.

Reasons to go and fight: Unknown

Details of service in war: Enlisted 27 Jul 1900, served until 20 Jun 1901 with Kitchener's Horse. Including march from the Delagoa Railway to Heidelberg in October 1900, then in the Western Transvaal.

Service and life after the Boer War: Married 1902 Elizabeth Ellen Fardell moved to Western Australia. Worked as a carpenter. Father of two sons and two daughters. Joined the AIF on 27 August 1914. served as Sergeant Farrier in WW1 with the 4th Field Ambulance. Served at Gallipoli and in France. Returned to Australia on the 22 Jul 1917. Discharged after hospitalisation with with Rheumatism, Myalgia and Neurasthenia. Embarked on a sea voyage from Sydney to Canada to England and back to New Zealand and was not seen again by family.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Noni Brown, Surfers Paradise QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: 2nd cousin twice removed


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