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Lieutenant Lachlan Caskey

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Lachlan [Jack] John Caskey

Ancestor's date of birth: 29/05/1870

Ancestor's date of death: 27/09/1901

Cause of Death: Killed in Action

Service Number: Officer - no service number

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD Place of Enlistment: Brisbane?

Unit: 5th Queensland Imperial Bushman

Rank attained in Boer War: LT, Date Effective: Detail not provided

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Did not live to serve after war

Murray Page: 492

Contingent: 5th QIB

Ship: Templemore, Date of Sailing: 06/03/1901

Memorial details: He is buried in a small cemetery at Van Stadensrus, Free State W/Cross. Heritage Grave Site at Toowong Cemetery Brisbane Qld and Leichardt State School, Allora State High School and King George Square

Decorations: MID C in C 8th October 1901. Mentioned in Despatches 8th March 1902 Commander in Chief.

Personal Characteristics: Leadership, "A good and upright lad", School Cadet Pioneer, Teacher.

Reasons to go and fight: Patriotic and Military progression

Details of service in war: Cape Colony, Orange Freestate,Transvaal.

Service and life after the Boer War: Did not live to serve after the war.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Richard Caskey, Ashgrove QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great, great Nephew

Name of Descendant: John Thomas Lachlan Caskey, Cannon Hill QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great, great Nephew

Name of Descendant: Marjorie Gilbert, Palm Beach QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Niece


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