The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Lance Corporal Louis Aeschlimann

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Louis Charles (Preferred Charlie) Aeschlimann

Ancestor's date of birth: 15/06/1873

Ancestor's date of death: 15/12/1951

Cause of Death: Natural Causes

Service Number: 370

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Melbourne

Unit: 4th Victorian Imperial Bushman

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

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No record of post Boer War service

Murray Page: 268

Contingent: Fourth Victorian.

Ship: Victorian, Date of Sailing: 01/05/1900

Other Boer War Service: No2 Pom Pom Battery Rhodesian Field Artillery

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Decorations: QSA with 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Transvaal, Rhodesia, SA 1901.

Personal Characteristics: Adverturous, hard working, God fearing, community-minded, active sportsman.

Reasons to go and fight: Keen to enlist, adverturous spirit

Details of service in war: From May 1900 - June 1901 in Rhodesia, west Transvaal under Cape Colony including relief of Philipstown (11 February 1901), capture of Boer guns at Read's Drift (23 February), and capture of Boer patrol near Doornkloof (1 March 1901), could have been on garrison duty in Rhodesia in June 1901. Stayed on to serve with the Rhodesian Field Artillery.

Service and life after the Boer War: No further details provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Edgar Charles Hawkes, Blackburn VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Linda Fisher, Korlimburra VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grand Daughter

Name of Descendant: Andrew Hawkes, Wantirna South VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grand Son

Name of Descendant: Danielle Drill, Warranwood VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grand Daughter


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