The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Trooper William Charles

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: William Rye Charles (aka) Cook

Ancestor's date of birth: 26/07/1879

Ancestor's date of death: 01/01/1925

Cause of Death: Car accident.

Service Number: 760

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW Place of Enlistment: Sydney

Unit: 2 New South Wales Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: Detail not available

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided

Murray Page: 112

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales

Ship: Custodian or Maplemore, Date of Sailing: 17/03/1901

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: King's South Africa Medal with 1901 and 1902 clasps, British War Medal.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: April 1901 - April 1902 in west then east Transvaal under Ingouville Williams

Service and life after the Boer War: Enlisted during WW1 in 1918 and served overseas.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: CHRISTOPHER MARK RICHARDS, Kelvin Grove QLD

Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson


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