The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper William Charles|
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.
Name of Descendant: CHRISTOPHER MARK RICHARDS, Kelvin Grove QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson