The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Colour Sergeant (Later Major, MC) William Inglis

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: William Inglis

Ancestor's date of birth: 13/10/1873

Ancestor's date of death: 10/01/1941

Cause of Death: Pulmonary oedema, coronary thrombosis, cardio-vascular sclerosis

Service Number: Not known for Boer War

Colony or State of enlistment: Not Applicable, Place of Enlistment: Edinburgh Scotland

Unit: 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Higlanders

Rank attained in Boer War: CSGT, Date Effective: 16/03/1900

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): MAJ, Date Effective: 01/11/1916

Murray Page: Not Applicable did not serve in an Australian unit

Contingent: Not Applicable

Ship: SS Orcana, Date of Sailing: 01/11/1899

Memorial details: Cremated at Woronora, Sydney.

Awards/Decorations: King and Queen's South Africa Medals with clasps. Awarded 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Military Cross and French Medaille Militaire in First AIF during Great War.

Personal Characteristics: Generous, sense of humour, patriotic.

Reasons to go and fight: Was a regular British soldier.

Details of service in war: Served in numerous battles, including Modder River, Magersfontein, Paardeberg. In South Africa 1899-1902. Prisoner of war 1900.

Service and life after the Boer War: Served in Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders until 1913. Retired as Regimental Sergeant Major. Joined Permanent Australian Military Forces in 1913. Served in German New Guinea, 1914-1915. Joined AIF in 1915. Served in Middle East and on Western Front. Rejoined Australian Military Forces at end of Great War. Retired as Major in 1927. Lived in Kogarah until his death in 1941. Married with four children.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: David Sulman Carment, Mosman NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great grandson


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