I am trying to find my great grand fathers boar war records. His name is Charles Ronald Moore born in Australia. His title was commander in Chief bodyguard unit 40. Can anyone help?  Thanks Kellie


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Hi Kellie

I conducted a quick search of the database for the service record of your great grandfather, but was not able to identify his service records.   For more information on the National Archives of Australia's Boer War records collection see http://naa.gov.au/collection/fact-sheets/fs67.aspx

The National Archives holds the service records of men who enlisted in the Australian forces after Federation in 1901 (those who enlisted in 1901 and 1902).  Your great grandfather may have enlisted in a State contingent prior to Australia becoming a nation.  He may also have served for England in an Imperial force.  

I did a quick search for a mention of his name in the Australian War Memorial's nominal roll for the Boer War - http://www.awm.gov.au/research/people/nominal_rolls/pre_first_world... , but was only able to find a Charles Moore listed (details below), and he was a Private, rather than a Commander in Chief, so may not be the one you are looking for:

Service number: 301

Rank: Private


Conflict: South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)

Fate: Died

State: VIC

Notes: Murray Remarks: Died of wounds at Quaggashoek 12/05/1901

Source: Murray page numbers - 267 and 336


You may need to contact the National Archives in the UK to find out more information about your great grandfather as it appears he may have served in an Imperial force, see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/looking-for-person/defau...

Also, for more information on Boer War records held by the Australian War Memorial: http://www.awm.gov.au/research/infosheets/south_africa.asp



(NAA staff)


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