MIDGLEY, Stephen

Service Numbers: 22, Officer
Enlisted: 30 September 1914, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Last Unit: 54th Infantry Battalion
Born: Grafton, New South Wales, Australia, 29 May 1871
Home Town: New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Mine owner
Died: Natural causes, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 25 October 1954, aged 83 years
Cemetery: Mount Thompson Memorial Gardens & Crematorium, Queensland
Columbarium 12/Section 5.
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Boer War Service

1 Nov 1899: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Sergeant, SN 22, 2nd Queensland Mounted Infantry, The Boer Offensive
1 Apr 1901: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Captain, Bushveldt Carbineers (BVC)

World War 1 Service

30 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Captain, SN Officer, 5th Light Horse Regiment, Brisbane, Queensland
16 Dec 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Major, 5th Light Horse Regiment
21 Dec 1914: Embarked Captain, 5th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Persic, Sydney
21 Dec 1914: Involvement Captain, 5th Light Horse Regiment
5 Sep 1915: Transferred AIF WW1, Major, 54th Infantry Battalion
6 Dec 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant Colonel, 54th Infantry Battalion
3 Mar 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant Colonel, 54th Infantry Battalion

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"OBITIUARY.  COLONEL S. MIDGLEY. Boer and First War Veteran 

The passing of Mr. Stephen Midgley, in the Greenslopes Military Hospital, after a lengthy illness, at the age of almost 84 years, removes a former well-known Nambour resident and soldier. The late Mr. Midgley served in both the Boer and First World Wars, in the last-named conflict he was a member of the Fifth Light Horse and was thrice mentioned in despatches. He rose to the rank of Colonel and received the C.M.G., D.S.O. and decorations. For about 30 years the late Mr. Midgley resided at Nambour, but in recent years made his home at Redland Bay. In addition to his wife, he leaves one son, Mr. H. Midgley (Nambour), and daughter, Miss S. Midgley (Redland Bay)." - from the Nambour Chronicle 29 Oct 1954 (