Charles Mackern SHERIFF

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SHERIFF, Charles Mackern

Service Numbers: 315, 1167
Enlisted: 23 November 1915, Onslow, Western Australia Sergeant
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: Australian Electrical and Mechanical Mining and Boring Company
Born: Broadstairs, Kent, England, 2 November 1872
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: All Saints Grammar School, St Kilda
Occupation: Bushman & well sinker
Died: Pneumonic influenza, 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, England, 23 February 1919, aged 46 years
Cemetery: Paddington Old Cemetery, Kilburn
Grave 14331
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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Boer War Service

28 Feb 1900: Embarked Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Sergeant, SN 315, New South Wales Citizen Bushmen, Ships Atlantian
13 Dec 1900: Discharged Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Sergeant, SN 315, New South Wales Citizen Bushmen, Invalided back to Australia & discharged

World War 1 Service

23 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, SN 1167, Mining Corps, Onslow, Western Australia Sergeant
20 Feb 1916: Involvement Sergeant, SN 1167, Mining Corps
20 Feb 1916: Embarked Sergeant, SN 1167, Mining Corps, HMAT Ulysses, Sydney
23 Feb 1919: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 1167, Australian Electrical and Mechanical Mining and Boring Company

Boer War Service

Date unknown: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Sergeant, SN 315, New South Wales Citizen Bushmen

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Charles Mackern SHERIFF was born on 2nd November, 1872 in Broadstairs, Kent, England

His parents were Charles Edward SHERIFF & Isabel Dorothea MacKERN

He enlisted to serve in the Boer War (SN315) NSW Citizens Bushmen (1st NSW Bushmen) C Squadron, as an Orderly Sergeant - his occupation at the time was a Station Overseer & embarked from Sydney on 28th February, 1900 in the transport ship Atlantian

He was invalided back to Australia on 13th December, 1900 & discharged after 2 years service 

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Charles enlisted for WW1 on 23rd November, 1915 in Onslow, Western Australia as a Sergeant in the Mining Corp - he was with the 3rd tunnelling company (Australian Electrical Mining & Boring Company) - his occupation at the time was bushman & well sinker

He embarked from Sydney on 20th February, 1916 on HMAT Ulysses

He died of pneumonic influenza at the 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital on 23rd February, 1919 & is buried in the Paddington Cemetery in Middlesex, England (Grave 14331) He was given a full military funeral

 

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