Percy William Chanter DRAGE


DRAGE, Percy William Chanter

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Last Unit: 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles
Born: Wandsworth, London, England, 1866
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Soldier
Died: Killed in Action, Diamond Hill, South Africa, 12 June 1900
Cemetery: Diamond Hill Cemetery, Cullinan, South Africa
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Boer War Service

12 Jun 1900: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Lieutenant Colonel, SN Officer, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Operations in Orange Free State and Transvaal, February to June, 1900. Actions at Poplar Grove, Dreifontein , Karee Siding, Vet River, Zand River, Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Diamond Hill. Killed at Diamond Hill, 12th June, 1900.

Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Percy William Chanter DRAGE was born in Wandsworth, London, England in 1866

His parents were Binyoun John DRAGE & Lizzie KENTFIELD who married in England in 1864

He arrived in Sydney on 20th September, 1886 on the ship Potosi

He married Minnie Blanche HEATHCOTE in Paddington, Sydney in 1898

He was a Lieutenant with the 1st NSW Mounted Rifles

Percy was Killed in Action at Diamond Hill, Elands River, South Africa and was buried at the Rhenosterfontein Farm - his grave is now at the Diamond Hill Cemetery