Charles Edward UMPHELBY MID


UMPHELBY, Charles Edward

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Last Unit: Special Service Officers
Born: Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 13 June 1853
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Cattle station manager/Soldier
Died: Died of Wounds, Driefontein, South Africa, 12 March 1901, aged 47 years
Cemetery: President Brand Cemetery, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Boer War Memorial (Queen Victoria Square), Geelong Boer War Memorial
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Lieutenant Colonel, SN Officer, Special Service Officers, The Boer Offensive

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Charles Edward Ernest UMPHELBY was born on 13th June, 1853 in Richmond , Victoria

His parents were Charles Washington UMPHELBY and Lydia MARZETTI

he married Ann Arundel AUSTIN in 1875 in Victoria

He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Australian Artillery, Special Service Officer

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Charles died on 12th March, 1901 of wounds due to a stray bullet received two days earlier

He was buried temporarily on the Veldt and reburied in Bloemfontein Cemetery

Original grave marker reads: In memory of Colonel Umphelby of the Victorian Artillery, Victoria, Australia.  Wounded on March 10 and died on March 12th.  In sad remembrance.  NSW Medical Corps

Memorial at Field Hospital cemetery near Driefontein : To LieutenanT. Colonel. C.E.E. Umphelby of Victorian Regiment, Royal Australian Artilery.  Died of wounds on 12th March at Driefontein

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