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Captain Charles James READE
Captain Charles James READE  
Surname READE
Given Name(s) or Initial(s) Charles James
Regimental Number
Unit Name 2nd South Australian Mounted Rifles
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(from Sources as shown)

Murray: Captain (Commanding), Major 7.6.1900, Mentioned in Despatches London Gazette 16.4.1901 Commander of the Bath, Queen's South Africa medal and 6 clasps (Jbg. DH & Belf.).
Wallace1: Major.
Source:# 196 READE Charles R or J Jamestown District SA.
URL2: Major, aboard 'Tongariro' from Cape Town for Aust. 31.3.1901.
URL3: Jamestown SA, volunteered with Lieut. CAMPBELL and 15 Jamestown men for 1st SA Contingent.
URL4: QSA & ?5 clasps.
URL5: born 1863 at Eaglehawk near Bendigo Vic. where his father managed the Oriental Bank, educated at Bendigo High School & Geelong Grammar then studied medicine at Melbourne University, relinquishing that he came to Jamestown in ?1883 and became editor of Jamestown Review in 1887, joined Mounted Rifles as Cpl. in 1888, commissioned Lieut. in 1890 and Captain in 1891, served on Jamestown Council for 11 years, also on Hospital Board and Institute Committee.
Source References
Murray: Official Records of the Australian Contingents etc. page(s) 347 348 349
Wallace1: The Australians at the Boer War page(s) 197
Source:# Oz-Boer contributed source number 196
Bail: Diaries of Cpl. Herbert Bail, 2SAMR page(s)
B4717: National Archives of Australia series B4717
Source:# Oz-Boer contributed source number 1009
Newbury1: South Australians and the South African War page(s) 32
Register: The Register newspaper South Australia 21.12.1899 & 27.1.1900
Ad. Advertiser: Adelaide Advertiser newspaper date(s) 14.12.1901
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