Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Charles Albert Hensley

In memory of:

Captain Charles Albert Hensley

January 20, 1900

Thabamnyama, South Africa

Military Service


Age:

34

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Additional Information


Born:

September 21, 1865
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Captain Hensley was born in 1865 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Although not a member of the Canadian South Africa contingent, he served with distinction in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers for sixteen years. He was one of the first Canadians to die in the South Africa War.

Commemorated on Page 16 of the South African War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

RANGEWORTHY CEMETERY
South Africa

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

1 non-official headstone Closest city is Ladysmith

Digital Collection

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  • Drawing of Charles Albert Hensley– This line drawing of Captain Charles Albert Hensley appeared in the Toronto Star on January 24th, 1900.
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star for 22 January 1900.
  • Memorial Plaque– 146 Captain Charles Albert Hensley (RMC 1882) was listed on the plaque on the memorial arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario.
  • Memorial Doll– Capt Charles Albert Hensley was cadet 1884 in the class of 1884 at the Royal Military College of Canada. He served with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. He died on Jan 20, 1900 in Thabamnyama, South Africa. 
As an ex-cadet, he is named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.
  • Plaque– Pro Deo Et Patria Erected by the Royal Military College Club of Canada Anno Domini 1923. 1884 Capt Charles Albert Hensley (RMC 1884) served with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. He died on Jan 20, 1900 in Thabamnyama, South Africa.
  • Stained Glass Window– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

1884 Capt Charles Albert Hensley (RMC 1884) served with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. He died on Jan 20, 1900 in Thabamnyama, South Africa.
  • Memorial– Memorial stair, Royal Military College, Kingston
  • Memorial– Memorial arch, Royal Military College, Kingston

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