The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Private Conway DREW

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Conway Hovenden Lovett DREW

Ancestor's date of birth: 24/12/1874

Ancestor's date of death: 03/01/1942

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service Number: 45

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Brisbane

Unit: A coy lst QMI

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: Detail not provided

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided

Murray Page: 451

Contingent: lst QMI

Ship: Cornwall Date of Sailing: 1 November 1899

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Detail not provided

Personal Characteristics: An Adventurer

Reasons to go and fight: A big adventure

Details of service in war: Served December 1899 - December 1900 in northwest Cape Colony including victory over rebel band at Sunnyside (1 January 1900), Free State, and east Transvaal; joined to 2nd Qld Mounted Infantry April - November 1900, Detailed in his diary.

Service and life after the Boer War: After Boer War lived in Sydney and was a Journalist, Playwright, Author. Wrote for "The Bulletin" and was journalist, editor and reporter for "The Surf" a journal of sport and pastime. Also was for a while a hotel owner.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Connie Symons, WANGAN QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: great niece

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