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Bombardier Edward McElwee

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Edward Spencer McElwee

Ancestor's date of birth: 11/12/1865

Ancestor's date of death: 1931

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service and Life Before the Boer War: He was a permanent soldier in 'A' Field Battery, NSW Artillery RAA. He was an acting bombadier at the start of the war.

Service Number: 2496

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Sydney

Unit: A Battery Royal Australian Artillery

Rank attained in Boer War: BDR, Date Effective: 30/03/1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War promotion

Murray Page: 53

Contingent: Second New South Wales

Ship: SS Warigal, Date of Sailing: 30/12/1899

Memorial details: Buried in or near North Sydney

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Transvaal and South Africa 1901 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: A soldier serving full time in the New South Wales Military Force.

Details of service in war: He was promoted Corporal (Bombardier) 30-3-1901. Saw service: February 1900 - June 1901 in Cape Colony and Transvaal. He was invalided home with Enteric Fever arriving 6 July 1901.

Service and life after the Boer War: No details provided

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Christopher Newsome, Rutherford NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Great Nephew


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