The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Bombardier Edward McElwee|
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
Name of Descendant: Christopher Newsome, Rutherford NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Great Nephew