The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private George Jewell|
Name of Ancestor: George Hanibal Jewell
Ancestor's date of birth: 02/10/1876
Ancestor's date of death: 27/07/1937
Cause of Death: Fibrosis of liver
Service and Life Before the Boer War: A saddler.
Service Number: 1685
Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Northcote
Unit: 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles
Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 1901
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service.
Murray Page: 302
Contingent: Fifth Victorian
Ship: Orient, Argus, or City of Lincoln, Date of Sailing: 15/02/1901
Memorial details: VMR Memorial Melbourne.
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal, SA 1901 and SA 1902
Personal Characteristics: Appeared well known and liked in local community.
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.
Details of service in war: Landed 6 March 1901. Slightly wounded at Wilmansrust 12 June 1901 - right chest and right arm.
Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 25 April 1902 on the St Andrew or 26 April 1902 on the Custodian. President of the South African Active Servicemen's Association.
Name of Descendant: Sandra Papavasiliou (nee Jewell), Chermside QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter