The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Private George Jewell

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Sandra Papavasiliou (nee Jewell), Chermside QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter


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