The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private Gilbert Daveney|
Ancestor's Name: Gilbert Daveney (on Murray list spelt as Deveney)
Ancestor's date of birth: 1866
Ancestor's date of death: 1935
Cause of Death: Not stated
Service Number: 18
Colony or State of enlistment: WA, Place of Enlistment: Perth
Unit: 4 Troop, 3 WA Bushmen
Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: On enlistment
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): PTE, Date Effective: 8/11/1915
Murray Page: 411
Contingent: Third Western Australian
Ship: Maplemore, Date of Sailing: 13/03/1900
Memorial details: Not known
Awards/Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, Rhodesia and SA 1901 clasps. 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Personal Characteristics: Drover and surveyor by occupation. Height 171 cm, weight 52 kg (1915).
Reasons to go and fight: He was working in the Kalgoolie and Coolgardie mines when Boer war broke out and went to Perth to join up.
Details of service in war: April 1900 - April 1901 in Rhodesia, west Transvaal including skirmish at Koster River (22 July 1900), and in northern Transvaal including battle of Rhenoster Kop (29 November 1900), great De Wet hunt, including charge at Wolwekuil (14 February 1901), and advance on Pietersburg.
Service and life after the Boer War: Born in Warwick Qld and returned there after the war. Enlisted in the AIF 8 November 1915, Australian Remount Unit 2, Squadron 7, Australian Army Service Corps. He served in Egypt, however, this senior age volunteer's health did not hold out, he was returned to Australia 18 October 1916 and discharged.
Name of Descendant: Colton Daveney, Wynnum North QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Son