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Trooper Isaac Bewley

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Isaac Bewley

Ancestor's date of birth: 1880

Ancestor's date of death: 01/02/1902

Cause of Death: Enteric Fever and Pneumonia

Service and Life Before the Boer War: He was born in Murrurundi, NSW the son of Issac and Sarah Ann Bewley. He was one of eight children on enlistment he was a railway porter.

Service Number: 1353

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

Unit: 'E' Squadron, 3rd NSWMR

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 01/03/1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Did not survive the Boer War.

Murray Page: 135, 205

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales

Ship: British Princess, Date of Sailing: 21/03/1901

Memorial details: Bayswater Garden of Remembrance, Bloemfontein, Free State and Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Panel 1 Commemorative Area.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal, Orange Free State, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: Served with Rimmington's column in Orange Free State and Eastern Transvaal

Service and life after the Boer War: His family continued to place In Memoriam Advertisements in Newspapers each year for many years after his death.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Merle Barrett, Byron Bay NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Niece


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