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Driver James Trevenar

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: James Walter Trevenar

Ancestor's date of birth: 22/03/1878

Ancestor's date of death: 07/05/1949

Cause of Death: Heart Failure

Service Number: 2966

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

Unit: A Battery Royal Australian Artillery

Rank attained in Boer War: Driver, Date Effective: Pre Boer War

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post war promotions available.

Murray Page: 55

Contingent: Second New South Wales

Ship: Warrigal, Date of Sailing: 30/12/1899

Memorial details: National Artillery Museum, Manly NSW

Decorations: Queen and King's South Africa Medals with clasps

Personal Characteristics: A Gentleman, quite,well spoken and determined.

Reasons to go and fight: Professional Soldier

Details of service in war: From February 1900 in Cape Colony and Transvaal. Seriously injured after being kicked by a horse. Invalided to England 25/7/1900. Returned to South Africa, and re joined his unit, departed from South Africa with his Artillery unit to Australia.

Service and life after the Boer War: Became a Veterinary Surgeon after being invalided from the Army as Not fit for Service.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Mary Dorney, Oatley NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Daughter

Name of Descendant: Thomas Trevenar, Bargo NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson


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