The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Driver James Trevenar|
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.
Name of Descendant: Mary Dorney, Oatley NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Daughter
Name of Descendant: Thomas Trevenar, Bargo NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson