The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Sergeant Robert Spurway

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Robert William Spurway

Ancestor's date of birth: Detail not provided

Ancestor's date of death: Detail not provided

Cause of Death: Not stated

Service Number: 3027 and 5004

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided

Unit; 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles and 3rd NSW Imperial Bushman

Rank attained in Boer War: SGT, Date Effective: 13/09/1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service

Murray Page: 142 and 162

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales

Ship: Antillian, Date of Sailing: 05/04/1901

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Awards/Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with TVL and OFS clasps, King's South Africa Medal with SA01 and SA02 clasps

Personal Characteristics: Sgt Spurway is a brother to Pte Benjamin Spurway also registered.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: April 1901 - May 1902 in the Free State and Transvaal.

Service and life after the Boer War: Sgt Spurway returned to Australia on board the SS Asonia arriving in Sydney on the 3 June 1902. No further details provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Lillis Farrell, Port Macquarie NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Niece


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