The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Sergeant Robert Spurway|
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.
Name of Descendant: Lillis Farrell, Port Macquarie NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Niece