The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Sergeant Vincent Newell

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Vincent Newell

Ancestor's date of birth: 18/11/1872

Ancestor's date of death: 13/5/1943

Cause of Death: Suffered Severe Asthma attack

Service Number: 151

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

Unit: B Squadron, NSW Citizens Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: SGT, Date Effective: 26/06/1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided

Murray Page: 80

Contingent: Third New South Wales

Ship: Atlantian or Maplemore, Date of Sailing: 28/02/1900

Memorial details: Anglo Boer War Memorial Maitland NSW

Decorations: QSA clasps for- CC, TVL, OFS, RHOD and SA.1901

Personal Characteristics: Resourceful, amusing, teasing grandfather, always ready for games. Talented violinist, very good with his hands and always teaching my sister and I how to make things. We called him 'Boss'.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: April 1900 in Rhodesia, west Transvaal including defence of Elands River Post (4-16 August 1900), and in northern Transvaal, great De Wet hunt (February - March 1901) and advance on Petersburg. Heavily engaged at Koster's River and the Relief of Elands River Garrison. Invalided to Australia, 13/12/1901.

Service and life after the Boer War: Detail not provided

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Peter Gregory Lenehan, Pymble NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Maternal Grandson

Name of Descendant: John Leach, Sheldon QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Nephew

Name of Descendant: Betty Flowers, Manly NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter


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