Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me
  • Page:
  • 1

TOPIC: Trooper David Rew, 23rd (Lancashire) Coy, IY. - k.i.a. at Faberspruit 30.5.1900

Trooper David Rew, 23rd (Lancashire) Coy, IY. - k.i.a. at Faberspruit 30.5.1900 1 week 21 hours ago #66767

  • BereniceUK
  • BereniceUK's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Senior Member
  • Senior Member
  • Posts: 1878
  • Thank you received: 837
In St Mark's Church, Worsley, Greater Manchester.

To the Glory of God and in Memory of
DAVID REW
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT FABERSPRUIT
SOUTH AFRICA MAY 30TH 1900.


THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY HIS COMRADES OF THE
WORSLEY TROOP, DUKE OF LANCASTER'S OWN IMPERIAL YEOMANRY.

He's also remembered on the memorial from Greenbank School, Mossley Hill, Liverpool.
www.angloboerwar.com/forum/17-memorials-...ssley-hill-liverpool





Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Trooper David Rew, 23rd (Lancashire) Coy, IY. - k.i.a. at Faberspruit 30.5.1900 1 week 20 hours ago #66768

  • Frank Kelley
  • Frank Kelley's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Senior Member
  • Senior Member
  • Posts: 6430
  • Thank you received: 821
David Rew was a 23 year old engineer and a serving member of the Duke of Lancaster's own Yeomanry Cavalry when he joined the Imperial Yeomanry upon the 3rd of February 1900, interestingly, at Blackpool, he gave his next of kin as his mother living on Sefton Street in Liverpool.
Rew was subsequently buried at Kimberley after exhumation from Faberspruit.
Attachments:
The following user(s) said Thank You: BereniceUK

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Trooper David Rew, 23rd (Lancashire) Coy, IY. - k.i.a. at Faberspruit 30.5.1900 1 week ago #66797

  • Arthur R
  • Arthur R's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Junior Member
  • Junior Member
  • Posts: 35
  • Thank you received: 22
Surely "Faberspruit" should be "Faber's Puts" : the farm, where Sir Charles Warren's column (including IY) was attacked by Boer commandos on 30 May 1900?
Regards
Arthur

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Trooper David Rew, 23rd (Lancashire) Coy, IY. - k.i.a. at Faberspruit 30.5.1900 6 days 3 hours ago #66806

  • SWB
  • SWB's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Senior Member
  • Senior Member
  • Posts: 1670
  • Thank you received: 364

Arthur R wrote: Surely "Faberspruit" should be "Faber's Puts" : the farm, where Sir Charles Warren's column (including IY) was attacked by Boer commandos on 30 May 1900?


Yes, correct. War memorials are not always accurate, especially when dealing with unfamiliar words - as most Afrikans was to English people in 1900.
Researcher & Collector
The Register of the Anglo-Boer Wars 1899-1902
theangloboerwars.blogspot.co.uk/
www.facebook.com/boerwarregister

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Page:
  • 1
Moderators: djb
Time to create page: 0.908 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum