William Alexander DAMROW

DAMROW, William Alexander

Service Number: 242
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Queensland Mounted Infantry
Born: Prussia, 1868
Home Town: Fernvale, Somerset, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Enteric Fever, De Aar Military Hospital, De Aar, South Africa, De Aar, Colesberg Area, Cape Colony, South Africa, 19 December 1900
Cemetery: De Aar Old Cemetery, Northern Cape, South Africa
De Aar Old Cemetery Memorial. The British Boer War Memorial in De Aar Garden of Remembrance QMI list has William as 242 PTE Damro W. Date of Death: 19.12.00. Grave 15.
Memorials: Anzac Square Boer War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, 242, 1st Queensland Mounted Infantry
1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, 242, 1st Queensland Mounted Infantry

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

William was born as Wilhelm Alexander DAMROW in Prussia in 1868

His parents were Alexander DAMROW & Wilhelmine KLEIER - he arrived in Brisbane, Queensland in 1886  on the ship Duke of Westminster

He had a sister Franciska Caroline "Frances" DAMROW who wrote the following Obituary


Obituary from Trove newspaper article

In loving memory of my dear Brother, William Alexander Damrow who departed this life on 19th December, 1900 at Dia Ara, South Africa

"Gone dear brother, gone forever

Here with us no more thou art

Suddenly it came upon us, brother dear with thee to part

No one stood around you, to bid a fond farewell

No word of comfort could you leave, to those you loved so well

Gone, but not forgotten,  his loving sister Mrs. E.J. Hay "