Jewell, George

Place Africa: South Africa
Accession Number 3DRL/5097(A)
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm & 1 folio: 63 cm x 46 cm
Object type Diary, Typescript, Newspaper cutting
Maker Jewell, George
Place made South Africa
Date made 1901; 2013
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 748/003/038
Conflict South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to 1685 Saddler George Jewell, who served with H Company, Left Wing, the 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles Contingent during the war in South Africa (Boer War). Comprises an original handwritten diary kept by Saddler Jewell during the period April to October 1901, containing regular detailed entries, a leather pouch used to store diary, small newspaper clipping titled 'Back to South Africa' relating to an address given by General Sir Ian Hamilton in London, empty handwritten envelope with names of certificates belonging to Jewell written on front, and two pages from 'The Leader Supplement' (dated 16 February 1901) with black and white portrait photographs of the soldiers from the 5th and 6th Victorian Contingents (no names included). The location of the certificates mentioned on empty envelope is unknown and were not included when collection originally acquired by the Memorial. Added to the collection in 2014 is a 9 page typed transcription of Jewell's 1901 diary, compiled by Mr Rob Droogleever in 2013.