Charles Montague AWMM
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Captain Montague Lewin, Addington, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
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Lewin was described as being a good horseman, sportsman and soldier, and of having a keen sense of humour. (Stowers, p.166)
He departed Cape Town aboard the S.S. 'Woolloomooloo' and later joined the 20 Company, 6 NZMR as Corporal. He sailed aboard the S.S 'Cornwall' from Auckland on the 30 January 1901.
Lewin was promoted to Sergeant-Major and later to Lieutenant.
He was severely wounded at Swartwater in January 1902 where he'd scraped together a squadron and held a ridge against Botha with splendid gallantry. (Stowers, p.166)
After the war he started a successful stable business in Pretoria.
Lewin later moved to Bega (New South Wales) where he engaged in carting timber from bush to railhead, using a steam lorry. AWMM
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- St Clair Inglis, A. (c1902). Souvenir Album of the first New Zealand Contingent South African War. Auckland, N.Z.: Arthur Cleave & Co. AWMM
- Stowers, R. (1992). Kiwi versus Boer : the First New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
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