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BEDFORDSHIRE - Boer War Detailed Information

Compiled & Copyright © Martin Edwards 2000

This list is compiled from the Bedfordshire Boer War Memorial found on the embankment.
For details of the Bedfordshire Regiments part in the Boer War see the relevant Regiment section.
Much information on the officers came from "THE LAST POST: OFFICERS WHO FELL IN SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902"
by Mildred G Dooner, published by Naval & Military Press.

Surname

Forenames

Rank

Further Details

ABBISS

F

Private

6541, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of disease at Thaba N'Chu 19th October 1900.

ABBOTT

G [C]

Trooper

6, Rhodesia Horse, Rhodesian Regiment. Killed in action at Rool Kopjes Crocodile River 16th September 1900.

ABBOTT

T

Private

[Listed as J ABBOTT in 'The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902' by Alexander Palmer.] 3662, 4th Battalion (Hertfordshire Militia), Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of disease at Senekal 5th August 1900.

ADAMS

H W

Private

7758, 1st Hertfordshire Volunteer Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of disease at Senekal 13th June 1900. See also Hertford Boer War Memorial.

ALDRIDGE

A

Private

3627, 2nd Battalion, Mounted Infantry, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action near Eitz, 6th June 1901. See also Buckinghamshire - Coombe Hill Boer War Memorial

ALDRIDGE

J

Private

2533, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of disease at Bloemfontein 2nd May 1900.

ALLWOOD

A

Sapper

1769, 1st Telegraph Division, Royal Engineers. Died of disease at Pretoria 13th January 1902.

ANDERSON

H

Private

7760, 3rd Hertfordshire Volunteer Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of disease at Sannah's Post 24th February 1901.

ANDERSON

J

Private

7761, 3rd Hertfordshire Volunteer Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of disease at Bloemfontein 31st March 1901.

ANDREWS

G

Private

6142, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, Died of disease at Bloemfontein 6th May 1900.

ANDREWS

W

Private

4369, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of disease at Bloemfontein 26th March 1901.

ARMITAGE

A

Private

6591, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of disease at Kimberley 28th November 1901.

ARTHUR

S

Private

[Listed as 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment in 'The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902' by Alexander Palmer.] 5448, 3rd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of disease at Bloemfontein 20th May 1901.

ASHPOLE

J

Private

[Listed as Lance Corporal G ASHPOLE in 'The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902' by Alexander Palmer.] 2459, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Severely wounded at Britstown 27th December 1900, died 28 December 1900.

ASHWELL

S R

Private

3721, 4th Battalion (Mounted Infantry), Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of disease at Kimberley 10th November 1901.

ASKHAM

J

Private

[Listed as 2483, 2nd Battalion, in 'The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902' by Alexander Palmer.] 2183, 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of disease at Lindley 17th July 1900.

ATKINS

G

Private

2757, 4th Battalion (Hertfordshire Militia), Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of disease at Kimberley 14th June 1901.

BAILEY

G

Private

2501, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died of disease 6th January 1901 at Howick, previously wounded at Senekal 29th May 1900.

BAKER

A

Private

[Driver] 74869, Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died of disease at Bloemfontein 30th April 1900.

BANKS

B

Private

Army Ordnance Corps

BANTOCK

W

Lance Corporal

4616, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of disease at Thaba N'chu 25th February 1901. See also Bury St Edmunds.

BARRETT

W

Private

[Listed as BARRATT, 2nd Battalion, in 'The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902' by Alexander Palmer.] 2653, 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of disease 2nd February 1901 at Bloemfontein.

BARRINGHAM

W

Lance Corporal

6758, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Vlakfontein 19th September 1901.

BARRINGTON

F

Private

[Listed as 2nd Battalion, in 'The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902' by Alexander Palmer.] 2138, 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of disease at Bloemfontein 25th May 1900.

BARTON

H

Private

[Listed as 2nd Battalion, in 'The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902' by Alexander Palmer.] 3499, 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Diedv of disease at Thaba N'chu 7th September 1900.

BATCHELOR

J

Private

3950, 4th Battalion (Hertfordshire Militia), Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of disease at Kimberley 3rd September 1901.

BATTEY

W

Private

[Listed as BATTY, in 'The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902' by Alexander Palmer.] 6749, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of disease at Thaba N'chu 5th March 1901.

BAVIN

W

Private

6518, 2nd Battalion (4th Mounted Infantry), Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of disease at Klersdorp 12th May 1902.

BELLAMY

A

Private

Kings Royal Rifle Corps

BELLAMY

F

Private

4614, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of disease at Naauwpoort 17th March 1900.

BIGG

F

Private

[Memorial lists him has 4171, listed as BIGGS at death in 'The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902' by Alexander Palmer.] 4065, 4th Battalion (Hertfordshire Militia), Bedfordshire Regiment. Prisoner of war at Geysdorp 16th July 1901, released. Missing in action at Klersdorp 25th February 1902.

BLACKWELL

A

Private

3096, 4th Battalion (Hertfordshire Militia), Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of disease at Orange River 22nd April 1900.

BLUNT

G J

Private

6277, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action near Reitz 6th June 1901.

BONE

A

Private

[Listed as Lance Corporal in 'The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902' by Alexander Palmer.] 3066, 4th Battalion (Hertfordshire Militia), Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of disease at Mafeking 13th December 1900.

BOYCE

A

Private

Lincolnshire Regiment

BOYDEN

E W

Private

7933, 1st Hertfordshire Volunteer Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of disease at Thaba N'chu 14th May 1901.

BRADLEY

A V

Private

7774, 3rd Volunteer Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of disease at Winburg 13th June 1900.

BRIGHT

A E

Private

6590, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. DIed of disease at Mafeking 17th November 1900.

BROWN

A

Private

1931, East Kent Regiment (The Buffs), killed in action 19th November 1900 at Balmoral.

BRYANT

B

Private

6418, 3rd Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Died of enteric fever at Ladysmith 22nd March 1900.

BULL

J

Private

3rd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. There are two J BULL's listed in 'The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902' by Alexander Palmer. Either could fit as neither is exact.

BULLAND

F

Private

[Listed as BULLARD in 'The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902' by Alexander Palmer.] 6433, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of diesease at Bloemfontein 22nd May 1900.

BURLEY

T

Private

4576, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of diesease at Bloemfontein 19th June 1900.

BURNS

J

Lance Corporal

3566, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds at Leeuwspruit 14th June 1900.

BURRAGE

O H

Private

[Listed as BURRIDGE in 'The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902' by Alexander Palmer.] 7931, 2nd Hertfordshire Volunteer Battalion (Mounted Infantry), Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of diesease at Bloemfontein 7th October 1901.

BURROWS

J

Private

[Listed as Private on Bedfordshire Regiment memorial, Lance Corporal on Norwich Memorial and Corporal in 'The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902' by Alexander Palmer]. 6032, 2nd Battalion (Mounted Infantry), Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action near Reitz 6th June 1901. See also Norwich Memorial.

BUTLER

G

Private

3493, 4th Battalion (Hertfordshire Militia), Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of disease at Kimberley 19th June 1901.

BYRNE

Alfonso

Lieutenant

3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of enteric at Bloemfontein, 11th June 1900. He was educated at Wellington, where he was in the Berseford, and entered the 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment in February, 1896, being promoted lieutenant in September, 1897. He was seconded for Service in South Africa, and attached to No.1 Depot Remount Department.

CANNON

E

Private

6426, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of disease at Bloemfontein 4th October 1900.

CAPPELL

 

Lance Corporal

Oxford Light Infantry

CASE

R V

Private

58, Lumsdenís Horse. Killed in action at Houtnek 30th April 1900.

CAULDREY

A

Private

6231, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

CHANCE

S

Private

4547, 7th Dragoon Guards. Killed in action at Klipplaats 6th February 1901.

CHESHIRE

C

Driver

[Listed as Private on mmeorial and CHESHER in 'The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902' by Alexander Palmer.] 370, Royal Engineers. Died of enteric fever at Ladysmith 25th February 1900. See also Chatham Memorial under CHESHER.

CHESHIRE

E

Private

3636, 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Killed in action at Paardeberg 18th February 1900.

CLARK

J

Private

4170, 4th Battalion (Hertfordshire Militia), Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action near Kaffirkraal 7th June 1901.

COLE

C G S

Private

10206, 56th/57th Company, 15th (3rd Buckinghamshire Squadron) Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry. Died of disease at Krugersdorp 3rd March 1901. See also Coombe Hill, Wendover.

CONSTABLE

F H

Private

[Listed as H CONSTABLE in in 'The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902' by Alexander Palmer.] 921, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of disease at Bloemfontein 5th June 1900.

COX

J

Corporal

5380, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

CRAWLEY

J

Private

Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

CROFTS

E S

Lance Corporal

716, Capetown Highlanders. Drowned 24th January 1901 at Douglas, Vaal River.

CROOK

W

Private

3154, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

CROUCHER

G

Private

4131, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

CROXTON

H

Private

Comptonís Horse

CURL

C

Private

1692, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

CURTIS

J

Private

3212, 4th Battalion (Hertfordshire Militia), Bedfordshire Regiment

DAY

W

Private

Duke of Cornwallís Light Infantry

DILLON

Charles Henry

Lieutenant

4th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died of wounds received in action at Standerton. 8th June 1901. Aged 23. Born August 1877. Educated Eton (Mr. Cornish's), he entered the Rifle Brigade, February, 1898, being promoted lieutenant, January 1900. Lieutenant Dillon had been on special service in South Africa with the Rhodesian Field Force from March, 1900, and was mentioned in despatch of General Lord Kitchener of July 28th, 1901, in the he, when "in command of some scouts shewed great skill in extricating his men from a very difficult position," and as A.D.C. to Colonel Grey frequently rendered most "plucky and valuable service."

DILLON

F

Private

4873, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

DIMERY

W

Private

4659, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

DOBBIE

Wallace Houston

Lieutenant

South African Constabulary. Orange River Colony Police late 1st Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry. Dangerously woiunded near Ladybrand and died of wounds 30th November 1900.

DOLLIMORE

F

Private

3249, 4th Battalion (Hertfordshire Militia), Bedfordshire Regiment

DRAPER

F

Private

2780, 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

DRAPPER

P

Private

Comptonís Horse

DUNHAM

H F

Private

7860, 2nd Hertfordshire Volunteer Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

DUNKLEY

A

Private

3rd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment

DUX

W K

Private

6714, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

EDWARDS

J

Private

3444, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

ELGY

A W

Private

Comptonís Horse

ELLINGHAM

Charles

Lance Corporal

4660, Suffolk Regiment, died of disease 15th June 1900, Bloemfontein. Also commemorated in Cambridgeshire see Cambs Boer War - All Men

ELMER

A J

Private

6431, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

ENDERSBY

J W

Private

5593, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

EVANS

F W

Bombardier

Royal Garrison Artillery

EVERITT

A

Lance Corporal

Grenadier Guards

FEARY

B

Private

864, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

FENSOME

A

Private

Grenadier Guards

FERRAND

A

Private

Comptonís Horse

FIELD

G

Private

7958, 3rd Hertfordshire Volunteer Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

FINCHER

J

Private

4763, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

FLETCHER

J

Private

3964, 4th Battalion (Hertfordshire Militia), Bedfordshire Regiment

FORD

C

Private

4064, 4th Battalion (Hertfordshire Militia), Bedfordshire Regiment

FORRESTER

J J

Corporal (Private on memorial)

13337, Pagetís Horse. Died 15th March 1901. Son of James & Juliette Forrester. Buried in Lichtenburg Graveyard. Grave 50.

FOSTER

A E

Sergeant

Middlesex Regiment

FOUNTAIN

H

Private

2043, 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

FRANKLIN

A G

Private

5708, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

FRANKLIN

J

Private

Middlesex Regiment

FURNEYHOUGH

W

Private

6296, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

GAME

A

Private

2513, 4th Battalion (Hertfordshire Militia), Bedfordshire Regiment

GARDINER

E

Private

3730, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

GENTLE

J

Private

3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 6th June 1901 at Colesberg. Buried Colesberg military Cemetery. Grave 69.

GIBBS

G

Private

3284, 4th Battalion (Hertfordshire Militia), Bedfordshire Regiment

GLASS

G

Private

1395, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

GOFF

J

Private

4th King's Royal Rifleís

GOODMAN

A J

Private

7793, 3rd Hertfordshire Volunteer Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

GRAY

Harry

Private

3675, 4th Battalion (Hertfordshire Militia), Bedfordshire Regiment

GRAY

Henry

Private

3675, 4th Battalion (Hertfordshire Militia), Bedfordshire Regiment

GREAVES

W

Private

6230, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

GREGORY

A

Private

2146, 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

GREY

J H

Private

6190, 2nd Battalion, Mounted Infantry, Bedfordshire Regiment. See also Buckinghamshire - Coombe Hill Boer War Memorial

GROOM

A

Private

1239, 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

GUEST

J

Private

4234, 4th Battalion (Hertfordshire Militia), Bedfordshire Regiment

HALES

H J

Private

6317, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

HALLWORTH

J

Private

4th King's Royal Rifleís

HALSEY

F G

Private

6539, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment died of disease at Thaba 'Nchu 5th December /1900 and is buried at Thaba 'Nchu Cemetery.

HAMILTON

C

Private

Comptonís Horse

HARRIS

Eustace Malim

Lieutenant

2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers. Killed in action at Machadodorp, 8th January 1901. Aged 26. Born August 1874 in Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire, educated at Bedford Grammar School. Son of F. W. and Charlotte Harris, his father was a curate. Entered the Royal Irish Fusiliers from 4th Battalion (Cavan Militia) March, 1897, being promoted lieutenant April, 1899. He served in the war from its commencement; first with the Natal Field Force, and afterwards in the Transvaal.

HARVIE

H T

Lance Corporal

6405, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

HATTON

F

Private

2967, 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

HAYES

 

Corporal

Army Service Corps

HEMINGWAY

Fred L

Lieutenant

Mennes Scouts. Killed in action near Standerton. Between 3rd and 7th May 1901, possibly 5th. Born 1865, Leeds, Yorkshire, resident of Luton. Son of Joseph and Mary H Hemmingway. Father was a mechanical engineer.

HENSMAN

W

Private

3401, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

HIBBERT

F

Private

Army Service Corps

HILL

A

Private

4030, 4th Battalion (Hertfordshire Militia), Bedfordshire Regiment

HILLS

W

Private

3946, 4th Battalion (Mounted Infantry), Bedfordshire Regiment. [Listed as HILL on Hertford Memorial]. Died of disease at Kimberley 23rd December 1901. See also Hertford Boer War Memorial.

HOGGINGS

J

Private

Royal Garrison Artillery

HOOKER

C W

Private

6496, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

HOOKER

F

Private

3389, 4th Battalion (Hertfordshire Militia), Bedfordshire Regiment

HOWE

W

Private

6257, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

HOWES

J

Private

4293, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment attached 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died of disease between 8th January and 16th March 1900. Buried in Intombi Cemetery, South Africa. Grave 488. See also Gordon Highlanders Memorial, Intombi.

HUNTER

G

Private

East Surrey Regiment

HURLEY

T

Private

6306, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

HUTCHINS

J

Private

13th Hussars

INWARDS

Richard

Private

Grenadier Guards. Born 1876, Toddington. Son of William and Sophia. Father was a domestic coachman (servant).

JOHNSON

G

Private

Imperial Yeomanry

JONES

Philip Astell T

Lieutenant and Adjutant

8th (The King's Royal Irish) Hussars. Killed in action near Dalmanutha, 13th October, 1900. He was th eldest son of Griffith Jones, Esq., of The Bury, Goldington, near Bedford; was born March, 1875, and educated at Rugby, where he passwed directly into Sandhurst. He entered the 8th Hussars September 1895, being promoted lieutenant November 1896 and was appointed adjutant of his regimeny March 1899. He was selected for special service in Natal, under Lieutenant-General Sir G White, but on arrival in November 1899, Ladysmith was already invested, and he was then attached for duty to the Army Service Corps with the Natal Field Force. He was present at the actions at Chievely, Monte Christo, Pieters Hill, and the relief of Ladysmith. Major-General Barton, C.B., to whom he acted a galloper, brought his good services to notice on two occasions. On the arrival of the 8th Hussars in South Africa, he rejoined his Regiment in April 1900, again taking up the duties of adjutant. He then took part in the advance on Pretoria, and was present at every engagement with his Regiment, including the Battle of Diamond Hill, where his gallantry is stated to have been very conspicuous. He was mentioned in despatches London Gazette, February 8th, 1901. He is buried at Dalmanutha; a marble cross erected to his memory by his brother officers marks his grave.

KEMPSTER

C

Private

Northamptonshire Regiment

KING

W R F

Private

6224, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

KURSTENSON

N

Private

3852, 4th Battalion (Hertfordshire Militia), Bedfordshire Regiment

LACEY

J

Private

3774, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

LAMB

J V

Lance Corporal

4673, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

LEE

G

Lance Corporal

1507, 4th Battalion (Hertfordshire Militia), Bedfordshire Regiment

LIVINGS

A

Private

6640, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

LOVELL

J

Private

Royal Field Artillery

LUMMUS

J

Private

Royal Engineers

MARLOW

G

Private

Kings Royal Rifle Corps

MASTERSON

E A

Sergeant

4049, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

MAYES

E

Private

Devonshire Regiment

MAYNARD

E C

Private

6661, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

MCEWAN

C N

Corporal

13304, Pagetís Horse. Died 24th February 1901. Buried in Lichtenburg Graveyard. Grave 49.

MCGEORGE

B

Private

Army Service Corps

MCGILL

T

Private

4751, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

MCNULTY

 

Lance Corporal

6372, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at sea.

MEAD

W

Private

6459, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

MILLS

Sidney

Captain

2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Wounded in action at Wagon Hill, Ladysmith, 6th Jan. 1900. Died 2nd Feb. Aged 32. Born July 1867. EDucated Harrow, entered the Rifle Brigade January, 1889, being promoted lieutenant November, 1891, and captain 1896. He served in the Sudan under Lord (then Sir Herbert) Kithcener, 1898, with the 2nd Battalion of his Regiment, and was present at the battle of Khartoum receiving the British medal and the Khedive's medal and bar. He accompanied his battalion to South Africa in September 1899, and served with it during the siege of Ladysmith until killed.

MORLEY

F

Private

7852, 1st Hertfordshire Volunteer Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

MURFIN

W

Lance Corporal

Devonshire Regiment

MURRAY

G

Corporal

4221, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

NEWMAN

T

Private

878, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

NEWMAN

W

Private

Rifle Brigade

NICHOLLS

W

Corporal

5669, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

NORTON

C J

Drummer

4154, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

NUNN

J

Private

3827, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

OSBORNE

A

Private

7926, 2nd Hertfordshire Volunteer Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

OSBORNE

E

Private

7909, 1st HertfordshireVolunteer Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

PARKER

A W

Private

2834, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

PARKER

R

Private

6773, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

PARKINS

W

Private

843, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

PAXTON

Llewellyn

2nd Lieutenant

2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Thaba N'chu, 16th November 1900. Aged 19. He was born in October, 1881, and entered his Regiment January, 1900.

PAYNE

W

Private

Royal Army Medical Corps. Also commemorated on RAMC Memorial, Gun Hill, Aldershot.

PEGG

A E

Lance Corporal

Royal Engineers

POCOCK

W

Private

2nd Volunteer Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

POWERS

P

Private

Imperial Light Horse possibly J P Powers, Trooper, Imperial Light Horse. Listed on the Boer War Memorial, Saxonwold, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

PRESSLAND

 

Lance Corporal

Kings Royal Rifle Corps - 7481 Pte. W. Pressland (Presland on the medal) 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps died of enteric at sea on SS. Lismore Castle 27th April 1900 and was presumably buried at sea.

RABBITT

F

Private

Royal Army Medical Corps

RAMSEY

S

Drummer

4499, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

REED

J

Private

3948, 4th Battalion (Hertfordshire Militia), Bedfordshire Regiment

RIDER

J

Private

Royal Field Artillery

ROBERTS

W

Private

West Riding Regiment

ROBINSON

E

Private

Royal Field Artillery

ROE

T H

Corporal

Royal Field Artillery

ROGERS

L

Private

4128, 4th Battalion (Hertfordshire Militia), Bedfordshire Regiment

SANIFER

J

Private

6550, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

SAVAGE

W

Private

6506, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

SAVILLE

C

Private

3439, 4th Battalion (Hertfordshire Militia), Bedfordshire Regiment

SELOUS

Harry Dyson

Lieutenant

2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Paardeberg, 18th February 1900. Aged 26. Born July 1873. Educated at University College School and Brighton College. He entered the Bedfordshire Regiment in March, 1894, being promoted lieutenant September, 1896. He was serving at the depot in 1899, and he joined his battalion in South Africa in January, 1900.

SHARPIN

H

Private

Pagetís Horse

SHEPHERD

H

Private

6476, 2nd Battalion, Mounted Infantry, Bedfordshire Regiment. See also Buckinghamshire - Coombe Hill Boer War Memorial

SILLS

J

Corporal

690, 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

SIMMONDS

C

Private

3954, 4th Battalion (Hertfordshire Militia), Bedfordshire Regiment

SIVITER

A

Private

6442, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

SMITH

F G

Private

5069, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

SMITH

H

Private

6283, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

SOUTHBEER

W

Private

Comptonís Horse

SQUIRE

A

Private

Commander-In-Chiefís Body Guard

STAIRS

A

Private

Rifle Brigade

STANBRIDGE

H

Private

Rifle Brigade

STANNARD

E E

Corporal

2953, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

STEPHENS

T

Private

4431, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

STEVENS

H

Private

Imperial Yeomanry

STOKES

J

Private

2nd D G

STRONG

Charles Powlett

Lieutenant

2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Graspan near Reitz, 6th June 1901. Aged 25. He was the second son of Lieutenant-Colonel C. J. Strong, Chairman of Peterborough Quarter Sessions. Born 9th January 1875. Educated at Harrow. He entered the Bedfordshire Regiment from the Royal Military Collgeg in March, 1895, and was promoted Lieutenant in July 1897. He was gazetted to the Bedfordshire Regiment on 6th March, 1895, and became lieutenant 10th July 1897. He was mentioned in despatches, London Gazette, September 1901, also in the despatch of General Lord Kitchener of 28th July 1901, for having "when in command of a rear guard by his determined resistance to a superior force, enabled the baggage to get across a bad drift without a shot being fired at it," and for having "done consistent good work on many oiccasions." Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) [London Gazette 27th September 1901]. Memorial in Northampton Cathedral - "To the Glory of God and in memory of Brave Men, inhabitants of this County and neighbourhood, who gave their lives for their Sovereign and Country during the War in South Africa 1899-1902, the Western Window of this Cathedral was filled with stained glass, AD 1903........ The Bedfordshire Regiment, Lieut. C.P. Strong, DSO.....". He was killed before his decoration was gazetted, and the insignia, etc., were sent to his father. [See also Cambridgeshire Boer War All Men]

SUMNALL

A

Private

6332, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

SURRIDGE

E

Private

3741, 4th Battalion (Hertfordshire Militia), Bedfordshire Regiment

SWAIN

J W

Private

6625, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

SWALES

T

Private

1476, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

TAYLOR

F

Private

3381, 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

TELFER

F G

Lance Corporal

3823, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

TENNANT

 

Corporal

Comptonís Horse

THOMPSON

E

Private

3386, 4th Battalion (Hertfordshire Militia), Bedfordshire Regiment

THORBY

D

Sergeant

1326, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

THORN

T C

Private

5699, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

TRING

W

Private

3722, 1st Battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. See also Stirling Castle South African Memorial

TROWELL

J

Private

1053, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

TRUEMAN

W

Private

3341, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

TWELVETREE

H

Private

5929, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment attached 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died of disease between 8th January and 16th March 1900. Buried in Intombi Cemetery, South Africa. Grave 488. See also Gordon Highlanders Memorial, Intombi.

TYLER

J

Private

1693, 4th Battalion (Hertfordshire Militia), Bedfordshire Regiment

TYSOE

A

Private

1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade

VALENTINES

H

Private

7836, 1st Hertfordshire Volunteer Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

VIDAL

C

Private

Comptonís Horse

WALDY

Richard Wartyr

Captain

2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Wounded at Paardeberg, 18th February 1900. Died 22nd February. Aged 31. Born December 1868. Educated at Sherbourne from 1880-87. He entered the Bedfordshire Regiment from the 3rd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment in December 1889, being promoted lieutenant March, 1892, and captain July, 1899. He served with the Isazai Expedition, 1892 and also with the Chitral Relief Force under Sir Robert Low in 1895, with the 1st Battalion of his Regiment and received the medal and bar. He embarked with the 2nd battalion of his Regiment for South Africa in December 1899, and served with it until his death.

WALKER

Charles Pope

Major

M.B., Royal Army Medical Corps. Died at Ladysmith, 5th January 1900. Aged 39. Born July 1860. Appointed to the Royal Army Medical Corps July, 1886, being promoted majpr July, 1898. He was serving in South Africa at the commencement of the war, and took part in the defence of Ladysmith up to the time of his death.

WALLACE

A

Private

6311, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

WARD

A

Private

3259, 4th Battalion (Hertfordshire Militia), Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of disease at Mafeking 15th February 1901. See also Hertford Boer War Memorial.

WARD

H

Private

1063, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

WARD

J

Private

3807, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

WARNER

A

Private

Rifle Brigade

WARREN

C

Private

Comptonís Horse

WEST

Ernest James

Lance Sergeant

19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars, Prince of Wales Own who was killed on 17th August 1901 and buried at Venis-Adul. Aged 26. An Iron Cross to Samuel West d. 5 Aug 1899 aged 66 also mentioned him, Samuel was possibly his father. There is also a letter written by him during the Boer War.

WEST

W

Private

3013, 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

WESTBROOK

E C

Private

5709, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

WHEATLEY

F

Private

19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars

WHITE

W

Private

6607, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

WILD

B

Private

Army Service Corps

WILLIAMS

A

Corporal

5204, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

WILMER

Altham Browning

Lieutenant

Mounted Infantry (2nd Battalion), Bedfordshire Regiment. Wounded at Kafirstad, Orange River County, 22nd October 1901. Died next day. Aged 25. Eldest son of Horace Wilmer, of Grove Hill, South Woodford, Essex. Born August 1876. Educated at Wellington. While aged thirteen he was awarded the Royal Humane Society certificate for saving a drowning child at Woodford. He entered the Bedfordshire Regiment, from the 4th Battalion, Essex Regiment, in December 1897, being promoted lieutenant in January, 1899. He accompanied his battalion to South Africa in December, 1899, and first served in the north of Cape Colony, and was severely wounded. He was subsequently with the Mounted Infantry of his battalion under Colonel De Lisle, until wounded at Kafirstad. He thus served in the war for two years, and was awarded the medal (QSA) and two bars.

WILSHER

J

Private

6558, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

WILSON

William Walter

Private

[Listed on plaque in Tempsford church as Lance Corporal] 3689, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at Bloemfontein Hospital, 12th July 1901, aged 28. Commemorated in Tempsford St Peter Church.

WRIGHT

W

Private

3088, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

YARROW

A

Private

Rifle Brigade

YOUNG

A

Lance Corporal

2nd Scottish Rifles

YOUNG

H

Private

3548, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

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