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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
Cecil [Herbert]
Private
[Listed as Comptonís Horse] Trooper 14993, 28th Company (Bedfordshire), Imperial Yeomanry. Wounded 22 September 1900, died of those wounds 11 October 1900 at Johannesburg. Resident of Kettering. Commemorated in Peterborough Cathedral and also commemorated on Stamford School memorial.

From the Index to Death Duty Registers Transcription 1900 his date of death is given as 11 October 1900 and his place of residence Kettering.

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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