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LATIMER BOER
WAR MEMORIAL

Buckinghamshire men who died in the South African (Boer) War 1899-1902 - information
Compiled and copyright © 2004 - Martin Edwards

The Latimer Boer War memorial stands on the village green in the form of an obelisk commemorating the men from various towns and villages surrounding. A further memorial stands close by commemorating the horse owned by General Villebois de Mareuil that was brought to England by Major General Lord Chesham. The list of names is of those who served with references to those who were killed or died.

Photographs Copyight © Dai Bevan 2008

South Africa
In honour of those
who served in the war
1899 - 1902

AITKENS

A

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Latimer

ALDER

G

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Chesham

ATKINGS

A J

Sergeant, Scots Guards. Wounded at Modder River. Resident of Latimer

BALDWIN

B

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Chesham

BARNES

A

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Chesham

BARNES

A E

Corporal, Grenadier Guards. Resident of Chesham

BASS

A

Orderly, Royal Army Medical Corps. Resident of Chesham

BASTIN

G

Trooper, 2nd Dragoon Guards. Resident of Chenies

BATSON

H

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Chesham

BECKETT

V A

Sergeant, Berkshire Regiment. Resident of Amersham

BENNING

G

Private, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Resident of Chesham

BERRYMAN

A

Sergeant, Royal Fusiliers. Resident of Flaunden

BIGGERSTAFFE

D

Private, Bedfordshire Regiment. Resident of Sarratt

BIGGS

A

Private, Border Regiment. Wounded at Colenso. Resident of Chenies

BIRCH

E

Sergeant, Royal Army Medical Corps. Resident of Flaunden

BIRCH

E

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Wounded at Paardebergen. Resident of Chesham

BIRCH

F

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Chesham

BIRCH

J

Corporal, 9th Lancers. Resident of Flaunden

BRACKLEY

J

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Amersham

BROCKLEBANK

L R

Sergeant, Imperial Yeomanry. Resident of Chesham

BROWN

C

Private, King’s Royal Rifle Corps Resident of Amersham

BUTLER

J

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Chesham

CASEWELL

H

O.M.S. Imperial Yeomanry. Resident of Chesham

CASON

A

Private, West Riding Regiment. Resident of Chesham

CAVENDISH

(Honourable) G W H

Lieutenant, 17th Lancers. Killed in action at Diamond Hill, near Pretoria, 11th June 1900. only son of Lord Chesham, commanding the Imperial Yeomanry. Born September 1878. Educated at Eton (Mr Ainger's). Entered the 17th Lancers from the Royal Military College in August 1898. He proceeded to South Africa in February 1900, and served with his Regiment in the Orange River Colony and Transvaal until killed at Diamond Hill. Resident Burton Latimer. See also Coombe Hill Boer War Memorial.

Source: The “Last Post”: Roll of Officers Who Fell in South Africa 1899-1902 by Mildred G Dooner reprinted by Naval & Military Press

CAVENDISH

(Honourable) Lilah C

Hospital for Imperial Yeomanry. Resident of Latimer

CAVENDISH

(Honourable) W E

Major, Grenadier Guards. Resident of Latimer

CHESHAM

(Lady) Beatrice

Hospital for Imperial Yeomanry. Resident of Latimer

CHESHAM, K.C.B.

(Lord )

Major General, Imperial Yeomanry. Resident of Latimer

CHILTON

L

Private 2116, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 18th February 1900 at Monte Cristo. Buried in Closuston, commemorated on All Saints Memorial. Resident of Chesham. See also Coombe Hill Boer War Memorial

Source: Brian Kaighan's notes on Lady Smith

CLARKE

F G

Private, 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoon Guards. Killed at Colesberg 9th February 1900. Resident of Amersham. Commemorated on 2nd Memorial, Colesberg Cemetery. See also Coombe Hill Boer War Memorial

CONNELL

G O

Captain, C.J.F. Resident of Sarratt

COX

G

Private, Army Ordnance Corps. Resident of Amersham

DANCY

A

Corporal, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Chesham

DARVELL

D

Trooper, 2nd Life Guards. Resident of Chesham

DARVILL

A

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Chesham

DEAN

H

Private, West Kent Regiment. Resident of Chesham

DUMBARTON

W

Sergeant, Imperial Yeomanry. Resident of Amersham

EDMUNDS

G

Orderly, Royal Army Medical Corps. Resident of Chesham

ELLIOTT

J F

Corporal, Inniskillen Dragoons. Resident of Amersham

FOUNTAIN

J

Private, Rifle Brigade. Resident of Chesham

GALE

H

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Chesham

GARRETT

H

Private, Grenadier Guards. Resident of Chesham

GLADMAN

F

Corporal, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Amersham

GOMME

J

Sergeant, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Chesham

GROVES

C

Private, Rifle Brigade. Resident of Chesham

GUNNELL

J

Private, Rifle Brigade. Resident of Chesham

HARRAWAY

F

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Chesham

HAWES

F E

Trooper, 11th Hussars. Resident of Chesham

HAYES

G

Trooper, 15th Hussars. Resident of Chesham

HAYNES

G

Private, King’s Royal Rifle Corps Resident of Amersham

HEARN

F

Private, Shropshire Regiment. Resident of Chesham

HEARN

H C

Trooper, Royal Dragoons. Resident of Latimer

HOBBS

J

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Chesham

HODGKISON

H

Private, C.I.V. Wounded at Wittebergen. Resident of Chesham

HOLLOWAY

W

Corporal, Coldstream Guards. Resident of Chenies

HORN, DCM

A C

Corporal, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Chesham. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M).

HORN

J

Trooper (Private), Base Depot Company, Imperial Yeomanry. Died of Enteric. Resident of Chesham. See also Coombe Hill Boer War Memorial

HUMPHREY

F

Private, West Kent Regiment. Resident of Chesham

HUMPHREY

W

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Chesham

HUTTON

J

Trooper, Imperial Yeomanry. Resident of Latimer

HUTTON

W

Trooper, Imperial Yeomanry. Resident of Latimer

HYLAND

L

Private, Royal Engineers. Resident of Amersham

ISLIP

S St S

Trooper, S.A. Constabulary. Resident of Chesham

JACKSON

W

Private, Coldstream Guards. Resident of Amersham

JONES

A

Trooper, Imperial Yeomanry. Resident of Latimer

KING

A

Orderly, Royal Army Medical Corps. Resident of Chesham

KING

E

Driver, Royal Horse Artillery. Resident of Chesham

KING

G

Private, 3rd Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry, Royal Buckinghamshire King's Own. Died of Enteric. Resident of Chesham. See also Coombe Hill Boer War Memorial

KING

G

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Chesham

KINGHAM

A

Trooper, Imperial Yeomanry. Resident of Chesham

KINGHAM

H

Private, Rifle Brigade. Resident of Chesham

KNIGHT

L

Trooper, Imperial Yeomanry. Resident of Chesham

LANDRIDGE

L

Sergeant Major, Imperial Yeomanry. Resident of Amersham

LANE

C

Sergeant Major, Royal Field Artillery. Resident of Amersham

LAPPER

G

Sergeant, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Chesham

LOGAN

C R

Lieutenant, Suffolk Regiment. Resident of Amersham

LOGAN

R M

Lieutenant, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Amersham

MAIDHAM

J

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Chesham

MARCHANT

F W

Sergeant, Gordon Highlanders. Wounded at Koomati Poort. Resident of Latimer

MATTHEWS

F

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Chesham

NEVILLE

J

Private, Imperial Yeomanry. Resident of Amersham

NEWITT

E

Trooper, Imperial Yeomanry. Resident of Latimer

NEWMAN

P

Private, Rifle Brigade. Resident of Chesham

OLDING

E

Trooper, Imperial Yeomanry. Resident of Latimer

OLNEY, DCM

G

Colour Sergeant, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of Enteric. Resident of Amersham. See also Coombe Hill Boer War Memorial.

OLNEY

J

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Amersham

PLEASTED

R

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Chesham

PRICE

C

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Chesham

PRIEST

F

Sergeant, Grenadier Guards. Drowned in Vaal River. Resident of Amersham.

PRIEST

G

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Chesham

PUDDEPHATT

W

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Chesham

REED

W

Trooper, Imperial Yeomanry. Resident of Chesham

REYNOLDS

A

Private, Grenadier Guards. Resident of Chesham

REYNOLDS

J

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Chesham

RICHARDSON

A

Trooper, Imperial Yeomanry. Resident of Chesham

ROGERS

W

Sergeant, 26th Battalion, Royal Engineers. Died of Enteric. Resident of Amersham. See also Coombe Hill Boer War Memorial.

SABATINI

A

Trooper, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Chesham

SABATINI

W

Trooper, 14th Hussars. Resident of Chesham

SAWYER

E

Private, Royal Field Artillery. Died of Enteric. Resident of Amersham

SELLS

A

Trooper, Imperial Yeomanry. Resident of Chesham

SEYMOUR

J

Private, Royal Marines. Resident of Amersham

SILLS

A

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident Coleshill

SILLS

C

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident Coleshill

SILLS

F

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Amersham

SMITH

A

Private, Royal Engineers. Resident of Amersham

SMITH

D

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Chesham

STROUD

G

Trooper, Imperial Yeomanry. Resident of Chenies

SUMMERLIN

G

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Chesham

SWALLOW

W

Sergeant, Grenadier Guards. Resident of Amersham

TAYLOR

J

Trooper, Imperial Yeomanry. Resident of Chesham

TAYLOR

W

Sergeant, East Lancashire Regiment. Resident of Chesham

TOMPKINS

F

Private, Devon Regiment. Resident of Chesham

WALDUCK

E

Sergeant, Bedfordshire Regiment. Resident of Flaunden

WALLACE

L

Staff Sergeant, Royal Field Artillery. Resident of Chesham

WALLINGTON

H

Trooper, 19th Hussars. Resident of Flaunden

WALLIS

F

Driver/Shoe Smith, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of Enteric. Resident of Chesham. See also Coombe Hill Boer War Memorial.

WEBBER

A

Captain, Connaught Rangers. Resident of Sarratt

WICKS

F

Private, Grenadier Guards. Resident of Latimer

WICKS

G

Trooper, Imperial Yeomanry. Resident of Latimer

WILKINS

E

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Chesham

WILKINSON

H C

Private, Royal Fusiliers. Resident of Chesham

WINGROVE

J

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Amersham

WORRAL

W

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Chesham

WRIGHT

A

Private, Oxford Light Infantry. Resident of Chesham

WRIGHT

J

Private, Bedfordshire Regiment. Resident of Chesham

WRIGHT

R

Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. Resident of Chesham

YERBY

F

Private, 3rd Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry, Royal Buckinghamshire King's Own. Killed at Paardeberg. Resident of Chesham. See also Coombe Hill Boer War Memorial.

"The horse ridden by General de Villebois Mareuil at the battle of Boshof, South Africa 5th April 1900 in which the General was killed and the horse wounded. Villebois. Brought to England by Major General Lord Chesham KCB., in 1900 died 5th February 1911"

Last updated 31 January, 2008

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