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WOLVERTON SOUTH AFRICAN (BOER) WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Carolynn & Tara Langley 2008

The Wolverton South AFrica (Boer) war memorial is sited at the entrance to the Arundel Road Cemetery, Wolverton. It takes the form of a granite obelish on a square plinth which carries the inscription.

Photographs © Copyright June Underwood 2010

ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
TO THE MEMORY OF
PRIVATE JOHN MARTIN GOULD OF THE
WOLVERTON DETACHMENT, 1ST BUCKS RVC
WHO DIED IN HOSPITAL AT
STEERSTROON, SOUTH AFRICA, APRIL 29TH 1900
WHILST SERVING IN THE VOLUNTEER COMPANY
OF THE OXFORDSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY
AGED 21 YEARS
HE WAS THE FIRST BUCKS VOLUNTEER TO DIE ON
ACTIVE SERVICE IN THE S AFRICA CAMPAIGN
ALSO OF
TROOPER GEORGE RUDDLESDIN
EASTERN PROVINCE HORSE OF UTENAGE
FORMERLY OF WOLVERTON
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT
KRUGERSDORP SEPTEMBER 8TH 1900
AGED 26 YEARS
HE WAS MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES
BY THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF
FOR GALLANT CONDUCT IN THE FIELD

GOULD

John Martin

Private 7303, 1st Buckinghamshire (Volunteer Company), Wolverton Company, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of dysentery in hospital at Sterkstroom, 29th April 1900. Aged 21. First Buckinghamshire Volunteer to die in the South African Campaign. Also commemorated on memorials at Coombe Hill, Wendover, Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury and Headington.

RUDDLESPIN

George

Trooper, Eastern Province Horse of Utenage. Killed in action at Krugersdorp 8th September 1900. Aged 26. Formerly of Wolverton. Mention in Desptaches.

Last updated 12 June, 2011

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