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Ely Cathedral - Boer War Memorial

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Compiled and copyright © 2000 Dave Edwards, Martin Edwards & Cliff Brown

This brass plaque is on the south wall of the nave of Ely Cathedral. A further bronze plaque on the exterior of the east end of Great St Mary’s church in Cambridge for the men of Cambridgeshire. A combined list from both memorials is available.

Photograph Copyright © Martin Edwards 2004

To the glory of God and in memory of the men of the Isle of Ely
who lost their lives in the War in S. Africa 1899 - 1902

J W ASKHAM

2nd Corporal

24158, Royal Engineers, died 13-2-1900 of Enteric fever in Ladysmith and buried at Intombi camp.

T G BAKER

Corporal

5804, 3rd Grenadier Guards, died of enteric fever, 13-3-1900, Modder River.

J BARNES

Private

[On Cambridgeshire Memorial] 5370, 1st Suffolk Rgt/4th Mounted Infantry, died of disease, 22-12-1901, Pretoria.
Samuel BARNES

Private

[On Cambridgeshire Memorial] 2196, 1st Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment. Commemorated on the Suffolk Memorial, Suffolk Hill, Colesburg. Killed in action 6th January 1900 at Suffolk Hill.
D BROWN

Private

36299, 9th Imperial Yeomanry, died of disease, 26-1-1902, Heilbron.

A CAWTHORN

Bombardier

17623 Bombardier, Royal Field Artillery died of disease on 19 April 1902 at Elandsfontein while serving with the 27th Mounted Infantry.

James CHASE

Hon. Lt and Qtr. Master

1st Battalion, Scots Guards. Died of disease, Modder River, 3rd February 1900, age 41. Born July 1858, Warrant Officer for 6 years and obtained his commission in the Scots Guards in May 1891. Served in Egyptian Expedition 1882 (medal and bar, Khedives (bronze) star), present at the action at Mahuta, and the battle of Tel-el-Kebir. Accompanied his battalion to South Africa in October 1899 and served with it up to the time of his death. Buried in Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.

See also Ely Cemetery

 

 

Alfred H. DAW

Private

3339, 1st Suffolk Rgt, died of disease, 30-12-1900, Aliwal North. Born circa 1872, son of Edward & Cecilia DAW. Father a Staff Sgt. in the Cambs Militia, family living in Ely in 1881.

T DUNKLIN[G]

Private

[On Cambridgeshire Memorial] 1913, 1st Suffolk Rgt, died of disease, 27-4-1901, Wonderfontein.
Arthur FROST

Private

Pte., Thorneycroft’s Mounted Infantry, killed in action Spion Kop, South Africa 24/1/1900 age 22. Son of Stephen & Jane Frost of Benwick. Also commemorated on the Doddington War Memorial.
Herbert E JESSOP

Corporal

7949, 3rd Grenadier Guards, died of disease, 8-6-1901, Navalsport. Born circa 1876, son of John B and Susannah M JESSOP. Father was a Police Officer, family living in Wisbech in 1881.

A G KING

Private

30813, 24th Imperial Yeomanry (Rough Riders) Mounted Infantry, died of disease, 5-2-1902, Kimberley

Herbert Howlett Higgs NIXON

Lce. Corporal

[On Cambridgeshire Memorial and Peterborough Memorial] 5230, 1st Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment. Commemorated on the Suffolk Memorial, Suffolk Hill, Colesburg. Corporal on memorial. Killed in action 6th January 1900 at Suffolk Hill. Born circa 1879 Coates, son of James Howlett and Ann Elizabeth NIXON. Father was a Policeman, family living in Thorney in 1881.
Herbert W PANNIFER

A. B.

290, H.M.S. Powerful. Born circa 1880, son of William and Harriet PANNIFER. Father Chelsea Pensioner and Hallkeeper at Wisbech Working Mens Club & Institute, family living in Wisbech 1881. Died of Enteric fever 10-3-1900 in Ladysmith and is buried at Intombi camp

[H S] Thomas Asa PARNELL

Sapper

28509, 8th Coy (Railway) Royal Engineers, died of disease, 3-5-1900, Bloemfontein. Listed in the 1881 census as Asa Thomas. Born circa 1871, son of Thomas & Lucy PARNELL. Father Ag. Lab., family living in Stretham in 1881.

J PEARSON

Private

[On Cambridgeshire Memorial] 878, 1st Suffolk Rgt, died of disease, 11-6-1900, Bloemfontein.
[H] W POWERS

Private

9925, 2nd Manchester Rgt/Mounted Infantry, died of disease, 27-11-1900, Standerton.

George PRIGG

Private

[On Cambridgeshire Memorial] 4812, 1st Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment. Commemorated on the Suffolk Memorial, Suffolk Hill, Colesburg. Killed in action 6th January 1900 at Suffolk Hill. From Cambs Times 23/11/1900, Henry & George Prigg were brothers, sons of Nathan Prigg of Quanea [Hill, near Ely].
Henry PRIGG

Private

1754, 2nd Manchester Rgt, died of disease, 9-11-1900, near Vrede. From Cambs Times 23/11/1900, Henry & George Prigg were brothers, sons of Nathan Prigg of Quanea [Hill, near Ely].

W SAVAGE

Private

6506, 2nd Bedfordshire Rgt, died of disease, 13-5-1900, Bloemfontein. [Also on Peterborough Memorial]

John VAUGHAN

Private

[On Cambridgeshire Memorial] 1st Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment. Commemorated on the Suffolk Memorial, Suffolk Hill, Colesburg. Killed in action 6th January 1900 at Suffolk Hill.
John WARD

Private

[On Cambridgeshire Memorial] 5366, 1st Suffolk Rgt, died of disease, 2-11-1900, Middelburg.
Stanley WOODWARD

Corporal

Rifle Brigade

P WRIGHT

Private

[On Cambridgeshire Memorial] 4356, 1st Suffolk Rgt, died of disease, 9-3-1902, Johannesburg.
R YOUNG

Corporal

2089, 2nd Norfolk Rgt, died of disease, 19-6-1900, Bloemfontein.

 

An overview of the Boer War plus descriptions from the Cambridgeshire Times are available with some additional notes.

This information was kindly compiled by Dave Edwards - many thanks to him.

Last updated 5 November, 2010
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