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BIRKENHEAD BOER WAR MEMORIAL
(CHESTER MILITARY MUSEUM)

Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2006

The Birkenhead Volunteers Boer War memorial now resides in Chester Military Museum. It originally resided in the Drill Hall, Grange Road West, Birkenhead. It takes the form of an engraved brass plaque and contains 94 names. The names listed here have been sorted into alphabetcial order. The men who died are listed as such, the rest served.

Photographs Copyright © Martin Edwards 2006

SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899-1902
THIS TABLET COMMEMORATES THE PATRIOTISM OF THE FOLLOWING
OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN
OF THE 1ST VOL. BN. THE CHESHIRE REGIMENT
WHO TOOK PART IN THE CAMPAIGN

ALLSOP

Charles

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

ANDREWS

Nathaniel P

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

APPLETON

Noel

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

ARKELL

Arthur

Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

BAINES

John R

Lance Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

BATCHELDOR

Walter P

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

BEAHAN

James

Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

BRADSHAW

James

Private, Royal Army Medical Corps

BRIERLEY

William H

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

BURGESS

Harry J

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

BURNS

Daniel

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

CARRUTHERS

William

Private, Imperial Yeomanry

CHALLONER

James

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

COLE

William Hope

Private, Army Service Corps

CRAIG

John Stirling

Captain, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

CROFT

Martin

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

DAVIES

Henry

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

DAVIES

Joseph

Corporal, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

DAVIES

Joshua

Private, Imperial Yeomanry

DAVIES

Samuel

Corporal, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

DAVIS

James V

Private, Imperial Yeomanry

DAWSON

George J

Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

DEAN

William H

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

DOUGLAS

John

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

DOUGLAS

William H

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

ELLIS

James

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

FARRELL

Frank

Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

FERGUSON

Albert

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

FOSTER

Edward

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

FROST

Geoffrey Meadows

Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

GREENWAY

George W

Lance Sergeant, Imperial Yeomanry

GRIER

Matthew

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

GRIFFITHS

William

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

GRISDALE

Jonathan W

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

GUNNING

John L

Corporal, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

GUNNING

William A

Private, Imperial Yeomanry

HAMMOND

James A

Private, Imperial Yeomanry

HANCOCK

James A

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

HARDY

Samuel

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

HARGREAVES

William H

Private, Imperial Yeomanry

HARRIS

Anthony W

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

HILL

Percy

Private, Imperial Yeomanry

HIND

Ernest

Private, Imperial Yeomanry

HOTCHKISS

Edward G

Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

HOWARD

William

Private, Imperial Yeomanry. Killed

HOWLETT

Thomas

Colour Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

HUGHES

Herbert Y

Private, Kitchener's Fighting Scouts

HUGHES

Robert G

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

JONES

Ernest I

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

JONES

Job

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

JONES

John R

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

JONES

Ralph J

Private, Imperial Yeomanry

LAWSON

William

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

LEE

John Robert

Private, Rimington's Guides

McCRACKEN

William

Private, Imperial Yeomanry

McQUEEN

Alexander

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

MEDLEY

John E

Private, Army Service Corps

MILLER

Robert D

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

MONTGOMERY

John R

Lance Corporal, Imperial Yeomanry

PARRY

Robert E

Private, Royal Welsh Fusiliers

PECK

Frederick

Private, Imperial Yeomanry

PLUMMER

Walter

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

PUGH

William J

Private, Imperial Yeomanry

RAINFORD

William S

Private, Imperial Yeomanry

RANDLES

John

Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

RATHBONE

Joseph

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

RAY

Francis F

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

ROBERTSON

Robert B

Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

ROTHERAY

George H

Private, Imperial Yeomanry

ROWLAND

Albert H

Private, Imperial Yeomanry. Killed

RUNGMAN

John B

Band Master, Imperial Yeomanry

RUTTER

Edward

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

SCOTT

Thomas F A

Private, Brabant's Horse

SHONE

Thomas G

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

SHONE

Thomas H

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

SIMM

Walter

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

SKILLICORN

Thomas C

Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

SPANN

William P

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

SPEED

Orry A

Private, Imperial Yeomanry

SPOONER

Robert Des

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

STANLEY

Frank

Private, Imperial Yeomanry

STEELE

Henry W

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

THATTRICK

Charles

Corporal, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

THOMAS

John

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

TOTTY

William

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

WATERHOUSE

William

Sergeant Bugler, Army Service Corps

WEIR

William

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

WHATLING

Ernest

Armourer Sergeant, Cyclist Composite Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

WILLIAMS

Alfred

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

WILLIAMS

John

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

WILLIAMS

John S

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

WILLIS

Archibald A

Private, Imperial Yeomanry

WILSON

Alfred E

Private, Imperial Yeomanry

WILSON

Harold

Private, Imperial Yeomanry. Killed

YOUDS

Edward

Corporal, Imperial Yeomanry

YOUNG

Albert

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

Last updated 24 May, 2008

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