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CHESTER CATHEDRAL SOUTH AFRICA (BOER) WAR MEMORIAL

Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2006

There are two memorials within Chester Cathedral that cover the Cheshire Regiment men who died in the South African (Boer) war. Both are in the South Transept of the Cathedral. The first is an ornate marble tablet showing surnames, initials and battalion or company within the Cheshire Regiment they were serving with when they died, there 119 names; the memorial was unveiled 30th July 1904 by Field Marshall Sir William R Robertson, the sculptor was Thomas Rudge. The second is a section of memorial wall in the Cheshire Regiment Chapel naming those from the Cheshire Regiment who fell and contain forenames or initials and surname with rank. The names on the two memorials do not necessarily correspond. Some have exra initials on the 2nd Battalion memorial others appear on one but not the other. Those marked * appear only on the 2nd Battalion memorial, those marked + appear only on the Cheshire Regiment memorial. The names have been merged into one list here and sorted into alphabetical order for ease of research and reading.

Photographs Copyright © Martin Edwards 2006

To the Glory of God and in Memory
OF THOSE GALLANT SOLDIERS OF THE CHESHIRE
REGIMENT WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN
SOUTH AFRICA DURING THE YEARS
1899, 1900, 1901, 1902

THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY ALL RANKS SERVING IN THE CHESHIRE REGIMENT AND SOME FRIENDS IN THE COUNTY

LOUISBURG, MEEANEE, HYDERABAD SCINDE, SOUTH AFRICA 1899, 1902

2ND BATTALION KILLED IN ACTION
AND DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE
IN SOUTH AFRICA A.D. 1900-1902

ADNITT

John

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

ALLEN

James

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment either J ALLEN, Private 6327, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Drowned at Kugersdorp 21st December 1901 or J ALLEN, Private 4079, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease at Johannesburg 12th June 1900.

ALLEN

John

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment either J ALLEN, Private 6327, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Drowned at Kugersdorp 21st December 1901 or J ALLEN, Private 4079, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease at Johannesburg 12th June 1900.

BAILEY

J J

Sergeant, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

BANKS

J

Private, Volunteer Service Company, Cheshire Regiment

BARTON

George

Lance-Corporal 4658, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease at De Aar 22nd May 1901.

BILTON

James

Private 4742, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 24th May 1900 at Bloemfontein.

BOOTH

J

Private, Volunteer Service Company, Cheshire Regiment

BOURNE

Thomas

Private 5791, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of diesease 15th June 1900 at Johannesberg.

BRADBURY

Charles

Corporal 3386, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 15th June 1900 at Springfontein.

BRADLEY

J

Private 720, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died pf disease 25th December 1900 at East London.

BUCKLEY

J

Corporal 7352, 2nd, 8th Mounted Infantry, Volunteer Service Company, Cheshire Regiment. Struck by lightning and killed 24th January 1901 at Bloemfontein.

BUTLER

Richard

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

CALDWELL

A

Private, 3rd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

CARTWRIGHT

J

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment [A J on 2nd Battalion memorial]

COLLINS

B

Private 3539, 3rd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 27th May 1901 at Ventersdorp.

COLLINS

Charles Welman

Captain, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds received in the attack on Colonel Benson's column at Brakenlaagte, twenty miles north-west of Bethel, on October 30th, died 14th November 1901. See also Cheltenham Boer War memorial

Extract from The Last Post by Mildred G Dooner:

Collins.—Capt. Charles Welman Collins, 2nd Batt Cheshire Regt., died at Elandsfontein Nov. 14th, 1901, of wounds received in the attack on Col. Benson’s column at Brakenlaagte, twenty miles north.west of Bethel, on Oct. 30th. He was the son of Major Joseph Collins, formerly of the same Regiment, and now of 6, Waterloo Road, Chester. Capt. Collins was born in Oct., 1872, and educated at Rossall, where he was a school monitor and in the Hockey XI. He was a good cricketer and football player. After leaving Rossall he entered Cambridge University, where he rowed No. 3 in his college boat. In June, 1894, he entered the Cheshire Regt. from the University, and was promoted lieut. Jan., 1897, and capt. Dec., 1900. He was signalling officer to the 10th Brigade in South Africa from Feb. to Dec., 1900, and took part in the advance through O.R.C. to Johannesburg. He then served with Col. Benson’s column, from its formation to the time of his death, as signalling officer. He was unmarried. Capt. Collins was mentioned in despatches by F.-M. Earl Roberts, L. G., Sept. 10th, 1901, for having rendered “special and meritorious service;” and by Gen. Lord Kitchener, Dec. 8th, 1901, for his “distinguished good service.”

CORNFORTH

Alfred

Private 3792, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 13th June 1901 at Johannesburg.

COTTRELL

G

Private 2890, 3rd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 18th MAy 1900 at Bloemfontein. [Listed as 2nd Battalion in The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902]

COX

J

Private 7463, 2nd Battalion, Volunteer Service Company, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 17th December 1901 at Elandsfontein.

CUSICK

J

Private 3808, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 20th June 1900 at Springfontein.

DALEY

J H N

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment [J M V DALEY on 2nd Battalion memorial]

DARMODY

T

Private 4681, 3rd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 18th February 1902 at Port Elizabeth.

DICKENS

David

Private 5110, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died at sea 9th November 1901.

DICKSON

J W

Lance Sergeant 3170, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Slightly wounded at Karee Sding 29 March 1900. Died of disease 2nd MAy 1900 at capetown. [J on Cheshire Regiment memorial]

DILLON

J

Private, 3rd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

DOWNEY

F

Private, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

DUNN

Daniel

Lance-Corporal 5721, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 23rd August 1900 at Johannesburg.

EBBELWHITE

Thomas

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

EBERALL

Charles

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

ELKES

A

Private 2798, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 29th January 1901 at Kroonstad. [Listed as W ELKES in The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902]

ELLIS

J

Private, Volunteer Service Company, Cheshire Regiment

EVANS

Richard

Private 2569, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 17th February 1900 at Orange River. Commemorated on 1899-1902 Memorial, Kimberley West End Cemetery and buried there.

FISHER

Alfred

Private 3060, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 11th December 1900 at Johannesburg.

FLYNN

J W

Private, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

FRAIN

A

Private 2795, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 3rd April 1902 at Burghersdorp.

FRENCH+

G

Private 6222, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 11th February 1901 at Springfontein.

FRENCH*

Peter

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

GARRETT

William

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

GERRIGHTY

J

Private, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

GILLIGAN

J

Private 155, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 2nd June 1900 at Springfontein.

GOLDEN

J

Private, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

GOODIER

Samuel

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

GRANEY

J

Private 3668, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 3rd October 1900 at Rustenburg.

GREENHALGH

Benjamin

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

GREENHALGH

W

Private 3044, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 12th January 1901 at Johannesburg. [Listed as 2nd Battalion in The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902]

GREENLAND

W

Drummer 4266, 3rd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died 12th February 1902 onboad SS Oratava, Cape Town.

GROOM

W

Private 2323, 3rd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Doied of disease at Winburg 4th May 1902.

HAGUE

H

Private 2710, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 17th Decmeber 1900 at Springfontein.

HANCOCK

J

Private 7508, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Volunteer Service Company, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 6th January 1902 at Klerksdorp.

HARE+

J

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

HAYE

A

Private 3342, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 29th January 1901 at Springfontein.

HEALEY*

Joseph

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

HEALEY+

P

Private 5921, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of injuries accidentally received 11th February 1901 at Potchefstroom.

HEESOM

F

Private 4114, 3rd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 27th August 1901 at Krugersdorp. Died of disease 27th August 1901.

HEFFERN

J C

Private 7536, 2nd Battalion, Volunteer Service Company, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 28th May 1902 at Wunberg. [Listed as C HEFFERN, 2nd Battalion in The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902]

HEMMINGS*

Frederick

Private 6071, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 29th January 1901 at Springfontein. [Listed as Lance Corporal 2nd Battalion in The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902].

HEMMINGS+

T

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

HETHERINGTON

Robert

Private 6015, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 28th January 1901. at Springfontein. [Listed as Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion in The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902]

HIGGINBOTHAM

J H

Private, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

HOLDEN+

W

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

HOLDEN*

Albert

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

HOLT

C

Private, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

HORE*

Joseph

Private 5978, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 8th April 1900 at Bloemfontein.

HOWARTH

John

Private 4186, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 19th May 1900 at Springfontein.

JACKSON

William

Private 3826, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 13th January 1902 at Klerksdorp.

JAMES

W

Private 3658, 2nd Battalion, 8th Mounted Infantry, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 20th February 1901 at Elandsfontein.

JEFFS

John

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

JOHNSTONE

W

Private, Volunteer Service Company, Cheshire Regiment

JONES

W H

Private 7577, 2nd Battalion, Volunteer Service Company, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 13th July 1901 at Ventersdorp.

KELLY

William

Private 3155, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action, accident to AT, 5th May 1902 at Daspoort.

KIMBER+

R

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

KIMBER*

George

Private 3349, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. DIed of disease 15th July 1900 at Johannesburg.

KIRKHAM

F

Lance-Corporal 4949, 3rd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Accidentally drowned 6th April 1902 at Riet Spruit.

LAWFORD

H

Sergeant 3664, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 7th July 1900 at Springfontein.

LEE

Henry

Private 1476, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 1st July 1900.

LILLIE

C A

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

LITTLER

Herbert

Corporal 3701, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 7th April 1900 at Karee Siding.

LYNAM

L

Private, 3rd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

MAGEE

William

Lance-Corporal 691, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 15th MAy 1900 at Bloemfontein.

MAHONEY

T

Private 2864, 3rd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Accidentally wounded, died of wounds 25th February 1902 at Riet Spruit.

MAKIN

Robert

Private 5619, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 22nd MArch 1900 at Kimberley.

McCAFFREY

J

Colour Sergeant 3433, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 15th JUne 1900 at Queenstown.

McGARRY

J

Private 2731, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 20th June 1900 at Bloemfontein. [Listed as 2nd Battalion in The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902]

McGERTY

P

Lance-Corporal 3460, 3rd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action at Caledonfontein Drift 28th January 1901. [Listed as 4th Battalion in The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902]

McGUINNESS

W

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

McKAY

Walter

Lance-Corporal 4438, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of enteric fever 1st February 1901 at Springfontein. Also listed on the Macclesfield Boer War memorial

McMANUS

J

Private, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

MELLOR

A

Private 4392, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st March 1901 at Van Tondrs Drift.

MELLOR

G

Private 3062, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 3rd June 1900 at East London.

MENDES

E

Corporal 4317, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 3rd February 1901 at Burghersdorp.

MURPHEY*

Henry

Private 4299, 2nd Battalion, Mounted Infantry, Cheshire Regiment. Stabbed by a native 24 May 1901 and dangerously wounded, died from those wounds 7th June 1901 near Palmietfontein. [Listed as MURPHY in The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902]

MURPHY+

P

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

NEWSTEAD

F

Lance-Corporal 7498, Volunteer Service Company, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 12th NOvember 1901 at Klerksdorp.

NORRIS

Benjamin

Private 3571, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 1st March 1902 at Elandsfontein.

ORCHARD

H

Private, Volunteer Service Company, Cheshire Regiment

OWENS

J T

Private 2256, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 12th March 1901 at Burghersdorp.

PATCHETT*

J T

Lance Sergeant 4638, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th February 1900 at Jacobsdal. Buried in Jacobsdal Cemetery and commemorated on Jacobsdal 1899-1900 Memorial [J PATCHETT on Cheshire Regiment. Listed as J T PLATCHET in Jacobsdal Cemetery. Listed as T PATCHET in The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902]

PEARSON

Arthur

Private 5223, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 26th May 1901 at Elandsfontein.

POOK

Frederick Albert Betteley

Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of enteric 4th March 1901 at Burghersdorp. See also Macclesfield Boer War memorial

Extract from The Last Post by Midlred G. Dooner

Pook. - 2nd Lieut. Frederick Albert Betteley Pook, 4th Batt. Cheshire Regt. (2nd Royal Cheshire Militia), died of enteric at Burghersdorp, March 4th, 1901. He obtained his commission as 2nd lieut. in March, 1900, and volunteering for active service joined his battalion, which was embodied, in South Africa, and served with it up to the time of his death.

PRICE

W

Private 7493, 2nd Battalion, Volunteer Service Company, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 27th August 1901 at Bloemfontein.

REID

David

Lance-Corporal, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

REYNOLDS

A

Private 2588, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 7th May 1901 at Springfontein.

ROLFE

W J

Sergeant, 3rd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

ROWBOTHAM

J H

Lance-Corporal 4410, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 21st January 1901.

ROWLETT

William

Private 3830, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 23rd June 1900. [Listed as T ROWLETT in The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902]

SCRAGG

A

Private, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

SHAW

E W

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

SHELDON

S

Private 4487, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 10th MArch 1901 at Springfontein.

SHEPPARD

S

Private, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

SIMMONDS

Thomas

Private 2736, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 19th MAy 1900 at Bloemfontein. [SIMMONS on 2nd Battalion memorial and SIMMONS on Cheshire Regiment. Listed as SIMMONDS without an initial in The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902]

SIMPSON

Henry

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

SMITH*

Charles

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

STONIER

W

Private, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

STOTT

T

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

TAVENER*

W H

Private 5636, 2nd Battalion, Mounted infantry, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 9th April 1900 at Glen. [H TAVENOR on Cheshire memorial or W H TAVENER on 2nd Battalion Memorial and TAVENOR with no initial in The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902]

THOMAS

M

Private 2760, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 29th August 1900 at Springfontein.

TOMLINSON*

Charles

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

TOMLINSON+

J

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

TUDOR

A J

Private 5043, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Dangerously wounded 20th August 1901, died of those wounds 21st August 1901 at Wesselsrust.

TUFFS

Percival

Private (Bandsman) 3817, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 10th February 1901 at Potchefstroom.

TURNER

W

Private 566, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 4th December 1901 at Springfontein.

UPTON*

C H

Private 3742, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 21st March 1900 at Naauwpoort. [H on Cheshire Regiment memorial. Listed as A UPTON, 2nd Battalion in The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902]

WALSH

T

Private 7629, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 9th June 1900 at Springfontein.

WEAVER

Thomas

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

WESTWOOD

J

Lance-Corporal 4305, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 17th February 1901 at Burghersdorp. See also Macclesfield Boer War memorial

WHITE

J

Colour Sergeant 5040, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Committed suicide 4th October 1900 at Bethulie Birdge.

WHITFIELD

J

Private 3959, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of disease 11th December 1900 at Springfontein.

WHITTINGHAM+

R

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

WHITTINGHAM*

W H

Private, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

Last updated 12 December, 2006

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