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HARTLEPOOL (WEST) BOER WAR MEMORIAL

Boer War - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2005

The memorial to the dead of the South African War is a roughly carved hunk of granite standing on three granite steps in Ward Jackson Park, the largest of the town's public parks. Although the sides are rough, the top is smooth. Although the bronze soldier is show below the statue was cut off at the ankles one night and now only the plinth remains with the inscriptions. The names listed below are in alphabetical order for ease of reading which is idfferent to the order on the memorial.

PRO PATRIA

IN HONOUR OF
THE 320 MEN FROM THIS TOWN & DISTRICT
WHO FOUGHT FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE
SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899-1902
AND IN MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES &
WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED BELOW

Pictures taken from old postcards

ANDERSON

JA

Private, Colonial Regiment

BLENKINSOP

HJ

[Llisted as BLENKINSON in "The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902" by Alexander Palmer] [Listed as Privateon memorial] trooper 22739, South African Light Horse, Comander-in-Chief's Body Guard. Killed in action near Reitz 3rd January 1901.

BUTCHER

E

Private 4059, 1st Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of disease at Kroonstad 16th August 1900.

CAMERON

A

Private, 3rd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry

CAMERON

J

Private 5465, 1st Battalion, Princess Of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of disease at Wynberg 17th March 1900.

CLOSE

J

Private 3718, Army Ordnance Corps. Died of disease at Middleburg 19th Mat 1901.

CRAWFORD

FH

Private, Northumberland Fusiliers.

DIXON

J

Private 1696, 1st Battalion, Princess Of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of disease at Johannesburg 22nd October 1900.

DUFFY

B

Private 3149, 1st Battalion, Princess Of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action at Slingersfontein 15th January 1900.

HANKEY

WJ

[Listed as Corporal on memorial] Private 10031, 14th Company, Corporal, Imperial Yeomanry. Died of disease at Kroonstad 8th May 1901.

KELLY

J

Private, Durham Light Infantry

KENNY

T

Private, Princess Of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

MACKLAM

J

Private, 4th Company, Imperial Yeomanry. Died of disease at Kroonstad 22nd April 1901.

MUSGRAVE

T

Private 4368, 13th Hussars. Severely wounded at Trigaardsfontein 1st November 1901.

ODAMS

CJ

Gunner, 1st Natal Volunteer Artillery (Elswick Battery) [Listed as Ross Machine Gun Battery in "The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902" by Alexander Palmer]. Died of disease at Bloemfontein 2nd June 1900.

O'SHAUGHNESSY

J

Private, Border Horse, Colonial Regiment. Killed in action near Hammonia 29th May 1900.

OUGHTRED

F

Private, 7th Dragoon Guards

REID

R

Sergeant 2157, 2nd Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action at Spion Kop 24th January 1900.

ROBSON

JE

Sergeant 10053, 14th Company, Imperial Yeomanry. Killed in action near Virginia 1st October 1900.

ROUSE

D

[Listed as O ROUSE in "The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902" by Alexander Palmer]. Private 3329, 2nd Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action at Nooitgedacht 23rd November 1900.

ROYAL

A

Private, 6241, 1st Battalion (24th Mounted Infantry), Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action at Blood River Poort 17th September 1901.

TAYLOR

JG

Private, Durham Light Infantry

WATT

J

Private, 3rd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry

6 December 2005

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