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MERTHYR TYDFIL - BOER WAR MEMORIAL

Compiled and Copyright ©Amy Kitcher 2004
additional information Carl Llewellyn

The Merthyr Tydfil South African (Boer) War memorial is located on Queens Road. It is set away from the road on a grassy hillside overlooking the town centre. It takes the form of a Aberdeen granite obelisk with inscriptions on the tapering sides, the whole stands on a plinth on a three-stepped base. The memorial was unveiled by Lord Windsor, Lord Lieutenant of Glamorgan, in September 1904. The sculptornwas Washington Morgan a well known Merthyr sculptor. It cost approximately £300 and weighs about 17½ tons. See Amy's Website - 'Foilages' for more information on these men.

From an old postcard

Gwell Angau Na Ghwiludd
A Tribute to the Memory of Merthyr Men who died in the South African War
1899-1902

Although listed by Regiment on the memorial for ease of reading this list has been sorted into name sequence.

BALL

John M

Private 7380, 1st Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died of disease at Pretoria 1st July 1900. Buried at Pretoria.

BARNETT

Frederick

Private 5743, 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action at Frederikstad 25th Octrober 1900. Buried in Olien Park, Potchefstroom.

BROADSTOCK

Samuel

Private, Gloucester Regiment

CRONIN

Patrick

Private 5354, 1st Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of enteric at Ladysmith 30th December 1900. Buried in Intombi Cemetery, Ladysmith.

DACEY

Dominic

[Listed as Dominick DASEY on memorial] Trooper 4301, 19th Hussars. Died of wounds at Dalmanutha 11th January 1901. Buried at Machadodorp.

DAVIES

Edward

Private 4640, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action at Klip Drift on 16th February 1900. Buried at Jacobsdal.

DAVIES

Henry

Private 3056, 1st Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action at Driefontein 13th March 1900. Buried in Bosrand, Driefontein.

DAVIES

John J

Private 5980, 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of enteric at Johannesburg 14th february 1901. Buried in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

DAVIES

Thomas

Private 5506, 3rd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died of enteric at Bultfontein 23rd December 1900. Buried at Bultfontein.

DAVIES

Thomas W

Corporal, 1st Battalion, 4th Company (Glamorgan), Imperial Yeomanry. Died of disease at Harrismith 12th July 1901. Buried in Harrismith Town Cemetery.

DONOVAN

Denis

Private 4991, 1st Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died of disease at Kroonstad 24th May 1900. Buried in Marais St., Kroonstad.

EVANS

Caradoc I

Trooper 260, Protectorate Regiment. Died of disease at Mafeking 22 April 1900. Buried at Mafeking.

EVANS

Evan S

Private 5787, 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of enteric in General Hospital, Fort Napier PMB 23rd March 1900. Buried at Fort Napier, PMB.

FLYNN

Michael

Private, South Wales Borderers

FOUHY

Thomas

Corporal 2970, 1st Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action at Godwan River, near Kaapsehoop 26th April 1901. Formerly a Merthyr Policeman.

GRAY

John

Trooper, 18th Hussars

HAYES

John

Private, Welsh Regiment

HOWELL

William F

Private 5437, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of disease at Wynberg, Cape Town 3rd October 1900. Buried in St John's Cemetery, Wynberg, Cape Town. Also commemorated on RAMC Memorial, Gun Hill, Aldershot.

JAMES

William

Private 5670, 3rd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died of enteric at Kimberley 20th January 1901. Buried in West End Cemetery, Kimberley.

JENKINS

Arthur J

[Listed as Private on memorial] Colour Sergeant 3196, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action at Biddulphsberg 29th May 1900. Buried at Senkal.

JENKINS

Charles Morris

Lieutenant, Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry. Killed in action 15th December 1899 at Colnso, Hlangwane. Aged 32. Buried at Colenso Clouston.

Extract from The Last Post - Roll of Officers who fell in South Africa 1899-1902 by Mildred G Dooner, published by Naval and Military Press

Jenkins. - Lieut. Charles Morris Jenkins, Thorney­croft's M.I., was killed in action at the battle of Colenso Dec. 15th, 1899. He was 32 years of age, and was formerly a sergt. in the Glamorgan Infantry Volunteers. Lieut. Jenkins went to South Africa about 1888, and being a civil engineer was employed in the construction of the Harrismith Railway. From 1896 he was engaged on the Pretoria-Petersburg line, but in Oct., 1899, he was ordered to leave the Transvaal. On reaching Natal he offered his services, and was given a commission as lieut. in Thorneycroft's M.I.

JOHNS

Edwin

Private, South Wales Borderers

JONES

Daniel

Private, Imperial Light Infantry

LEWIS

William

[Listed as Corporal on memorial] Private 2080, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died of rheumatic fever at sea 25th January 1900. Buried at sea.

MAHONEY

Cornelius

Private 3797, 1st Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action at Driefontein 10th March 1900. Buried at Bosrand, Driefontein.

MANSELL

Edwin

Sergeant 3859, 3rd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died of disease at Taungs 25th MArch 1901. Buried at Vryburg.

MOSES

David John

Private 4641, 2nd Battalion (Mounted Infantry Company), South Wales Borderers. Died of disease 24th May 1900. Buried at Bloemfontein. Son of Thomas and Jane Moses he lived at No 6 Pond Street Penydarren Merthyr Tydfil, he was a collier before he enlisted

O'SHEA

Timothy

Private, Welsh Regiment

OWENS

Edward

Private, South Wales Borderers

POLLARD

Henry

Private 2528, 1st Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died of wounds at Driefontein 10th April 1900. Buried at Bloemfontein.

REARDON

William

Sergeant, South Wales Borderers

REES

John

Private 1096, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died of pneumonia at sea 20th January 1900. Buried at sea.

REES

Sydney

Private 3670, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died of enetric fever at Modder River 17th February 1900. Buried in West End Cemetery, Kimberley.

ROBERTS

Morgan

[Listed as Welsh Regiment on memorial] Private 7347, 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusliers. Died of heart disease at Krugersdorp 16th August 1900. Buried in Krugersdorp.

RULE

Thomas

Private 5851, 1st Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action at Paardeberg 18th February 1900. Buried at Vendusie Drift, Paardeberg.

SULLIVAN

Daniel

Private 6088, 3rd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died of disease at Mafeking 13th June 1901.

THOMAS

Samuel

Private 162, 3rd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died of disease at Prieska 10th February 1901. Buried at Prieska.

WALSH

James

[Listed as Private on memorial] Lance Corporal 7052, 3rd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed accidentally at Warrenton 11th December 1900. Buried in West End Cemetery, Kimberley.

WAYT

William

Private 7056, 3rd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died of disease at Hoopstad 27th October 1900. Buried at Hoopstad.

WILLIAMS

Evan J

Trooper, 1st Battalion, 4th (Gamorgan) Company, Imperial Yeomanry. Died of disease at Harrismith 20th May 1901. Burien in Harrismith Town Cemetery.

WILLIAMS

Lewis

Private 5635, 1st Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action near Elandshoek 20th May 1901. Buried at Braberton.

WILLIAMS

Thomas

Gunner 65167, 44th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Drowned at Orange River Station 2nd April 1900. Buried in West End Cemetery, Kimberley.

Last updated 22 April, 2011

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