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ALDERSHOT ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS (RAMC) BOER WAR MEMORIAL

Boer War - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2006

The memorial is situated at the top of Gun Hill, Aldershot, near the Cambridge Military Hospital. It commemorates 314 officers and men of the Royal Army Medical Corps who died in the South African War. The memorial war unveiled 24th May 1905, the RAMC band honoured the fallen, and is in the form of a three stepped semi circular base with a wall at the back of it. The central part of the wall has an obelisk placed within it with sculptural group placed at the base of the obelisk. There are 14 bronze name plaques placed on the front face of the wall. The sculpted group consisted of two men of the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) tending to a wounded man. One of the RAMC men stands supporting the man who appears to be lying on a rick whilst the other RAMC man kneels on the ground as he tends to the wound. The memorial is a listed building.

From “Our Regiments in South Africa” by John Stirling

ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS.

IN his despatch of 2nd April 1901 Lord Roberts said “tinder Surgeon-General Wilson this department has laboured indefatigably both in the field and in the hospitals. Some cases have been brought to my notice in which officers have proved unequal to the exceptional strain thrown upon them by the sudden expansion of hospitals, and in the earlier stages of the war the necessity of more ample preparations to meet disease were not quite fully apprehended. These cases have been fully reported on by the Royal Commission, and will no doubt receive the attention of his Majesty’s Government. I am not, however, less conscious of the unremitting services of the great majority of the officers of the Royal Army Medical Corps. There are many instances, indeed, recorded of great gallantry having been displayed by the officers in carrying on their work of mercy under heavy fire, and in the face of exceptional difficulties their duty has been ably performed. My thanks are also due to the distinguished consulting surgeons who have come out to this country, and by their advice and experience materially aided the Royal Army Medical Corps. The services rendered by Sir William MacCormac, Mr G. H. Makins, Mr F Treves, the late Sir W Stokes, Mr Watson Cheyne, Mr G. Cheatle, Mr Kendal Franks, Mr John Chiene, and Sir Thomas Fitzgerald, were of incalculable value. The abnormal demand upon the R.A.M.C. necessitated the employment of a large number of civil surgeons, and to these gentlemen the army owes a debt of gratitude. The heavy strain on the Army Medical Department was further much relieved by the patriotic efforts of the several committees and individuals who raised, equipped, and sent out complete hospitals.”

Lord Roberts also mentions the invaluable assistance by the British Red Cross Society, who equipped hospital trains, and he also speaks of the value of the hospital ships. As to the nursing sisters he says, “It is difficult to give expression to the deep feeling of gratitude with which the nursing sisterhood has inspired all ranks serving in South Africa.”

The outcry raised at the time when the army was posted about Bloemfontein, and enteric was ravaging its ranks, may not have been entirely justified, in that it overlooked some insuperable difficulties, but, on the whole, it is fortunate that public attention was engrossed with a subject of such importance, and the agitation did good, in that it made the path of the reformers more easy That some reforms were necessary is beyond doubt, and that these have been undertaken is a matter of satisfaction.

Apart from all authorised or Red Book reforms, perhaps the most desirable consummation is that our fighting generals should realise that in a campaign of any duration their own power will greatly depend on the observance of sanitary rules. Medical officers should not be discouraged from urging and compelling the frequent changing of camping-grounds, and, in the selection of these, wholesome water-supplies must ever be a sine quâ non (see ‘A Doctor in Khaki,’ by Dr Francis E. Freemantle Murray, 1901. The author was a civil surgeon, and his work is a very valuable contribution to the literature on the subject).

As to the bravery and self-sacrificing devotion of the immense majority of the Royal Army Medical Corps officers there is no possible doubt. The following gained the Victoria Cross —

Major William Babtie, C.M.G., at Colenso, 15th December 1899
Lieutenant W H. S. Nikerson, Wakkerstroom, 22nd April 1900.
Lieutenant A. E. M. S. Douglas, D.S.O., Magersfontein, 11th December 1899.
Lieutenant E. T. Inkson, Natal, 24th February 1900.
Surgeon-Captain Crean of the
Imperial Light Horse, and Surgeon-Major Howse of the Australian Field Hospital also gained the V C.

The following were, apart from honours bestowed, the mentions in the principal despatches, including officers attached from the Imperial Medical Staff, civilians, and civil nurses —

 
Officers.
N.C.O.s
and men
Nurses.
Sir George White’s despatches.—

2nd December 1899

2
1

23rd March 1900

10
19
29
Sir Redvers Buller’s despatches—

30th March 1900 (including 6 Regimental officers with Volunteer ambulance)

61
31
..

19th June 1900

3

9th November 1899

30
5
Lord Methuen s despatches—

26th November 1899 (all arrangements highly praised)

1

15th February 1900

1
1
..
Lord Roberts’ despatch—

31st March 1900

11
5
Major-General Baden-Powell’s despatch—

18th May 1900

4
7
Lord Roberts’ despatches—

2nd April 1901

62
3
28*

4th September 1901

39
56
43†
Lord Kitchener (apart from civil hospitals)-
 

Various despatches during war

{
22
14
24‡
44§
26
       
    * Civil nurses.
‡ Includes 4 colonial sisters.
    † Army and Army Reserve.
§ Includes 10 civil surgeons.
From old postcards - the unveiling of the memorial and view of it

R.A.M.C.
TO
THOSE
WHO
GAVE
THEIR
LIVES
FOR
THEIR
COUNTRY
SOUTH AFRICA
1899-1902

Erected by the Officers, Warrant and Non-Commissioned Officers and men
of the Royal Army Medical Corps in memory of their comrades of the Corps.

This R.A.M.C. memorial was unveiled by
His Majesty King Edward VIIth
on Empire Day 24th May 1905.

ABBATT W
Private
ABBOTT Norman Stannard
Corporal 13995, Maidstone Company Volunteer Medical Staff Corps. Died of enteric fever at Newcastle, SA, 24 July 1900. Aged 19. Also commemorated on Maidstone, All Saints Church Memorial.
ARCHER F
Private
ARKELL C A
Private
ARMSTRONG W D
Private
ARNOTT W
Private
ASHFIELD S H
Private 13007. Died of disease 26 February 1901 at Capetown. Also commemorated in Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery, Cape Town, South Africa
ASHFORD A
Lance Corporal
ATKINS H C
Private
ATKINSON F
Lance Sergeant
AYRISS S
Private
BAKER J
Private
BAMBERY W R
Private. Died at Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and pm 1899-1902 Memorial, Kimberley West End Cemetery now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance.
BARRY R
2nd Class Staff Sergeant
BAYNES G F
Corporal
BEESTON A
Private
BENTLEY J H
Private
BINNS H
Private
BIRD W
Private
BISHOP A
Corporal
BLACK D
Private
BLACKFORD J
2nd Class Staff Sergeant
BLAND R
Private
BOLTON S W S
Private
BOWCOCK W H
Private
BOXALL H
Private. Also commeorated on Worthing Boer War Memorial, Sussex
BRAZILL M
Private
BRENNAN J
Private. Also commemorated on Crewe Boer War Memorial, Cheshire.
BRIDGER W G
Private
BRIGHT J
Lance Sergeant
BRINGESS H
Sergeant
BRITNELL Edwin [F]
Private. Also commemorated on the Coombe Hill Memorial, Buckinghamshire.
BROOKES W G
Private
BROWN C
Private
BROWNING W J
Private. Died at Kimberley or nearby. Commemorated on 1899-1902 Memorial, Kimberley West End Cemetery and buried there.
BURT H
2nd Class Staff Sergeant
CANEY E
Private
CARWARDINE P
Private
CHAFFE W G
Private
CHAPLIN J R
2nd Class Staff Sergeant 7744. Committed suicide while temporarily insane 15 April1902 at Klersdorp. Also commemorated on Norfolk Boer War Memorial, Norwich
CHEETHAM S
Private
CHILD H
Private
CHILDS W J
Private
CHIVERTON W G A
Private
CLARKE A
Private
CLARKE G H
Private
CLODE H C
Private
CLOSE F W
Sergeant
COLVIN Arthur Francis
Corporal, Maidstone Company Volunteer Medical Staff Corps. Died of disease 23 August 1900 at Cape Town, Aged 22. Also commemorated in Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery, Cape Town, South Africa and on Maidstone, All Saints Church Memorial.
COOKE J F
Private
COOPER B W
Private
COOPER L
Private
CORNISH P C
Private
COTTON D
Private
COWLAND R
Private
COX E P
Private
CRAGGS S F
Private
CRITTENDEN G H
Private, Maidstone Company Volunteer Medical Staff Corps. Died of disease 24 March 1902 at Bethlehem. Aged 21. Also commemorated on Maidstone, All Saints Church Memorial.
CROCKER J E
Lance Corporal. Also commemorated on the Coombe Hill Memorial, Buckinghamshire.
CURETON T
Private
CURRIE A J
Private
DAVIES E H
2nd Class Staff Sergeant
DAVIES J
2nd Class Staff Sergeant
DAVIES W
Private
DAVIS W
Private
DEAN H
Private
DIXCEY G H
Private
DOWSE Henry Esmond

Captain. Died of enteric 5 May 1900 at Bloemfontein. Aged 32. Born January 1868. Son of Henry James Dowse.

Extract from The Last Post: Roll of Officers Who Fell in South Africa 1899-1902 by Mildred G Dooner reprinted by Naval & Military Press:

Dowse.—Capt. Henry Esmonde Dowse, Royal Army Medical Corps, died of enteric, at Bloemfontein, May 5th, 1900. He was the second son of the late Henry James Dowse, Esq., was born Jan., 1868, and entered the Royal Army Medical Corps as capt. Jan., 1891. He served with the Chitral Relief Force, under Sir Robert Low, in 1895, receiving the medal with clasp.

DOYLE J
Private
DREW H J
Private
DUFFIELD Samuel

Quartermaster / Hon Captain. Died of dysentery 17 January 1901 at Pretoria. Mentioned in Despatches 10 September 1901.

Extract from The Last Post: Roll of Officers Who Fell in South Africa 1899-1902 by Mildred G Dooner reprinted by Naval & Military Press:

Duffield. — Quartermaster and Hon. Capt. Samuel Duffield, Royal Army Medical Corps, died of dysentery, at Pretoria, Jan. 17th, 1901. He served in the ranks for nearly eighteen years, and was employed at the War Office for over four years, being promoted quartermaster in the Royal Army Medical Corps Dec. 1899. He served with the Egyptian Expedition 1882, receiving the medal with bronze star. He was mentioned in despatches, L.G., Sept. 10th, 1901, for his services in South Africa, and was granted the honorary rank of capt. from Nov. 29th, 1900.

DYKES H
Sergeant 13562. Died of disease 13 December 1900 at Kimberley. Resident Ipswich. Also commemorated on Ipswich Boer War Memorial.
ECK C R
Private
EDMONDS G
Private
ELLIOTT W
Private
ELLIS P
Private
ELLWOOD Michael John
Private. Also commemorated on Hereford Cathedral Boer War Memorial.
ELWIN E W
Private. Died of fever 1 December 1901. Also commemorated on Dover Borough Boer War Memorial.
ELWORTHY H H
Sergeant
FARWELL J
Private
FAWSSETT Rupert

Captain. Died of dysentery 6 May 1900 at Bloemfontein. Aged 31. Born March 1869. Son of Rev. Robert Fawssett, of Upper Tooting, London.

Extract from The Last Post: Roll of Officers Who Fell in South Africa 1899-1902 by Mildred G Dooner reprinted by Naval & Military Press:

Fawssett.—Capt. Rupert Fawssett, R.A.M.C., died of dysentery at Bloemfontein May 6th, 1900. He was the third son of the late Rev. Robert Fawssett, of 36, Crockerton Road, Upper Tooting, S.W. Capt. Fawssett was born March, 1869, and educated privately, afterwards studying at St. Thomas’s Hospital. He entered the Royal Army Medical Corps in July, 1895, being promoted Capt. July, 1898. From 1897, Capt. Fawssett had been attached to the 2nd Life Guards, and when the Composite Regt. of Household Cavalry was formed, he accompanied it to South Africa as Medical Officer. He was present at the relief of Kimberley and the battles of Paardeberg and Driefontein, and the capture of Cronje. He then took part in the advance on Bloemfontein where he died. His name is inscribed on a framed tablet placed in the Court House of the Spelthorne Division of Middlesex in memory of those belonging to the Division who fell in the war.

FELCE H
[Listed as Lance Corporal on Peterborough memorial] Private. Also listed on Peterborough Cathedral Boer War Memorial.
FENTON T
Private
FISHER E
Private
FISHER G A
Private
FLETCHER H C
Private
FOOTE J
Private
FOSTER J H
Private
FRASER E
Private
FRASER G F
Private
FRESHWATER Arthur
Quartermaster / Hon Captain. Died of enteric 28 February 1902 at Kroonstad. Aged 46. Born August 1855. Served in the ranks 15 years, commissioned 1894. Served in Bechuanaland 1884-5.
FROST H
Private. Also listed on the Bury St Edmunds Boer War Memorial
FULKER A
Private
FULLER R E
Private
GALE E H
Private
GARTSHORE J
Corporal
GATH G A
Private
GIBBONS. DCM James Ross
1st Class Staff Sergeant. Killed in action 20 December 1901 at the Battle of Tafel Kop. Awarded the DCM (Distinguished Conduct Medal). Medals on display in RAMC museum. War diary and documents in Wellcome Institute archives. Entry in With The Flag to Pretoria for 20th December 1901. Entry in The London Gazette.
GIBSON W
Private
GILTRAP J J
Lance Sergeant
GLASCOW W E
Private
GOODALL F
Private
GOODRIDGE W H
Private
GOULD W
Private
GRACEY W H
Lance Sergeant
GRANT C
Private
GRANTHAM T
Corporal
GRAY Edward Wolfe

Major. Killed in action 30 October 1899 at Fraquhar's Farm, near Ladysmith. Aged 37. Born September 1862. Educated at Dublin University (BA, MB, Bch.), Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland.

Extract from The Last Post: Roll of Officers Who Fell in South Africa 1899-1902 by Mildred G Dooner reprinted by Naval & Military Press:

Gray. — Major Edward Wolfenden Gray, M.B. R.A.M.C., was killed in action at Farquhar’s Farm, near Ladysmith, Oct. 30th, 1899. He was born Sept., 1862, and entered the Royal Army Medical Corps Feb., 1887, being promoted major Feb., 1899. He was a B.A. of Dublin University, and took the M.B. and B.Ch. degrees there in 1885, he also received the State Medicine Diploma from the University in 1887, and in 1888 was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Major Gray was also a gold medallist of Jervis Street Hospital, and a member of the British Medical Association. He only arrived in South Africa from Bengal a few weeks before being killed.

GRAY H
Corporal
GREENOW J
Private
GREY C F
Private
GRIFFIN M
Sergeant
GRIFFITHS P R
Private
HALL G
Private
HANNINGTON J C
Private. Died at or near Maitland. Commemorated in Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery, Cape Town, South Africa
HARGREAVES W
Private
HARRIS J
Private
HARRISON J W
Sergeant
HARRISON A
Private
HARROLD H W
Private
HARVEY J
Private
HASELDEN W H
Private
HAWTHORN J
Private
HAYDON J A
Private
HAYNES M
Private
HAYWARD W H P
Private
HEATH T
Private. Died at Kimberley or nearby. Commemorated on 1899-1902 Memorial, Kimberley West End Cemetery and buried there.
HEATHCOCK A
Private
HEMMINGS W
Private
HEWLETT W
Private
HILL W
Private
HILLIARD, MB & CMG George
Major. Wounded on patrol at Ingog, 5 September 1900 and died 2 days later 7 September 1900 at General Hospital, Newcastle. SA. Aged 37. Born october 1862. M.B. & C.M.G. Served Ashanti 1895 (star, CMG)
HINTON J
Private. Died at Kimberley or nearby. Commemorated on 1899-1902 Memorial, Kimberley West End Cemetery and buried there.
HOGBURN S
Private
HOLT Robert Hughtrede Edward

Captain. Died of wounds 21 february 1900 at Groblers Kloof. Aged 33. Buried near Fort Wyllie. Born July 1886. Son of Lieutenant-Colonel R.W. Holt (Royal Marine Light Infantry) and great-grandson of Lieutenant-General Sir H. King (5th Fusiliers, served in the Peninsula).

Extract from The Last Post: Roll of Officers Who Fell in South Africa 1899-1902 by Mildred G Dooner reprinted by Naval & Military Press:

Holt.-Capt. Robert Hughtrede Edward Holt, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., L.S.A., died of wounds received in action at Groblers Kloof in the operations on the Tugela, Feb. 21st, 1900. He was the only son of Lieut.-Col. R. W. F. Holt, late R.M.L.I. On his mother's side his great-grandfather, Lieut.-Gen. Sir H. King, fought both in Holland and in the Peninsula with the 5th Fusiliers. Capt. Holt was born in July, 1866, and entered the Royal Army Medical Corps as a surg.-lieut. Jan., 1892, being promoted surg.-capt. 1895. He served in the operations on the North-West Frontier of India, 1897-98, with the Mohmand Field Force, also with the Tirah Expeditionary Force, and was awarded the medal with two clasps. He went to South Africa Nov., 1899, and first did duty in camp at Nottingham Road and Estcourt. Capt. Holt was afterwards with the 5th Division, and was present at the action of Spion Kop. just before being killed Feb. 21st, he had gone forward to assist some wounded men, and was kneeling down beside and attending to one when he was shot. Capt. Holt is buried close to where he fell under Fort Wyllie, and an obelisk marks the place where he lies with others of the Somersetshire Light Infantry. The Royal Army Medical Corps have also erected a memorial cross over his grave close to the obelisk. A tablet has been placed in St. Mary's Church, Alverstoke, in his memory. He was mentioned in despatches, London Gazette, Feb. 8th, 1901, for his services.

HOLT Samuel
Private 15424. Died of disease 13 December 1901 at General Hospital, Newcastle, SA. Aged 27. Resident Rochdale. Also commemorated on Rochdale Town Hall Boer War Memorial
HONOR W
Private
HOPWOOD G R
Private
HORNE A
Corporal
HORTON E L
Private
HORTON E S
Private
HORTON J
Private
HOTTON J D
Private
HOWAT J
Private
HOWELL William F
Private 5437. Died of disease 3 October 1900 at Wynberg. Buried in St John's Cemetery, Wynberg, Cape Town. Also listed on the Merthyr Tydfil Boer War Memorial
HUDSON W J
Private
HUGHES Matthew Louis
Captain. Killed in action 15 December 1899 at Colenso. Aged 32. Born 1867. Son of Colonel Emilius Hughes, CB, of Guildford.
HUNNISETT H J
Private 11163. Died of disease 24 July 1900 at Modder River. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in KImberley West End Garden of Remembrance. Resident Ipswich. Also listed on Ispwich Boer War Memorial.
HURLEY J
Private
HURTER C
Private
HUTCHINS C
Private
IRVINE Guy Harle
Lieutenant. Killed in action 31 March 1900 at Sanna's Post. Aged 24. Born August 1875. Son of Surgeon-Major G.N. Irvine.
ISAACSON C
Private
JACKSON W L
Private
JAMES T L
Private 12859. Died of disease 6 June 1901 at Johannesburg. Also commemorated on Leeds Boer War Plaque
JAMIESON A
Private
JARVIS G W
2nd Class Staff Sergeant. Also commemorated on Norfolk Boer War Memorial, Norwich
JOHNSON W
Private
JONES George Williams Grey
Lieutenant. Died of enteric 20 february 1900 at Ladysmith. Aged 25 Born August 1874.
JONES N
Corporal
JONES R E
Private
JONES W R
Private
KELLY P
Private
KENEALY E
Private. Died at Maiyland or nearby. Commemorated in Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery, Cape Town, South Africa.
KIMBER A
Private
KING J
Private
KNILL F J
Private
KONIGER G A
Private
LAKE W W
Surgeon Lieutenant Colonel, Militia Medical Staff Corps
LAMB W F
Private
LANGFORD Charles
Private 11989. Died of disease 28 March 1900 at Bloemfontein. Resident yaxley. Buried in President Avenue Cemetry, Bloemfontein. Also commemorated on Huntingdon Boer War
LAPWORTH C W
Private
LAVIS G H
Lance Sergeant
LEACH W G
Private 11341. Died of disease 17 January 1900 at Modder River. Resident Ipswich. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. Also commemorated on Bury St Edmunds Boer War Memorial and Ipswich Boer War Memorial.
LEARY W G
Private
LEATT H J
Private
LENNIE A C
Private
LEWIS E A
Private
LEWIS G F
Private
LONERGAN F
Private
LUMBARD E
Private
LUTY G
Lance Corporal
MAIR A
Private
MALTBY R
Private. Died at Maitland or nearby. Commemorated in Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery, Cape Town, South Africa.
MANNING J H
Private
MAPLEY A H
Private. Also commemorated on the Coombe Hill Memorial, Buckinghamshire.
MARKLEY W
Private 12503. Died of enteric fever 6 April 1900 at PM Burg. Resident Ipswich. Also commemorated on Ipswich Boer War Memorial.
MARSH Thomas Alfred Perry
Major. Died of enteric 3 December 1900 at Deelfontein. Aged 44. Born February 1856. Served in Burma 1885-87 (medal and bar).
MARSH S
Private
MARSHALL E
MARTIN C W
Corporal
McCORMICK H
Private
McGILVRAY R A
Private
MEYERS J
Private
MILES A W
Corporal. Died of wounds or disease 28 March 1900. Commemorated on Woodstock Cemetery Memorial, Cape Town
MILNE H
Private. Died 7 June 1902. Buried in Colesburg Cemetery, SA. Grave No. 16
MINNIECE James
Major. Died of enteric 17 March 1900 at Ladysmith. Aged 40. Born May 1859. Serving with the Indian Contingent.
MITCHENER H J
Private
MONK A
Private. Resident Peterborough. Listed in the Peterborough & Huntingdon Standard 1st Qtr 1900. Also commemorated on Peterborough Cathedral Boer War Memorial
MONTGOMERY A
Private
MOON A
Private
MOORE R H
Private
MOSS F J
Private
MUNN Edmund Leonard

Lieutenant. Died of enteric 23 May 1900 at Boshof. Aged 25. Born January 1875.

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:

Munn.—Lieut. Edmund Leonard Munn, Royal Army Medical Corps, died of enteric May 23rd, 1900, at Boshof. He was born Jan., 1875, and joined the Royal Army Medical Corps in July, 1899.

MUNN J
Private
MUNRO W
Private
MUNT H W
Sergeant Major
MURRAY R
Sergeant
NAYLOR J
Private
NEWNHAM G T T
Private. Also listed on Brighton St Peter Boer War Memorial
NIGHTINGALE J
Private. Died of disease. Commemorated in Ardwick Green Barracks, Manchester
NOBLE R
Private
OLIVER I
Private
OLIVER J
Private
ONRAET H B
Lieutenant
O'SHAUGHNESSY M
Private
OWLES Frederick William
Private 13452. Died of disease 27 November 1900 at Bethlehem. Resident Leiston. Also commemorated on Ipswich Boer War Memorial and Brighton St Peter Boer War Memorial
PAILTHORPE E F
Private
PALMER T
Private
PARRETT S A
Private
PATTERSON J
Private, Leeds Company (Volunteers). Also commemorated on Leeds Boer War Plaque
PAYNE W
Private. Also commemorated on Bedford Boer War Memorial.
PEAT T
Private
PENMAN G G
Corporal
PENNY W H
Private
PETTENGELL J
Private
PHILLIPS A T
Private
PICKETT A J
Private
PLANT H
Private
POCOCK J
Private
PRESCOTT H
Private
PROBETTS W F
Private
PURSALL T R
Lance Corporal
RAMSEY C
Private
READ A
Corporal
READING E
Private
RENDER W
Private
REORDAN W
Private
REYNOLDS A B
Private
RICHARDSON J S
Private
RIGG J
Private
ROBERTS W
Corporal
ROBERTS J
Private
ROBSON A
Private
RODWELL J
Private
ROGERS Robert John
Private 13736. Died of enteric fever at Pretoria on 14th December 1900, aged 23. Eldest son of Mr W. L. Rogers, Trinity House Inspector, and Mrs Rogers of 39 Chapel Street, Penzance. Served a four year apprenticeship with Mr Bob Stakerley, Chemist of Penzance. Moved to London where he became compounder at the Army and Navy Stores. Joined the RAMC in February 1900 and signed for 12 months at the front. Was taken ill while on duty at the Model School Hospital, Pretoria and died within a few days. Former member of St Mary’s Church Choir, Penzance. See also Penzance Boer War Memorial.
ROYLE A
Private
RUSSELL A J
Private
RUSSELL G R
Private
SANGS E
Private
SCARLETT W A
Corporal
SEDDON J
Private
SHAW W
Private
SHEPHERD W
Private
SHOESMITH C J
Corporal
SIBERY J
Private
SILVESTER A
Private
SMITH A E
Private
SOLE W W
Private
SOUTHAM A E
Private
SOUTHEY J
Private
SPENCE A E
Private
STANTON T E J
Private
STEVENS A T
Private
STREET G A
Private
STUART Sidney Offord
Major. Died of dysentery 18 April 1902 at Winburg. Aged 41. Born November 1860.
SWAIN W
Private
SWEET A [W]
Private. Buried in Colesburg Cemetery, SA. Grave No. 65.
SWORN F W
Private
TAPLIN W
Private
TAYLOR A J
Corporal
TEGG W
Private. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in KImberley West End Garden of Remembrance.
THRUSH F W G
Private
TOLLINGTON B H H
Private
TOULSON W
Private
TRENTER C
Private 2684. Died of disease 22 May 1900 at Bloemfontein. Resident Ipswich. Also commemorated on Ipswich Boer War Memorial
TURNER A
Private
TURNER J
Private
TURNER R A
Private
TWIGG James Stuart

Lieutenant. Killed in action 22 December 1901 near Clanwilliam. Aged 27. Born october 1874.

Extract from The Last Post: Roll of Officers Who Fell in South Africa 1899-1902 by Mildred G Dooner reprinted by Naval & Military Press:

Twigg. - Lieut. James Stuart Twigg, M.B., Royal Army Medical Corps, was killed in action between Clanwilliam and Calvinia, Dec. 22nd, 1901. He was born in Oct., 1874, entered the Royal Army Medical Corps April, 1900, and proceeded to South Africa in June, serving there until his death.

TWOMEY T
Private
ULPH H J
Private
UNDERWOOD H
Corporal
VAN DRIEL H P
Private
VAUGHAN C
Lance Corporal
VICKERY G W
Private
WALKER E P
Major
WALKER George Stanley

Captain. Died of enteric 23 February 1900 at Ladysmith. Aged 34. Born May 1865.

Extract from The Last Post: Roll of Officers Who Fell in South Africa 1899-1902 by Mildred G Dooner reprinted by Naval & Military Press:

Walker. - Capt. George Stanley Walker, M.B., Royal Army Medical Corps, died of enteric in Ladysmith, Feb. 23rd, 1900. He was born in May, 1865, joined the Royal Army Medical Corps, 1892, and was promoted capt. July, 1895. Capt. Walker was serving in India in 1899, but went to South Africa in Oct., and was in Ladysmith till his death. He was mentioned in despatches by Lieut.-Gen. Sir G. White, March 23rd, 1900, L.G. Feb. 8th, 1901.

WARE A
Private
WARING Walter

Surgeon Lieutenant Colonel, Militia Medical Staff Corps. Died of dysentery 6 October 1900 at Princess Christian Hospital, Pine Town Bridge. Surgeon-Lieutenant-Colonel, Militia Medical Staff Corps, Royal Army Medical Corps, died of dysentery at the Princess Christian Hospital, at Pine Town Bridge, South Africa, 6th October 1900. He was appointed surgeon-captain in June 1902, and surgeon-lieutenant-colonel the following August. He volunteered for active service, and proceeded to South Africa in February 1900, and served during the war up to the time of his death. Also listed on Norfolk Boer War Memorial, Norwich.

Source: The “Last Post”: Roll of Officers Who Fell in South Africa 1899-1902 by Mildred G Dooner reprinted by Naval & Military Press.

WARRELL C
Private
WARRING G W
Private
WATHEN W H
Sergeant Major
WATSON F A
Private
WEBER G H
Private
WHARTON T
Private
WHITLOCK C C
Private. Died 14 March 1901. Buried in Colesburg Cemetery, SA. Grave No. 47. Also commemorated in St Peter's Church, Wolverhampton
WILDE A J
Private
WILKES G T
Private
WILLIAMSON J
Private
WILLMOTT J
2nd Class Staff Sergeant
WILSON D
Private
WILSON F
Private. Died 2 January 1902. Buried in Colesburg Cemetery, SA. Grave No. 88.
WILTSHIRE C
Private
WOOD Oswald Gillespie
Colonel. Died of illness 3 January 1902 at Kroonstad. Aged 50. Born November 1851. Awarded C.B. His wife was a nurse in the Army Nursing Service. She was Superintending Sister at H Redoubt, Suakin, Egypt in 1885 (RRC, medal and Khedive's Star) and served in Cairo 1889-91. She volunteered for South Africa and died at Kroonstad 4th October 1901. They left two small sons. Entered the Medical Staff 1873. Served in Egypt 1882 (bar and medal, Khedives star). Served as Principal Medical Officer at Kroonstad. Awarded C.B. in 1900.
WOOD Mazrk
Sergeant, No 10 General Hospital. Died of enteric 15 August 1900. Commemorated in Ardwick Green Barracks, Manchester.
WOOD C
Private
WOOD F J
Private
WOODS T
Private
WRIGHT F J
Private
WRIGHT W T
Private
WYER A
Private
YATES F W
Private. Died at Maitland or nearby. Commemorated in Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery, Cape Town, South Africa.
YOUNG G
Sergeant

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