Ministry of Defence
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Lest We Forget
British Legion
The Royal British Legion

CHATHAM, ROYAL ENGINEERS BROMPTON BARRACKS
SOUTH AFRICAN MEMORIAL ARCH (BOER WAR)

Boer War - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Tony Grant; researched Martin Edwards 2004

The South African Memorial Arch, Brompton Barracks, Gillingham, Kent; all the following are as the photograph. The men, and their rank/position held, are all listed below starting with the centre panel, to be found at the top of the structure, immediately above the arch.




THE CORPS OF ROYAL ENGINEERS
TO THEIR COMRADES WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
IN THE SOUTH AFRICA WAR A.D. 1899 – 1902

To the frieze above the arch.

ELANDSLAAGTE - LADYSMITH - MAFEKING – KIMBERLEY - MODDER RIVER

The memorial tablets to left pillar of the arch below the relief carving, two tablets.

1899 – 1902
The following is the left tablet.
MAXWELL Cedric

BT. LIEUT. COL

Extract from 'The Last Post - Roll of Officers who fell in South Africa 1899-1902' by Mildred G Dooner.

Maxwell. - Lieut.-Col. Cedric Maxwell, Royal Engineers, died at Rouxville May 20th, 1901, from concussion of the brain, received through a fall from his horse. He was a son of Lieut.-Col. C. F. Maxwell, formerly of the 82nd Regt., was born July, 1854, and educated at Henley Grammar School, from which he passed into the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. He entered the Royal Engineers, April, 1873, being promoted capt. Jan., 1885, major April, 1893, and brevet lieut.-col. Nov., 1900. He served in the Afghan War of 1878-80, and was present in the operations around Kabul, being mentioned in despatches and receiving the medal. He also saw service with the Zhob Valley Expedition of 1884. He arranged the defence of Wepener, and his services are mentioned in the despatch of Lieut.-Col. Dalgety, commanding the Cape Mounted Rifles, April 29th, 1900. Lieut.-Col. Maxwell is stated as having “selected a position and assisted in every way,” L. G., Feb. 8th, 1901.

WROTTESLEY Alfred Edward

MAJOR

Extract from 'The Last Post - Roll of Officers who fell in South Africa 1899-1902' by Mildred G Dooner.

Wrottesley. - Major Alfred Edward Wrottesley, Royal Engineers, was drowned on passage to South Africa Oct. 26th, 1899. He was born in Dec., 1855, and entered the Royal Engineers in Aug., 1874, being promoted capt. Aug., 1885, and major in May, 1894. He had been an associate member of the Royal Engineer committee from June, 1898.

MASSY Hampden Hugh

MAJOR

Extract from 'The Last Post - Roll of Officers who fell in South Africa 1899-1902' by Mildred G Dooner.

Massy. - Major Hampden Hugh Massy, Royal Engineers, was killed in action in the operations on the Upper Tugela Jan. 24th, 1900. He was born in Feb., 1858, and entered the Royal Engineers, Oct. 1877, being promoted capt. April, i888, and major Aug., 1896. Major Massy was killed in the firing line, while personally superintending the making of entrenchments; and was twice mentioned in despatches, L.G., Feb. 8th, 1901, for his gallant conduct.

YOUNG Edward Gordon

CAPTAIN

Extract from 'The Last Post - Roll of Officers who fell in South Africa 1899-1902' by Mildred G Dooner.

Young. - Capt. Edward Gordon Young, Royal Engineers, died of enteric at Kimberley, June 5th, 1900. He was the son of H. L. Young, Esq., was born in Feb., 1868, and educated at Haileybury. He entered the Royal Engineers in July, 1886, was promoted Capt. in Feb., 1897, and went to South Africa in Jan., 1900. He married Isabella Maude, second daughter of C. P. Allix, Esq.

ELKINGTON George Edward

LIEUT. See also Guernsey.

Extract from 'The Last Post - Roll of Officers who fell in South Africa 1899-1902' by Mildred G Dooner.

Elkington.- Lieut. George Edward Elkington, 1st Division Telegraph Batt. Royal Engineers, died of enteric in South Africa, Jan. 12th, 1901. He was the fourth son of the late Lieut.-Gen. Elkington, C.B., and Mrs. Elkington, of Sonning, Berks. Lieut. Elkington was born in January, 1871, and educated at Elizabeth College, Guernsey. He entered the Royal Engineers Feburary, 1890, and was promoted lieut. February, 1893. He served with the Dongola Expeditionary Force, under Lord (then Sir Herbert) Kitchener, in 1896, including the engagement at Firket, and the operations at Hafir, being mentioned in despatches, L.G., Nov. 3rd, 1896, and was awarded the Fourth Class of the Order of the Medjidie, the medal, and the Egyptian medal with clasp. He embarked for South Africa in June, 1900, and served there up to the time of his death.

JELF Richard John

LIEUT.

Extract from 'The Last Post - Roll of Officers who fell in South Africa 1899-1902' by Mildred G Dooner.

Jelf. - Lieut. Richard John Jelf, Royal Engineers, died June 2nd, 1900, on board the troopship “Dilwara” whilst on his way home invalided from Natal. He was the eldest son of Major-Gen. R. H. Jelf, C.M.G., Governor and Commandant of the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, and was born in 1872. Educated at Cheam and Eton (Mr. Luxmoore’s), he obtained his commission in the Royal Engineers, Feb., 1892. Lieut. J elf was a good horseman, and when stationed at Gibraltar was well known with the Calpe Hounds. He was selected for service in the Telegraph Batt. when on leave from Gibraltar, and sailed for South Africa Oct. 21st, 1899. After serving at De Aar and up to the Modder River, he was transferred with his section of the Telegraph Batt. to Gen. Sir Redvers Buller’s command in Natal, and virtually acted as Director of Telegraphs to that officer throughout all his operations up to the Relief of Ladysmith. Having no proper staff to assist him, Lieut. Jelf had frequently to act as a telegraph operator at the instrument. His health subsequently broke down, and he was invalided home. He was mentioned in despatches, L.G., Feb. 8th, 1901, as indefatigable, and having had to work constantly day and night; “no difficulty was too great for him.” Gen. Sir Redvers Buller in his despatch Nov. 9th, 1900, wrote, “I cannot omit a reference to the late Lieut. R. J. Jelf, Royal Engineers. A young officer of singular talent and promise, he lost his life from devotion to his duties.” In Sept., 1899, shortly before he left for South Africa, Lieut. Jelf married Violet, daughter of Gen. Sir Richard Harrison, Inspector-General of Fortifications.

ANDERSON Rainy

LIEUT.

Extract from 'The Last Post - Roll of Officers who fell in South Africa 1899-1902' by Mildred G Dooner.

Anderson. - Lieut. Rainy Anderson, 26th Co. Royal Engineers, was mortally wounded in action at Zeekogat, Transvaal, July 10th, 1901, and died on the following day. He was the only son of the late Staff-Surgeon James Rainy Anderson, R.N., and Mrs. Anderson (now Mrs. Darling Barker), and was born in Sept., 1873. He was educated at Neuenheim College and at Dr. Northcott’s, Ealing, and entered the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, soon after his sixteenth birthday; gaining his commission in the Royal Engineers in Feb., 1892, and was promoted lieut. Nov., 1895. He was fond of all sports and a good linguist. After serving at Chatham, Portsmouth, Ceylon, and Plymouth, he embarked for South Africa on Oct. 27th, 1899, and saw much service during the campaign. He served in the forces commanded by Lieut.-Gens. SirJ. D. P. French and Sir C. Tucker, and was in the advance on Bloemfontein and Pretoria. At the latter place he had for some time charge of the electric lighting. He was afterwards with Gen. Beatson’s column, to which, shortly before his death, he was appointed Intelligence Officer. Lieut. Anderson was present at the capture of Jack Hindon’s camp, ten miles north of Middelburg, and had his horse shot under him July 9th, 1901, the day before he received his death wound. On this occasion he is stated to have behaved with great gallantry, and owing to his dash a large capture of arms, ammunition, etc., was made. He rendered good service, “none more gallant than he,” and was mentioned in despatches; Gen. Beatson stating he “deeply regretted his loss.” Lieut. Anderson is buried in Middelburg Cemetery. A memorial tablet has been erected to his memory in the crypt of St. Paul’s Cathedral.

BELL Reginald William

LIEUT.

Extract from 'The Last Post - Roll of Officers who fell in South Africa 1899-1902' by Mildred G Dooner.

Bell. - Lieut. Reginald William Bell, Royal Engineers, died of enteric Feb. 11th, 1900, at De Aar. He was the eldest son of Rev. W. Bell, vicar of Cranbrook, late Headmaster of Dover College. Lieut. Bell was born in April, 1874, and educated at Dover College, where he was captain of the Football XV. At the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, he played for the Academy, and also for the R.E. at Chatham. He was a keen sportsman and a good horseman. He entered the Royal Engineers, July, 1893, being promoted lieut. 1896. He was stationed at Gibraltar in 1899, and went from there to South Africa in Nov., and served in Cape Colony.

See also Dover Borough Boer War memorial

MEYRICKE Robert Evelyn

LIEUT.

Extract from 'The Last Post - Roll of Officers who fell in South Africa 1899-1902' by Mildred G Dooner.

Meyricke. - Lieut. Robert Evelyn Meyricke, Royal Engineers, died of enteric at the Base Hospital, Pietermaritzburg, on March 8th, 1900. He was born in July, 1874, educated at Cheltenham and entered the Royal Engineers from the Royal Military Academy, Nov., 1894, being promoted lieut. Nov., 1897. Lieut. Meyricke was stationed in South Africa before the commencement of the war, and served in Natal up to the date of his death. His name is inscribed on the Eleanor Cross War Memorial erected at Cheltenham College.

See also Gloucestershire Cheltenham Boer War Memorial

NEILL Colin Eric Smith

LIEUT.

Extract from 'The Last Post - Roll of Officers who fell in South Africa 1899-1902' by Mildred G Dooner.

Neill. - Lieut. Colin Eric Smith Neill, Royal Engineers, died of enteric at Pretoria, Feb. 17th, 1901. He was born in Aug., 1876, educated at Charterhouse, and entered the Royal Engineers Dec., 1895, being promoted lieut. Dec., 1898. He was present at the battle of Colenso and was in the actions at Spion Kop and Vaal Kranz, and in the engagements on the Tugela before the relief of Ladysmith. Lieut. Neill took part in the subsequent advance into the Transvaal under Gen. Sir Redvers Buller, and in the operations under Lieut.-Gen. Sir F. Clery, near Standerton. Lieut. Neill is buried at Pretoria beside Lieut. Hughes, Royal Irish Fusiliers. His name is inscribed on the tablet in the War Memorial Cloister at Charterhouse.

BARROW Stephen Douglas

LIEUT.

Extract from 'The Last Post - Roll of Officers who fell in South Africa 1899-1902' by Mildred G Dooner.

Barrow.—Lieut. Stephen Douglas Barrow, Royal Engineers, died of enteric at Modder River, March 9th, 1900. He was the son of F. H. Barrow, Esq., late Bengal Civil Service. Lieut. Barrow was born in July, 1876, educated at Clifton, and entered the Royal Engineers from the Royal Military Academy in March, 1896, being promoted lieut. in March, 1899. He embarked for South Africa, in Oct., 1899.

JONES, VC Robert James Thomas Digby

LIEUT. Referred to as DIGBY JONES, was awarded a VC

Extract from 'The Last Post - Roll of Officers who fell in South Africa 1899-1902' by Mildred G Dooner.

Jones. - Lieut. Robert James Thomas Digby Jones, Royal Engineers, was killed in action at the engagement at Wagon Hill, Ladysmith, Jan. 6th, 1900. He was born Sept., 1876, educated at Seabank School and Sedbergh, Yorkshire, where he was in the school football team, and won the chief mathematical prize. He entered the Royal Engineers, August, 1896, being promoted lieut. August, 1899; was a good all round athlete, and at one time secretary of the Royal Engineers Football Club, being one of its foremost players. Lieut Jones accompanied the 23rd Field Co. Royal Engineers to Natal, June, 1899, and served there from the commencement of the war. He first distinguished himself Dec. ioth, during a sortie from Ladysmith when a Boer 47 inch gun on Surprise Hill was destroyed. The first fuze inserted missed fire but Lieut. Jones went back, inserted another fuze and by the explosion the Howitzer was split into fragments. This, gun had been causing much annoyance to the garrison. For this act he was mentioned in despatches. At Wagon Hill his bravery was most conspicuous; on the night of the 5th he was sent there in charge of a working party of Royal Engineers to build an emplacement, and out of this, the Boers who had crept up bare footed, had succeeded in driving them. Our men led by Lieut. Jones, however, retook the position almost immediately. One report states that he shot three Boers, clubbed a fourth and kept them at bay till help arrived. Later on a determined attack was again made by the Boers, when Lieut. Jones shot Commandant Von Wyk, second in command to De Villiers, but was himself killed immediately afterwards. Sir A. Conan Doyle thus mentions this incident, differing slightly from the above: “In a gun emplacement a strange encounter took place at point blank range between a group of Boers and Britons. De Villiers of the Free State shot Miller-Walnut dead, Ian Hamilton fired at De Villiers with his revolver but missed him. Young Albrecht of the Light Horse shot De Villiers. A Boer named De Jaeger shot Albrecht. Digby Jones of the Sappers shot De Jaeger. Only a few minutes later the gallant lad, who had already won fame enough for a veteran, was himself mortally wounded, and Dennis his comrade in arms and in glory fell by his side.” Another report states that by his splendid example Lieut. Jones saved Ladysmith. In most books on the war this officer’s bravery and intrepid conduct is referred to. He was twice mentioned in despatches, L.G., Feb. 8th, 1901, and again April 19th, 1901, where it is stated by Lieut.-Gen. Sir G. White that he would have recommended Lieut. Jones for the V.C. had he survived, and mentions with regret that he was killed. It was, however, announced in the L.G., August 8th, 1902, that His Majesty The King was pleased to approve of this decoration being sent to the representatives of Lieut. Jones, for his conspicuous bravery “in leading the force which re-occupied the top of the hill at a critical moment, just as the three foremost attacking Boers reached it, the leader being shot by Lieut. Jones.” At the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, in the west octagon of the library, are the names of about 120 distinguished Royal Engineer Officers; the last name added to the list is that of Lieut. R. J. T. Digby Jones.

See also Wikipedia for details under Digby-Jones

COTTON Francis [Gerald Stapleton]

LIEUT.

Extract from 'The Last Post - Roll of Officers who fell in South Africa 1899-1902' by Mildred G Dooner.

Cotton. - Lieut. Francis Gerald Stapleton Cotton, Royal Engineers, was killed by an explosion at Pienaars River Camp Oct. 6th, 1900. He was the only son of F. M. Cotton, Esq., M.I.C.E., of Holyhead, North Wales, was born May 16th, 1878, and educated at Repton, whence he passed into the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, 2nd on the list. Lieut. Cotton entered the Royal Engineers Sept., 1897, and after serving at Chatham and Gosport, embarked for South Africa in Feb., 1900. He was promoted lieut. a few days before being killed. He served in the Harrismith and Bethlehem districts, and was awarded the medal with three clasps.

DENNISS George [Barlow Bartley]

2ND. LIEUT. Spelt Dennis elswhere.

Extract from 'The Last Post - Roll of Officers who fell in South Africa 1899-1902' by Mildred G Dooner.

Dennis. - 2nd Lieut. George Barlow Bartley Dennis, 23rd Field Company Royal Engineers, was killed in action at Wagon Hill, Ladysmith, Jan. 6th, 1900. He was the eldest son of E. R. Bartley Dennis, Esq., of Harrow, Barrister, Middle Temple. 2nd Lieut. Dennis was born Nov., 1878, and educated at Harrow, which he entered as a mathematical scholar. He joined the Royal Engineers, March, 1898, and in Sept., 1899, was sent to the 23rd Field Company at Ladysmith, and served with it during the siege until his death. In the early morning of Jan. 6th he was with the detachment of Royal Engineers on Wagon Hill, under Lieut. Digby Jones, and when the latter officer was seen to fall, it was thought that he was only wounded. 2nd Lieut. Dennis, then helping to carry a stretcher, went forward from rock to rock to assist Lieut. Jones, and was stooping over him when he fell - shot through the brain—” across the body of his friend and comrade.” He was mentioned in despatches, L.G., Feb. 8th, 1901. (See Lieut. Jones.)

CHENEVIX - TRENCH Christopher

2ND. LIEUT.

Extract from 'The Last Post - Roll of Officers who fell in South Africa 1899-1902' by Mildred G Dooner.

Chenevix-Trench. - 2nd Lieut. Christopher Chenevix-Trench, 7th Company Royal Engineers, died of enteric, at Heilbron, on April 13th, 1902. He was the son of Col. and Mrs. Chenevix-Trench, of Broomfield, Camberley, and was born in April, 1881. He was educated at Marlborough, where he gained the Modern School Exhibition, tenable for two years at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, which he entered direct from Marlborough. At the Royal Military Academy he was senior under officer, and won the Victoria and Pollock medals, and the sword of honour. 2nd Lieut. ChenevixTrench entered the Royal Engineers Jan., 1900, and went to South Africa in Feb., 1901, where he was employed in the construction of block-houses. On one occasion, near Boshof, in order to get reinforcements, he made a daring ride to give the required information with the most successful results. He was with a column returning to Boshof from Windsorton Road, which had halted at Tweefontein, and he asked permission to accompany a small party which were being sent out to drive off some Boers. This party went about five miles and was nearly surrounded at Hartbeestpan Farm by the enemy, who were found in considerable force. The officer in command then called for someone to return to Tweefontein to get assistance. 2nd Lieut. Chenevix-Trench volunteered for the duty. To get back involved passing through a gap in a wire fence and through a wood now partly occupied by the enemy. He reached the gap safely, the Boers close behind and firing at him. He then galloped through the wood, many Boers trying to cut him off and still firing at him, some within 20 paces distance. He, however, reached the camp safely, reinforcements were sent, and the party extricated. 2nd Lieut. Trench died on the eve of his twenty-first birthday. His name is inscribed on a tablet which has been placed in Marlborough College Chapel in memory of all Mariburians who fell in the war.

   
 
CARMICHAEL A
SERJT. MAJOR. No further information currently
STEVENS H
SUPT. CLERK. No further information currently
BENNETT T
STAFF SERJT. No further information currently
RENNETT Arthur
CO. SERJT. MAJOR , 30th? Company. Died 30th June 1900 at Deelfontein of enteric fever. Aged 37. Buried at Deelfontein.
ALTY J
TROOP Q.M. SERJT. No further information currently
SERJEANTS
BRUNNEN F G
SERJEANT. No further information currently
BURTENSHAW W
SERJEANT. Balloon Section. See also Worthing Boer War Memorial
CHANDLER J W
SERJEANT. No further information currently
DANIELS C
SERJEANT. No further information currently
GILLANDERS J M
SERJEANT. No further information currently
HADGRAFT Samuel
SERJEANT. Sergeant 15758, 20th Company, Royal Engineers. Died of enteric at Wynberg 17th April 1900. Samuel Hadgraft was born in 1855 in Limehouse, London to Samuel Hadgraft & Harriet Kinchett. He married Maria Theresa Guthrie in 1887 in Kent.
HOLDOM J
SERJEANT. No further information currently
JACKSON C
SERJEANT. Seargeant 2102, Royal Engineers. Killed in action at Wagon Hill 6th January 1900.
LOVELACE W J
SERJEANT. No further information currently
PHILLIPS H
SERJEANT. No further information currently
ROGERS W
SERJEANT. 26th Company, Royal Engineers. Died of Enteric. Resident of Amersham. See also Buckinghamshire Coombe Hill Boer War and Latimer Boer War Memorials
TYLER J E
SERJEANT. No further information currently
VOOGHT E
SERJEANT. No further information currently
WHITE W H
SERJEANT. No further information currently
WILKINSON A H
SERJEANT. No further information currently
WOOD S H
SERJEANT. No further information currently
The following is the right tablet.
CORPORALS
ANDERSON J
CORPORAL. No further information currently
AUSTEN G A
CORPORAL. No further information currently
BARRATT J
CORPORAL. No further information currently
BARTLETT W H
CORPORAL. No further information currently
BONE G W
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BREWER S H
CORPORAL. No further information currently
CHADWICK E T
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CHURCH H T
CORPORAL. No further information currently
CUMMINGS W R
CORPORAL. No further information currently
DIXON F
CORPORAL. No further information currently
GARROD B T
CORPORAL. No further information currently
GRATTON H
CORPORAL. No further information currently
HIGGINS S
CORPORAL. No further information currently
HILL W H
CORPORAL. No further information currently
JEFFERY E
CORPORAL. No further information currently
KELLOND F
CORPORAL. No further information currently
LOGAN J
CORPORAL. No further information currently
MCFARLANE J
CORPORAL. No further information currently
SMITH H
CORPORAL. No further information currently
STEDMAN J W
CORPORAL. No further information currently
STEER F J
CORPORAL. No further information currently
WANOSTROCHT C A
CORPORAL. No further information currently
WESTCOTT W
CORPORAL. No further information currently
WEYMAN W
CORPORAL. No further information currently
WINKLE J H
CORPORAL. No further information currently
WOOLLEY F R
CORPORAL. 408, 23rd Company, died of Enteric fever at Ladysmith 29/12/1899 and is buried at Intombi camp. See also Cambridge & Isle of Ely Boer War Memorials and also Peterborough Boer War Memorial
2ND. CORPORALS
ASKHAM John W
2ND. CORPORAL. 23rd Company, 24158, died 13th February 1900 of Enteric fever in Ladysmith and buried at Intombi camp. See Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely Memorials
BAILEY H A
2ND. CORPORAL. 23rd Company. Killed in action at Ladysmith 6th January 1900. Commemorated oin St. Mary's Church, Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire.
BUCKLEY J
2ND. CORPORAL. No further information currently
CHAMBERS A J
2ND. CORPORAL. No further information currently
CLARKE J
2ND. CORPORAL. No further information currently
COWIE E H
2ND. CORPORAL. No further information currently
FERRIER E
2ND. CORPORAL. No further information currently
HOLMES T
2ND. CORPORAL. No further information currently
HOUSE W F
2ND. CORPORAL. No further information currently
HUNT E J
2ND. CORPORAL. No further information currently
JACKSON C
2ND. CORPORAL. No further information currently
MORRIS J
2ND. CORPORAL. No further information currently
MURPHY G
2ND. CORPORAL. Second Corporal 26496, Royal Engineers. Died of disease at Sterkstroom 1st April 1900.
O'LEARY E
2ND. CORPORAL. No further information currently
PEGG A E
2ND. CORPORAL. See also Bedfordshire Boer War Memorial
ROBB A
2ND. CORPORAL. No further information currently
ROBINSON J
2ND. CORPORAL. No further information currently
DE ST. CROIX C
2ND. CORPORAL, 26131, 38th Company, Royal Engineers. Died of disease 24th July 1900 at Senekal. Resided Guernsey. See also Guernsey.
SLADER P
2ND. CORPORAL. No further information currently
WHITEHOUSE G
2ND. CORPORAL. No further information currently
LANCE CORPORALS
ARTHUR R C
LANCE CORPORAL. No further information currently
BARNETT R R
LANCE CORPORAL. No further information currently
BARTLETT W N
LANCE CORPORAL. No further information currently
BATTERS J H
LANCE CORPORAL. No further information currently
COTTLE G S
LANCE CORPORAL. No further information currently
FITTES R A
LANCE CORPORAL. No further information currently
LESSITER S C
LANCE CORPORAL. No further information currently
MITCHELL R P
LANCE CORPORAL. No further information currently
The memorial tablets to right pillar of the arch below the relief carving, two tablets.
The following is the left tablet.
LANCE CORPORALS
OLIVE J
LANCE CORPORAL. No further information currently
RENYARD G B
LANCE CORPORAL. No further information currently
ROWBOTHAM A
LANCE CORPORAL. Died of wounds or disease 26th JUne 1900. Commemorated on Woodstock Cemetery Memorial, Cape Town.
STURGESS E J
LANCE CORPORAL. No further information currently
WIGGINS Walter
LANCE CORPORAL. 29th Company. See also Buckinghamshire Coombe Hill Boer War Memorial
SAPPERS
ALLWOOD A
ANKERS F
SAPPER. Died. See also Crewe Boer War Memorial
ARMSTRONG D B
SAPPER. No further information currently
BAKER A W
SAPPER. No further information currently
BAKER T
SAPPER. No further information currently
BALLARD W F
SAPPER. No further information currently
BARNES C J
SAPPER. No further information currently
BARRETT G H
SAPPER. No further information currently
BASKERVILLE H G
SAPPER. No further information currently
BENSON J
SAPPER. 7th Field Company. Died 6th February 1901. Buried in Colesburg Cemetery, SA. Grave No. 35.
BERRY S H
SAPPER. No further information currently
BLAND W
SAPPER. No further information currently
BLYTH J
SAPPER. No further information currently
BODKIN J
SAPPER. No further information currently
BOLTON H
SAPPER. No further information currently
BOTHAM A A W
SAPPER. No further information currently
BROMLEY R
SAPPER. No further information currently
BROWN J H
SAPPER. No further information currently
BROWN S
SAPPER. No further information currently
BRUCE D
SAPPER. No further information currently
BUCHANAN R
SAPPER. No further information currently
BUCKINGHAM P V
SAPPER. No further information currently
BUPIN P J
SAPPER. No further information currently
BURROW R
SAPPER. No further information currently
BURT J W
SAPPER. No further information currently
BUTLER Reuben
SAPPER. 3099, 5th Company, Royal Engineers. Died of disease 30th March 1902 at Machadodorp. Buried at Machadodorp. From St Ives, Huntingdonshire. See Huntingdonshire Boer War Memorial.
CAMBRAY G W
SAPPER. No further information currently
CARDING G F
SAPPER. No further information currently
CARMODY R
SAPPER. No further information currently
CARROLL J
SAPPER. No further information currently
CHANDLER H
SAPPER. No further information currently
CHARLES W
SAPPER. No further information currently
CHEADLE E W
SAPPER. 7th Field Company. Died 19th February 1901. Buried in Colesburg Cemetery, SA. Grave No. 38.
CHILDS R
SAPPER. No further information currently
CLARKE R
SAPPER. No further information currently
COOKE D
SAPPER. No further information currently
COOKE T
SAPPER. No further information currently
COOMBER J S
SAPPER. No further information currently
COOPS T
SAPPER. Accidentally killed. See also Crewe Boer War Memorial
COWAN J
SAPPER. No further information currently
COX T
SAPPER. No further information currently
CURTIS J E
SAPPER. No further information currently
CURTIS W J
SAPPER. No further information currently
DARLINGTON J J
SAPPER. Accidentally killed. See also Crewe Boer War Memorial
DAVIES TJ
SAPPER. No further information currently
DILLON J
SAPPER. No further information currently
DIXON E
SAPPER. No further information currently
DRAGE E H M
SAPPER. No further information currently
DREW Arthur W
SAPPER 156, Royal Engineers. Died of enteric fever 30th January 1900 at Ladysmith. Of Guernsey, resident Alderney. See also Guernsey.
DUDLEY C
SAPPER. No further information currently
The following is the right tablet.
SAPPERS
ELLIOT W
SAPPER. No further information currently
ELLIOT R
SAPPER. No further information currently
EMMAS W
SAPPER. No further information currently
EVANS F J
SAPPER. Died. See also Crewe Boer War Memorial
FAIRALL C A G
SAPPER. No further information currently
FEARNLEY B W B
SAPPER. No further information currently
FINCH G
SAPPER. No further information currently
FITZMAURICE M J
SAPPER. No further information currently
FITZPATRICK G W
SAPPER. No further information currently
FLAHERTY A J
SAPPER. No further information currently
FOWLER E
SAPPER. No further information currently
FOY A H
SAPPER. Died. See also Crewe Boer War Memorial
FRANCIS W G
SAPPER. No further information currently
FRANKS H C
SAPPER. No further information currently
FREEMANTLE A
SAPPER. No further information currently
FREW W F
SAPPER. No further information currently
FULLER W
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GALPIN A
SAPPER. No further information currently
GARLICK H J
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GARLICK W J
SAPPER. No further information currently
GARVEY M
SAPPER. No further information currently
GOLD B
SAPPER. No further information currently
GOODACRE A M
SAPPER. No further information currently
GORDON G
SAPPER. No further information currently
GORDON H
SAPPER. No further information currently
GRAY H J W
SAPPER. No further information currently
GREEN P
SAPPER. No further information currently
HALL E W
SAPPER. No further information currently
HAMILTON T
SAPPER. No further information currently
HANNEY R T
Sapper, Royal Engineers. Died of disease. See also Swansea Memorial
HARLEY W H
SAPPER. No further information currently
HARRIS A
SAPPER. No further information currently
HARRIS V
SAPPER. No further information currently
HARVEY N
SAPPER. No further information currently
HATLEY C
SAPPER. No further information currently
HAWKINS A W
SAPPER. No further information currently
HEANEY J
SAPPER. No further information currently
HEDDERMAN P
SAPPER. No further information currently
HEWITT E
SAPPER. No further information currently
HEY A
SAPPER. No further information currently
HIBBERD L
SAPPER. No further information currently
HILL T H
SAPPER. No further information currently
HOPKINS J
SAPPER. No further information currently
HUNT A J
SAPPER. No further information currently
HUNTER W
SAPPER. No further information currently
HUNTINGTON W
SAPPER. No further information currently
IRVINE J
SAPPER. No further information currently
JAMES W
SAPPER. No further information currently
JELLEY F A
[Spelt JELLY elsewhere] SAPPER. See Norwich Norfolk Boer War Memorial
JOHNSON A W
SAPPER. No further information currently
JOHNSTON G
SAPPER. No further information currently
JONES H
SAPPER. No further information currently
JONES H
SAPPER. No further information currently
JOY F T
SAPPER. No further information currently
KEEFE J H
SAPPER. No further information currently
KENYON W
SAPPER. No further information currently
KINDLEYSIDES T
SAPPER. No further information currently
KINSELLA R
SAPPER. No further information currently
To the frieze to the right elevation of the arch.
BELMONT – DREIFONTEIN – JOHANNESBURG
To the frieze on the reverse elevation of the arch.
DIAMOND HILL – PAARDEBERG – WEPNER – TUGELA HEIGHTS – WITTEBERGEN
The memorial tablets to left pillar of the arch below the relief carving, two tablets.
SAPPERS
KIRK D
SAPPER. No further information currently
KNIGHT J
SAPPER. No further information currently
KNOWLES A
SAPPER. No further information currently
LAMBLE B
SAPPER. No further information currently
LAMBLE J G
SAPPER. No further information currently
LANE F
SAPPER. No further information currently
LE GROVE H G
SAPPER. No further information currently
LEAVESLEY W
SAPPER. No further information currently
LOCKYEAR A E
SAPPER. No further information currently
LORD J S
SAPPER. No further information currently
LUMMUS J W
McCRON J
SAPPER. No further information currently
McDOUGAL C
SAPPER. No further information currently
McGUINESS T J
SAPPER. No further information currently
McINERNEY J
SAPPER. No further information currently
MADDOX T P
SAPPER. No further information currently
MADELEY W
SAPPER. Died. See also Crewe Boer War Memorial
MAIDMENT F
SAPPER. No further information currently
MANDERS H
SAPPER. No further information currently
MARDON C
SAPPER. No further information currently
MARTIN E J
SAPPER. No further information currently
MAYTUM A
SAPPER. No further information currently
MAYNE H
SAPPER. No further information currently
MEASURE D J
SAPPER. No further information currently
METCALFE J L
SAPPER. No further information currently
MILLER A
SAPPER. No further information currently
MILNE A
SAPPER. No further information currently
MILTON P A
SAPPER. No further information currently
MITCHELL J
SAPPER. No further information currently
MONK M J
SAPPER. No further information currently
MOORES T G
SAPPER. No further information currently
MORTON D
SAPPER. No further information currently
MOYSEY H A
SAPPER. No further information currently
MUDD J J
SAPPER. No further information currently
MULVAY P
SAPPER. No further information currently
MURPHY D
Sapper, Royal Engineers. Died of disease. See also Swansea Memorial
MURRAY R
SAPPER. No further information currently
O'KEEFFE D
SAPPER. No further information currently
O'RIORDAN M
SAPPER. No further information currently
ODELL E A
SAPPER. No further information currently
PALMER J
SAPPER. No further information currently
PARKER A
SAPPER. No further information currently
PARKER C
SAPPER. No further information currently
PARNELL Thomas Asa
[A T on memorial and laos listed as H S elsewehere] SAPPER. 28509, 8th Coy (Railway) Royal Engineers, died of disease, 3-5-1900, Bloemfontein. Listed in the 1881 census as Asa Thomas. Born circa 1871, son of Thomas & Lucy PARNELL. Father Ag. Lab., family living in Stretham in 1881. See Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely Boer War Memorials
PAUL A
SAPPER. No further information currently
PENDLEBURY G
SAPPER. No further information currently
PENDLETON T
SAPPER. No further information currently
PENDROUS A
SAPPER. No further information currently
PETTS W E
SAPPER. No further information currently
PHILLIPS F J
SAPPER. No further information currently
PILLER W
SAPPER. No further information currently
PLUMRIDGE George E
SAPPER. 1st Tel. Div., Royal Engineers. See also Buckinghamshire Coombe Hill Boer War Memorial
POLLARD J E
SAPPER. No further information currently
POTTER A
SAPPER. No further information currently
PRICE William Morgan
SAPPER. 28101, 17th Company. Died of disease 17th February 1901 at Standerton. See also Hereford Cathedral Boer War memorial.
PROCTOR G
SAPPER. No further information currently
QUARM A
SAPPER. No further information currently
RANGER F
SAPPER. No further information currently
RANSOM W F
SAPPER. No further information currently
RENDLE J
SAPPER. No further information currently
ROBERTS E
SAPPER. No further information currently
ROBERTS T
SAPPER. No further information currently
ROBERTS T [H]
SAPPER. Died. See also Crewe Boer War Memorial
ROBINSON F W
SAPPER. No further information currently
ROBINSON Septimus
SAPPER. Died from enteric (typhoid) fever in the Orange Free State capital of Bloemfontein on 27th May 1900. Originally from Nannerch in North Wales, he is buried at the President Brand Garden of Remembrance, Bloemfontein, Republic of South Africa. See also Crewe Boer War Memorial
ROGERS E
SAPPER. No further information currently
ROSE J
SAPPER. No further information currently
RUDD A
SAPPER. No further information currently
SAMBELLS W J
SAPPER. No further information currently
SANDERS T
SAPPER. No further information currently
SAUNDERS J
SAPPER. No further information currently
SCUTT H
SAPPER. No further information currently
SHADBOLT F J
SAPPER. No further information currently
SHEPLEY T
SAPPER. No further information currently
SHOEBRIDGE A F
SAPPER. No further information currently
SHURVINTON A
SAPPER. No further information currently
SIMMONS W G
SAPPER. No further information currently
SMEDLEY F W
SAPPER. No further information currently
SMITH A
SMITH G J
SAPPER. No further information currently
SMITH H
SAPPER. No further information currently
SMITH J
SAPPER. 20th Company. Died 13th January 1902. Buried in Colesburg Cemetery, SA. Grave No. 96.
SMITH T H T
SAPPER. No further information currently
SNUGGS C FR
SAPPER. No further information currently
STANFORD C J
STANTON Stanley
SAPPER. 2729, Royal Engineers. Died 20th October 1900 at Lydenburg. See also St Peter Port, Guernsey
STRINGER A
SAPPER. No further information currently
SULLIVAN D
SAPPER. No further information currently
SWAFFIELD G F
SAPPER. No further information currently
SWEET T W
SAPPER. No further information currently
TALBOT W
SAPPER. Accidentally killed. See also Crewe Boer War Memorial
TERRY J
SAPPER. No further information currently
THOMPSON J C
THOMPSON W
SAPPER. No further information currently
TIPPER T
SAPPER. No further information currently
TOLHURST A J
SAPPER. No further information currently
TOLLEY F
SAPPER. No further information currently
TOWNSEND W
SAPPER. No further information currently
TRAFFORD G
SAPPER. No further information currently
TREWINNARD F J
SAPPER. No further information currently
TRITTON E A
[Listed as A E TRITTON in records] SAPPER 2581, 38th Company, Royal Engineers. Died of disease 18th January 1901 at Kroonstad. Resided Guernsey.
TRUMAN E
SAPPER. No further information currently
TRUMAN W S
SAPPER. No further information currently
TUNNADINE A
SAPPER. No further information currently
VANE E S
SAPPER. No further information currently
VILE E T
SAPPER. No further information currently
WALTON B
SAPPER. No further information currently
WENMOUTH J
SAPPER. No further information currently
WHARTON W
SAPPER. No further information currently
WHITCHER W P
SAPPER. No further information currently
WHITING G T
SAPPER. No further information currently
WILKINS J
SAPPER. No further information currently
WILLIAMS E
SAPPER. No further information currently
WILLIAMS W R
SAPPER. No further information currently
WILLIAMSON A H
SAPPER. No further information currently
WILSON J T
SAPPER. No further information currently
The memorial tablets to right pillar of the arch below the relief carving, two tablets.
SAPPER
WISE J
SAPPER. No further information currently
WOOD I
SAPPER. No further information currently
WORBOYS A
SAPPER. No further information currently
WYATT E
SAPPER. No further information currently
WYTH A
SAPPER. No further information currently
DRIVER
ADAMS G D
DRIVER. No further information currently
ARTHUR G H
DRIVER. No further information currently
BARRETT C
DRIVER. No further information currently
BAXTER A H
DRIVER. No further information currently
BURKE R E
DRIVER. No further information currently
CHAPMAN E S
DRIVER. No further information currently
CHESHER C
[Listed as CHESHIRE, Private on Bedford memorial and CHESHER in 'The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902' by Alexander Palmer.] 370, Royal Engineers. Died of enteric fever at Ladysmith 25th February 1900. See also C CHESHIRE on Bedfordshire Boer War Memorial
CLAYDON W
DRIVER. No further information currently
CLAYDON C
DRIVER. No further information currently
COIL C
DRIVER. No further information currently
CROSS P
DRIVER. No further information currently
DAVIS F J
DRIVER. No further information currently
DAY C T A
DRIVER. No further information currently
EASTERLING T W
DRIVER. No further information currently
FIELD W P
DRIVER. No further information currently
FINCH A
DRIVER. No further information currently
GARRETT Harry
DRIVER. 1 Pontoon Troops, Royal Engineers. See also Buckinghamshire Coombe Hill Boer War Memorial
GARSDEN J
DRIVER. No further information currently
GIBBINS J A
DRIVER. No further information currently
GIBBS T E
DRIVER. No further information currently
GILL S
DRIVER. No further information currently
GOODFELLOW A J
DRIVER. Died of wounds or disease 12th April 1900. Commemorated on Woodstock Cemetery Memorial, Cape Town
HAYES A
DRIVER. No further information currently
HERBERT E G
DRIVER. No further information currently
HILLMAN W A
DRIVER. No further information currently
HUBBARD William
DRIVER. Commemorated in St. Mary's church, Thame, Oxfordshire
JAMES E
DRIVER. No further information currently
KNIGHT W
DRIVER. No further information currently
MABEY J W
DRIVER. No further information currently
MADDEN J
DRIVER. No further information currently
MOORE C
DRIVER. No further information currently
MORRIS F W
DRIVER. No further information currently
NELSON J
DRIVER. No further information currently
PEARCE C H
DRIVER. No further information currently
PHILLIPS A
DRIVER. No further information currently
QUINNELL A J
DRIVER. No further information currently
RICHINS W
DRIVER. No further information currently
RUSSELL J
DRIVER. No further information currently
SHEPHARD O
DRIVER. No further information currently
SIMMONS A E
STYLES C
DRIVER. No further information currently
TAUSWELL W J G
DRIVER. No further information currently
THOMAS E C
DRIVER. No further information currently
TYNAN G
DRIVER. Died 31st may 1902. Buried in Colesburg Cemetery, SA. Grave No. 13.
WAKEFIELD F C
DRIVER. No further information currently
WATSON W J
DRIVER. No further information currently
WHISTON W J
DRIVER. No further information currently
WILSON A
DRIVER. No further information currently
WILTSHIRE J
DRIVER. No further information currently
YATES T
DRIVER. No further information currently
MORELAND W J
BUGLER. No further information currently
MILITIA
CORPORALS
GARTON W
CORPORAL. No further information currently
ROBERTS W A
CORPORAL. No further information currently
LCE. CORPORAL
WESTLEY C
LCE. CORPORAL. No further information currently
SAPPERS
BALDWIN W
SAPPER. No further information currently
BRICKLEY E
SAPPER. No further information currently
HOAY P
SAPPER. No further information currently
SAMUELS T
SAPPER. No further information currently
WILLIAMS G
SAPPER. No further information currently
VOLUNTEERS
SERJEANT
WYKES F G
SERJEANT. No further information currently
2ND. CORPORALS
HOLDOWAY W
2ND. CORPORALS. No further information currently
PARKER G T
2ND. CORPORALS. No further information currently
LCE. CORPORAL
BROWNING W
LCE. CORPORAL. 6240, 23rd Company, 1st (Gloucester) Volunteers, Royal Engineers. Died of disease at Middelburg 17 March 1901. Buried Middelburg. See also Cheltenham.
HUMPHRIES E L
LCE. CORPORAL. No further information currently
SAPPERS
ALLEN J P
SAPPER. No further information currently
ATKINSON D
SAPPER. No further information currently
BOX W J
SAPPER. No further information currently
CORNISH H
SAPPER. No further information currently
DUELL J V
SAPPER. 20th Company, 2nd (West Yorkshire) Volunteers. Died of disease at Kimberley 23rd May 1900. See also Leeds Boer War Plaque.
DURRANCE W E
SAPPER. No further information currently
ETCELL G
SAPPER. No further information currently
EVANS F T
SAPPER. 1st London Volunteer Company. Died 9th March 1901. Buried in Colesburg Cemetery, SA. Grave No. 46.
FIDKIN S W
SAPPER. No further information currently
FOXCRAFT S
SAPPER. No further information currently
GALLAGHER W A
SAPPER. No further information currently
HOTHER J G
SAPPER. No further information currently
HUNTER J
SAPPER. No further information currently
HYAMS B
SAPPER. No further information currently
KELLY-WHITE F
SAPPER. No further information currently
LAWSON J
SAPPER. No further information currently
MONEY T
SAPPER. No further information currently
MULHOLLAND W
SAPPER. No further information currently
NICHOLSON C H
SAPPER. No further information currently
PATCHEN F R
SAPPER. No further information currently
POCKLINGTON F J
SAPPER. No further information currently
RICHARDSON C H
SAPPER. No further information currently
ROWE W
SAPPER. No further information currently
SALMON E C
SAPPER. No further information currently
SHEPSTONE Charles
SAPPER. Devon & Somerset Volunteers. Died at Pretoria. See also Clevedon Peace Memorial.
SHORT E C
SAPPER. No further information currently
STONEHAM F S J
SAPPER. No further information currently
TOPHAM W S
SAPPER. No further information currently
UPTON C
SAPPER. No further information currently
WEAKLEY F C
SAPPER. No further information currently
WEST E J
SAPPER. No further information currently
WILSON R A
SAPPER. No further information currently
To the frieze to the left elevation of the arch.
BELFAST – LAING’S NEK – TALANA
Inscriptions to the inside of the arch when viewed as the photograph.
To left inside of the arch.
THIS MEMORIAL ARCH
WAS UNVEILED ON JULY 26 TH. 1905
BY
HIS MAJESTY KING EDWARD VII
COLONEL IN CHIEF ROYAL ENGINEERS
To right inside of the arch.
ROYAL ENGINEER UNITS THAT SERVED IN THE
SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899 - 1902
REGULARS
BRIDGING BATTALION A AND C TROOPS
TELEGRAPH BATTALION 1ST AND 2ND DIVISIONS
FIELD TROOPS 1ST 2ND 3RD AND 4TH
FIELD PARK 1ST
FIELD COMPANIES 5TH 7TH 9TH 11TH 12TH 17TH 23RD 26TH 37TH 38TH AND 46TH
BALLOON SECTIONS 1ST 2ND AND 3RD
FORTRESS COMPANIES 6TH 20TH 29TH 31ST 42ND 45TH AND 47TH
RAILWAY COMPANIES 8TH AND 10TH
SURVEY SECTIONS 1ST AND 2ND
SEARCH LIGHT SECTIONS 1ST AND 2ND
PHOTO RECONNAISSANCE SECTIONS
MALITIA
ROYAL MONMOUTHSHIRE - TWO COMPANIES AND ONE SECTION
ROYAL ANGLESEY - ONE COMPANY AND ONE SECTION
VOLUNTEERS
TWO SECTIONS EACH OF 1ST MIDDLESEX - 1ST NEWCASTLE ON TYNE
1ST AND 2ND YORKSHIRE (WEST RIDING) - 2ND GLOUCESTERSHIRE
1ST CHESHIRE - 2ND CHESHIRE (RAILWAY) - EAST LONDON (TOWER
HAMLETS) - 1ST HAMPSHIRE - 1ST DEVONSHIRE AND SOMERSETSHIRE
1ST LONDON - 1ST DURHAM - 1ST ABERDEENSHIRE - 1ST SUSSEX
AND 1ST LANCASHIRE AND ONE SECTION EACH OF 1ST AND 2ND
LANCASHIRE 1ST GLOUCESTRSHIRE 1ST NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS. 2 SECTIONS AND 1 BATTALION OF 5
COMPANIES

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