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WOOLWICH, ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS
SOUTH AFRICAN MEMORIAL (BOER WAR)

Boer War - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2008

The South African Memorial to the Army Ordnance Corps is to be found at the Princess Royal Barracks, Camberley, Surrey, on the edge of the parade ground. It was moved there in 1950 when the Red Barracks in Frances Street, Woolwich closed. The memorial takes the form of the figure of a soldier, standing at ease, in uniform with pith helmet and rifle in right hand mounted on a large stone plinth of granite and marble. There are four columns, one at each corner of central plinth and the names of the fallen are on two sides in incised black lettering, on the third side is the inscription and the fourth side bears a metal shield and an emblem in relief. It was unveiled on 7th December 1905 by HRH Prince Arthur Duke of Connaught having been designed by Mr C M Jordan and sculpted by F Coomans, the soldier being modelled on Private James Barry. There are 85 names listed which have yet to be transcribed.

ERECTED BY THE OFFICERS ARMY ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT,
AND
WARRANT OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN, ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS
IN MEMORY OF
THEIR COMRADES WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE
SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN, 1899-1902

Names of the fallen still awaiting transcription - offers readily accepted.

Possible inclusions are listed below.

BANKS

B

Private, Army Ordnance Corps. Died. Also listed on Bedford Boer War Memorial

BLYTH

J H

Civilian, Army Ordnance Corps. Died Maitland. Commemorated in Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery, Cape Town, South Africa

BOWKER

J

Private, Army Ordnance Corps. Died Maitland. Commemorated in Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery, Cape Town, South Africa

CHEVERTON

T

Private 3846, Army Ordnance Corps. Died of disease at Newcastle, SA, 27 March 1901. Resident of Cambridge. Also listed on Cambridge Boer War Memorial

CLOSE

J

Private 3718, Army Ordnance Corps. Died of disease at Middleburg 19th May 1901. Also listed on West Hartlepool Boer War Memorial

DEAR

N

Private, Army Ordnance Corps, Died at Maitland. Commemorated in Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery, Cape Town, South Africa

GORDON

F

Staff Sergeant, Army Ordnance Corps. Died at Kimberley, or nearby. Commemorated on 1899-1902 Memorial in Kimberley West End Cemetery and buried there.

KETTLE

J W

Staff Sergeant 2315, Army Ordnance Corps. Died of disease at Bloemfontein 8 June 1900. Resident of Ipswich. Also listed on Ipswich Boer War Memorial

KINGSFORD

W H

Private Army Ordnance Corps 10 December 1901 Died of fever Also listed on Dover Borough Memorial

ORGAN

B

Lance Corporal, Army Ordnance Corps. Died at Maitland. Commemorated in Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery, Cape Town, South Africa

PASK

W

Private, Army Ordnance Corps. Died Maitland. Commemorated in Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery, Cape Town, South Africa

SIDNEY

Thomas Alfred Winsmore

Lieutenant, Army Ordnance Corps. Died of enteric 10 January 1901 at East London. Aged 36. Born June 1864.

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

Sidney. Quartermaster and Hon. Lieut. Thomas Alfred Winsmore Sidney, Army Ordnance Department, died of enteric on Jan. l0th, 1901, at East London. He was born in June, 1864. and served in the ranks for nearly twelve years, was a warrant-officer for three and a half years, being promoted assistant-commissary of ordnance April 19th, 1899. He went to South Africa in Oct., 1899, and served there continuously up to his death.

TALLIS

E

Sergeant, Army Ordnance Corps. Died at Maitland. Commemorated in Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery, Cape Town, South Africa

Last updated 28 October, 2014

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