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ROCHDALE SOUTH AFRICAN (BOER) WAR MEMORIAL

Boer War - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2008

The memorial takes the form of a rectangular bronze plaque, with the inscription in relief with a central cast wreath in relief, and a floral border with minature Gothic arches on the sides again in relief. The plaque is fixed to the Rochdale Town Hall, The Esplanade, Rochdale. There are 42 names listed with rank and service. Their names are sorted into alphabetical order here for ease of research and reading.

Photograph Copyright © Ralph James Davidson (Milnrow) 2008

THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION TO THE MEMORY
OF THE MEN AND NURSING SISTERS OF ROCHDALE WHO DIED IN
SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902 IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR SOVEREIGN AND COUNTRY

APPLEGATE

David J

Private 791, St. John's Ambulance Brigade. Died of disease at Bloemfontein 17th September 1901.

BOWEN

Walter

[Private] Trooper 629, South African Constabulary. Died of enteric at Thaba Nchu 23rd March 1901.

BUTTERWORTH

John J

Corporal 8322, 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of enteric at Middelburg 13th November 1900.

BUTTERWORTH

Joshua

Private, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

CARTER

Thomas

Private 1147, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of disease at Buffalo River, Jager's Drift 9th November 1900.

CAVENEY

Thomas

Private, Lancashire Fusiliers

COUPE

Benjamin

Private, Lancashire Fusiliers

CRABTREE

Thomas

Private 3219, 9th Lancers. Wounded 28th April 1900, died of wounds at Thaba Nchu, near Springhannek 30th April 1900.

CROSBY

James

Private 5223, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action at Spioenkop 24th January 1900.

CRYER

Joseph W

Sergeant 3670, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died of disease at Johhanesburg 7th February 1901.

FISHWICK

Caroline

Nursing Sister, Army Nursing Service Reserve.

FRAZER

James

Private, Northumberland Fusiliers

GELLATLY

John

Trooper 657 , Royal Horse Guards. Killed in action at Paardeberg 20th February 1900.

GREENWODD

Frederick

Private 2406, 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of disease at Harrismith 4th June 1901. Roman Catholic.

HANLEY

Frank

Private, 23rd Company, Imperial Yeomanry

HANNAH

James

Private, Lancashire Fusiliers. Resident Milnrow

HEALEY

Henry T

Sergeant 3157, 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment. Died of enteric at Green Point, Cape Town 29th July 1900. Aged 35.

HEYWOOD

F

No further information currently available

HOLT

Charles

Private, 23rd Company, Imperial Yeomanry

HOLT

Patrick T

Private, King's (Liverpool Regiment)

HOLT

Samuel

Private 15424, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of disease at the General Hospital, Newcastle 13th December 1901. Aged 27. Also commemorated on RAMC Memorial, Gun Hill, Aldershot.

HOPKINS

Thomas

Private 4631, 6th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of dysentery at Kimberley 15th November 1900. Roman Catholic.

ISHERWOOD

Richard

Private 20511, 23rd Company, 8th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry. Killed in action Middelpos 5th February 1902.

JACKSON

John T

Private 5540, 6th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of enteric at Woodstock, Cape Town 18th March 1900.

JONES

Dennis

Private 7868, 3rd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Died of disease at Bloemfontein 20th January 1901. Resident Milnrow

KENYON

William

Lance Corporal, Lancashire Fusiliers. Resident Milnrow

KIERNAN

Fred J

Private 4003, 2nd Battalion, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died of disease at Noupoort 8th April 1900.

LOOKER

William

Private, 23rd Company, Imperial Yeomanry

MACKIN

Thomas

Private 5518, 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of disease at Pretoria 26th January 1901. Buried at Pretoria. Grave 78.

POLLITT

Frank

Private 3374, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Wounded 24th January 1900, died of wounds at Mount Alice, Spioenkop 2nd February 1900.

ROGERS

Tom

Private 3126, 10th Hussars. Died of disease at Krugersdorp 5th September 1900.

RUANE

John

Private 831, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died of disease at Bloemfontein 12th April 1900.

SCHOFIELD

James

Private, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

SHORE

Thomas

Private, Manchester Regiment

SMITH

Alfred

Private 6840, 3rd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Died of disease at Bloemfontein 30th May 1900.

SMITH

David

Sergeant 2839, 1st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed when accidentally shot at Dundas Farm Post 8th April 1902.

STINSON

John

Private 3348, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action at Spioenkop 24th January 1900.

TAYLOR

Thomas

Private, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)

TURNER

John

Private 4684, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died in the United Kingdom 15th March 1901. Aged 24. Buried in Netley Cemetery, Southampton. Grave 227. Wesleyan.

VAREY

Jacob

Private 5287, 2nd Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action at Spioenkop 24th January 1900.

WATSON

Agnes A

Nursing Sister, Army Nursing Service Reserve. Died of disease at Johannesburg 24th March 1902.

YATES

John

Private, Manchester Regiment

Last updated 22 April, 2011

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