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LEICESTER SOUTH AFRICAN (BOER) WAR MEMORIAL

Boer War - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2008
names transcribed by Martin O’Neill-March 2011
additional information Michael Allbrook 2013

The Leicester South African (Boer) War Memorial is situated in the corner of Town Hall Square, Leicester, at the junction of Every Street and Horsefair Street. It takes the form of a wall with bronze panels, a central figure of peace and, at either end, the figures of grief and war. The memorial was funded by public subscription and unveiled on 1st July 1909 by Field Marshall Lord Grenfell; the sculptor was Joseph Crosland McClure, of Leicester Art School, the architect/designer was John Breedon Everard of Messrs. Everard, Son & Pick and the foundry used was Messrs. Collins & Co. There are 315 names listed by Regiment, rank and surname; these have been transcribed and sorted into alphabetical order for ease fo reading and research.

The dedication and unveiling ceremony taken from an old postcard.
Photograph Courtesy of the Leicester Mercury. This photograph sent in by Mr Glyn Hatfield, of Kibworth Beauchamp, records the unveiling of the South African Boer War Memorial in Horsefair Street in July, 1909 by Field Marshal Lord Grenfell who is seen in the foreground having just completed his inspection of the troops. Charles Lakin, Leicester's Mayor of the day, is standing in a small group of dignitaries in front of the memorial, behind which a large crowd has gathered to witness the special occasion. According to a printed note on the reverse side of the original photograph the historic moment was captured by the camera of photographer R Leonhardt from the upstairs of his premises at 7, Horsefair Street
Photograph Courtesy of the Leicester Mercury from Loughborough Museum's new display about the Boer War: the caption from this copy picture from the display reads; The mounted infantry company of the 1st Leicestershire Regiment was photographed by Horace Nicholls on the outskirts of Ladysmith. The physical and mental exhaustion of the past week - of Talana Hill and Yule's retreat is clear. A picture showing a column of soldiers from the Anglo-Boer War. An exhibition at Charnwood Museum combines pictures with letters from local soldiers involved in the conflict.
Photographs (above & below) Copyright © Michael Allbrook 2013

GLORY TO GOD: HONOUR THE DEAD
PEACE AFTER VICTORY
TO THE MEMORY OF THE LEICESTERSHIRE MEN
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY
SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1902

ALCHIN G
Private 5576, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of disease ar Middelburg 20 March 1901
ALDRED T
Lance Corporal 2978, 1st Battalion, Derbyshire Regiment (The Sherwood Foresters). Died of disease at Johannesburg 4 May 1901.
ALLEN T H
Private 3048, 10th (Prince Of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars. Killed on 1 January 1900 at Colesberg.
ARNOLD J A
Private 3835, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died from dysentery at Ladysmith 17 January 1900.
ASHTON W
Private 5390, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of disease at Middelburg 28 January 1901
AUSTIN H
Private, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 31 December 1899
BAGLEY J
Private, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
BAILEY H C H
Private 5443, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of diseas at Miidelburg 27 January 1901
BAILEY W
Private, 115th Company. Imperial Yeomanry
BAKER A E
Private, 7th Co. 4th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry
BARNSLEY A E
Private 6152, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of disease at Pietersburg 25 May 1902.
BARRATT J
Lance Corporal 3844, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died
BARSON R
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
BARWELL W H
Corporal, West Yorkshire Regiment
BASSETT E
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
BATES A
Gunner, Royal Field Artillery
BEESON C T S
Lance Corporal, Royal West Kent Regiment
BELL J
Private, Kings Royal Rifle Corps
BENT J
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
BERRY W
Private, 7th Co. 4th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry
BINGLEY J
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
BIRCHMORE A
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
BLAKE B
Private, Rifle Brigade
BLAYDON H
Reg. Sergeant-Major, 7th Co. 4th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry
BLUNT Robert Bruce
Brevet Major, 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers. Wounded 19th February 1902, died the next day 20 February 1902 at Llangelegen. Aged 28. Born 17 May 1873. Son of George Blunt, of Leicester.

He was serving as Staff Officer, Dundee Sub-district at the time of his death. Served in the Sudan 1898 (medal and Khedives medal).

Robert Bruce Blunt was born on 7 March 1873, and educated at Rugby and Sandhurst. He was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant on 19 November 1892 and posted to the second battalion, which he joined in India. In Jnuary 1894 he became Lieutenant, in March 1896 he was appointed Adjutant, and in September 1899 he was promoted Capatin. he was Adjutant of the 2nd battalion during the Nile Expedition and at the battle of Omdurman. After serving in Crete and Malta he returned to England and, In December 1899, accompanied his battalion to South Africa. he served with general Buller's Ladysmith Relief Force, was present at the battle of Spion Kop and, on 20 January 1900, at Ventner's Spruit, he was severely wounded in the leg and invalided to England. Impatient to rejoin, he returned to South Africa at the earliest possible moment, and was seconded as D.A.A.G. at Dundee. At this important post he did excellent work and proved himself a first rate Staff Officer. he was mentioned in despatches and promoted Brevet Major.

On the 19th February 1902, he was Acting Staff Officer to Colonel Evans, of the Natal Volunteers, who led a party to search a farm at Langelegan, twenty miles east of Vryheid. Colonel Evans left hist men at some distance from the farm, and with Major Blunt went to the farm to demand the surrender of the inmates. When they were close to the house the Boers fired, killing Colonel Evans and dangerously wounding Major Blunt, who succumbed to his injuries on the following day. He was buried at Dundee.

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

Blunt.—Brevet-Major Robert Bruce Blunt, Lancashire Fusiliers, died Feb. 10th, 1902, of wounds received the day previously at Llangelegen, near Vryheid. The eldest son of George H. Blunt, Esq., Leicester, he was born May 17th, 1873, and educated at Wyggeston School, Leicester, and afterwards at Rugby. He entered the Lancashire Fusiliers in 1892, was promoted lieut. Jan., 1894, capt. Sept., 1899, and brevet-major Nov., 1900. He served in the campaign in the Soudan under Lord (then Sir Herbert) Kitchener, in 1898, as adjutant of the 2nd Batt. Lancashire Fusiliers, was present at the battle of Khartoum, receiving the British medal, and the Khedive's medal with clasp. He also took part in the occupation of Crete in 1898. In the South African War Major Blunt served with the 2nd Batt. Lancashire Fusiliers, with the Ladysmith Relief Force, and was present at Spion Kop and the engagement of Venters Spruit (severely wounded). He was appointed Staff Officer for Intelligence from Oct., 1900, and at the time of his death was Staff Officer, Dundee Sub-district. He was mentioned in despatches, L.G., Sept. 10th, 1901, for his services, and was promoted to a brevet majority. Major Blunt was adjutant of his battalion from March, 1896, to March, 1900. He is buried at Dundee.

BOOTH H
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
BOOTH J
Private, Grenadier Guards
BOULTON W A
Sergeant, Leicestershire Regiment
BOYALL F J
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
BRADLEY C
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
BRADSHAW, DCM J
Lance Corporal 4183, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action at Blinkwater on 5 September 1901. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM).
BRIERLEY G
Private, Army Service Corps
BRITLAND H
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
BROOKER J
Private, 65th Co. Imperial Yeomanry
BROWN T
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
BROWNSWORD W
Bombardier, Royal Field Artillery
BULLOCK F
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
BUNN T
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
BURDETT G
Private, Kings Royal Rifle Corps
CALLAGHAN T
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
CAPEL W
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
CARDER F W L
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
CARR J
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
CARRYER H S
Private, 7th Co. 4th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry
CARTWRIGHT R
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
CAVE J
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
CHAPMAN J R
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
CHEESLEY W I
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
CHENEY S T
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
CLARKE H
Private, 5th Dragoon Guards
CLARKE J J
Corporal, Royal Scots
CLARKE R
Private, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
CLARKE T
Colour-Sergeant, Leicestershire Regiment. Died
CLEAVER E
Private, Royal Scots
CLEE E
Sergeant, 12th Lancers
COCKAIN W T
Q.M. Sergeant, 65th Co. Imperial Yeomanry
COCKERILL J
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
COLES A
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
COLLETT H
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
COOKE D
Sapper, Royal Engineers
COOPER F H
Private, St. John’s Ambulance Brigade
COPELAND F
Gunner, Royal Field Artillery
CORBETT H
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
COTTER J
Private, West Yorkshire Regiment
COX R
Private, Northumberland Fusiliers
CRANE H
Driver, Royal Horse Artillery
CROLL A
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
CROWDELL O
Sergeant 2111, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Drowned at Blesbok Spruit on 3 December 1901.
CURTIS W
Private, Northamptonshire Regiment
DARLOW C
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
DAVIS F
Private, Northamptonshire Regiment
DAVIS J W
Private, 7th Co. 4th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry
DAWSON T
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
DIX J R
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
DOBSON E
Private, 14th Hussars
DRINKWATER W
Batt Sergeant Major, Royal Field Artillery
DUNKLEY A E
Lance Corporal, Leicestershire Regiment. Died
DURRANDS J D
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
EDGE F E
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
EGAN J
Private, Rifle Brigade
ELKINGTON W
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
ELLICOCK G
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
EVANS J
Private, Coldstream Guards
FISHER J
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
FLETCHER G H
Private, Kings Royal Rifle Corps
FLETCHER J A
Lance Corporal 4506, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 0f enteric at Ladysmith on 6 January 1900.
FLETCHER J T
Corporal 4458, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of disease at Cape Town on 13 November 1899.
FOLKNALL H E
Private, South African Constabulary
FORBES W A
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
FOSBERRY T
Colour Sergeant, Northumberland Fusiliers
FOSTER W
Private, Grenadier Guards
FRUDD J H
Sergeant, Lincolnshire Regiment
GADSEY J
Sergeant, North Staffordshire Regiment
GALPIN A
Sapper, Royal Engineers
GEE G R
Private, 7th Co. 4th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry
GIBBON A
Private, Rifle Brigade
GILBERT W
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
GLOVER R
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
GOODE J
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
GOODMAN P
Lance Corporal, 19th Hussars
GREAVES R
Private, Manchester Regiment
GREGG W
Private, Grenadier Guards
GRIFFIN E
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
GUNTON A
Sergeant, Durham Light Infantry
HALL O
Private, 65th Co. Imperial Yeomanry
HALLAM J
Lance Corporal 3492, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 31 December 1899.
HAMMOND W J
Lance Sergeant, West Yorkshire Regiment
HANHAM H
Lance Corporal, South Staffordshire Regiment
HANNAH William Maitland Julius
Lieutenant, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 21 October 1899 at Dundee, SA. Aged 23. Son of Rev. J.J. Hannah, Vicar of Brighton at St Peter's Church.

A chancel pillar on which is carved a stone memorial with the Leicestershire Regiment's tiger was dedicated to Lt. Hannah. I.C. Hannah's book, The Sussex Coast (1912) is dedicated - 'to A Sussex Worthy who rests in a distant land; MY BROTHER who fell fighting that Sussex and South Africa might share a flag; this work is dedicated with affection and with reverence.'

Also listed at Brighton St Peter

HANNEY T H
Sergeant, 16th Lancers
HANNIBAL F
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
HANWELL A
Sergeant, 6th Dragoon Guards
HARCOURT A E
Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery
HARLOW W
Lance Corporal 3665, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of disease at Ladysmith on 30 January 1900.
HARRIMAN A
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
HARRIS G
Private, 65th Co. Imperial Yeomanry
HARRIS G
Sergeant, Gordon Highlanders
HARROLD H W
Private, Royal Army Medical Corps
HAWKINS J R
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
HAZELL G
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
HAZLERIGG A
Private, British South African Police
HELPS D
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
HENDERSON H
Private, Sherwood Forestors
HEWITT G
Sergeant 2517, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Drowned 31 December 1899
HEWITT T H
Private, East Lancashire Regiment
HICKEY J
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
HILL A
Corporal, Leicestershire Regiment. Died
HILL A T
Private 3721, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of dysentery at Ladysmith 13 March 1900.
HINTON H J E
Private, Shropshire Light Infantry
HODSELL J J
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
HORSEFIELD A
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
HOUGHTON F
Private, Royal Scots Fusiliers
HOWARD R
Private, 1st Dragoon Guards
HOWARD R
Private, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
HUDSON A C
Private, 57th Co. Imperial Yeomanry
HULL A W
Private, 7th Co. 4th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry
HULSE G
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
HUMPAGE J
Gunner, Royal Field Artillery
HUTCHINS H
Private, Coldstream Guards
HUTT W
Corporal 4333, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of enteric at Ladysmith 18 January 1900.
JACKSON E
Private, Yorkshire Light Infantry
JACQUES C
Private, Royal Scots
JACQUES J B
Private, South African Constabulary
JARSE J
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
JARVIS A
Private, Northamptonshire Regiment
JOHNSON A
Quartermaster Sergeant 1089, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 31 December 1899.
JOHNSON C
Private, Leicestershire Regiment. Died on 31 December 1899.
JOHNSTONE G
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
JONES E
Private, 17th Lancers
JONES W
Private, Rifle Brigade
KELLAM J
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
KENDALL G
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
KENNISON W R
Private, 7th Co. 4th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry
KEYS H
Lance Corporal 3718, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of disease at Middelburg 7 November 1901.
KIRK J
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
KIRKPATRICK R
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
KNIGHT A
Private, Royal Scots
KNIGHT G
Private, East Surrey Regiment
KNIGHT J F
Private, 7th Co. 4th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry
KNIGHT J W
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
LAMIN J H
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
LAMING F
Private, Kings Royal Rifle Corps
LAWTON J A
Private, 105th Co. Imperial Yeomanry
LEA A A
Private, 11th Hussars
LEADER J
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
LEE A
Private, York and Lancaster Regiment
LEWIN S
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
LINDSEY T
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
LOCK A E
Private, Somersetshire Light Infantry
LORD G
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
LOVELL H
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
LOWE J
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
LYDALL T
Private, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders
LYONS T H
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
MACDONALD J
Private, East Yorkshire Regiment
MACKENZIE Cortland Gordon
Captain, Royal Artillery. Died of enteric of enteric at De Aar 24 January 1900. Aged 37. Born December 1863. Resident Foxton Grange, Foxton, Leicestershire. Also on memorial at Foxton parish church, Leicestershire and in Royal Artillery South African Memorial Service Booklet.

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

Mackenzie - Capt. Cortlandt Gordon Mackenzie, Royal Artillery, of Foxton Grange, Market Harborough, died of enteric at De Aar Jan. 24th, 1900. He was born Dec., 1863, educated at Marlborough, whence he passed into Woolwich and joined the Royal Artillery

MADDISON G
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
MARKHAM W
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
MARKLEY W
Private, Royal Army Medical Corps
MARLOW H
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
MARTIN G
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
MARTIN J C
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
MASON J
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
MAWBEY N
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
MCNEILL J
Private, Dorsetshire Regiment
MELLERS H
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
MILLS H
Gunner, Royal Field Artillery
MILLS T
Private, 7th Co. 4th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry
MITCHELL T
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
MOORE H
Private, 17th Lancers
MOORE J
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
MORRIS E V
Private 3316, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds at sea 16 May 1900.
MOULDS A
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
MOULE J
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
NEALE G
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
NICHOLS G W
Private, 17th Lancers
NICHOLSON W
Private, 41st Co. Imperial Yeomanry
NORMAN J
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
NORTH S
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
NORTON J
Private, Kings Royal Rifle Corps
O’SHEA B
Private, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
O’SHEA G
Private, 7th Co. 4th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry
OSWIN A
Gunner, Royal Field Artillery
PALMER J
Private, South Staffordshire Regiment
PARKER J
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
PARTRIDGE A E
Private, 7th Co. 4th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry
PAULSON C H
Private 4346, 2nd Battalion, Brabant’s Horse. Died of disease at Potchefstroom on 25 November 1900.
PAYNE F
Sergeant, 65th Company, Imperial Yeomanry
PEASGOOD Albert Edward
Bugler/Private 6741, Volunteer Company, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment, of Oakham. Died of disease at Modder Spruit 26 May 1900. Aged 25. On memorial at All Saints Church, Oakham.
PEGG F J
Private, 7th Co. 4th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry
PIKE J
Sergeant 3105, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of enteric at Ladysmith on 19 February 1900.
PIKEMAN J A
Private, Middlesex Regiment
POCHIN T P
Private, 52nd Co. Imperial Yeomanry
PORTER C
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
POULTNEY W
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
POYSER J H
Private, Sherwood Forestors
PRENTICE F
Private, 65th Co. Imperial Yeomanry
PRICE-DENT Phillip Hampton
[Memorial states 2nd Battalion and Captain] Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Wounded, 27 December 1899, died of those wounds 31 December 1899. Aged 29. Youngest son of Major General R.H. Price-Dent, B.S.C. of the Manor House, Hallaton. He served in the Chitral and Tirah Campaigns in India and fought at the battles of Rietfontein and Elandslaagte in South Africa. Working the Maxin Gun of his Regiment. He died December 31st 1899 of wounds caused by the explosion of a shell during the siege of Ladysmith aged 29 years. Educated at Cheltenham College. Also on memorial at Hallaton parish church, Leics.

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

Price-Dent. - Lieut. Phillip Hampton Price-Dent, 1st Batt. Devonshire Regt., died Dec. 31st, 1899, of wounds received in action at Ladysmith four days previously. He was the son of Mrs. Price-Dent, Manor House, Hailerton, Leicestershire. He was born in May, 1870, educated at Cheltenham College, and entered his regiment in May, 1891, being promoted lieut. Feb., 1895. He served with the Chitral Relief Force under Sir Robert Low, 1895, receiving the medal with clasp. He also was with the 1st Batt. Devonshire Regt., in the campaign on the NorthWest Frontier of India, under the late Sir William Lockhart, 1897-98, and was present at the capture of Sampagha and Arhanga Passes, receiving the medal with two clasps. Lieut. Price-Dent accompanied his battalion to South Africa from India in Sept., 1899, and served in Natal from the commencement of the war. His name is inscribed on the Eleanor Cross Memorial at Cheltenham College.

He died December 31st 1899 of wounds caused by the explosion of a shell during the siege of Ladysmith aged 29 years.

RECORD S G
Private, 7th Co. 4th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry
REDMILE W
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
REEVE A J
Sapper, Royal Engineers
REEVES F C
Private, Army Ordnance Corps
RETALLACK J
Farrier Sergeant, Royal Field Artillery
REYNOLDS G
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
RICHARDSON W E
Private, Kings Royal Rifle Corps
RILEY W R
Lance Corporal, Kings Royal Rifle Corps
ROBB W
Private, 3rd Dragoon Guards
ROBERTS. A J
Q.M. Sergeant, 65th Co. Imperial Yeomanry
ROBINSON J W
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
RODGERS J
Private, 39th Co. Imperial Yeomanry
RUSSELL Cecil Pomeroy
Lieutenant, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of enteric at Intombi Field Hospital, Ladysmith 5 January 1900/ Aged 24. Son of Colonel C.J. Russell, Royal Engineers, of Weymouth.

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

Russell.—Lieut. Cecil Pomeroy Russell, Leicester Regt., died of enteric at Intombi Field Hospital, Ladysmith, Jan. 5th, 1900. He was the eldest son of Col. C. J. Russell, R.E., retired, of Clavinia, Weymouth, was born in Nov., 1875, and educated at Weymouth College, where he was in the rifle team. He was also a g00d gymnast. He entered the Leicestershire Regt. from the Sligo Artillery Militia in June, 1896, being promoted lieut. April, 1899. He was present at the battle of Talana Hill with his battalion, and the subsequent retirement to Ladysmith, and also at the battle of Lombard's Kop. Several of his direct ancestors served in his regiment (formerly the 17th Foot), one of them at its formation in 1688 to 1729, and the next from 1727 to 1761. Lieut. Russell is buried in the cemetery at Intombi, and a marble cross and pedestal have been erected over the grave to his memory by his brother officers.

RUSSELL D H
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
SALTER T
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
SANDERS J
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
SANSOME A
Lance Corporal, Sherwood Forestors
SARSON J
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
SEARES E
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
SEDGLEY J
Private, 12th Lancers
SHARMAN A
Private, Lincolnshire Regiment
SHARPE G
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
SHELTON N C
Private, 7th Co. 4th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry
SHILLCOCK R
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
SHRUBSOLE A
Private, 18th Hussars
SIKES W
Sergeant, Durham Light Infantry
SIMPSON A
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
SMITH E
Private, Scottish Horse
SMITH G
Private, 65th Co. Imperial Yeomanry
SMITH J
Private, 65th Co. Imperial Yeomanry
SMITH J
Private, 17th Lancers
SMITH T
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
SMITH T
Lance Corporal, South Lancashire Regiment
SMITH W
Lance-Corporal, Leicestershire Regiment
SMITH W
Private, Northamptonshire Regiment
SPIZER W H
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
STAFFORD R H
Private, 7th Co. 4th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry
STANYON A
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
STARKEY W G
[Laso listed in records as G W and as Lance Sergeant onm memorial] Corporal 2714, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died
STEWART D D
Private, Scots Guards
STILES J
Private, East Lancashire Regiment
STURGESS A
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
SWEET W
Private, Army Service Corps
SWORD C A
Corporal, Norfolk Regiment
TAYLEUR A
Private, 7th Co. 4th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry
TAYLOR H
Gunner, Royal Field Artillery
TAYLOR Thomas G
Corporal 2243, 7th Company (Leicestershire). 4th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry. Died of pleurisy at sea on 6 May 1900. Aged 52. Of Oakham. On memorial at All Saints Church, Oakham.
THOMAS A
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
THOROLD Henry Cecil
Captain, 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment attached Railway Pioneer Regiment. Killed in action 18 February 1902 near Rietfontein. Aged 30. Born November 1871. Son of Sir John and Henrietta Thorold, of Syston Park, Grantham.

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

Thorold.—Capt. Henry Cecil Thorold, Leicestershire Regt., attached to the 3rd Railway Pioneer Regt., was killed in action near Rietfontein, Feb. 18th, 1902. He was the second son of Sir John Henry Thorold, of Syston Park, Grantham, by his marriage with the Hon. Henrietta Willoughby, eldest daughter of the late and sister of the present Lord Middleton. Capt. Thorold was born in Nov., 1871, educated at Eton (Mr. Mozley's),and entered the Leicestershire Regt. from the Royal Military College in Jan., 1893, being promoted lieut. Dec., 1895, and capt. Oct., 1901. He saw much service during the South African campaign. At the commencement of the war he volunteered for active service, and in Oct., 1899, was posted to the 2nd Batt. Northamptonshire Regt. Capt. Thorold served with the Kimberley Relief Force, and was present at the actions of Belmont, Graspan, and Modder River. He afterwards joined the 3rd Railway Pioneer Regt. as adjutant, and was serving with it when killed.

THWAITES T
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
TOLLEY J
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
TOLLINGTON B H H
Private, Royal Army Medical Corps
TOWLE H
Private, Kings Royal Rifle Corps
TOWNSEND W
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
TRIGGER J A
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
TUCKER J T
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
TURNBULL J
Private, Sherwood Forestors
TURNER J T
Private, 65th Co. Imperial Yeomanry
TUSON G E
Private, Yorkshire Light Infantry
TYLER A
Private, Grenadier Guards
VANN W
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
VINCENT C
Private, Coldstream Guards
VOYCE W
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
VULLIAMY C P
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
WALKER J H
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
WALKER T H
Private, Royal Berkshire Regiment
WALSH E
Lance-Corporal, Leicestershire Regiment
WALSTER S
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
WALTON W
Private, Royal Scots Fusiliers
WARNER F
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
WARREN G W
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
WARSOP J T
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
WATKINSON J
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
WATSON A
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
WESLEY J W
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
WESTON G
Private, 65th Company, Imperial Yeomanry
WESTON L
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
WESTON S
Lance Corporal, West Yorkshire Regiment
WESTWOOD C
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
WHITEHEAD T
Private 4898, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action at Ladysmith pm 21 February 1900.
WHITEHEAD W H
Sergeant 6805, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of disease at Standerton 4 January 1902.
WIDDOWSON T
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
WILDE J
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
WILDMAN H
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
WILFORD J T
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
WILSON W
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
WINKS M
Private, 65th Co. Imperial Yeomanry
WOLLERTON T H
Private, Cape Medical Staff
WOODGATE Sir Edward Robert Prevost
Brigadier General, C.B. K.C.M.G. Wounded Spion Kop, 24th January 1900, died Mooi River 23 March 1900. Aged 54. Born November 1845. Son of Rev. H.A. Woodgate, rector of Belbroughton, Worcestershire. Served in Abyssinia 1868 (medal), Ashanti 1873-4 (medal and bar, MID), Zululand 1879 (medal and bar, MID), Sierra Leone 1898 (MID, C.M.G). Made a C.B. in 1896 and K.C.M.G. in 1900. Commanded the 9th Brigade of the 5th Division.
WOOFENDON W
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
WOOLLEY F
Private, 7th Co. 4th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry
WOOLLEY F H
Gunner, Royal Field Artillery
WOOLMER R
Private, Leicestershire Regiment
WORRAD W
Private, Sherwood Forestors
WYKES A
Gunner 69192, 29th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died of disease at Johannesburg 19 December 1900. Also listed on Royal Artillery Memorial, London and Birmingham Cannon Hill Park Boer War Memorial
YATES C
Corporal, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 31 December 1899.

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