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PETERBOROUGH CATHEDRAL BOER WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © 2001 Dave Edwards

To the Glory of God and in memory of brave men inhabitants of this County and of the neighbourhood of Peterborough who gave their lives for their Sovereign and Country during the War in South Africa 1899 to 1902, the western window of this Cathedral was filled with stained glass AD 1903. Their names are recorded on these tablets.

HMS Powerful

 
 
   
 

A B

C Boyce

 
   
 

3rd Dragoon Guards

 
 
   
 

Trp.

E Moore

 

Trp.

J G Pearson

 
   
 

7th Dragoon Guards

 
 
   
 

Capt.

Christopher Goddard Jackson

Killed in action when on patrol duty near Arundel, Cape Colony 16th December 1899. Born February 1872. Educated at Cheltenham. Entered 7th Dragoon Guards October 1892, promoted lieutenant April 1896, promoted Captain October 1899. He volunteered for active service and was sent to South Africa at the start of the war seving in the north of Cape Colony. His name is also inscribed on the Eleanor Cross War Memorial ad Cheltenham College.
   
 

9th Lancers

 
 
   
 

Trp.

J Brown

 

Trp.

V B Ward

 
   
 

10th Hussars

 
 
   
 

Sgt.

C Barron

 

Trp.

A Hammond

 
   
 

12th Lancers

 
 
   
 

Lieut.

Godfrey Charles de Cardonnell Wright

Killed in action at Diamond Hill, near Pretoria 11th June 1900. Born December 1873. Educated at Eton (Mr. Leigh's). Eldest son of Charles Booth E Wright of Bolton |Hall, Yorkshire, by his marriage with Edith de Cardonnel, second daughter of R W M Nesfield of Castle Hill, Bakewell, Derbyshire. Entered 12 Lancers March 1893, promoted lieutenant October 1895. Sent to South Africa with his Regiment October 1899 serving in Cape Colony. Present at the battles of Paardeberg and Driefontien also taking part in the adavance on Bloemfontein and Pretoria.
   
 

13th Hussars

 
 
   
 

Sqdn. Sgt. Major

J Lightfoot

 
   
 

14th Hussars

 
 
   
 

Trp.

H C Jordan

 
   
 

16th Lancers

 
 
   
 

Lieut. The Honourable

Cecil Montague Evans-Freke

Died of wounds 15th June 1900, wounds received 2nd June 1900 in action near Orange Grove. Youngest son of the 8th Lord Carbery and Victoria Lady Carbery, of Glaston House, Uppingham and was uncle of the then present peer. Born September 1876. Educated at Eton (Mr Vaughan's). Entered the 16th Lancers from Royal Military College April 1897. Promoted lieutenant October 1899. Sent to South Africa in February 1900. Present at the releif of Kimberley, the battle of Paadeberg and the advance on Bloemfontein. There is also a tablet erected by his brother officers at Glaston in his memory.

Lieut.

Lionel Howard Gilliat

Died of enteric at Barberton. 23rd September 1900. Aged 19. Born October 1880. Educated at Eton (Mr. Impey's). Entered the 16th Lancers from the 5th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps January 1900. Promoted lieutenant July 1900. Served in 5th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps from October 1897. There is also a tablet erected by his brother officers at St Peter's Church, Eaton Square, in his memory.

Lce Cpls.

J Moore

Lance Corporal, 16th Lancers. Resident of Towcester. See also Towcester Boer War memorial
 

S Prestridge

 

Trp.

H W Bounds

 
   
 

17th Lancers

 
 
   
 

2nd Lieut. The Honourable

Charles William Hugh Cavendish

Killed in action at Diamond Hill, near Pretoria. 11th June 1900. Aged 21. Son of Lord Chesham. Born September 1878. Only son of Lord Chesham, commanding the Imperial Yeomanry. Educated at Eton (Mr Ainger's). Entered 17th Lancer's from Royal Military College August 1898. Sent to South Africa February 1900. Served with is Regiment in Orange River County and the Transvaal before being killed at Diamond Hill. Memorial in Northampton Cathedral - "To the Glory of God and in memory of Brave Men, inhabitants of this County and neighbourhood, who gave their lives for their Sovereign and Country during the War in South Africa 1899-1902, the Western Window of this Cathedral was filled with stained glass, AD 1903........ 17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers, 2nd Lieut. The Hon. C.W.H. Cavendish ........"
   
 

19th Hussars

 
 
   
 

Shoeing Smith

A G Warren

 

Trp.

J Rice

 
   
 

The Imperial Yeomanry

 
 
   
 

Capt.

Charles Louis Gaussen

91st Company, Imperial Yeomanry - Killed in action at Tafelkop. 20th December 1901. Aged 32. Eldest son of David Gaussen, of Duncote, Towcester, Northamptonshire. Born 26th September 1869. Educated at Charterhouse. Entered the 18th Hussars October 1889. Transferred to the Indian Staff Corps May 1892, promoted captain in the 3rd Bengal Cavalry October 1990, joined the Reserve of Officers December 1900. Sent to South Africa with 23rd Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry March 1901 and served with them until his death. Killed while commanding his company that was acting as escort to some guns and gallantly sacrificed themselves to a man. He was mentioned in despatches, Lndon Gazette 25th April 1902. Buried at Tafelkop. Memorial in Northampton Cathedral - "To the Glory of God and in memory of Brave Men, inhabitants of this County and neighbourhood, who gave their lives for their Sovereign and Country during the War in South Africa 1899-1902, the Western Window of this Cathedral was filled with stained glass, AD 1903........ Imperial Yeomanry, Captain C.L. Gaussen ......." He is also commemorated on a Latten Brass in St Paul's Cathedral in memory of all ranks of the 18th, 21st and 23rd Battalions, Imperial Yeomanry, who fell in the wwar and also on a tablet in the War Memorial Cloister erected at Charterhouse.

Qt. Master Sgt.

H W Vergette

 

Sgt.

E M B Bennett

 

Cpl.

A E Jelley

 

Farrier

C F Bennett
 

Trps.

W Bellairs

 
 

W Berry

 
 

E Bolt

 
 

W Goodliff

 
 

P H Gunn

 
 

F Hopkins

 
 

H C Jackson

 
 

R E Juggins

 
 

F E H Lowless

 Educated Stamford School.
 

D S Mead

 
 

A G Siddons

 
 

C H Warren

 Educated Stamford School.
   
 

Royal Artillery

 
 
   
 

Capt.

Thomas Sikes Hichens

Died of enteric fever 11th June 1900 at Bloemfontein. Born September 1869. Educated at Winchester. Entered the Royal Artillery February 1889. Promoted lieutenant February 1892 then captain March 1899. Mentioned in despatches, London Gazette 10th September 1901, for his services.

Sgts.

H Andrew

 
 

W Green

 

Gnrs.

E Andrew

 
 

F Bowman

 
 

A Clayton

 
 

A Haggar

 
 

A J T Hawes

 
 

W Martin

 
 

T C Tee

 
 

W H Robinson

 

Drivers

H C Mills

 
 

A W Quest

 
 

T E Hasdell

 
 

J H Strickson

 
   
 

Royal Engineers

 
 
   
 

Cpl.

F R Woolley

 

Pte.

J C Thompson

 
   
 

Grenadier Guards

 
 
   
 

2nd Lieut.

Guy Thomas Lewes Tryon

2nd Battalion. Died of enteric at Harrismith. 24th August 1901. Aged 22. Born October 1878. Educated at Eton (Mr Leigh's). Only son of Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Tryon, of Bulwick. Entered the Grenadier Guards in November 1899 from 3rd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Sent to South Africa with his battalion March 1900, serving there until his death. Memorial in Northampton Cathedral - "To the Glory of God and in memory of Brave Men, inhabitants of this County and neighbourhood, who gave their lives for their Sovereign and Country during the War in South Africa 1899-1902, the Western Window of this Cathedral was filled with stained glass, AD 1903......... Grenadier Guards, 2nd Lieut. G.T.L. Tryon......"

Sgt.

H Daniels

 

Cpl.

H Honey

 

Ptes.

W Bailey

 
 

A Cursley

 
 

D J Hewitt

 
 

Charles Holland

Private 5335, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Resident of Towcester. Died of disease at Pretoria 8th July 1900. See also Towcester Boer War memorial
 

T Sheffield

 
 

J Stevenson

 
 

E Wood

 
   
 

Coldstream Guards

 
 
   
 

Pte.

A Kendall

 
   
 

The Royal Scots (Lothian Reg. )

 
 
   
 

Pte.

T Battisson

 
   
 

The Northumberland Fusiliers

 
 
   
 

Pte.

A Brown

 
   
 

The Royal Warwickshire Reg.

 
 
   
 

Pte.

W Willis

 
   
 

The Lincolnshire Reg.

 
 
   
 

Ptes.

J G Edge

 

C E Stanger

 
   
 

The Devonshire Reg.

 
 
   
 

Ptes.

J Goddard

 
 

H Street

 
   
 

The Suffolk Reg.

 
 
   
 

Lce. Cpl.

Herbert Howlett Higgs Nixon

5230, 1st Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment. Commemorated on the Suffolk Memorial, Suffolk Hill, Colesburg. Corporal on memorial. Killed in action 6th January 1900 at Suffolk Hill. Born circa 1879 Coates, son of James Howlett and Ann Elizabeth NIXON. Father was a Policeman, family living in Thorney in 1881. [Also on Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely memorials]

Ptes.

A F Barker

possibly Albert Barker, 814, Suffolk Regiment, died of disease 38-6-1900, Bloemfontein. [Also on the Cambridgeshire Boer War Memorial]
 

A Davis

 
   
 

The East Yorkshire Reg.

 
 
   
 

Pte.

G J Sanders

 
   
 

The Bedfordshire Reg.

 
 
   
 

Lieut.

Charles Powlett Strong

2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Graspan near Reitz, 6th June 1901. Aged 25. He was the second son of Lieutenant-Colonel C. J. Strong, Chairman of Peterborough Quarter Sessions. Born 9th January 1875. Educated at Harrow. He entered the Bedfordshire Regiment from the Royal Military Collgeg in March, 1895, and was promoted Lieutenant in July 1897. He was gazetted to the Bedfordshire Regiment on 6th March, 1895, and became lieutenant 10th July 1897. He was mentioned in despatches, London Gazette, September 1901, also in the despatch of General Lord Kitchener of 28th July 1901, for having "when in command of a rear guard by his determined resistance to a superior force, enabled the baggage to get across a bad drift without a shot being fired at it," and for having "done consistent good work on many oiccasions." Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) [London Gazette 27th September 1901]. Memorial in Northampton Cathedral - "To the Glory of God and in memory of Brave Men, inhabitants of this County and neighbourhood, who gave their lives for their Sovereign and Country during the War in South Africa 1899-1902, the Western Window of this Cathedral was filled with stained glass, AD 1903........ The Bedfordshire Regiment, Lieut. C.P. Strong, DSO.....". He was killed before his decoration was gazetted, and the insignia, etc., were sent to his father. [See also Bedfordshire Boer War Memorial]

Cpl.

W Barringham

 

Ptes.

A Dunkley

 
 

W Savage

6506, 2nd Bedfordshire Rgt, died of disease, 13-5-1900, Bloemfontein. [Also on Isle of Ely Memorial]
 

J T Trowell

 
   
 

The Leicestershire Reg.

 
 
   
 

Ptes.

H Booth

 
 

R Woolmer

 
 

R Glover

 
 

G Kendall

 
 

J W Wesley

 
 

J T Wilford

 
 

R J Dix

 
   
 

The Royal Welsh Fusiliers

 
 
   
 

Pte.

E L Morris

 
   
 

The South Wales Borderers

 
 
   
 

Ptes.

G H Collins

 
 

J Patenall

 
   
 

The King’s Own Scottish Borderers

 
 
   
 

Lce. Cpl.

J H Riddle

 
   
 

The East Surrey Reg.

 
 
   
 

Lce. Cpl.

W A Downing

 
   
 

The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry

 
 
   
 

Ptes.

H Boar

 
 

J Thorneycroft

 
   
 

The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

 
 
   
 

Capt.

C Eykyn

 
   
 

The Oxfordshire Light Infantry

 
 
   
 

Pte.

W C Ward

 
   
 

The Essex Reg.

 
 
   
 

Pte.

P C Gould

 
   
 

The Sherwood Foresters (Derbyshire Reg. )

 
 
   
 

Pte.

J Day

 
   
 

The Northamptonshire Reg.

 
 
   
 

Lce. Cpls.

F C Holt

 
 

J Reynolds

 
 

Ambrose Thomas Wright

[Listed in Roll of Honour Imperial Forces Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 as Private] 2629, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Drowned 25th June 1901 at Cape Town. Buried in Maitland Cemtery, Cape Town. Listed in Register of Graves, Cape Province 8th July 1901. Born Buckinghamshire 1870 to a Northamptonshire family, married 1898 3rd quarter at Skipton to Alice nee Cason - on the 1901 census she is "living on soldier's pay" - and by 1902 was a widow on her second marriage to Frank Skelton.

Ptes.

E G Allen

 
 

J Andrews

 
 

A Bentley

 
 

F Blunsom

 
 

O Booth

 
 

E H Britten

 
 

J Bromwich

 
 

J R Brown

 
 

S Brown

 
 

J Bull

 
 

H Clayson

 
 

W Coleman

 
 

W Crane

 
 

W Fitzhugh

 
 

E Green

 
 

A Harris

 
 

T Hill

 
 

W Lane

 
 

G Mabbutt

 
 

R Newcomen

 
 

F Palmer

 
 

W Penn

 
 

C Perkins

 
 

J Robinson

 
 

D W Rogers

 
 

A Roughton

 
 

W Shortland

 
 

G Smith

 
 

J Smith

 
 

T Stockford

 
 

F Sturgess

 
 

J W Tabor

 
 

A Tarry

[List as A TARRY in The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902 in Peterborough Cathedral but as F on Towcester memorial - probably Alfred and Fred] Private 4726, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Resident of Towcester. Died of disease at Coal Mine Drift 1st February 1901.   See also Towcester Boer War memorial
 

F Tatam

 
 

H Taylor

 
 

W Thurland

 
 

A Timpson

 
 

W C Tompkins

 
 

A Turnell

 
 

G Upex

 
 

G Ward

 
 

J W Ward

 
 

F Wells

 
 

J W Wills

 
 

W Yandell

 
   
 

The Northamptonshire Reg. Volunteer Company

 
 
   
 

Cpl.

J Dove

 

Ptes.

J B Cooper

 
 

L Joyce

 
 

G F Percival

 
 

E A Smith

 
   
 

The King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

 
 
   
 

Colour Sgt.

H Lawton

 

Lce. Cpl.

W H Rowe

 

Pte.

H C Smith

 
   
 

The King’s Royal Rifle Corps

 
 
   
 

Lieut. Col.

R H Gunning

Commanding 1st Battalion. Formerly adjutant Huntingdonshire Militia.Killed in action at the Battle of Talana Hill, 20th October 1899, Second Boer War. Grave and Regimental Memorial, Talana, Dundee, kwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Aged 49. Eldest son of Sir George William Gunning, 5th Baronet, of Little Horton House, Northampton. Born 1852. Educated at Eton (Mr Wayte's). Entered the 68th Regiment of Foot 1873, transferred to 60th Foot 1874, promoted Captain 1883, major 1890 and lieutenant-colonel 1898. Served with 60th rifles in Zululand 1879 (medal and bar) being present at the action of Ginginhlovo and Relief of Etshowe, afterwards serving as adjutant of the battalion throughout the operations of "Clarke's Column,",then in the Burmese Expedition of 1891-92 being in command of the Baungshè Column during the operations in the Chin Hills (medal and bar). At Talana he fell while leading his battalion in the attack. Mentioned in despatches by Lieutenant-General Sir G White 2nd December 1899 (London Gazette 8th February 1901). Buried in the cemetery just below Talana Hill close to where he fell. Memorial in Northampton Cathedral - "To the Glory of God and in memory of Brave Men, inhabitants of this County and neighbourhood, who gave their lives for their Sovereign and Country during the War in South Africa 1899-1902, the Western Window of this Cathedral was filled with stained glass, AD 1903.......... The King's Royal Rifle Corps, Lieut-Col. R.H. Gunning......"

Cpl.

H Rowles


Grave of R H Gunning

Memorial to R H Gunning

Ptes.

J H Burton

 

G F H Clarke

 

WT Fisher

 

E Lack

 

J Reeves

 

A Smith

 

W Spicer

 

M Warwick

   
Killed in action, 20th October 1899, Second Boer War. Grave and Regimental Memorial, Talana, Dundee, kwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Photographs Copyright © Keynsham Light Horse 1998
   
 

The Duke of Edinburgh’s (Wiltshire Reg. )

 
 
   
 

Pte.

C J H Walsh

 
   
 

The Manchester Reg.

 
 
   
 

Capt.

George Frederick Wallace Brindley

2nd Battalion. Died of wounds received in action at Holland 19th December 1901. Born July 1874. Entered the Manchester Regiment from the 4th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, December 1896. Promoted lieutenant November 1897 and captain October 1900. He was seconded from his Regiment for service with the Mounted Infantry.
   
 

The Prince of Wales’s (North Staffordshire Reg. )

 
 
   
 

Pte.

H J Sanders

 
   
 

The Gordon Highlanders

 
 
   
 

Cpl.

E L Simmonds

Corporal 13, 1st Battalion (Volunteer Company), Gordon Highlanders. Resident of Towcester. Originally as a Lance Corporal he was slightly wounded at Doornkop 29th May 1900. He died after this date. See also Towcester Boer War memorial
   
 

The Royal Irish Rifles

 
 
   
 

Pte.

H J Bull

 
   
 

The Rifle Brigade
(The Prince Consort’s Own)

 
 
   
 

Capt.

Ernest George Campbell

4th Battalion. Wounded near Bergendal, 21st July 1900. Died of wounds 23rd July 1900. Aged 27. Born June 1873. Educated at Eton (Mr Austen Leigh's). Entered the Rifle Brigade December 1892. Promoted Lieutenant July 1895 and Captain April 1900. Served with the Tochi Field Force on the North-West Frontier of India 1897-9 (medal and bar). Fell while leading his men to storm a strong Boer position at Bergendal. Sir R Buyller in his despatch of 13th September 1900 stated he much regretted the death of Captain Campbell who led his company "most gallantly", London Gazette 8th FDebruary 1901. Memorial in Northampton Cathedral - "To the Glory of God and in memory of Brave Men, inhabitants of this County and neighbourhood, who gave their lives for their Sovereign and Country during the War in South Africa 1899-1902, the Western Window of this Cathedral was filled with stained glass, AD 1903...The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own), Captain E.G. Campbell..."

Lce. Cpl.

C Markie

 

Ptes.

F Abel

 
 

G Keech

 
 

H Mainwood

 
 

J Ray

 
   
 

The Army Service Corps

 
 
   
 

Major

Arthur Edmun Longden

Died of enteric at Germiston, 20th April 1901. Aged 37. Third son of the late Major-General Charles S. Longden (Royal Artillery), of Oakwood, Crawley, Sussex. Served Zululand 1888. Born 27th March 1864. He was gazetted to the Linconshire Regiemnt 7th February 1885 as lieutenant; transferred to the North Staffordshire Regiment on 23rd March 1887; was transferred to the Army Service Corps 15th September 1890, promoted captain 3rd April 1892 and Major April 1900; took part in operations in Zululand in 1888. In 1883 he received the Royal Human Soceity's testimonial on vellum for saving life on the Thames at Sudbury. Served in the Natal under General Sir R Buller in the operation to relieve Ladysmith. From August 1900 he was on the staff as D.A.A.G. He was mentioned in despatches, London Gazette 8th February 1901. He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) for services in South Africa [London Gazette 19th April 1901]

   
 

Royal Army Medical Corps

 
 
   
 

Private

H Felce

[Listed as Lance Corporal on memorial] Also commemorated on RAMC Memorial, Gun Hill, Aldershot.

Ptes.

E Marshall

 

A Monk

Private. Resident Peterborough. Listed in the Peterborough & Huntingdon Standard 1st Qtr 1900. Also commemorated on RAMC Memorial, Gun Hill, Aldershot.
   
 

The City of London Imperial Volunteers

 
 
   
 

Lce. Cpl.

JR Blott

 
   
 

Bethune’s Mounted Infantry

 
 
   
 

Trp.

CB Hammond

 
   
 

Brabant’s Horse

 
 
   
 

Trp.

S Gishford

 
   
 

Loch’s Horse

 
 
   
 

Trp.

S Perkins

 
   
 

New South Wales Bushmen

 
 
   
 

Trp.

WB Scott

 
   
 

Peninsular Horse

 
 
   
 

Trp.

GJ Perkins

 
   
 

Protectorate Reg.

 
 
   
 

Trp.

FW Nichols

 
   
 

Rhodesian Reg.

 
 
   
 

Trp.

WF Norman

Trooper, Rhodesian Volunteers. Resident of Towcester.  See also Towcester Boer War memorial
   
 

South African Constabulary

 
 
   
 

Trp.

AJ Williams

 
   
 

South African Light Horse

 
 
   
 

Trp.

WJ Core

 
   
 

St. John Ambulance Brigade

 
 
   
 

Sgt.

C Giddens

 

Ptes.

CR Bettles

 
 

A Ellis

 
 

A Farrow

 
 

JW Sawford

 
 

A Woodhams

 

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