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RUSHDEN BOER WAR MEMORIAL

South African War - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2013

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TO THE MEMORY OF
CHARLES R BETTLES
WHO DIED
AT BLOEMFONTEIN
JUNE 29TH 1900,
AGED 19 YEARS,
AND ARTHUR ELLIS,
charles WHO DIED
AT JOHANNESBURG,
AUGUST 22ND 1900
AGED 18 YEARS.
WHILE SERVING AS
VOLUNTEER HOSPITAL
ORDERLIES IN THE
SOUTH AFRICAN WAR
THIS MONUMENT
IS ERECTED BY
SYMPATHETIC FRIENDS
JULY 26TH 1902

BETTLES Charles R
Private 454, Wellingborough Corps, St John's Ambulance Brigade (Volunteer Hospital Orderley). Died of disease at Bloemfontein 29 June 1900. Aged 19. Also commemorated on Town Hall Porch Tablet Peterborough and on a now destroyed memorial, the St John, Tablet, St John's Ambulance Brigade, Clerkenwell, London.
ELLIS Arthur
Private 863, Wellingborough Corps, St John's Ambulance Brigade (Volunteer Hospital Orderley). Died of disease 22 August 1900. Aged 18. In the 1891 census he was aged 9, born circa 1882 in Rushden, living with his parents, Frederick & Elizabeth, at 15, Ebenezer Terrace, Rushden. Also commemorated on Town Hall Porch Tablet Peterborough and on a now destroyed memorial, the St John, Tablet, St John's Ambulance Brigade, Clerkenwell, London.

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