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EASTWOOD BOER WAR MEMORIAL

South African (Boer War) - Detailed information
Compiled & Copyright © Dai Bevan 2008

The Eastwood South African (Boer) War memorial tablet, to those who fought in South Africa 1899-1902, was unveiled at Eastwood Church in 1904, but it is believed that this was eventually lost in the fire of 1963 that destroyed most of the church. No pictures exist but from the Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser there is a note to say that it was erected by the Eastwood and District Associated Trades Guild and situated on the South wall of the church. It read:

To the memory of the men of Eastwood and Greasley
who fought in the South African War 1899-1902.
Their names are as follows:

Killed    

CHARLESWORTH

Thomas H

Private 4311, 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action at De Klipdrift, Gt Harts River 7th March 1902. Buried in Ottosdal.

GILBOURNE

James

[Listed as GILBORN in "Roll of Honour Imperial Forces Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902"] Private 5485, 2nd Battalion (28th Mounted Infantry), Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 31st March 1902 at Boschult. Aged 27. Son of James and Catherine Gilbourne, of Nethergreen Briadge, Eastwood. Buried in Ottosdal.

From the Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser, 18 April 1902

Deaths

Gilbourne - On March 31st, Private James Gilbourne, No.5485, 2nd Battalion Derbyshire Regiment Mounted Infantry, son of James and Catherine Gilbourne of Nethergreen Bridge, Eastwood, killed at Boschbult, S.Africa aged 27 years.

Bodies are interred in the Garden of Remembrance, Ottosdal

WHITE

George

Private 5417, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment). Killed while on sentry duty at Bank 13th February 1901. Buried in Olien Park, Potchiefstroom.

Died    

LEIVERS

William

[Spelt LIEVERS in "Roll of Honour Imperial Forces Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902"] Private, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment). Died of disease.

WILMOT

C H

[Listed as Private in paper and as WILMOTT in "Roll of Honour Imperial Forces Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902"] Sergeant 4308, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment). Died of disease at Bloemfontein 13th April 1900. Buried in President Avenue, Bloemfontein.

Returned home safe home - Volunteers

BARBER

T P

Lieutenant

HARBOTTLE

H

Corporal

GOODSON

W

Private

NOON

H

Private

Returned home safe home - Regular Army

BARBER

W

Lieutenant

MARTIN

A

Corporal

ALTON

R

Private

BURROWS

J

Private

HIBBERT

G

Private

WRIGHT

W

Private

NAYLOR

H

Private

BIRCUMSHAW

H

Private

BUNTON

T

Private

CREASY

W

Private

STEVENS

C

Private

WORTHINGTON

A

Private

HAZELDINE

F

Private

FOWLER

E

Private

SHAW

W

Private

STAPLETON

J

Private

EYRE

D

Private

GILBOURNE

R

Private

WILLIAMSON

H

Private

Robert Barber esq. Master 1901-3

Last updated: 2 October, 2008

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