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JACOBSDAL CEMETERY BOER WAR, JACOBSDAL, SOUTH AFRICA

Boer War - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Colyn Brookes 2006

The Jacobsdal Boer War Memorial stands in Jacobsdal Cemetery. It commemorates the men who were buried, or buried elsewhere and re-interred, in the cemetery. It was erected by the South African War Graves Board in 1968. There are 5 men buried in the cemetery whose remains are unidentified. The names on the memorial are by Regiment but have been reordered here into alphabetical order for ease of reading.

Photograph Copyright © Colyn Brookes 2006

1899 - 1901

IN PROUD REMEMBRANCE OF IMPERIAL
AND COLONIAL SOLDIERS WHO WERE
KILLED DURING THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR
AND WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BURIED
HERE AT JACOBSDAL, TOGETHER WITH
THOSE WHO WERE KILLED AND BURIED ON
THE FARMS JUDEX, KLIPDRIFT, POORTJE
AND ROODEWAL AND WHOSE REMAINS HAVE
BEEN REINTERRED HERE AT JACOBSDAL.

ACRES

H
Sergeant 767, Cape Town Highlanders. Killed 25 October 1900.

ADAMS

J
Private, Royal Canadian Regiment. Died.

BARLOW

J
Corporal 850, Cape Town Highlanders. Killed 25 October 1900.

BARR

A
Private, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch). Died.

BROOME

J
Private 3205, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Wounded at Klip Drift, died of wounds the same day 16 February 1900. Commemorated on Oxfordshire Light Infantry War Memorial, Headington

BROWN

Arthur Wale
Captain, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 26 January 1900, of wounds received at Rensburg 6 January 1900. Aged 33. Born 9 February 1867. Brown. - Capt. Arthur Wale Brown, 1st Batt. Suffolk Regt., died at Pretoria, from wounds received in action on Jan. 6th, 1900, at Rensburg. The son of J. Brown, Esq., Coombe Villa, Teignmouth, he was born in 1867, and educated at Allhallows School, Honiton. He joined the Suffolk Regt. in 1889, was promoted lieut. 1893, capt. 1898, and accompanied his battalion to South Africa in Nov., 1899. Commemorated on Suffolk Hill Memorial, Colesburg, South Africa and buried in Colesburg Military Cemetery. Also commemorated on Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich Boer War Memorials.

BURKE

J
Private, Royal Munster Fusiliers. Died.

CAINES

S
Private, Somerset Light Infantry. Died.

CAMPBELL

C
Driver, Royal Field Artillery. Died.

CARBUTT

Edward Goddard
Lieutenant, 'U' Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Killed in action 15 February 1900 at Kimberley. Aged 28. Born September 1871.

CHARLES

P
Private, Imperial Yeomanry. Died.

CLARK

W A
Bugler 469, Cape Town Highlanders. Killed 25 October 1900.

COLEMAN

William
Lance Corporal 5686, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action at Klip Drift 16 February 1900. Commemorated on Oxfordshire Light Infantry War Memorial, Headington and Coombe Hill, Wendover, Buckinghamshire.

COMBER

J
Private 3719, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action at Klip Drift 16 February 1900. Commemorated on Oxfordshire Light Infantry War Memorial, Headington

COX

Harvey
Private 2769, 2nd Battalion, East Kent Regiment (The Buffs). Killed in action 14 February 1900. Son of Joseph Cox. Awarded India General Service Medal 1895 - 1902, clasp Relief of Chitral. Also commmeorated on Canterbury Boer War Memorial

CRIPPS

C
Private 5878, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action at Klip Drift 16 February 1900. Commemorated on Oxfordshire Light Infantry War Memorial, Headington

CRIPPS

Thomas Allen J
Private 3027, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action at Klip Drift 16 February 1900. Commemorated on Oxfordshire Light Infantry War Memorial, Headington and Coombe Hill, Wendover, Buckinghamshire.

CROUCH

George
Private 3529, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action at Klip Drift 16 February 1900. Commemorated on Oxfordshire Light Infantry War Memorial, Headington and Coombe Hill, Wendover, Buckinghamshire.

DAVIES

Edward
Private 4640, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action at Klip Drift 15 February 1900. Commemorated on Merthyr Tydfil Boer War Memorial

DAVIS

A
Private 3743, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action at Klip Drift 16 February 1900. Commemorated on Oxfordshire Light Infantry War Memorial, Headington

DIGUE

W
Private 369, Cape Town Highlanders. Died of wounds 25 October 1900.

EDGLEY

F
Private, 16th, Lancers. Died.

GODWIN

R
Private, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died.

GOULDING

G
Private, 9th, Lancers. Died.

GRACE

C E
Lance Corporal, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died.

GREGORY

R A
Trooper, South African Constabulary. Died 8 April 1905.

HACKETT

Charles E
Private 4684, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Missing in action Suffolk Hill, Colesberg died 6th January 1900. Resident of Bury St Edmunds. Details Reported in News of the World 14 January 1900. Commemorated on Suffolk Hill Memorial, Colesburg, South Africa, Bury St Edmunds Boer War, Cambridge Boer War, and Ipswich Boer War Memorials.

HALKETT

Lieutenant, Highland Light Infantry. Died.

HENDRY

H
Private, Cape Town Highlanders. Died.

HESKETH

Algernon Ernest
Lieutenant, 16th, Lancers. Killed in action near Kimberley 15 February 1900. Aged 25. Born November 1874.

JANSON

H
Private, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died.

JOY

E F W
Private, Manchester Regiment. Died.

KENNEDY

C E
Private 1016, Cape Town Highlanders. Killed 25 October 1900.

KENNEDY

J
Private 1080, Cape Town Highlanders. Killed 25 October 1900.

KIRKWOOD

A
Private 1065, Cape Town Highlanders. Killed 25 October 1900.

LASKIE

W A
Private, Imperial Yeomanry. Died.

LEVI

J
Private, Cape Town Highlanders. Died.

MacKAY

F
Trooper, South African Constabulary. Died 8 November 1901.

MATHEWS

W
Private, Unidentified. Died.

MATTY

W
Private, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died.

MEGGS

W F
Lance Sergeant 4240, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action at Klip Drift 16 February 1900. Commemorated on Oxfordshire Light Infantry War Memorial, Headington

MOLLOY

J
Private, North Staffordshire Regiment. Died.

MOORE

J
Private 1005, Cape Town Highlanders. Died of wounds 25 October 1900.

PALMER

F
Private, North Staffordshire Regiment. Died.

PLATCHET

J T
Lance Sergeant, Cheshire Regiment. Died.

POPE

H
Private 1006, Cape Town Highlanders. Killed 25 October 1900.

PRESTON

F
Trooper 734, South African Constabulary. Died of disease either 3 or 5 June 1901.

PRINGLE

J
[Listed elsewhere as Lance Corporal] Private 918, Cape Town Highlanders. Killed 25 October 1900.

QUELCH

J
Private 4791, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action at Klip Drift 16 February 1900. Commemorated on Oxfordshire Light Infantry War Memorial, Headington

RITCHIE

Horace William
Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Killed at Poetze, near Jacobsdal 15 February 1901. Aged 25.

RODGER

W A
Driver 404, Prince Alfred's Own Cape Field Artillery. Killed 25 October 1900.

ROTHILL

E F W
Private, Cape Town Highlanders. Died.

SMAIL

R
Private 710, Cape Town Highlanders. Died of wounds 25 October 1900.

SMITH

G
Private, North Staffordshire Regiment. Died.

SOUTHEY

P
Private, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died.

SPARROW

D
Private, South Wales Borderers. Died.

STEWARD

J
Private 1460, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action at Klip Drift 16 February 1900. Commemorated on Oxfordshire Light Infantry War Memorial, Headington

SUMMERFIELD

J
Private, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died.

TOOVEY

G D
Trooper, Diamond Fields Horse (Kimberley Regiment). Killed at Blaaubank, near Jacobsdal, 3 June 1901.

VALENTINE

C
Private, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died.

WEBB

Alfred
Private 3434, 2nd Battalion, East Kent Regiment (The Buffs). Killed in action at Klip Drift 16 February 1900. Awarded India General Service Medal 1895 - 1902, clasps Relief of Chitral & Punjab Frontier 1897 - 98. Lived Canterbury, a married man. Enlisted in June 1891 and rejoined from the reserve. Commemorated on Canterbury Boer War Memorial

WOODLEY

C
Private 785, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action at Klip Drift 16 February 1900. Commemorated on Oxfordshire Light Infantry War Memorial, Headington

YAPP

D
Private, North Staffordshire Regiment. Died.

FIVE UNKNOWN BRITISH SOLDIERS.
ERECTED BY THE S.A. WAR GRAVES BOARD 1968.

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