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RITCHIE CEMETERY BOER WAR, JACOBSDAL, SOUTH AFRICA

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

The Ritchie Boer War Memorial stands in Ritchie Cemetery, Northern Cape. It commemorates the men who were buried in the cemetery elsewhere who have been re-interred in Kimberley cemetery. It was erected by the South African War Graves Board. There are 104 names on the memorial. 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

IN MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS,
NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN AT
ONE TIME BURIED HERE BUT NOW AT
REST IN THE WEST END GARDEN OF
REMEMBRANCE, KIMBERLEY

AINGER

T

Private, Norfolk Regiment. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. See also Kimberley

ARCHER

G

Private, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. See also Kimberley

ASHTON

G

Private, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

BAKER

T

Corporal, Grenadier Guards. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. See also Kimberley

BAKER

J

Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. See also Kimberley

BALMAIN

R

Private, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. See also Kimberley

BAMBERY

W R

Private, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

BARRETT

M K

Private, Coldstream Guards. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. See also Kimberley

BARROW

Stephen Douglas

Lieutenant, Royal Engineers. Died of enteric 9 March 1900 at Modder River. Aged 23. He was the son of F. H. Barrow, Esq., late Bengal Civil Service. Lieut. Barrow was born in July, 1876, educated at Clifton, and entered the Royal Engineers from the Royal Military Academy in March, 1896, being promoted lieut. in March, 1899. He embarked for South Africa, in Oct., 1899. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. See also Royal Engineers Memorial Chatham, Kent and also Kimberley

BASTIN

C

Staff Sergeant Major, 10th Hussars. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

BATES

A

Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. See also Kimberley

BEACOCK

W

Private, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

BEVAN

W

Lance Corporal, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

BIRRELL

W

Private, Highland Light Infantry. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. See also Kimberley

BLAIR

S

Sergeant, Scots Guards. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

BOLTON

W

Private, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. See also Kimberley

BOLTON

S R

Private, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. See also Kimberley

BOWYER

H

Private, 12th Lancers. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. See also Kimberley

BROWN

P A

Private, Army Service Corps. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. See also Kimberley

BURCH

W

Private, Highland Light Infantry. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. See also Kimberley

BURTON

J

Lance Corporal, Military Police. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

BYRNE

J

Private, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. See also Kimberley

CARDWELL

J

Corporal, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. See also Kimberley

CHAMBERS

A J

[Listed as Lance Corporal] Second Corporal, Royal Engineers. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. See also Royal Engineers Memorial Chatham, Kent and also Kimberley

CHAPPELL

A E

Trooper, 14th Hussars. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. See also Kimberley

CLITHEROE

J

Lance Corporal, Coldstream Guards. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. See also Kimberley

COBBOLD

G

Private, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

COLES

G

Driver, Army Service Corps. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. See also Kimberley

COOK

A

Private, Essex Regiment. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. See also Kimberley

CORNELL

F

Private, Scots Guards. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. See also Kimberley

COTTON

T

Driver, Army Service Corps. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. See also Kimberley

CULL

A

Driver, Royal Horse Artillery. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. See also Kimberley

DARLING

W

Private, Coldstream Guards. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. See also Kimberley

DEAMAN

J

Troper, 1st Life Guards. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

DONOGHUE

M

Private, 9th Lancers. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. See also Kimberley

DUNN

H

Private, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. See also Kimberley

EAST

F

Corporal Farrier, Army Service Corps. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. Also commemorated on Bury St Edmunds Boer War and Kimberley

EVANS

F

Sapper, Royal Engineers. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

EVANS

W

Private, Grenadier Guards. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

EYKYN

Cecil

Captain, 2nd Battalion, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch). Died at Koodoosberg 8 February 1900, of wounds received the previous day. He was a son of the late Thomas Eykyn, Esq., 47, Hyde Park Gate, was born June, 1867, and educated at Harrow. He entered the Royal Highlanders from the 3rd Batt. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry July, 1889, being promoted lieut. Jan., 1891, and capt. Nov., 1898. He had served with his battalion in the Kimberley Relief Column, and was present at the battle of Magersfontein. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. See also Kimberley

FUDGE

W

Private, Coldstream Guards. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. See also Kimberley

GARVIN

T

Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

GILLESPIE

H

Private, Seaforth highlanders. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. See also Kimberley

GORDON

H

Sapper, Royal Engineers. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance. See also Royal Engineers Memorial Chatham, Kent and also Kimberley

HAGEN

V

Private, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

HEMS

E

Private, Highland Light Infantry. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

HOLMAN

C

Gunner, Royal Horse Artillery. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

HUNNISETT

H J

Private, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

HUNT

A

Sapper, Royal Engineers. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

HUNTER

J

Bombardier, Royal Field Artillery. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

HURST

H

Sergeant, Scots Guards. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

KENNINGLEY

S

Private, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

KYNOCH

J

Private, Seaforth highlanders. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

LEACH

W

Private, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

LYONS

E

Corporal, Army Service Corps. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

McEWAN

H

Private, Seaforth highlanders. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

McGERGE

G

Private, Army Service Corps. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

McLEOD

J

Private, Seaforth highlanders. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

McLOUGHLIN

E

Driver, Army Service Corps. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

MURPHY

P

Private, Royal Irish Regiment. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

NEWCOMEN

R J

Private, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

NEWMAN

H

Sapper, Royal Engineers. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

NIXON

J

Private, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

O'LEARY

E

Lance Corporal, Royal Engineers. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

O'NEILL

M

Private, Royal Irish Regiment. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

O'RIELLEY

F

Burgher, Burgher. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

PALL

H

Driver, Royal Field Artillery. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

PALMER

F

Private, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

PARK

J

Private, Coldstream Guards. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

PARKER

A

Sapper, Royal Engineers. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

PHILLIS

T

Private, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

PORTWAY

F

Private, Scots Guards. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

PRICE

R

Private, Welsh Regiment. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

PRIEST

R

Private, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

PRIOR

W Z

Drummer, Coldstream Guards. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

PULLAN-SMITH

E

Private, 10th Hussars. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

QUARM

A

Sapper, Royal Engineers. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

REES

S

Private, South Wales Borderers. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

REID

H

Private, Army Service Corps. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

RICHENS

W

Sapper, Royal Engineers. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

RINGWOOD

G

Private, Scots Guards. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

ROBB

G

Private, Seaforth highlanders. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

ROBERTSON

E C

Conductor, Royal Engineers. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

ROSS

C

Private, Cape Medical Staff Corps. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

ROUGHTON

S R

Private, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

SAMSON

A

Private, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

SCORER

J

Private, Coldstream Guards. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

SERIES

R

Driver, Army Service Corps. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

SHEARD

A

Private, 16th Lancers. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

SIMMS

G

Private, Grenadier Guards. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

SWAFFIELD

G

Sapper, Royal Engineers. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

TAVENER

C A

Private, Duke of Edingburgh's Own Volunteer Rifles. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

TAYLOR

H

Private, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

TEGG

W

Private, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

THOMPSON

J

Sergeant, Highland Light Infantry. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

TURNER

F

Lance Corporal, Coldstream Guards. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

TURNER

H

Private, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

TURNER

S

Private, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

TURTON

C

Conductor, Army Service Corps. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

WATSON

S

Sergeant, Army Post Office Service. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

WILEY

J

Private, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

WILLIS

J

Private, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

WORKMAN

J

Private, Highland Light Infantry. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

WYNDHAM

F

Private, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died Ritchie, or nearby. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance

Last updated 5 April, 2008

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