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WAR MEMORIAL, SPION KOP, SOUTH AFRICA

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Compiled and Copyright © Chris Collier 2008

There are several memorials to British Regiments on Spion Kop. Below are three, the first two are to the 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) and the third to the 1st Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Each memorial transcription has been sorted into alphabetical order for ease of reading and research.

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TO THE MEMORY OF
4 OFFICERS
38 N.C.O.'s AND MEN
OF THE 2ND BATTN. (D.C.O.) MIDDLESEX REGIMENT
WHO FELL AT THE BATTLE OF
SPION KOP
24TH JAN 1900, AND ARE BURIED NEAR THIS SPOT

"I HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT"
2ND TIM. 4. 7.

IN MEMORY OF OFFICERS, N.C.O.s & MEN, 2ND BATTN. MIDDLESEX REGT.

ADAMS

W

Private 2539, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

ARNOLD

H

Corporal 4214, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

ARNOLD

J

Private 2564, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

BAILEY

A

Corporal 3752, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

BARNARD

A

Private 5013, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

BROWN

W

Private 3318, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

BURGESS

J J

Private 2721, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

CAKEBREAD

H

Corporal 3482, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

CAREY

F

Private 5412, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

CHAMPNESS

W

Private 5264, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

CHARTER

G

Private 3440, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

EGELTON

T

Private 2866, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

FOSTER

A E

Sergeant 2738, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop. Also commemorated on Bedford Boer War memorial.

GALBRAITH

Frederick Alexander

Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

GODFREY

W

Private 3232, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

GRAINGER

R

Private 4983, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

GRIFFITHS

F

Private 4960, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

HARDING

J

Private 5601, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

HARRIS

A

Private 4627, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

HOLLAND

D

Private 2078, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

HOWARD

W E

Band Sergeant 1390, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

HUDSON

G

Private 2698, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

HUDSON

W

Private 5250, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

LANGRIDGE

E

Corporal 3197, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

LAWLEY

Willaim George Hodgson

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Aged 25. Born February 1874. Buried Spion Kop.

LEVITT

A

Private 4081, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

LUKEY

E

Private 2321, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

MAYCOCK

E

Corporal 3018, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

MONTAGUE

H

Corporal 3230, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

MORRALL

F

Private 1195, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

MURIEL

Charles Leslie

Captain, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Aged 33. Born February 1866. Buried Spion Kop. Also commemorated on Norfolk Boer War Memorial

Extract from The Last Post: Roll of Officers Who Fell in South Africa 1899-1902 by Mildred G Dooner reprinted by Naval & Military Press:

MURIEL, Charles Leslie, Captain, 2nd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, was killed in action at Spion Kop in the operations on the Upper Tugela, 24th January 1900. He was born February, 1866, and entered the Middlesex Regiment in February 1887, being promoted lieutenant in May, 1889, and captain in October, 1895. He was adjutant of his battalion from October, 1895-99. At Spion Kop he was first shot through the cheek whilst giving a cigarette to a wounded man. He then continued to lead his company, and was shortly afterwards shot through the brain.

MURPHY

J

Private 2143, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

NASH

G

Private 3068, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

PAINTER

W

Private 5641, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

POULTON

W

Private 5660, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

ROBINSON

A

Private 4202, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

ROSSER

A

Private 5482, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

SPOONER

A

Private 5658, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

TORRENCE

J

Private 3321, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

WILSON

Harold Alfred Cobbe

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

WRIGHT

H

Private 3189, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

YEWER

A

Private 5231, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24th January 1900. Aged 21, Born September 1878. Son of Rev. Alfred Wilson, of Chiswick. Buried Spion Kop.

IN MEMORY OF
THE UNDERNAMED OFFICERS
N.C. OFFICERS AND MEN OF
1ST BN SOUTH LANCASHIRE REGT
WHO FELL ON SPION KOP
ON 24TH JANUARY 1900

ALDRED

J

Private 2794, 1st Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

BIRCH

Charles Francis Grey

[Initials on the memorial C G F G] Captain, 1st Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action while rescuing a wounded man 24th January 1900. Aged 33. Born 18th November 1866. Only son of Colonel Birch (late 4th North Lancashire Regt.), of Lympston Grange, South Devon. Buried Spion Kop.

BROWN

J

Private 1976, 1st Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

CANDY

J

Sergeant 2367, 1st Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

CHINNERY

J

Lance Corporal 4254, 1st Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

DUMBELL

J

Private 4950, 1st Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

INGMAN

E

Private 5692, 1st Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

JONES

E

Private 3631, 1st Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

NOLAN

T

Private 2957, 1st Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

RAPHAEL

Frederick Melchoir

Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 24th January 1900. Aged 29. Second son of George Raphael of London. Buried Spion Kop.

SMITH

T

Lance Corporal 4658, 1st Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

THOMAS

G

Sergeant 3108, 1st Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 24th January 1900. Buried Spion Kop.

Last updated 17 September, 2008

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