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OXFORDSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY SOUTH AFRICAN WAR MEMORIAL

Boer War - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2006

The Boer War Memorial originally stood in St Clements, Oxford, was moved to Headington and now to Abingdon. The memorial is dedicated to the 142 men of the 1st Battalion Oxfordshire Light Infantry who died in the war. It was unveiled by the Bishop of Oxford on 19th September 1903 in the former churchyard of St Clement's Church (now the site of the Plain roundabout). It was removed to Cowley Barracks in the 1950s, then in the 1960's to the Territorial Army Centre at Slade Park in Horspath Driftway, Headington and subsequently in 2009 to the Territorial Army Edward Brookes Barracks, Abingdon. It lists the 33 men killed in action and the 109 men who died of disease. The memorial is listed by those who were killed in action and those who died through disease, within this the list is by rank and then alphabetical. For ease of searching the names have now been sorted into alphabetical order for this page.

FUENTES D'HONOR; S AFRICA 1899 - 1902; HINDUSTAN; QUEBEC; MYSORE; TIRAH; VIMIERA; CORUNNA; SALAMANCA; BADAJOS; BUSACO

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS
NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN, 1ST BATT.
OXFORDSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY WHO FELL IN THE SERVICE OF
THEIR COUNTRY DURING THE SOUTH AFRICA WAR 1899 - 1902

VITTORIA; ORTHES; NIVELLE; TOULOUSE; WATERLOO; PENINSULA; DELHI; NEW ZEALAND; S AFRICA 1851; CIUDAD; RODRIGO

ALLNUTT

Oliver

[3rd (Royal Buckinghamshire King's Own) Battalion on Coombe Hill Memorial and in "The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902"] Private, 1797, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action at Valsch River 8th March 1902. See also Coombe Hill Boer War Memorial, Buckinghamshire.

APPLEBY

T

Private, 5751, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action at Leeuwfontein 11th January 1901.

ARCHER

George

Private, 4610, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease at Bloemfontein 15th June 1900. Also commemorated in St Mary's Church, Thame.

ASPEY

J H

[Listed as J K ASPEY in "The Boer War Casulaty Roll 1899-1902"] Colour Sergeant, 2568, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 18th March 1901 near Goedgedacht.

AVERY

E

Private, 6014, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease at Kroonstad 6th February 1901.

BAKER

R

Private, 5886, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease 3rd March 1901 at Johannesburg.

BAKER

T

Private, 1494, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease 9th June 1900 at Bloemfontein.

BAKER

W

Private, 3934, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action near Gottenburg 1st December 1900.

BALDWIN

W

Private, 6005, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease at Heilbron 27th April 1901. See also Coombe Hill Boer War Memorial, Buckinghamshire.

BALL ACTON

Vere Annesley

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 18th February 1900 at Paardeberg. Aged 20.

Extract from The Last Post - Roll of Officers who fell in South Africa 1899-1902 by Mildred G Dooner, published by Naval and Military Press

Ball-Acton. — 2nd Lieut. Vere Annesley Ball-Acton, Oxfordshire Light Infantry, was killed in action Feb. 18th, 1900, near Paardeberg. He was the son of Mrs. Ball-Acton, Brooklands, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, born in April, 1879, and educated at Rugby. He entered the Oxfordshire Light Infantry Feb., 1899, and embarking with the 1st battalion for South Africa in Dec., 1899, was present at the relief of Kimberley and the action at Klip Drift. When killed he was entitled to the medal with four clasps. His death is mentioned in the despatch of F.-M. Earl Roberts of Feb. 28th, 1900, from Paardeberg.

BARTON

William

[3rd (Royal Buckinghamshire King's Own) Battalion on Coombe Hill Memorial and in "The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902"] Private, 2781, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease 19th June 1900 at Bloemfontein. See also Coombe Hill Boer War Memorial, Buckinghamshire.

BATCHELOR

A

Private, 4931, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease ayt Kroonstad 4th January 1902.

BATEMAN

H

Private, 2939, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease at Bloemfontein 30 Mar 1900.

BATSTONE

E

Lance Corporal, 5455, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action at Paardeberg 18th February 1900.

BAUGHAN

W

[Listed as R BAUGHAM in "The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902"] Private, 3693, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease at Kroonstad 5th February 1901.

BECKLEY

James

Private, 4452, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease. See also Coombe Hill Boer War Memorial, Buckinghamshire.

BOOMER

A

Private, 5661, 1st Battalion (Mounted Infantry), Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Wounded at Elandsfontein 29th May 1900. Died of disease 16th June 1900 at Johannesburg.

BOON

W

Lance Corporal, 83, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease 20th June 1900 at Bloemfontein.

BOWLES

Frederick

[3rd (Royal Buckinghamshire King's Own) Battalion on Coombe Hill Memorial] Private, 1131, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease at Heilbron 18th April 1901.. See also Coombe Hill Boer War Memorial, Buckinghamshire.

BOWLES

Rupert

Private, 7316, 1st Battalion, Buckinghamshire (Volunteer Company), High Wycombe Company, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease. See also Coombe Hill Boer War Memorial, Buckinghamshire and Aylesbury Boer War Memorial.

BRIGHT

Ashley Rowland

Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 18th February 1900 at Paardeberg. Aged 27.

Extract from The Last Post - Roll of Officers who fell in South Africa 1899-1902 by Mildred G Dooner, published by Naval and Military Press.

Bright. - Lieut. Ashley Rowland Bright, 1st Batt. Oxfordshire Light Infantry, was killed in action near Paardeberg, Feb. 18th, 1900. He was the son of G. Bright, Esq., 25, Victoria Square, Clifton, was born Nov., 1872, educated at Winchester, and entered the Oxfordshire Light Infantry from the Militia, Dec., 1894, being promoted lieut. Nov., 1897. Lieut. Bright first served in Natal with the Ladysmith Relief Force, and was afterwards present with his battalion at the action at Klip Drift and the relief of Kimberley. At the time of his death, he was entitled to the medal with five clasps, including one for the relief of Ladysmith. His death is mentioned in the despatch of F.-M. Earl Roberts from Paardeberg, of Feb. 28th, 1900.

BROCKS

E

Private, 4399, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease 19th January 1901 at Heilbron.

BROOKS

William

[Spelt BROOKES in "The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902"] Private, 2834, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease 10th July 1900 at Bloemfontein. See also Coombe Hill Boer War Memorial, Buckinghamshire.

BROOM

J

[Spelt BROOME in "The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902"] Private, 3205, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Wounded at Klip Drift 16th February 1900. Killed in action

BROWN

Albert

[3rd (Royal Buckinghamshire King's Own) Battalion on Coombe Hill Memorial] Private, 3191, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease 6th July 1900 at Kroonstad. See also Coombe Hill Boer War Memorial, Buckinghamshire.

BROWNING

G

Private, 5634, 1st Battalion, Mounted Infantry Company, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 4th June 1900 at Pretoria.

BUCK

H

Private, 3380, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease 1st April 1900 at Rondebosch.

BURGESS

C

Private, 3036, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease 3rd July 1900 at Wynberg.

CADLEY

Frederick

Sergeant, 2478, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease 24th May 1901 at Heilbron. See also Coombe Hill Boer War Memorial, Buckinghamshire.

CHITTY

J

Private, 3497, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease 18th September 1900 at Kroonstad.

CHURM

J

Private, 5918, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease 10th May 1900 at Bloemfontein.

CLARKE

Charles

Sergeant, 2645, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease 4th April 1900 at Bloemfontein.

CLARKE

H

Private, 5532, 1st Battalion, Mounted Infantry, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease 13th February 1902 at Frankfort.

CLOE

J

Private, 4098, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

COLEMAN

Frederick

[3rd (Royal Buckinghamshire King's Own) Battalion on Coombe Hill Memorial] Private, 2137, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease 18th April 1900 at Woodstock. See also Coombe Hill Boer War Memorial, Buckinghamshire.

COLEMAN

William

Lance Corporal, 5686, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 16th February 1900 at Klip Drift. See also Coombe Hill Boer War Memorial, Buckinghamshire.

COMBER

J

Private, 3719, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action

CONSTABLE

A J

Lance Corporal, 5174, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease at sea on the SS City of Vienna 25th February 1902.

COOK

F

Private, 3414, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease 17th February 1900 at Poplar Grove.

COOPER

F

Private, 5867, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease 16th January 1901 at Heilbron.

COULTON

L [N]

Private, 7320, 1st Battalion, Buckinghamshire (Volunteer Company), High Wycombe Company, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease 25th December 1901 at Kroonstad. See also Coombe Hill Boer War Memorial, Buckinghamshire and Aylesbury Boer War Memorial.

CRIPPS

C

Private, 5878, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 16th February 1900 at Klip Drift.

CRIPPS

Thomas Allen J

Private, 3027, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 16th February 1900 at Klip Drift. See also Coombe Hill Boer War Memorial, Buckinghamshire.

CROUCH

George

Private, 3529, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 16th February 1900 at Klip Drift. See also Coombe Hill Boer War Memorial, Buckinghamshire.

DAVIS

A

Private, 3743, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 16th February 1900 at Klip Drift.

DAVIS

G W

[Listed as 2nd Battalion in "The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902"] Private, 5164, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease 21st May 1902 at Bloemfontein.

DAY

C R

Major, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action

DELANEY

P

Private, 5682, 1st Battalion (Mounted Infantry), Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Accidentally died of wounds 23rd June 1901 at Krugersdorp.

DEVOISEY

S W

Private, 3782, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease 6th June 1900 at Bloemfontein.

DUDLEY

W

Lance Sergeant, 1966, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease 24th July 1900 at Kroonstad.

EAGLE

F

Private, 3032, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

EDWARDS

A [C]

Private, 3828, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease 21st May 1900 at Bloemfontein. See also Worthing Boer War Memorial, Sussex.

EDWARDS

Benjamin

Private, 2455, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease 23rd May 1900 at Bloemfontein. See also Coombe Hill Boer War Memorial, Buckinghamshire.

FAULKNER

J

Private, 3117, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

FLOYD

C

Private, 3360, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action

GARDINER

E

Private, 5525, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

GEORGE

A

Private, 4912, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

GOLDSWAIN

J

Private, 3301, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action

GOODENOUGH

J

Private, 3586, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

GOULD

John Martin

Private 7303, 1st Buckinghamshire (Volunteer Company), Wolverton Company, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of dysentery in hospital at Sterkstroom, 29th April 1900. Aged 21. First Buckinghamshire Volunteer to die in the South African Campaign. Also commemorated on mmeorials at Coombe Hill, Wendover, Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury and Wolverton.

GRANT

J A C

Corporal, 3645, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

GROVE

G

Corporal, 3982, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

HAMBLIN

I

Private, 6546, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

HARRIS

G

Private, 4433, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

HARWOOD

T

Private, 1857, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

HEARN

J

Sergeants, 2185, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

HEYDON

W

Private, 3701, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

HOBBS

C

Private, 7233, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

HORTON

H

Private, 5736, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

HORWOOD

F

Private, 3351, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

HOULTON

C

Private, 2937, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

HUCKINS

A

Private, 3951, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

HUCKINS

A

Private, 4427, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

HUNT

E

Private, 3631, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

HUTCHINS

W

Private, 6533, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

INDER

H

Lance Corporal, 2155, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

JONES

A H

Corporal, 5591, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

JONES

R

Private, 6107, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

JONES

T

Private, 6284, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

KENTISH

J

Private, 3278, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

KING

G

Private, 2369, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

LARDEN

J E

Sergeants, 4195, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

LAWRENCE

P

Private, 5445, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action

LESTER

R

Bugler, 4329, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

LIDGELEY

W

Private, 3603, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

LLOYD

E

Private, 6443, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

MACEFIELD

A

Private, 3423, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

MARSHALL

E

Private, 6118, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

MASLIN

A

Private, 4462, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

MASON

P C

Lance Corporal, 4246, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

MEGGS

W F

Lance Sergeant, 4240, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action

MERRY

T

Private, 5997, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

MORRIS

F

Private, 3745, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

NIMMS

G

Private, 6257, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

OCKLEFORD

H

Private, 5497, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

OLNEY

G

Colour Sergeant, 2506, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

PAGE

R

Private, 3994, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action

PENNY

F

Private, 5697, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

PITMAN

G

Private, 5550, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action

PORTER

R W

Major, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

PORTSMOUTH

J

Private, 2986, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

PUDDIFOOT

F

Private, 5971, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

QUARTERMAN

W

Private, 3469, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

QUELCH

J

Private, 4791, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action

RICKSON

F

Private, 4629, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

RUDGE

W

Private, 5939, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action

RYMELL

F

Private, 2916, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

SAWBRIDGE

J

Private, 2963, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

SAY

A

Private, 5540, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action

SHERMAN

W J

Private, 4284, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

SIMMONDS

J

Private, 1437, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

SMITH

H

Private, 3240, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

SPARKALL

J

Private, 5903, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

STAUNTON

A

Private, 5976, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

STEWARD

J

Private, 1460, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action

STOPP

W

Private, 6069, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

STRONG

E

Private, 6263, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

TILBURY

C

Private, 2749, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

TOWNSEND

G

Private, 5604, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

TRINDER

E

Private, 5357, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

TURNBULL

T

Colour Sergeant, 2129, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

TURNER

S

Private, 4747, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

TURTON

George E

Private 7331, 1st Buckinghamshire (Volunteer Company), Slough Company, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of eneteric fever at Kroonstad 27th January 1902. Aged 22. Son of Mr. F. Turton, of "The Forester's Arms," Chalvey. See also Aylesbury Boer War Memorial and Coombe Hill Boer War Memorial

Extract from the Slough Observer 1/2/1902, page 8 :

DEATH OF A SLOUGH VOLUNTEER - News has been received of the death, on January 27th, from enteric fever in Kroonstad Hospital, South Africa, of Private George Turton, son of Mr. F. Turton, of "The 'Forester's Arms," Chalvey. He went out on board "The German" with the second contingent of Slough Volunteers, and sailed from Southampton on April lst last. He was 22 years of age.

TYSON

J

Private, 3755, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

VINCENT

L

Private, 4516, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

WADE

J

Private, 4471, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

WAKEFIELD

W

Private, 5464, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

WALKER

A G

Corporal, 3669, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action

WALKER

W

Private, 2202, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

WARD

F

Corporal, 2903, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

WARD

W

Private, 3561, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action

WARNER

E

Private, 3499, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

WARNER

J

Private, 3136, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

WATLING

J C

Private, 5822, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action

WEBB

E

Private, 3407, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action

WHALL

W

Corporal, 5588, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

WILKS

G

Private, 5989, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

WILSON

R

Private, 3230, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

WOODBRIDGE

C

Private, 3912, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

WOODLEY

C

Private, 785, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action

WYLDE

H

Bugler, 5142, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease

YERBY

F

Private, 3838, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Killed in action

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