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3rd (Cambs) Volunteer Btn, Suffolk Rgt - Men who served in Volunteer Service Coy in South Africa

Copyright © Cliff Brown 2003

Notes relating to men from the Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire who served in the Boer War. Please note these notes are taken from related documents of the time and are abbreviated information. Please refer to the original for the detail we do not hold it so requests for this information will be ignored.

Capt George Frederick Whitmore

Cambridge, commanded Active Service Coy. ,

Lt Percy L Hudson.

 

Rev William Thomas Rupert Crookham

Acting-chaplain, Haddenham. Not initially accepted, but left for front in May 1900. Returned from South Africa as chaplain on a hospital ship.

Clr-Sgt H A Loader

No 46, G coy 3rd VB, March - appointed pay sgt.

(Cpl) Sgt Alfred E Pitstow

Saffron Walden, I coy 3rd VB, became No 6532 Suffolk Vol Service Coy.

Cpl Tommy Oldfield

F coy 3rd VB, Whittlesey (lived Delph St), became 6533 Suffolk Vol Service Coy.

Pte S Andrews

Cambridge, D coy 3rd VB, became 6534 Suffolk Vol Service Coy.

Pte A T E Barnard

H coy 3rd VB, Ely, became 6535 Suffolk Vol Service Coy.

Pte W C Billing

Cambridge, B coy 3rd VB, became 6536 Suffolk Vol Service Coy.

Pte G Bowyer

Cambridge, C coy 3rd VB, became 6537 Suffolk Vol Service Coy.

Pte S Collins

Cambridge, A coy 3rd VB, became 6538 Suffolk Vol Service Coy.

Pte Thomas Dellar

Cambridge, C coy 3rd VB, became 6539 Suffolk Vol Service Coy.

Pte T G Elborn

Cambridge, A coy 3rd VB, became 6540 Suffolk Vol Service Coy.

Pte L C Fromant

Cambridge, D coy 3rd VB, became 6541 Suffolk Vol Service Coy.

Pte A W Halls

Cambridge, D coy 3rd VB, became 6542 Suffolk Vol Service Coy.

L/Cpl J B Haynes

F coy 3rd VB, Whittlesey (lived Station Rd), became 6543 Suffolk Vol Service Coy.

Pte Frederick Charles King

Saffron Walden, I coy 3rd VB. Listed Cambs Boer War Memorial, Great St Mary's, Cambridge; 3rd (Cambs)VB, Suffolk Regiment. Probably became 6544?, Suffolk Vol Service Coy.

(Pte) L/Cpl O Liles

Cambridge, A coy 3rd VB, became 6545 Suffolk Vol Service Coy.

Pte J Measures

Cambridge, No 1555, B coy 3rd VB, & became 6546 Suffolk Vol Service Coy.

Pte A C Mole

Cambridge, B coy 3rd VB, became 6547 Suffolk Vol Service Coy.

Pte F Moore

Cambridge, C coy 3rd VB, became 6548 Suffolk Vol Service Coy.

(L/Cpl) Sgt Ben Pooley

Cambridge, A coy 3rd VB, became 6549 Suffolk Vol Service Coy.

Pte S Chapman

H coy 3rd VB, Ely, became 6550 Suffolk Vol Service Coy.

Pte A Richardson

H Coy 3rd VB, Ely, became 6551 Suffolk Vol Service Coy.

L/Cpl C W Rudd

F coy 3rd VB, Whittlesey (lived Delph St), became 6552 Suffolk Vol Service Coy.

(Pte) L/Cpl A J Ryan

Saffron Walden, I coy 3rd VB, became 6553 Suffolk Vol Service Coy, (trans Connaught Rangers).

(Pte) L/Cpl R Stafford

G Coy 3rd VB, March, became 6554 Suffolk Vol Service Coy.

Pte L T Stoakley

Cambridge, A coy 3rd VB, became 6555 Suffolk Vol Service Coy.

(Pte) L/Cpl E E Swann

A coy 3rd VB, Cambridge (formerly HCompany, Ely), became 6556 Suffolk Vol Service Coy.

(Pte) L/Cpl F Warrington?

Cambridge, B coy 3rd VB, became 6557 Suffolk Vol Service Coy.

Pte H F Waters

Cambridge, B coy 3rd VB, became 6558 Suffolk Vol Service Coy.

L/Cpl W B Westley

Cambridge, A coy 3rd VB, became 6559 Suffolk Vol Service Coy.

   

OTHERS

 

Cpl A Wilkinson

H coy 3rd VB, Ely, became 6589 Suffolk Vol Service Coy (joined Vol Service Coy with draft at Middleburg, July 1900).

Pte Bacchus

Cambridge.

Pte C F Cullum

H Coy, Ely.,

Pte Davies

Saffron Walden, volunteered but not accepted for overseas.

Pte Hunt

Cambridge.

Pte Linsdale/Lindsell

Saffron Walden.

Pte G H Reed

Cambridge.

   

2nd service coy 1901-02.

 

Sgt W H Rickwood

H Coy 3rd VB.

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