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Soldiers from Isle of Ely who served in South Africa 1899-1902

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.

CT = Reference to Cambridgeshire Times newspaper. Microfilm copies available at Cambridge and March libraries.

2nd Cpl John Askham

Royal Engineers. On Ely Cath Boer War Memorial. No further info.

L/Cpl Harry Ayres

March. 3rd Middlesex Rgt, home from South Africa, CT 14-12-1900.

Cpl T G Baker

Walsoken. Reservist. Called up to Grenadier Guards. CT 5-1-1900. On Ely Cath Boer War Memorial: Cpl, 5804, 3rd Grenadier Guards, died of enteric fever 13-3-1900, Modder River.

L/Cpl Charles Wenham Barber

Son of Mr Charles Barber, Letter F Farm, Littleport. Reservist, living in London. No 2639, HCompany, 1st Suffolk Rgt, PoW at Rensburg, 6-1-1900, CT 19-1-1900.

Cpl Robert Barber

Son of Mr Robert Barber, 5 Beaconsfield Terrace, Littleport. No 4404, GCompany, 1st Suffolk Rgt, CT 19-1-1900.

Pte A T E 'Joe' Barnard

Ely. 3rd (Cambs) VB Suffolk Rgt, accepted for Active Service Coy, CT 19-1-1900.

Pte J Barnes

Suffolk Regiment. On Ely Cath Boer War Memorial: Pte, 5370, 1st Suffolk/4th Mounted Infantry, died of disease 22-12-1901, Pretoria.

Pte Samuel Barnes

Suffolk Regiment. On Ely Cath Boer War Memorial: Pte, 2196, 1st Suffolk, Killed in action 6-1-1900, Suffolk Hill, Colesburg.

Pte Josiah Bartle

Prickwillow, 1st Suffolk, at front, CT 12-1-1900. Pte Oliver Bartle: Prickwillow, 1st Suffolk, at front, CT 12-1-1900.

Robert Bassett

Chatteris. Reservist, Suffolk Rgt, CT 10-11-1899.

Pte W Blott

Brother of Mr R Blott, March. 15th coy Imperial Yeomanry. Enteric fever, CT -2-1901.

Pte J E Bonnett

Murrow. Reservist. No 2123, CCompany, 1st Suffolk Rgt, CT 12-1-1900.

Pte W W Bradbury

Policeman at Wisbech Borough Police Force. Reservist, Norfolk Rgt, CT 4-5-1900.

Pte W Bradshaw

Manea. Reservist, Suffolk Rgt, sailed with 1st Suffolk CT 17-11-1899. Suffolk Detachment, 1st Btn Mounted Infantry, CT 9-2-1900.

Capt Brett

Ely. Time expired, left South Africa with six men to be Adjutant of the 4th Suffolk (Militia) at Ely. CT 2-11-1900.

Pte Bridgeman

Ely, 1st Suffolk, at front, CT 12-1-1900.

Pte Noah Britton

Son of Mr Britton, Wisbech Rd, Littleport. ECompany, 1st Suffolk Rgt, CT 19-1-1900.

Pte C Brown

Little Downham. Yorks Rgt, CT 19-1-1900.

Pte D Brown

Imperial Yeomanry. On Ely Cath Boer War Memorial: Pte, 36299, 9th Imperial Yeomanry, died of disease 26-1-02, Heilbron.

Pte J Brown

Little Downham. Missing, CT 19-1-1900.

F Burr

March. G Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. In South Africa, CT 14-6-1901.

Pte A Butcher

Little Downham, at front, CT 19-1-1900.

Pte A Case

March. Missing, CT 12-1-1900.

Bdr A Cawthorn

Royal Artillery. On Ely Cath Boer War Memorial: Bdr, 17623, Royal Field Artillery/serving 27th Mounted Infantry, died of disease 19-4-02, Elandsfontein,

Pte S Chapman

Ely. H Coy, 3rd (Cambs) VB Suffolk Rgt, back from South Africa, CT 10-5-1901.

Lt & QM James Chase

Scots Guards. Died of disease, Modder River, 3-2-1900, age 41. On Ely Cath Boer War Memorial.

Pte A Christmas

March. 3rd (Cambs) VB Suffolk Rgt, accepted for Active Service Coy, CT 19-1-1900.

Sgt G Claridge

Chatteris. Missing at Rensburg 6-1-1900, CT 12-1-1900. Wounded & PoW, CT 9-2-1900.

H Clarke

Son of Mr A J Clarke, Stags Holt, March. Accepted for Imperial Yeomanry, CT 1-3-1901. H Claxton: Wisbech. Reservist, 1st Suffolk, CT 9-2-1900.

Tpr J Cole

Whittlesey. Reservist, leaves for 68 Bty, RHA, CT 20-10-1899

Pte W Cole

Whittlesey. Reservist, leaves for Northants Rgt, CT 20-10-1899

Trumpeter E C Coyne

Son of Mr W Coyne, March. Reservist, 4th Dragoon Guards, proceeded from March to join 7th Dragoon Guards, CT 2-2-1900. Pte, 4th Dragoon Guards, wounded, CT 18-5-1900. 7th Dragoon Guards, wounded, now home, CT 31-8-1900.

Bandsman William Coyne

Son of Mr & Mrs Coyne, George Inn, High St, March. 1st Seaforth Highlanders. Served with British Army at Khartoum and Omdurman, CT 26-8-1899.

Pte J H Creak

Ely, 1st Suffolk, at front, CT 12-1-1900. Formerly HCompany, 3rd

(Cambs) VB Suffolk Rgt.

 

Rev W T R Crookham

Vicar of Haddenham (in Haddenham seven years). Chaplain, H Coy, 3rd (Cambs) VB Suffolk Regiment. Not initially accepted, but now leaving for South Africa, CT 18-5-1900. Returns from South Africa, chaplain on hospital ship, CT 21-9-1900.

Pte Alfred Cross

Prickwillow, 1st Suffolk, at front, CT 12-1-1900.

Pte Arthur Cross

Prickwillow, 1st Suffolk, at front, CT 12-1-1900.

Pte C F Cullum

Ely. 3rd (Cambs) VB Suffolk Rgt, back from South Africa, CT 10-5-1901.

Pte Matthew Curtis

Doddington. 1st Scots Guards, CT 23-2-1900.

Pte A H Daw

Suffolk Regiment. On Ely Cath Boer War Memorial: Pte, 3339, 1st Suffolk, died of disease 30-12-1900, Aliwal North.

Pte Percy Day

Son of Mrs Day, New St, Chatteris. Reservist, 1st Suffolk Regiment. Former valet to the late Lt-Col Watson (KiA 6-1-1900), CT 2-2-1900.

Pte C Dickerson

Whittlesey. Reservist, leaves for Northants Rgt, CT 20-10-1899.

Sgt A Drakes

Whittlesey. Reservist, left for Northants Rgt, CT 20-10-1899.

Cpl F Drayton

Formerly of Ely, CT 11-5-1900. Volunteer Coy, Essex Rgt, CT 31-8-1900. Sgt, in South Africa, CT 15-2-1901.

Pte H Driver

Streatham/Thetford, 2nd Suffolk, in India, CT 12-1-1900.

Pte James Dunham

Son of Mr G Dunham, School Lane, Manea. 1st Suffolk, CT 23-11-1900.

Pte T Dunklin

Suffolk Regiment. On Ely Cath Boer War Memorial: Pte, 1913, 1st Suffolk, died of disease 27-4-1901, Wonderfontein. (possibly below)

Pte H Dunkling

Sutton. ECompany, 1st Suffolk, CT 9-2-1900.

Pte D Ellingham

Whittlesey. Reservist, leaves for Northants Rgt, CT 20-10-1899. 2nd Northants Regiment. CT 5-1-1900.

Tpr D Ellingham

Whittlesey. Reservist, leaves for RHA, CT 20-10-1899.

George Emery

Downham, HMS Forte, at Durban, CT 12-1-1900.

Gnr A Flegg

Employed English Brothers, Wisbech. Reservist, CT 31-8-1900.

Pte J Foley

2nd Lancs Fusiliers, PoW captured 24-1-1900 at Spion Kop, CT 30-3-1900. PoW in Pretoria, CT 20-7-1900.

Pte W Frohock

Streatham/Thetford, 1st Suffolk detached infantry, at front, CT 12-1-1900.

Pte Arthur Frost

Son of Stephen & Jane Frost, Benwick. Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry, Killed in action 24-1-1900, Spion Kop. Memorial in Doddington Parish Church. On Ely Cath Boer War Memorial.

Sgt H Frost

Little Downham. 1st Suffolk, missing at Rensburg 6-1-1900, CT 12-1-1900. Reported died at Colesburg 7-1-1900, then wounded, missing & PoW, CT 16-3-1900.

Tpr Robert Gann

Ely. B Squadron, 17th Lancers, CT 4-5-1900.

W Garford

Elm Rd, Wisbech. Reservist, 1st Suffolk, CT 9-2-1900.

Pte T Gotobed

Formerly HCompany, 3rd (Cambs) VB Suffolk Regiment. 1st Suffolk, served in South Africa, CT 10-5-1901.

Pte Goude

Whittlesey. 2nd Northants Regiment. CT 5-1-1900.

Pte F Granger

March. FCompany, 1st Suffolk Rgt, in South Africa, CT 10-5-1901.

Pte A R Green

Formerly HCompany, 3rd (Cambs) VB Suffolk Regiment. Served in 17th Lancers in South Africa, CT 10-5-1901.

Sgt F Green

Son of Mr Lionel Green, Upwell Rd, March. GCompany, 2nd Lincs, CT 2-3-1900. PoW, CT 12-10-1900.

Tpr J Griggs

Son of Mr John Griggs, Littleport. Natal Mounted Police, CT 2-2-1900.

Sgt Haylett

Ely, 1st Suffolk, at front, CT 12-1-1900.

Pte Haynes

Station Rd, Whittlesey. FCompany, 3rd (Cambs) VB Suffolk Regiment. Back from South Africa, CT 10-5-1901.

Pte A Heading

No 3391, Suffolk Regiment. CT 1899.

Pte Robert (Bob) Heading

Chatteris. Reservist, No 2698 ECompany, 2nd Suffolk Rgt, CT 10-11-1899. 1st? Suffolk, CT 9-2-1900. Severely wounded in thigh 4-7-1901 near Kroonstad, CT 26-7-1901.

Cpl Ernest Edward Hill

Son of Mr William Hill, Lynn Rd, Littleport. 5th Royal Irish Fusiliers, CT 19-1-1900.

Pte H 'Minty' Hodson

Chatteris. 1st Suffolk, missing at Rensburg on 6-1-1900, CT 12-1-1900.

Pte W How

Streatham/Thetford, 2nd Suffolk, in India, CT 12-1-1900.

Pte William Howard

Streatham/Thetford, 1st East Lancs, at front, CT 12-1-1900.

Pte Howe

Fordham. 1st Suffolk, wounded 6-1-1900, CT 2-2-1900.

Pte Herbert H Hubbard

Wisbech. 3rd Grenadier Guards. Wounded at Belmont 23-11-1899, bullet in left thigh. CT 5-1-1900.

Sgt Hugh Hubbard

Walsoken. Grenadier Guards, serving in South Africa. CT 5-1-1900.

Fred Ingram

Walton. CT 5-1-1900.

Mr G Isaacson

Son of Mr J Isaacson, Nene Parade, March. Employed on railway at Sterkstroom, CT 12-1-1900.

James Ivatt

Downham. Beds Rgt, at front, CT 12-1-1900.

Pte Herbert James

Husband of Mrs James, 75 Norwich Rd, Wisbech. Reservist, 1st Suffolk Rgt, serving in South Africa. CT 5-1-1900 & 2-2-1900.

Cpl H E Jessop

Grenadier Guards. On Ely Cath Boer War Memorial: Cpl, 7949, 3rd Grenadier Guards, died of disease 8-6-1901, Navalsport.

Pte A D Johnson

Formerly HCompany, 3rd (Cambs) VB Suffolk Regiment. Served in Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa, CT 10-5-1901.

Pte Charles H Joyce

New St, Chatteris. Reservist, 2nd Grenadier Guards. In South Africa, CT 15-2-1901 & 31-5-1901.

Pte F Key

March. ACompany, 1st Suffolk, CT 23-2-1900. Going back to South Africa, CT 30-8-1901.

Pte Charles Kidd

Son of Mr & Mrs G Kidd, Plantation Frm, Burnt Fen. No 3088, ACompany, 1st Suffolk, Killed in action Rensburg, 6-1-1900, age 27, CT 2-2-1900.

Pte A G King

Rough Riders. On Ely Cath Boer War Memorial: 30813, 24th Imperial Yeomanry (Rough Riders), Mounted Infantry, died of disease 5-2-1901, Kimberley.

Pte W Knight

D Coy, 1st Oxfordshire Light Infantry, CT 9-2-1900.

Pte L Lake

Wisbech. Former drummer with 3rd (Cambs) VB Suffolk Regiment. Reservist, left Wisbech 6-11-1899. 1st Suffolk Rgt, serving in South Africa. CT 5-1-1900 & 9-2-1900.

Pte A Lavender

Ely, at front, CT 12-1-1900.

Pte Reuben Laws

Son of Mr & Mrs William Laws, New River Bank, Littleport. HCompany, 1st Suffolk Rgt, PoW at Rensburg, 6-1-1900, CT 19-1-1900.

Pte D Layton

Ely, 1st Suffolk, at front, CT 12-1-1900. QM G Lee: Streatham/Thetford, 2nd Seaforth Highlanders, at front, CT 12-1-1900.

Pte J Lister

Nephew of Mr & Mrs W Lister, Black Drove, Manea. ECompany, 2nd West Yorks Rgt, CT 9-2-1900. Arrived home, CT 21-6-1901.

Sgt-Inst H A Loader

March. No 46, GCompany, 3rd (Cambs) VB Suffolk Rgt, received notice of call to active serviceCompany, CT 12-1-1900. Departs from March, appointed paymaster, CT 19-1-1900.

Pte G H Long

Son of Mr Hanslip Long, Ely. 6803, 43rd Coy, Imperial Yeomanry. Other son invalided home with fever. CT 18-1-1901.

Pte T Longford

Streatham/Thetford, 2nd Suffolk, in India, CT 12-1-1900.

Pte Edward McCue

Manea. Reservist, Suffolk Rgt, sailed with 1st Suffolk CT 17-11-1899. No 2928, BCompany, 1st Suffolk, serving in South Africa. CT 5-1-1900. Missing, PoW at Rensburg, 6-1-1900, CT 12-1-1900.

Pte McLoughlin

Nene Quay, Wisbech. Northants Regiment. CT 5-1-1900.

Pte Alfred Macer

Coveney. 1st Coldstream Guards, CT 19-1-1900.

Sgt C E Malt

London. Son of Mr C Malt, Wisbech. 8th Hussars. CT 5-1-1900.

Margetson

Four sons of Mr A Margetson, 4 Ryan St, Wisbech, serving in forces - three in Army, one in Navy. CT 5-1-1900.

Pte Richard Margetson

Son of Mr A Margetson, 4 Ryan St, Wisbech. No 704, 1st Coldstream Guards. CT 5-1-1900.

R M Mewsham

Wisbech. DLI. CT 5-1-1900.

Gnr C Missen

Little Downham. At front, CT 19-1-1900.

Gnr J Moxon

Little Downham. Field Artillery, at front, CT 19-1-1900.

William Murfitt

White House, March. Accepted for Imperial Yeomanry, now training for South Africa, CT 8-2-1901. Served in 3rd (Vol) Btn Suffolk Rgt.

Pte James Neal

Ely, Yorks & Lancs Rgt, at front, CT 12-1-191900.

L/Cpl Herbert H H Nixon

Suffolk Regiment. On Ely Cath Boer War Memorial & P'boro Boer War mem: L/Cpl, 5230, 1st Suffolk, Kia 6-1-1900, Suffolk Hill, Colesburg.

Tpr Arthur R Ogden

March. 2nd Life Guards, sailing to South Africa, CT 2-2-1900. Home from South Africa, CT 14-12-1900.

Cpl Tom Oldfield

Delph St, Whittlesey. FCompany, 3rd (Cambs) VB Suffolk Regiment. Back from South Africa, CT 10-5-1901.

Pte A Ousden

Streatham/Thetford, 1st Suffolk, at front, CT 12-1-1900.

Cpl Overland

March. 1st Suffolk, on way to South Africa, CT 30-8-1901.

Pte Herbert Palmer

Wisbech. Royal Engineers, CT 19-1-1900.

AB Herbert Willoughby Pannifer

Son of Mr F W Pannifer, Wisbech. Serving on HMS Poweful, at Ladysmith, CT 30-3-1900. On Ely Cath Boer War Memorial.

Pte Frank Parker

Son of Mr Parker, Colville Rd, Wisbech. No 3359, 10th Hussars, CT 2-2-1900.

2nd Cpl T Parker

Living London, native of Upwell. Royal Engineers, at front, CT 19-1-1900.

Spr H S Parnell

Royal Engineers. On Ely Cath Boer War Memorial: 28509, 8th Coy (Railway) RE, died of disease 3-5-1900, Bloemfontein.

Pte J Parnell

Streatham/Thetford, Grenadier Guards, at front, CT 12-1-1900.

Thomas Asa Parnell

Streatham/Thetford, Royal Engineers, at front, CT 12-1-1900.

Pte G Pears

Park St, Walsoken. Reservist, 1st Suffolk Regiment. Missing at Rensburg, 6-1-1900, CT 12-1-1900. Wounded & PoW, CT 9-2-1900.

Pte J Pearson

Suffolk Regiment. On Ely Cath Boer War Memorial: Pte, 878, 1st Suffolk, died of disease 11-6-1900, Bloemfontein.

Edward Peacock

Chatteris. Reservist, Suffolk Rgt, CT 10-11-1899

Cpl Edmund B Phillips

March. Brother of Mr F T Phillips, Wades Hotel, Station Rd, March. No 1898, CCompany, Durban Light Infantry, CT 24-11-1899 & CT 26-1-1900. To receive clasps Transvaal & Relief of Ladysmith, CT 20-12-1900. Returned from South Africa, CT 18-1-1901.

Pte Phipps

Ely. Wounded, CT 12-1-1900. (one of two below).

Pte Harry Phipps

Ely, 1st Suffolk, at front, CT 12-1-1900.

Pte Samuel Phipps Ely, 1st Suffolk, at front, CT 12-1-1900.

Pte J Plummer

Whittlesey. Reservist, leaves for Northants Rgt, CT 20-10-1899 William Pocklington: Son of Mrs Pocklington, March. ACompany, Suffolk Regiment. Died 1pm, 25-12-1898 at Rangoon, abcess of the liver, CT 27-1-1899.

Joseph Pond

Son of Mr Robert Pond, Lordship Cottage, Littleport. Reservist, living in Colchester. C Coy, 1st Suffolk Rgt, CT 19-1-1900.

William Oliver Pope

Widow and child in March. 65th Field Rgt, Royal Artillery. Enteric fever after drinking water from river at Paardeberg, age 25, invalided home, died at Woolwich. Buried Plumstead Cemetery 6-11-1901. CT 8-11-1901.

Pte H Powers

Manchester Regiment. On Ely Cath Boer War Memorial: Pte, 9925, 2nd Manchester Rgt/Mounted Infantry, died of disease 27-11-1900, near Standerton.

A Montague Pratt

Son of Mr J T Pratt, Colville Rd, Wisbech. Reservist, called up to 7th Hussars. Had served in Matabele Campaign. CT 5-1-1900.

Pte Prigg

Sister at Stuntney. Killed, CT 12-1-1900. (one of below)

Pte George Prigg

Suffolk Regiment. On Ely Cath Boer War Memorial: Pte, 4812, 1st Suffolk, Killed in action 6-1-1900, Suffolk Hill, Colesburg. Born Soham 1877, son of Nathan and Dinah (nee (Garner) Prigg. QSA with clasp for Cape Colony. Brother of Henry.

Pte Henry Prigg

Manchester Regiment. On Ely Cath Boer War Memorial: Pte, 1754, 2nd Manchester Rgt, died of disease 9-11-1900, near Vrede. Born Soham, 1866, son of Nathan and Dinah (nee (Garner) Prigg. Husband of Emily Ethelreda Prigg (nee Howlett); father of Hubert born 24th March 1895. Brother of George.

Joseph Rawlings

Chatteris. Reservist, Suffolk Rgt, CT 10-11-1899.

John Rayment

Chatteris. Reservist, Suffolk Rgt, CT 10-11-1899. 1st Suffolk, wounded and PoW, CT 9-2-1900. Pte George W Reader: Whittlesey, formerly of Littleport. Son of Mrs Reader, Victoria St, Littleport. 1st Suffolk, CT 19-1-1900.

Pte F Redhead

March. Wounded in right arm at Wagoner's Drift 19-1-1900, CT 23-2-1900. In Dundee, Scotland, CT 22-3-1901.

Pte/Cyclist A Richardson

Ely. 3rd (Cambs) VB Suffolk Rgt, accepted for Active Service Coy, CT 19-1-1900.

Alfred F Richardson

Son of Alfred Richardson, The Manor House, Mepal. Mounted Infantry, Imperial Volunteers, CT 12-1-1900. City Imperial Volunteers, arrived home, CT 9-11-1900.

Sgt Rickwood

Ely. H Coy, 3rd (Cambs) VB, Suffolk Regiment. Serving in South Africa, CT 10-5-1901.

Pte J Roberts

March. 1547, DCompany, 1st Suffolk, CT 1-6-1900. Serving South Africa, CT 22-3-1901 & 19-4-1901.

Pte John Rowe

Chatteris. Reservist, Suffolk Rgt, CT 10-11-1899. Reservist, 9thCompany, Suffolk Mounted Infantry, CT 1-6-1900.

L/cpl Rudd

Delph St, Whittlesey. FCompany, 3rd (Cambs) VB Suffolk Regiment. Back from South Africa, CT 10-5-1901.

Sgt William Rushbrook

Sutton. BCompany, Beds Rgt, CT 9-2-1900.

Mr H Malcolm Rust

Son of Alderman Rust, Wisbech, CT 1-6-1900.

Pte William Sandford

Coveney. Suffolk Rgt, CT 19-1-1900.

Frederick Sansum

Chatteris. Reservist, Suffolk Rgt, CT 10-11-1899

John Savage

Chatteris. Reservist, Suffolk Rgt, CT 10-11-1899

Pte W Savage

Beds Regiment. On Ely Cath Boer War Memorial & P'boro Boer War mem. Pte, 6506, 2nd Bedfordshire Rgt, died of disease 13-5-1900, Bloemfontein.

Pte G Sindal

Streatham/Thetford, 2nd Suffolk, in India, CT 12-1-1900.

Pte R Stafford

March. Compositor on Cambridgeshire Times. GCompany, 3rd(Cambs) VB Suffolk Rgt, accepted for Active Service Coy for South Africa, CT 19-1-1900.

Alfred Stevens

Jubilee Cottages, Creek Rd, March. Unmarried, 3rd Rifle Brigade at Gosport, had been due for discharge 28-11-99, CT 24-11-99. 2nd Rifle Brigade, CT 13-4-1900. Home from South Africa, CT 14-12-1900.

Pte E E Swann

Formerly HCompany, 3rd (Cambs) VB Suffolk Rgt, now ACompany, served in South Africa, CT 10-5-1901.

Pte Taylor

Son of Mrs Taylor, Bohemond St, Ely. 1st Suffolk, PoW 6-1-1900 at Rensburg, CT 16-3-1900. Tpr H Taylor: Whittlesey. Reservist, leaves for 63rd Bty RHA, CT 20-10-1899. Mr Joe Thimbleby: March. Lives as De Aar. Engine driver, at Kimberly. CT 5-1-1900.

Pte E Vail

Streatham/Thetford, West Kents, at front, CT 12-1-1900. Pte John Vaughan: Suffolk Regiment. On Ely Cath Boer War Memorial: Pte, 1st Suffolk, Killed in action 6-1-1900, Suffolk Hill, Colesburg.

Edward Walker

Doddington. Reservist, Suffolk Rgt, CT 10-11-1899

Pte John Ward

Suffolk Regiment. On Ely Cath Boer War Memorial: Pte, 5366, 1st Suffolk, died of disease 2-11-1900, Middelburg.

Sgt F W S Wattam

Manea. Sailed for South Africa, CT 23-3-1900. 2nd Grenadier Guards, 16th Brigade, 8th Division, CT 31-8-1900. Invalided home with dysentary, CT 19-4-1901.

Pte J Wayman

Back Hill, Ely. 1st Suffolk, missing at Rensburg, 6-1-1900. CT 12-1-1900.

Clr-Sgt Robert White

Ely, 1st Suffolk, at front, CT 12-1-1900.

Pte Thomas White

Husband of Mrs White, 99 Sluice Row, Wisbech. Reservist, 1st Suffolk, serving in South Africa. CT 5-1-1900 & 12-1-1900.

Pte A T Whittlesey

March. Rhodesian Regiment. CT 23-3-1900. (possibly below).

Jack Whittlesey

Son of Mr J H W Whittlesey, Dartford Rd, March. In South Africa with Plumer, CT 12-1-1900. Wounded, CT 9-11-1900.

Tpr W Whittlesey

March. 76th Rough Riders, 12th Btn Imperial Yeomanry, in South Africa, CT 25-5-1901.

Cpl A Wilkinson

Ely. H Coy, 3rd (Cambs) VB Suffolk Regiment. No 6589. In volunteer serviceCompany, CT 22-6-1900. Joined with a draft at Middleburg, July 1900.

Cpl J Wilson

Brother of Mr F Wilson, Market St, Ely. 2nd Middlesex Rgt, CT 2-3-1900.

Pte W Wilson

Formerly HCompany, 3rd (Cambs) VB Suffolk Regiment. Served in 1st Suffolk Rgt in South Africa, CT 10-5-1901.

Pte J Woodbine

Ely, 1st Suffolk, at front, CT 12-1-1900.

Cpl Stanley Woodward

Rifle Brigade (60th Rifles). On Ely Cath Boer War Memorial. No further info.

Pte E Wright

Streatham/Thetford, 2nd Suffolk, in India, CT 12-1-1900.

Pte H Wright

Letter to Mrs J Lepla, Westry Farm, March. 65th Bty, Royal Artillery, CT 13-4-1900.

Pte J Leaf Wright

Wisbech. No 5407, 2nd Norfolk Rgt, CT 30-3-1900.

Pte John Wright

Streatham/Thetford, 1st Suffolk, at front, CT 12-1-1900.

Pte P Wright

Suffolk Regiment. On Ely Cath Boer War Memorial: Pte, 4356, 1st Suffolk, died of disease 9-3-02, Johannesburg.

L/Sgt Youles

March. Went out with Imperial Yeomanry. Served Transvaal Constabulary. Home after 14 months in South Africa, CT 21-6-1901.

Cpl R Young

Norfolk Regiment. On Ely Cath Boer War Memorial: Cpl, 2089, 2nd Norfolk Rgt, died of disease 19-6-1900, Bloemfontein.

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