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OAKHAM BOER WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © 2005 Martin Edwards

The Rutland Memorial Tablet, unveiled in Oakham All Saints Church by Gen. Sir Bruce Hamilton, K.C.B., on 31st May 1902; the designer was G Phillips and the builders were Messrs. Nichols. This memorial was in rank order but has been sorted into alphabetical order for ease of reading. It takes the form of a wall tablet with base and pediment flanked by two pilaters; there is a shield above the inscription containing the county arms.

From an old postcard

THIS TABLET was erected by public subscription in the County of Rutland to
the GLORY of GOD and in memory of the following Rutland Men who fell in the
South African War 1899-1902.

BLAND

J H

Private 5946, 3rd Battalion, West Riding Regiment, of Empingham. Died of disease at Beaufort West 25th April 1902.

BROWN

E F

Private 5308, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment, of Edith Weston. Severely wounded at Lyndenburg 8th September 1900, most probably died of wounds.

EVANS-FREKE

Cecil Montague

Lieutenant, The Honourable, 16th Lancers, of Claston.Wounded Orange Grove, 2nd June 1900, died Orange Grove 15th June 1900. Aged 23. Born September 1876. Youngest son of the eighth Lord Carbery and Victoria Lady Carbery, of Glaston House, Uppingham. Educated at Eton (Mr. Vaughan's).

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

Evans-Freke. - Lieut. the Hon. Cecil Montague EvansFreke, 16th Lancers, died June 15th, 1900, of wounds received on the 2nd idem in action near Orange Grove, South Africa. He was the youngest son of the eighth Lord Carbery and Victoria Lady Carbery, of Glaston House, Uppingham, and was an uncle of the present peer. Lieut. Evans-Freke was born in Sept., 1876, and educated at Eton (Mr. Vaughan's). He entered the 16th Lancers from the Royal Military College, April, 1897, being promoted lieut. Oct., 1899. Lieut. Evans-Freke proceeded to South Africa in Feb., 1900, and was present at the relief of Kimberley, the battle of Paardeberg, and the advance on Bloemfontein. A tablet has been erected at Glaston in his memory by his brother officers.

Also commemorated on Peterborough Cathedral and Glaston memorials.

GARRATT

J H

[Listed a J GARRETT in 'The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902'] Private 4934, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards, of Uppingham. killed in action at Senekal 29th May 1900.

KINNISON

Kenneth M

Trooper 2183, 7th Company, 4th (Glamorgan) Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry, of Oakham.

MANN

W E

[Trooper on memorial] Private 65, 14th Hussars, of Langham. Dangerously wounded at Derdepoort 11th July 1900, died 15th July 1900.

NEALE

C

Private, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots, of Oakham. Died of disease 17 January 1901 at Middelburg. Also listed on St Giles, Edinburgh, Royal Scots memorial

PANTER

A

Colour Sergeant 7424, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards, of Stretton. Died of disease at Pretoria 15th July 1900.

PEASGOOD

A E

Bugler/Private 6741, Volunteer Company, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment, of Oakham. Died of disease at Modder Spruit 26th May 1900. Aged 25. Also on Leicester Memorial

SIMPSON

S B

Driver 90415, 42nd Battery, Royal Field Artillery, of North Luffenham. Died of dysentry at Ladysmith 16th January 1900.

TAYLOR

Thomas G

[Listed as Sergeant on memorial] Corporal 2243, 7th Company (Leicestershire). 4th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry. Died of pleurisy at sea on 6 May 1900. Aged 52. Of Oakham. Also on Leicester Memorial

THOMPSON

W

Sergeant 1572, 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders, of Morcott. Died of disease at Elandsfontein 1st April 1902.

WRIGHT

F L

Trooper 1311, South African Constabulary, of Lyndon. Accidentally killed at Lyndon 17 June 1902.

'Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.'

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