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SHREWSBURY KINGS SHROPSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY - BOER WAR MEMORIAL

Boer War - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards & Neil Evans 2009

The memorial is located in The Quarry, Shrewsbury and takes the form of the statue of a soldier, with his rifle reveresed, standing on a square pedestal which has both a portrait of Queen Victoria in releive and a carved badge of the Regiment; the arms and a wreath are carved above the steps; the memorial has a three stepped base. There are 146 names listed by name, rank, battalion and the manner of death. The memorial was unveiled on 22nd July 1904; the designers were Messrs. Gaffin and Co.

From an old postcard

TO THE MEMORY OF
THE OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS
& MEN OF THE LINE
MILITIA & VOLUNTEER BATTALIONS
OF THE KING'S SHROPSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY
WHO WERE KILLED IN ACTION & DIED
OF WOUNDS OR DISEASE WHILST SERVING WITH THE
2ND BATTALION OF THE KING'S SHROPSHIRE LI (85TH LI)
IN THE TRANSVAAL, ORANGE RIVER COLONY
& CAPE COLONY
DURING THE CAMPAIGN IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1899 - 1902
THIS MEMORIAL HAS BEEN ERECTED
BY THEIR COMRADES, OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS
& MEN OF THE LINE
MILITIA & VOLUNTEER BATTALIONS
OF THE KINGS SHROPSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY

ADAMS

E A

Private, 1st Hereford Volunteer Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

AGGERSBURG

J

Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

ALLEN

J

Private, 3rd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action

ALLEN

J H

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

ASHDOWN

P

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

BARRETT

F

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

BARTLETT

J

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

BAYLISS

H

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

BEDDALL

J

Private, 1st Volunteer Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

BINNING

G

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

BLANEY

W

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

BLOORE

F E

Sergeant Armourer, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

BOOTHMAN

W

Private 5633, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of gunshot wounds 9 October 1900

BOUCHER

H

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

BOWEN

T

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

BOWYER

W

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

BRADBURY

F

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

BREWER

A J

Bugler, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

BRODERICK

J

Private 1539, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 6 November 1900

CADWALLADER

T

Private, 3rd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action

CAWLEY

J

Private, 3rd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

CHARNLEY

W

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

CHIDLOW

D

Private 1669, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of Enteric Fever 4 April 1900

CLIFFORD

W H

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

COLE

C

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

CONNER

A

Private, 2nd Volunteer Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of Enteric Fever at Sea (Formosa) 17 April 1901

CONNER

J

Sargeant, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

DAVIES

J

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

DAVIES

S

Private 2202, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Enteric 11 January 1902

DOODY

A

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

DUCKETT

G

Private, 3rd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

EDMUNDS

W

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

EDWARDS H Private, Shropshire Light Infantry. Died in South Africa after the war

EDWARDS

J

Private 5897, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds the same day 7 December 1900

ELCOCKS

T

Private 4728, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 6 November 1900

ELDRIDGE

T

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

ELLIS

E A

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

ELLIS

J

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

EVANS

E

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

EVANS

W

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

FARMER

F

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

FINNERAN

T

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

FLETCHER J S Private, Shropshire Light Infantry. Died in South Africa after the war

FLOYD

A

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

FRANCIS

J

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

FREEMAN

J

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

FRENCH

C

Private 1507, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of Enteric Fever 16 February 1901

FRYER

A

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

GILES

W A

Private, 1st Volunteer Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

GINGELL

A

Private, 4th Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

GITTOES

F

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

GOODWIN

A

Private, 4th Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action

GOUGH

W T

Private, 2nd Volunteer Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action

GRICE

J

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

GROOM

G

Private 5945, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 7 December 1900

GROVER

P C

Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 31 March 1900

HALL

R

Private, 3rd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

HALLIWELL

W

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

HAYNES

T

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

HELSBY

E

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

HINTON

H J

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

HOBBY

E

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

HOMER

W

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

HOWARTH

G

Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

HUGHES

W

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

HUXLEY

P

Private, 3rd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

JAMES

A

Corporal, 1st Hereford Volunteer Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

JENKINS

Thomas

Private 1414, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 8 January 1901

JONES

E

Private, 3rd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action

JONES

H

Private, 2nd Volunteer Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action

JONES

T

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

JONES

W R

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

KENYON

J

Private, 2nd Volunteer Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

KERWIN

J

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

LANGFORD

C

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

LEE

W

Sergeant Instructor, 2nd Volunteer Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

LEECH

J

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

LEES

E

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

LEIGHTON H Colour Sergeant, Shropshire Light Infantry. Died in South Africa after the war

LIPPETT

F H

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

LITTLEFORD

C

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

LIVESAY

J

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

LLOYD

T

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

LYNCH

G

Private 5824, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Died from a Gunshot wound to the Abdomen 14 October 1901

MACHELL

J

Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

MADDOX

W

Private, 1st Volunteer Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

MANNERS

G

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

MASON

H

Private 5899, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of Enteric Fever 28 February 1902

METCALF

J

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

MORAN

W

Private 1626, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. 6 November 1900

MORRIS

A

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

MORRIS

F

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

MOUNTAIN

G

Private, 4th Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

NEWELL

T

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

NEWNES

W

Private 2165, 3rd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of Enteric Fever 6 April 1900

OAKLEY

F

Private, 1st Hereford Volunteer Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

ORCHARD

A

Private 4183, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of Pnuemonia 2 January 1902

OWEN

W

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

PARRY

T

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

PEACH

W

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

PHILLIPS

A J

Private 4591, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of accidental wounds 27 December 1901

PRICE

C

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

PRICE

T

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

PROSSER

E

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

PUGH

A

Private, 3rd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

ROBSON

F D

Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 18 February 1900

ROURKE

C

Private 5362, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of Enteric Fever 6 April 1900

ROWE

C

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

ROWLANDS

D

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

RUSCOE

J

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

RUSSELL

J

Private, 4th Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

RYDER

E

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

SCHOFIELD

W

Private 6009, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Died in a Railway Accident

SCOTT

E

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

SCOUSE

Hedley

Colour Sergeant 1355, 2nd Battalion, Shrophsire Light Infantry. Killed in action at Leeuwfontein 6th November 1900. Born about 1865 in Slough, Buckinghamshire, son of George and Elizabeth Scouse. Also listed on Coombe Hill War Memorial

SEAMAN

F

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

SEDDON G Private, Shropshire Light Infantry. Died in South Africa after the war

SHAW

H

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

SHIRLEY M Private, Shropshire Light Infantry. Died in South Africa after the war

SHUKER

A W

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

SIMPSON

T T

Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of Dysentry 30 April 1901

SLANEY

H

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

SMITH

J

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

SMITH

W

Private 5687, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of Enteric Fever 14 January 1902

SPENCER

C

Private 6185, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 6 November 1900

STEWART

F

Private 6012, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of Enteric Fever 15 December 1900

STOREY

C

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

STROUD

T

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

THOMASON

J

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

THURSTON

H F

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

TIMPERLEY

J

Private 5752, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of Enteric Fever 29 November 1900

TINSON

George

Private 808, 4th Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of Enteric Fever 17 April 1900. See also Upton on Severn Boer War Memorial

TITLEY

J

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

TONKS

I

Private, 3rd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

TROW

W H

Captain, 1st Volunteer Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of Enteric Fever 26 May 1900

VICKERIDGE

W

Private, 4th Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

WALL

T

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

WATKINS

C

Private 5626, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. 6 November 1900

WEST

C

Private, 4th Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

WHITE

J

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

WILBY

J F

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

WINCHESTER

F S

Sergeant 3598, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of Enteric Fever 7 February 1902

WOOD

J

Private, 2nd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry.

WRIGHT

J

Private, 2nd Volunteer Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action

YOUNG

A

Private, Attached 2nd Battalion, South Stafford Regiment

Last updated 12 June, 2011

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