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STIRLING CASTLE, ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS SOUTH AFRICA WAR MEMORIAL

Boer War - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2007

The memorial is to be found on the Esplande, Stirling Carlisle. It commemorates Princess Louise's Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders during the South African (Boer) War. The memorial was unveiled on 12th January 1907 by Her Grace the Duches of Montrose. The memorial takes the form of a granite pedestal surmounted by bareheaded, kilted, Highland soldier with bandolier, blanket and water bottle slung across his shoulders. The figure stands with his rifle at the ready. The inscription is on bronze plaques attached to the sides of the pedestal. The sculptor was Mr Hubert Paton. The Regimental badge is depicted in relief at the top centre of the dedicatory plaque. There are 149 names listed on the memorial. Statue was removed in November 2005 for repair work which involved repairing cracks, removing rust and repainting it. The figure was replaced in April 2006. The memorial was then unveiled by the Lord Lieutenant of Stirlingshire on 21 April 2006. The names listed below were in order of seniority of rank starting with officers, then non-commissioned officers then Privates - for ease of reading and research they have been listed here in alphabetical order.

The following extract has been taken from John Striling's OUR REGIMENTS IN SOUTH AFRICA (published by Naval and Military Press), and edited for continuity puposes:

"PRINCESS LOUISE’S
(THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS).

THE 1st Battalion sailed on the Orcana about 27th October 1899, and arrived at the Cape about 18th November. Along with the 2nd Black Watch, 1st Highland Light Infantry, and 2nd Seaforths, they formed the 3rd or Highland Brigade under Major-General Wauchope, and after his death, under Brigadier - General Macdonald.

When Lord Methuen started on his way to Kimberley he took with him the Guards Brigade and the 9th Brigade, made up of troops then in South Africa. At Belmont and Enslin or Gras Pan these brigades had stiff work, he accordingly called up the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders when he was moving from Gras Pan, and they were with him on the day of Modder River, 28th November. The battalion was placed under the commander of the 9th Brigade, Major-General Pole-Carew. A short account of the work of that brigade, including an excerpt from the despatch as to Modder River, is given under the 1st Northumberland Fusiliers. At 6.30 A.M. the battalion was in reserve, but before 7.30 A.M. they were in the firing line. They extended on both sides of the railway, and those on the right of it, having little cover, suffered very severely It will be remembered that notwithstanding every effort the Guards Brigade on the right of Lord Methuen’s line could not effect a crossing of the river. Lord Methuen then directed his attention to the left and left centre. In the afternoon Colonel Barter with two companies of his men, the Yorkshire Light Infantry, assisted by men of the other Regiments, carried a house and some rising ground which the Boers held on the near or left side of the river. Lieutenant Thorpe of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, acting directly under the orders of General Pole-Carew, boldly took his company into, and across, the river. The battalions in the firing line were mixed, and some of the Yorkshire Light Infantry and the Northumberlands accompanied Lieutenant Thorpe. The Boers still offered fierce opposition, but a battery galloping up helped to keep down the enemy’s fire, it is said, however, to have unwittingly put some shells among our own people. Soon more men got over, and General Pole-Carew was then able to advance up the north bank with some 400 men.

The losses of the battalion at Modder River were nearly double those of any other battalion engaged, being about 20 men killed, 2 officers and 93 men wounded, yet, strange enough, Lord Methuen gave the battalion no mentions. Several unofficial accounts of the battle, including those of Mr. Julian Ralph, who was present, gave special praise to the conduct of the battalion.

At Magersfontein (see 2nd Black Watch) the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders were the third battalion in the advance to the kopjes. General Wauchope had intended that they should deploy to the left of the Black Watch, but immediately before fire broke out he ordered them to deploy to the right of the two leading battalions. One company was in the act of doing this when the Boers started firing. The front companies merged in the firing line of the Black Watch and Seaforths, and the rear companies remained all day about the right rear of the Black Watch. A portion of a company on the right under Sergeant Hynch succeeded in wiping out, either killing or capturing, a party of about 40, chiefly Scandinavians, who had been pushed forward by the Boers. Lieutenant Neilson with some men of the battalion was able to help Sergeant Hynch. These names are mentioned because the credit for this affair has in some quarters been given to another Regiment. Although not suffering so seriously in the first outburst as the Black Watch and Seaforths, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders were fully exposed all day to the terrible fire from the Boer trenches. Their casualties were about 26 killed and 67 wounded. Colonel Goff was killed and Major Robinson mortally wounded. None of the critics seem to have had any shafts to level at the battalion for its work or conduct on that memorable day One officer and 3 men were mentioned in Lord Methuen’s despatch of 15th February 1900.

At Paardeberg the battalion was on the right of the brigade and merged into the men of the VIth Division. Again it was, as regards casualties, rather more lucky than the sister Regiments. Its losses, however, were heavy enough 13 non-commissioned officers and men with the battalion were killed, and 7 officers and 78 men wounded. Colonel Hannay, who had commanded the battalion until June 1899, and who was in command of a force of Mounted Infantry, was killed, and Lieutenant Courtenay of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Mounted Infantry company was also killed. One officer and 4 non-commissioned officers and men were mentioned in Lord Roberts’ despatch of 31st March 1900.

The fighting on the way to Heilbron has been dealt with under the 2nd Black Watch. At Roodepoort on 28th May 1900 the services of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders as rear - guard were very valuable. The least unsteadiness would have been disastrous.

On 12th July the battalion left their Highland brethren, going from Heilbron to the Transvaal, where they formed, along with the 1st King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Border Regiment, and the 2nd Berkshire Regiment, a new brigade under Brigadier - General Cunningham, and part of a force under Lieut. -General Ian Hamilton. Hamilton’s force was the left wing of Lord Roberts’ army in the advance towards Balmoral, 16th to 25th July 1900. Thereafter Hamilton was sent north west of Pretoria (see 1st K.O.S.B.), and after some stiff fighting this column again went east to Balmoral and thence to Nelspruit, arriving there on 4th September. At the end of September the battalion was withdrawn from the Delagoa line and again sent west of Pretoria under Cunningham, and for some months they assisted in guarding Rustenburg, Oliphant, and Megato Neks, and escorted convoys from Commando Nek to Rustenburg. Six companies were for a time with General Broadwood.

Thirteen officers and 22 non-commissioned officers and men were mentioned in Lord Roberts’ final despatches.

In April 1901 the battalion was taken to the Eastern Transvaal, where one half-battalion was placed under Colonel Beatson and the other half under Colonel Benson, both columns operating north of Middelburg. About June the battalion was brought together and acted as Colonel Benson’s infantry, operating from Lydenburg on the north to Ermelo on the south. During the months June to October Benson’s column did wonderfully fine work, capturing very many prisoners, and no little credit was due to the extraordinary marching of his infantry escort. About a fortnight before Baakenlaagte, the Argyll and Sutherlands took over the railway between Erstefabriken and Balmoral. In March 1902, after Lord Methuen’s reverse, they were hurriedly railed to Klerksdorp, and operated under General Walter Kitchener, and were also in the big drives of General Ian Hamilton, to the Vryburg line and back, getting into Klerksdorp about ten days before peace was declared.

One officer was mentioned in Lord Kitchener’s despatch of 8th March 1901, and 4 officers and 5 noncommissioned officers in the final despatch.

The battalion along with the 2nd Black Watch provided a detachment as escort to Captain Bearcroft’s naval 41 guns in Lord Robert’s advance to Pretoria.

Reference has already, in the Introduction, been made to the difficulty, almost impossibility, of giving an account of the very valuable work done by the Mounted Infantry The following sketch of the work of a section — 1 officer and 34 non-commissioned officers and men — of the Argyll and Sutherland Regiment has been kindly furnished to the writer by Lieutenant K. M. Laird of that Regiment, and it is printed here as an excellent example of the work of the Mounted Infantry generally The section was part of the 2nd Battalion Mounted Infantry, which was composed of four companies, each company containing four sections from four different Regiments. Sixteen Regiments were thus represented. Two machine-gun detachments, with two maxims each, were attached. The 2nd Battalion mobilised at Aldershot on 8th October 1899, and one-half sailed on the Orient on 22nd October. On arrival at the Cape, 13th November, the battalion proceeded by train to De Aar, and were soon sent over to Naauwpoort and Arundel. In that district there was constant work, one of the most striking bits being the seizure of M’Kracken’s hill by part of the Mounted Infantry and four companies of the Berkshire Regiment. On 6th February the battalion left for Modder River to take part in Lord Roberts’ advance. The Argyll and Sutherland section was present in the fighting at Klip Drift, Paardeberg, where Lieutenant Courtenay commanding the section was killed, at Poplar Grove, Driefonten, the occupation of Bloemfontein. Then was with Ian Hamilton at Houtnek, Zand River, Doornkop, Diamond Hill. Under Sir A. Hunter at Wittebergen (the surrounding of Prinsloo), the pursuit of De Wet. With Lord Kitchener at the relief of Hore and his gallant Australians at Elands River. Put into Clements’ column operating in the Megaliesberg, present at Nooitgedacht 13th December, where Lieutenant Reid commanding the section was killed. Lieutenant Laird got the section, and they were shortly put under Sir Henry Rawlinson, and with him operated in the Western Transvaal, the Orange River Colony, and then in the Eastern Transvaal as part of Bruce Hamilton’s force. Marched back to the Orange River Colony and took part in many drives in the Harrismith - Lindley- Heilbron triangle. After Lord Methuen had met with his disaster marched to the Western Transvaal to finish with the driving work there.

The other sections in the company whose doings are here described were provided by the Royal Scots, the Scottish Rifles, and the Dorsetshire Regiment.

The Argyll and Sutherland Regiment had other two sections in the 12th Battalion Mounted Infantry raised about December 1900."

From an old postcard

ERECTED
BY THE
OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS & MEN
OF THE
XCI [OR 1ST BATTALION] PRINCESS LOUISE'S,
[ARGYLE AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS]
TO THE MEMORY OF
THESE COMRADES WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE
OF THEIR COUNTRY DURING THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR
OCTOBER 1899 TO MAY 1902.

AITKEN

D R

Lance Corporal 8544, Volunteer Company. Died of disease 29th May 1901 at Prestoria.

ALFORD

F

Private 3994. Died of disease 31st March 1900 at Kimberley.

ANDERSON

D

Private 2845. Killed in action 11th December 1899 at Magersfontein.

AUSTIN

H

Private 3542. Died of disease 29th November 1900 at Pretoria.

BAKER

A E

Private 4080

BARBER

A

Sergeant 3209. Killed in action 29th November 1899 at Modder River.

BEVAN

W T

Lance Corporal 5264

BLISS

P

Private 3119. Killed in action 13th December 1900 at Nooitgedacht.

BOWMAN

H

[Listed as T BOWMAN in The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902] Private 5664. Killed in action 29th November 1899 at Modder River.

BOYCE

H

Private 3081. Died of disease 23rd May 1900 at Winburg.

CAILEY

P

Private 6841. Missing in action 11th December 1899 at Magersfontein. See also Gateshead, Saltwell Park memorial

CAMPBELL

A

Private 2867. Killed in action 29th November 1899 at Modder River.

CAMPBELL

J

Private 5122. Died of wounds 30th November 1899 at Wynberg.

CAMPBELL

J

Private 7284. Killed in action 1st October 1900 near Rustenburg.

CARLYLE

A

Private 6550. Killed in action 11th December 1899 at Frere Camp, Magersfontein. Commemorated on 1899-1902 Memorial, Kimberley West End Cemetery and buried there. [Also listed as dying 1st January 1900 in News of the World 7th January 1900.]

CHRISTISON

D

Colour-Sergeant 1982. Killed in action 11th December 1899 at Magersfontein.

CLANAGHAN

J

Private 8708, Volunteer Company. Killed in action in a railway collision 14th March 1902 at Kaalspruit.

COLLINS

F

Private 152, SA Reserve. Committed suicide 24th May 1902 at Klerksdorp.

COURTENAY

George Edward

[Spelt COURTNEY on memorial] Lieutenant. Killed in action near Paadeberg 18th february 1900. Aged 24. Born March 1875, educated Wellington. Commemorated on the memorial at Cheltenham Collge.

Extract from The Last Post: Roll of Officers Who Fell in South Africa 1899-1902 by Mildred G Dooner reprinted by Naval & Military Press

"Lieutenant, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, was killed in action near Paardeberg, February 18th, 1900. He was born in March, 1875, educated at Wellington (where he was in Saunders' House), and entered the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders from the Royal Military College in February, 1895, being promoted lieutenant October, 1897. He was serving with the Mounted Infantry. This officer's death is mentioned in the despatch of Field Marshal Earl Roberts, from Paardeberg, February 28th, 1900."

COYNE

W M

Private 1615

CRAWFORD

N

Private 6845. Killed in action 11th December 1899 at Magersfontein.

CURRIE

J

Private 7136. Died of disease 14th August 1900 at Pretoria.

DAVIDSON

A

Private 5972. Killed in action 28th November 1899 at Modder River.

DELANTY

M

Private 3820. Killed in action 18th February 1900 at Paardeberg.

DODDS

J

Lance Corporal 3358. Killed in action 11th December 1899 at Magersfontein. Commemorated on 1899-1902 Memorial, Kimberley West End Cemetery and buried there.

DONALD

J

Private 3115. Died of disease 7th May 1900 at Bloemfontein.

DRYSDALE

J

Private 4149. Wounded 18th February 1900 at Paardeberg. Died of disease 22nd December 1900 atn Rustenburg.

DUNCAN

W M

[Listed as J DUNCAN in The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902] Private 7072. Died of disease 7th February 1901 at Pretoria.

EDWARDS

M

Private 4234. Died of disease 6th June 1900 at Bloemfontein.

EVANS

J

[Listed as E EVANS 3537 in The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902] Private 3527. Missing in action 11th December 1899 at Magersfontein.

FARQUHAR

J G

Private 7876. Died of disease 22nd April 1902 at sea on board the "Manila".

FERGUSON

J

Private 6707

FITZWILLIAMS

W L

Private 7301

FRASER

A

Private 1060. Died of disease 30th May 1900 at Springfontein.

FRASER

R

Private 3723. Killed in action 11th December 1899 at Magersfontein.

FULBROOKE

J

Private 4097. Killed in action 28th November 1899 at Modder River.

GILBERT

J W

Colour Sergeant 1386

GILES

C

Private 3084. Killed in action 28th November 1899 at Modder River. Commemorated on 1899-1902 Memorial, Kimberley West End Cemetery and buried there.

GILES

G

Private 3632. Killed in action 11th December 1899 at Magersfontein. Commemorated on 1899-1902 Memorial, Kimberley West End Cemetery and buried there.

GILFETHER

J

[Listed as J GILFEATHER in The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902] Private 3860. Killed in action 18th February 1900 at Paardeberg Drift.

GILLESPIE

W

Private 7323. Killed in action 1st October 1900 at Krondale Camp.

GILLON

R

Private 6438. Killed in action 28th November 1899 at Modder River.

GILMOUR

J

[Listed as J GILMORE in The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902] Private 8535, Volunteer Company. Died of disease 9th January 1902 at Pretoria.

GLOSSOP

W

[Listed as Private 4423 in The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902] Private 3423. Wounded 18th February 1900 at Paadeberg Drift probably died from these wounds.

GOFF

Gerald Lionel Joseph

Lieutenant-Colonel. Killed in action at Magersfontein 11th December 1900. Aged 45. Born March 1855, son of Joseph and Adela Goff, of Burton Grange, Herts.

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.

Goff. - Lieut.-Col. Gerald Lionel Joseph Goff, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, of Hall Park, Hampshire, was killed in action at Magersfontein, Dec. 11th, 1899, He was the eldest surviving son of the late Joseph Goff, Esq., of Burton Grange, Herts, by his marriage with Lady Adela, daughter of the 2nd Earl of Ranfurly. Lieut.-Col. Goff was born March, 1855, and educated at Eton (Mr. Vidal’s). He joined the 91st Foot from the Militia in March, 1875, was promoted Capt. July, 1884, major Sept., 1892, and lieut.-col. July, 1898. He served with his battalion in the Zulu War of 1879, and was present at the action of Ginginhiovo, receiving the medal with clasp. Lieut.-Col. Goff was adjutant of volunteers from Jan., 1888, to Jan., 1893. He proceeded to South Africa in command of his battalion in Oct., 1899, served with the Kimberley Relief Force, and was present at the battle of Modder River.

GORDON

D

Private 3373. Killed in action 11th December 1899 at Magersfontein. Commemorated on 1899-1902 Memorial, Kimberley West End Cemetery and buried there.

GRAHAM

J

Private 4857. Killed in action at Paadeberg 18th February 1900.

GRANT

Edward Chetwood Hamilton

Captain. Died of enteric fever 25th August 1901 at Kimberley. Born May 1868. Educated at Charterhouse.

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

Grant. — Capt. Edward Chetwood Hamilton Grant, 1st Batt. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, died of enteric fever at Kimberley Aug. 25th, 1901. He was born May, 1868, educated at Charterhouse, and entered the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Jan., 1888, was promoted lieut. Jan., 1890, and capt. July, 1897. Having served as adjutant of his Regiment, June, 1894, to December, 1897, he was then appointed an Instructor on the Staff of the School of Musketry, Hythe, which post he held till Oct., 1899. He was District Inspector of Musketry at Aldershot, Nov. 1899. At the time of his death he was serving as adjutant of the 24th Batt. I.Y., to which he was appointed in April, 1901, having been allowed to give up his staff appointment at Aldershot to enable him to go to South Africa. His name is inscribed on the tablet in the War Memorial Cloister erected at Charterhouse.

GRAY

J

Private 2076. Killed in action 28th May 1900 at Roodepoort.

GREIG

Arthur

Private 6476. Died of disease 21st February 1901 at Pretoria. See also Coombe Hill War memorial

HAMILTON

J

Private 3254. Killed in action 11th December 1899 at Magersfontein.

HARLEY

W

Private 2988. Died of disease 8th October 1900 at Pretoria.

HARVEY

H

Lance Corporal 4951. Died of disease 23rd April 1901 at Cape Town.

HAY

J

Private 4065. Killed in action 28th November 1899 at Modder River. Commemorated on 1899-1902 Memorial, Kimberley West End Cemetery and buried there.

HENDERSON

J

Private 7032. Accidentally killed 10th December 1901 at Eland's River Station

HOPE

D W

Colour-Sergeant 2633. Died of disease 8th November 1899 aboard SS Arcano.

HOWDEN

J

Private 6141. Killed in action 18th February 1900 at Paardeberg.

HUNTER

J

Lieutenant, 4th Volunteer Battalion attached 1st. Died of enteric at Heilbron 30th June 1900.

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.

Hunter.— Lieut. J. Hunter, Volunteer Company, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, died of enteric at Heilbron, June 30th, 1900. He obtained his lieutenant’s commission in the 4th (Stirlingshire) Volunteer Battalion in 1898, and on volunteering for active service in South Africa was gazetted a temporary lieut. in the army, Feb. 24th, 1900.

HYNDMAN

A

Private 6532. Died of disease 25th October 1901 at Pretoria.

INGLIS

A S

Lance Corporal 4714. Killed in action 28th November 1899 at Modder River.

JAMIESON

C

Corporal 5520

JOHNSTONE

F

Private 3331

JOHNSTONE

W

Private 6049

KAY

W

Private 3271

KELLY

B J C

Sergeant 4405

KELLY

W R

Private 7308

KENNAWAY

D

Private 6631

KENNEDY

J

Private 4927

KIDNEY

J

Private 1733

KING

Walter Buchannan

2nd Lieutenant. Found dead from wounds 1st January 1900 at Frere Camp, Magersfontein; died 11th December 1899. Aged 21. Born May 1878.

News of the World 7th January 1900 and 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.

King. - 2nd Lieut. Walter Buchanan King, 1st Batt. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, was killed in action at Magersfontein, Dec. 11th, 1899. He was born in May, 1878, and joined the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, May, 1898. This officer was first reported missing, but was afterwards found to have been killed as stated. He embarked for South Africa in Oct., 1899, and joining the Kimberley Relief Force was present at the battle of Modder River.

KITCHEN

W

Private 4205

LAMIE

T

Private 6435

LIDDLE

R

Private 6406

LITTLEWOOD

T

Private 5222

LOGAN

T

Private 6331

LUKE

A

Private 6442

MacBETH

J

Private 6147

MacDONALD

J

Private 6551

MacNEIL

A

Private 6552

MANSFIELD

W

Private 2935

MATHIESON

J

Private 6164

MATTHEWS

W

Lance Sergeant 3053

MATTISON

P

Private 6790

McANALLY

J

Private 6744

McANALLY

J

Private 4059

McLAREN

William Victor St Clair

2nd Lieutenant. Died of syncope at Pretoria 26th July 1900. Aged 23. Born May 1877.

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.

McLaren. — 2nd Lieut. William Victor St. Clair McLaren, 1st Batt. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, died of syncope at Pretoria, July 26th, 1900. He was born in May, 1877, educated at Merchiston, Edinburgh, and entered his Regiment from the 4th Batt. Cameronians (Militia), June 3rd, 1899. He accompanied the 1st Batt. Argyll and Sutherland Highianders to South Africa in Oct., 1899, and served with the Kimberley relief force, afterwards taking part in the advance on Bloemfontein and Pretoria.

McDERMOTT

B

Private 4494

McDOUGALL

J

Private 7133

McFARLANE

J

Private 4189

McGILLIVRARY

D

Private 6587

McGREGOR

D

Private 3797

McKEAN

J

Private 4759

McKENZIE

G

Private 3605

McMILLAN

M

Private 4537

McWHIRTER

C

Private 3863

MELVILLE

D

Lance Corporal 6559

MEREDITH

J E

Sergeant 4802

MERRILEES

J

Private 2960

MILLAR

D

Corporal 5247

MILLEN

E

Private 3743

MILNE

D

Private 2808

MOORE

D W

Private 7302. See also Norwich South African War memorial.

MORRISON

D

Sergeant 5183

MORRISON

J

Private 7303

MOWATT

J

Corporal 3762

MOWBRAY

W

Private 6820

PAGAN

T H

Corporal 2757

PATERSON

J

Private 6517

PATERSON

W

Private 4557

PEEBLES

J

Lance Corporal 5317

PERRY

E

Private 1981

REID

A

Private 2963

REID

R

Private 2745

ROBINSON

Sidney Loftus

Major. Died of wounds at Magersfontein 11th December 1899. Aged 39. Commemorated on 1899-1902 Memorial, Kimberley West End Cemetery and buried there.

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.

Robinson. — Major Sidney Loftus Robinson, 1st Batt. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, died of wounds received in action at Magersfontein, Dec. 11th, 1899. He was born in June, 1860, and entered the 93rd Foot from the Militia, July, 1879, being promoted lieut. in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, July, 1881, capt. Nov., 1888, and major June, 1899. He was adjutant of his Regiment from Nov., 1887, to Nov., 1891. Major Robinson served in the campaign on the North-West Frontier of India under the late Sir William Lockhart, 1897-98, with the Tochi Field Force, receiving the medal with clasp. He landed with his battalion in South Africa in Nov., 1899, and was present at the action of Modder River.

ROSE

E P

Corporal 3261

ROSS

M

Private 6311

RUSHFORTH

A

Private 4045

RUSSELL

A

Private 7152

RUSSELL

J

Private 6599

RUSSELL

J

Private 6377

SCOTT

G

Private 5236

SCOTT

J

Private 3844

SEELEY

J

Private 6690

SHELFER

N

Private 4236

SHORE

W F

Private 6862

SMITH

A K

Sergeant 4245

SMITH

W E

Sergeant 4864

SOMERVILLE

W

Private 7009

STENHOUSE

J

Lance Corporal 6889

STEVENSON

T M

Private 8450

SWEENEY

H

Private 3421

TAIT

R

Private 6348

TAYLOR

H

Private 3085

TEMPLEMAN

T H

Corporal 3635

THOMPSON

H

Private 6611

TREW

G

Private 1279

TRING

W

Private 3722. See also Bedford Boer War memorial.

WAIN

J

Private 7000

WAIN

R

Lance Corporal 6945

WARD

R

Private 4215

WARD

W J

Private 4316

WATERS

H

Lance Corporal 5040

WIGGINS

J

Private 2817

WIGSTON

H

Sergeant 5444

WILKIE

T

Private 5671

WILLIAMS

G

Private 8714

WILLIAMSON

T

Private 6283

WILSON

J

Private 6514

WINTRUP

Andrew S

Private 6115, 1st Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Killed in action at Nooitgedacht 13 December 1900. Aged 23. Son of Mrs. Wintrup of 20 Trinity Street, Hawick. Shopman (Grocer) by trade. Previously had been ill with Enteric Fever. Buried at Krugersdorp. See also Hawick South African memorial.

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