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IPSWICH BOER WAR MEMORIAL

Boer War Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Jean Austin;
Researched
Jean Austin & Martin Edwards 2006

The "Suffolk Soldiers' Memorial", erected by Suffolk people as a monument to Suffolk Soldiers who lost their lives in the South African War, 1899-1902, was unveiled by General Sir John French at 3.15 pm on Saturday 29 September 1906 on the Cornhill, Ipswich. It was moved to its current location, in Christchurch Park, Ipswich in the early 1920's.

The memorial stands about 15ft 6in high and the statue itself is about 6ft high; this is of a soldier in khaki uniform, bareheaded and standing with his rifle reversed, as at the graveside of a comrade. The pedestal is of stone and has panels in bronze on each of its sides and the panel at the front also contains the dedication.

The statue was designed and made by Mr Albert Toft and cast in bronze by the cire-pardu (lost wax) process. The sculptor choose, for his model for this statute, a soldier who had served in the South African war.

The unveiling ceremony was extensively reported in the East Anglian Daily Times of Monday 1 October 1906, together with a list of names, Regiment and home town/village. The memorial itself gives rank, initials and name and Regiment. The memorial lists the names by the various corps they died fighting with. For ease of reading and research, the list below is in alphabetical order. Further details of those from the Suffolk Regiment can be found on the Bury St Edmunds Boer War and the Cambridge Boer War with some others also on the Ely Boer War.

Photographs from old postcards
The unveiling of the Ipswich Soldiers Memorial by General Sir John French 29th September 1906.
SOUTH AFRICAN WAR
1899-1902

ALLENSBY

G A

Private 4709, 1st Battalion (Mounted Infantry), Suffolk Regiment. Resident Walworth. Died of disease at Wynberg 26th February 1901. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

ALLUM

F

Bombardier 18541, 6th Company ED, Royal Garrison Artillery. Resident Stonham Aspal. Died of disease at Naauwpoort 20th July 1901.

ANDREWS

S

Corporal 2509, 7th Imperial Yeomanry. Resident Washbrook. Died of disease at Pretoria 10th December 1900.

ANDSLEY

William

Lance Corporal 4794, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Bermondsey. Killed in action at Colesberg 6th January 1900. Also commemorated on the Cambridge Boer War Memorial.

ARBON

J

Private 2725, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Stanton. Wounded at Colesberg 6th January 1900. Died of disease 20th September 1900 at Kroonstad. Also commemorated on the Cambridge Boer War Memorial

ARNULL

[Thomas] A

Listed as T ARNULL in "The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902] Private 2209, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Newmarket. Died of wounds at Colesberg 6th January 1900. Commemorated on Suffolk Hill Memorial, Colesburg, South Africa. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

ARROWSMITH

Henry

Lance Sergeant 3952, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Balham. Killed in action at Colesberg 6th January 1900. Commemorated on Suffolk Hill Memorial, Colesburg, South Africa. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

ATTWELL

James M

Lance Corporal 3369, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Newport. Killed in action at Colesberg 6th January 1900. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

BAITYER

W

Private, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Ipswich.

BAKER

D C

Private, Essex Regiment. Resident Kelsale.

BAKER

J

Sergeant 384, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident London. Killed in action 4th January 1900 at Colesberg.

BALDRY

E

Sergeant 31949, Base, Imperial Yeomanry. Resident Halesworth. Died of disease at Wynberg 28th February 1902.

BALHAM

J

Private, Imperial Yeomanry. Resident Wetherden.

BARBER

B H

Driver 76560, 3rd Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Resident Ipswich. Died of enteric fever at East London 18th March 1900.

BARBER

F C

Private, 19th Hussars. Resident Otley.

BARBER

J

Private, 7th Dragoon Guards. Resident Cransford.

BARKER

Albert

Private 814, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Isleham. Died of disease at Bloemfontein 28th June 1900. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

BARKER

T

Sapper, Royal Engineers. Resident Finningham.

BARNES

J

Spelt BARNES in "The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902 and BARNS on memorial] Private 5370, 4th Mounted Infantry Company, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Wilburton. Died of disease 22nd December 1901 at Pretoria. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

BARNES

Samuel

Private 2196, 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Resident Isleham. Killed in action at Colesberg 6th January 1900. Commemorated on Suffolk Hill Memorial, Colesberg. Also commemorated on Isle of Ely, Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds Boer War Memorials.

BARRETT

F

Private, Scots Guards. Resident Fressingfield.

BARRETT

G R K

Private, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Hoddesdon. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

BATTLE

A C

Driver 15951, Army Service Corps. Resident Somersham. Died of disease 9th February 1902 at Standerton.

BEDWELL

Harry Albert

[Listed on memorial as A H BEDWELL] Private 3961, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Lowestoft. Died of disease 14th November 1900 at Middleburg. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

BEDWELL

W G

[Listed as A G BEDWELL in "The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902] Private 4016, 6th Dragoons. Resident Ipswich. Died of disease 18th February 1902 at Heilbron.

BENYARD

J E

Driver, Royal Field Artillery. Resident Woodbridge.

BLUMFIELD

G A

Private, 18th Lancers. Resident Ipswich.

BOSWORTH

J

Private 5681, 1st Battalion, 28th (Mounted Infantry), Suffolk Regiment. Resident Lambeth. Died of disease 31 March 1902 at Germinston. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

BOYCE

W

Private 2133, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Walsoken. Died of disease 22 May 1901 at Middleburg. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmund's, Cambridge and Norwich (Norfolk) Boer War Memorials.

BRIDGE

Arthur

Private 2230, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Kirton. Killed in action at Colesberg 6th January 1900. Commemorated on the Suffolk Memorial, Suffolk Hill, Colesburg. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

BRIGHTWELL

H

Private 3090, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Resident Stonham Aspal. Died of disease at Kimberley 23rd March 1900.

BROWN

Arthur Wale

Captain, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died at Jacobsdarl, Pretoria 26th January 1900 from wounds received at Rensburg, 6th January 1900. Aged 33. Commemorated on Suffolk Hill Memorial, Colesburg, South Africa and buried in Colesburg Military Cemetery. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

Reported in News of the World 14th 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

Brown. - Capt. Arthur Wale Brown, 1st Batt. Suffolk Regt., died at Pretoria, from wounds received in action on Jan. 6th, 1900, at Rensburg. The son of J. Brown, Esq., Coombe Villa, Teignmouth, he was born in 1867, and educated at AlIhallows School, Honiton. He joined the Suffolk Regt. in 1889, was promoted lieut. 1893, capt. 1898, and accompanied his battalion to South Africa in Nov., 1899.

BROWN

F

Private 2925, 19th Hussars. Resident Ipswich. Died of Dysentery at Ladysmith 27th April 1900.

BROYD

Frank

Private 1131, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Sudbury. Died of disease 11th July 1900 at Germiston. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds Boer War Memorial.

BRUTY

George

Private 4835, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Clare. Died of disease at Vet River 31st May 1900. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

BUTCHER

Alfred

Private 2913, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Coddenham. Died of disease at Bloemfontein 12th June 1900. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

BUTTON

S

Gunner 87372, 81st Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Resident Martlesham. Died of disease Bloemfontein 9th April 1900.

BUXTON

Roland Henry

Lieutenant, 2nd (Mounted Infantry) Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Resident Fritton. Killed near Sterkfontein 13th December 1901. Also commemorated on the Norwich (Norfolk) Boer War Memorial.

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

BUXTON, Roland Henry - Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment (Mounted Infantry), killed near Sterkfontein 13th December 1901. Born November 1874, educated at Harrow, entered the Norfolk Regiment June 1896, promoted lieutenant December 1897. Served in West Africa in operations on the, Niger, 1897-98, being mentioned in despatches 23rd May 1899, and was employed with the West African Frontier Force from February 1898 to February 1900. He then proceeded to South Africa and saw service there during 1900-1901.

CALTHORPE

H

Gunner 72466, Ammunition Column/Park, Royal Field Artillery. Resident Finningham. Died of disease at Springfontein 14th July 1900.

CAREY

Seymour James

Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action at Colesberg 6th January 1900. Aged 26. Commemorated on Suffolk Hill Memorial, Colesberg. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

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

Carey.-Lieut. Seymour James Carey, 1st Batt. Suffolk Regt., was killed in action, near Rensburg, Jan. 6th, 1900. He was a son of A. Carey, Esq., of 21, Rosary Gardens, London was born Jan., 1874, and educated at St. Paul's School. He entered the Suffolk Regt. in Jan., 1895, being promoted lieut. May, 1897. Lieut. Carey served as Chief of Police in the Monofatsi district of Crete, from Nov., 1898, to July, 1899, and was mentioned in despatches for the services he rendered in that capacity. He accompanied his battalion to South Africa in Nov., 1899. (See Lieut.-Col. Watson.)

[Listed as S G CAREY on Colesberg Memorial] Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 6th January 1900 on Suffolk Hill, aged 26; commemorated on Suffolk Hill Memorial, Colesberg, South Africa.

Carey.—Lieut. Seymour James Carey, 1st Batt. Suffolk Regt., was killed in action, near Rensburg, Jan. 6th, 1900. He was a son of A. Carey, Esq., of 21, Rosary Gardens, London was born Jan., 1874, and educated at St. Paul’s School. He entered the Suffolk Regt. in Jan., 1895, being promoted lieut. May, 1897. Lieut. Carey served as Chief of Police in the Monofatsi district of Crete, from Nov., 1898, to July, 1899, and was mentioned in despatches for the services he rendered in that capacity. He accompanied his battalion to South Africa in Nov., 1899. (See Lieut.-Col. Watson.)

Sources: "The Last Post - Roll of Officers who fell in South Africa 1899-1902" by Mildred G Dooner.

There is a stone wall plaque to his memory in the nave of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Little Burstead, Essex, and he is also mentioned on the family tomb in the churchyard attached to it.

CAWLEY

William J

Private 3298, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Norton. Prisoner of war 6th January 1900 at Colesberg, died at Waterval 5th June 1900. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

CHAMBERS

A H

Private 3426, 19th Hussars. Resident Ipswich. Killed in action 5th February 1901 at Witklip.

CHANDLER

C

Private, Scots Guards. Resident Bungay.

CHANDLER

E

Gunner 87024, 61st Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Resident Fressingfield. Died of disease at Lydenburg 29th November 1900.

CHAPMAN

H

Private 5320, 1st Battalion, 28th (Mounted Infantry), Suffolk Regiment. Resident Sudbury. Died of disease 2nd March 1902 at Pretoria.

CLARKE

W A E

Corporal 4775, 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Resident Ipswich. Died of wounds 22nd January 1900 at Ladysmith.

CLOVER

F

Private, 19th Hussars. Resident Bacton.

COBB

H

Trooper 749, 2nd Battalion, Kitchener's Fighting Scouts. Killed in action at Dam Plaats 25th January 1902.

COBBIN

William

Private 2506, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Mildenhall. Died of disease at Germiston 6th July 1900. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

COBBOLD

H

Private 5615, 1st Battalion, 28th (Mounted Infantryt), Suffolk Regiment. Resident Rattlesden. Died of disease 7th March 1902 at Elandsfontein.

COLEMAN

F

Sergeant 3917, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Ipswich. Died of disease 15th December 1901 at Krugersdorp. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

COLEMAN

W

Private 3355, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident St Saviour's. Died of disease at Pretoria 27th December 1900. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

COOPER

A

Private 5118, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Manchester. Killed in action at Colesberg 6th January 1900.

COOPER

A

Sergeant 28534, 73rd Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Resident Ipswich. Died of enteric fever 2nd May 1900 at Ladysmith.

COOPER

A

Private 4972, Rifle Brigade. Resident Ufford. Died of dysentrey 18th March 1900 at Ladysmith. Previously slightly wounded at Ladysmith 28th November 1899.

COOPER

E

Private 4479, 1st Dragoon Guards. Resident Woodbridge. Died of disease at Kroonstadt 26th May 1901.

CORDER

H

Private 4517, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Hadleigh. Died of disease at Charlestown 22nd April 1901. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

CRACKNELL

A R

Driver 58987, Ammunition Colmn/Park, Royal Field Artillery. Resident Monk Soham. Died of disease 18th December 1900 at Harrismith.

CUTHBERT

Walter

Private 4232, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Hintlesham. Killed in action at Colesberg 6th January 1900. Commemorated on the Suffolk Memorial, Suffolk Hill, Colesburg. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

DALE

W

Private, 5th Dragoon Guards. Resident East Bergholt.

DAMANT

C H

Private 869, 1st Imperial Yeomanry. Resident Beccles. Died of disease at Woodstock 7th April 1901.

DAMES

E

Lance Corporal 5052, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Finsbury. Died of disease 23rd MAy 1901 at Middleburg. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

DAVIS

C

Private 5166, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Rothwell. Died of disease 5th May 1901 at Pretoria. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

DAW

Alfred H

Private 3339,1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Dublin. Died of diesease 30th December 1900 at Aliwal North. Also commemorated on Isle of Ely, Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds Boer War Memorials.

DAY

W

Lance Corporal 2951, 1st Battalion (Mounted Infantry), Suffolk Regiment. Resident Dalham. Died of disease at Bloemfontein 1st November 1900. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

DAYNES

[Albert] William

[Listed as W DAYNES on memorial] Private 3000, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Cambridge. Died of disease at De Aar 23rd April 1900.

DEADMAN

W

Private 5636, 1st Battalion, 28th Mounted Infantry, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Thurston. Prisoner of war 31 March 1902, Boschbult; died of disease at Vryburg 28th May 1902. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

DEANE

H S

[Listed as Private on memorial] Trooper 6254, 11th Imperial Yeomanry. Resident Hintlesham. Killed in action at Senekal 25 May 1900.

DERISLEY

C H

Private 22445, 11th Imperial Yeomanry. Resident Palgrave. Killed in action at Tweefontein 25th December 1901. Also commemorated on the Norwich (Norfolk) Boer War Memorial.

DEWELL

J

Private 5543, 1st Battalion, 28th (Mounted Infantry), Suffolk Regiment. Resident Bury St Edmunds. Died of disease 22nd January 1902 at Elandsfontein. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

DOUBLE

C

Private, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Bury St Edmunds. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

DOWIE

Ronald MacKenzie

Captain, 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Wounded Vredeport 17th December 1901; died of wounds 3 days later20 December 1901 at Vredeport. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

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

Dowie. - Capt. Ronald Mackenzie Dowie, 3rd Batt. Suffolk Regt., died at Kroonstad, Dec. 20th, 1901 from a gunshot wound in the abdomen, received in action near Vredefort three days previously. He was seconded in his battalion for service with the 1st Batt. of his Regiment, and formerly held a commission as lieut. in the 4tb Batt., being gazetted to a company in the 3rd Batt. in Jan., 1900.

DUNKLING

T

[Spelt DUNCKLING on memorial and on another memirial as DUNKLIN] Private 1913, 1st Battalion, , Suffolk Regiment. Resident Ely. Died of disease 27th April 1901 at Wonderfontein. Also commemorated on Isle of Ely, Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds Boer War Memorials.

DYER

W

Private 4811, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Bermondsey. Died of disease at Pretoria 24th January 1900. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

DYKE

G F

Private 4224, 3rd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Resident Lowestoft. Droiwned at Riet River 7th November 1900. Also commemorated on the Norwich (Norfolk) Boer War Memorial.

DYKES

H

Sergeant 13562, Royal Army Medical Corps. Resident Ipswich. Died of disease at Kimberley 13th December 1900. Also commemorated on RAMC Memorial, Gun Hill, Aldershot.

ECCLESTONE

F S

Private 3817, 16th Lancers. Resident Beccles. Died of Disease at Bloemfontein 26th March 1900. Also commemorated on the Norwich (Norfolk) Boer War Memorial as a Lance Corporal.

EDGELEY

Frank

Private 5229, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Wickhambrook. Died of disease 2nd April 1900 at Prieska. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

ELLINGHAM

Charles

Lance Corporal 4660, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Luton. Died of disease 15th June 1900 at Bloemfontein. Also commemorated on the Bedford, Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

ELLISTON

H E

Gunner 79465, 38th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Resident Washbrook. Died of disease 14th June 1900 at Kimberley.

EMERY

A

Private 3869, 1st Dragoon Guards. Resident Stratford St Mary. Died of disease 2nd May 1901 at Heilbron

EVANS

F E

Gunner 16612, P Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Resident Ipswich. Killed in action 4th March 1902 at Molens, R B.

FAREY

T

Gunner 86978, 67th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died of dysentery 4th March 1900 at Ladysmith.

FARTHING

W G

Sergeant 5784, 3rd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Resident Holton. Died of enteric fever 21st May 1900 at Estcourt.

FINCH

E

Private 4915, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident London. Died of disease 9th November 1900 at Johannesburg. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

FINTER

J

Private 5309, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Great Ashfield. Died of disease 13 March 1901 at Middelburg. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

FIRMAN

W

Gunner 79422, Ammunition Column/Park, , Royal Field Artillery. Resident Lowestoft. Died of eneteric fever 7th June 1900 at Mooi River. Also commemorated on the Norwich (Norfolk) Boer War Memorial.

FISK

Ernest

Private 5231, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Combs. Died of disease at Germiston 21st June 1900. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

FORGE

Frederick

Private 3496, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Hundon. Killed in action at Colesberg 6th January 1900. Commemorated on the Suffolk Memorial, Suffolk Hill, Colesberg. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

FORSDYKE

S

Private 2733, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Otley. Died of disease 29th December 1900. Transcribed as J FORSDYKE on the Cambridge Memorial and death date 29th January 1900. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

FRIEND

C H

Private 25323, 12th Imperial Yeomanry. Resident Woodbridge. Died of disease 26 January 1902 at Kroonstad.

FULCHER

J W

Private, Coldstream Guards. Resident Ipswich.

FULCHER

William

Private 3887, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Ipswich. Killed in action at Colesberg 6th January 1900. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

GARRARD

Ernest C

Sergeant 6193, Volunteer Company, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Ipswich. Died of disease at Germiston 5th July 1900. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

GARRATT

J H

Private, Grenadier Guards. Resident Badingham.

GARROD

B T

Sapper 23566, 31st Company, Royal Engineers. Resident Ipswich. Died of disease at Kimberley 27th May 1900. Also commemorated on the Royal Engineers Memorial, Chatham, Kent.

GARROD

[Ernest] G

Private 1374,1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Bramford. Died of disease 24th December 1900 at Pretoria. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

GARROD

G

Lance Corporal 2050, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Resident Ufford. Died of disease at Bloemfontein 17th May 1900.

GARWOOD

B

Private 2537, 2nd Battalion, 10th Mounted Infantry, Northumberland Fusiliers. Resident Playford. Prisoner of war 10th December 1899 at Stormberg, died of disease 30 January 1902 at Bethleham. note: under the same details he is also listed as Norfolk Regiment incorrectly]

GELLING

C

Driver 78110, U Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Resident Ipswich. Died of disease at Pretoria 5th July 1900.

GIBBS

L O

Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. Resident Eye.

GILBERT

A

Private, Rifle Brigade. Resident Halesworth.

GILL

Arthur

Private 4643, Mounted Infantry, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Bury St Edmunds. Wounded 5th May 1900 at Bloemfontein, date of death unknown. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

GIRLING

W

Private 1006, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of disease at Pretoria 10th March 1901. Also commemorated on the Norwich (Norfolk) Boer War Memorial.

GIRLING

William Walters

Lieutenant and Quartermaster, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died on the transport ship 'Dilwara' 22nd May 1902. Aged 45.

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

Girling. - Quartermaster and Hon. Lieut. William Walters Girling, 1st Batt. Coldstream Guards, died at sea on board the transport "Dilwara," May 22nd, 1902. He was born May, 1857, served in the ranks nearly eighteen years, and became quartermaster in the Coldstream Guards May, 1895. He took part in the Soudan Campaign 1885, receiving the medal with clasp and Khedive’s star. He had seen much active service in South Africa before he was invalided home, and took part in the advance on Kimberley, including the actions at Belmont, Graspan, Modder River, and Magersfontein. He was also present with his battalion in the operations in the O.R.C., Feb. to May, 1900, including the actions at Poplar Grove and Driefontein.

GODDARD

A

Private 2637, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Resident Westhall. Died of disease 3rd February 1901 at Capetwon.

GODDARD

A

Lance Corporal 5070, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Deal. Prisoner of war 6th January 1900, Colesberg; died of disease 21st January 1900 at Pretoria. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

GODDARD

E

Private, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Honnington. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

GOSTLING

F

Private 2159, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Resident Mendlesham. Accidentally killed near Naboomspt 28th March 1902.

GREEN

E B

Corporal 6702, 4th Battalion Volunteer Company, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Ashby de la Zouch. Died of disease 13th June 1901 at Middelburg. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

GREEN

H W

Private 4689, 4th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Resident Hintlesham. Died fo disease at Kroonstad 6th February 1902.

GREENWOOD

George

Private 2064, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Lawshall. Killed in acion at Colesberg 6th January 1901. Commemorated on the Suffolk Memorial, Suffolk Hill, Colesburg. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

GRIGGS

A

Private 5673, 1st Battalion, 28th (Mounted Infantry), Suffolk Regiment. Resident Semer. Died of disease at Germiston 8th April 1902. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

HACKETT

Charles

Private 4684, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Bury St Edmunds. Missing in action Suffolk Hill, Colesberg 6th January 1900, died 6th January 1900 at Jacobsdal. Commemorated on Suffolk Hill Memorial, Colesburg, South Africa. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

HANCOCK

S

Private 5666, 1st, 28th Mounted Infantry, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Fulbourne (listed elsewhere as Cherryhinton). Died of disease at Klerksdorp 23rd May 1902. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

HANKS

H W

[Listed as H H Hanks on memorial] Private 2379, Johannesburg Mounted Rifles. Resident Felixstowe. Died of disease at Ermelo 9th March 1902.

HARDWICKE

William

Sergeant 3413, 1st Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. 4th Brigade, Field Force Resident Bramford. Killed in action at Spion Kopp, South Africa on 5 February 1900. He was born in Ipswich in 1871 and was the eldest of the 15 children of Joseph and Maria Hardwicke. He was a reservist of the 1st Durham Light Infantry and was recalled for service. There is a memorial plaque to him in Bramford Church and he is also commemorated on the gravestone of his wife's mother in Gt Blakenham churchyard. On the eve of battle he wrote home to his parents from Spearman's Hill, near Ladysmith:

"Dear Mother and Father,

Just a few lines hoping you all are well. I am quite well and I wish Lizzie lots of happiness. We have a hard battle to fight in a day or two, we are going through to ladysmith no matter what cost - we are anxious for it to be over. There will be a lot killed but I hope we shall succeed to relieve those poor fellows shut up there, we are face to face with our enemy and we mean to do our duty to a man and go through at this time. We can see the Boers from here and they are in a very strong position. Do not worry for me. I feel if I get through this it will be a good step towards the return to Old England - God bless you all and my poor wife. If I fall, try and comfort her, we must do our duty and fight like British soldiers as our Country has a lot at stake and we have an artful and deceitful enemy to cope with but beat them we must and will, we hear there are nearly 50,000 to fight here, they are stronger than us. The paper came in handy. I had none. We have never received anything from England yet only a small piece of pudding but we are not near the railway now so it is hard to get things to us but it is worst for the poor fellows in Ladysmith, Walter is sending one as well as he is alright and sends his best respect to you all - give my love to all the girls and tell them to accept this as a letter to all, I was pleased with yours today, the heat is 114 in the shade today.

Goodbye this time, from your affectionate son. William Hardwicke Tell Joe to be a good boy."

Letter Copyright (c) 2006 Caleta Thomas

HARRISON

H

Sergeant 3746, 2nd Battalion, Black Watch. Resident Laxfield. Dangerously wounded 23rd February 1902, died of wounds 6th March 1902 at Holmspruit.

HAYWARD

G F

Sergeant 3933, 1st Battalion, 1st Dragoon Guards. Resident Stowmarket. Wounded 23rd May 1901 at White Kope, died later of those wounds, date unknown

HEARNE

W

[Spelt HEARN on memorial] Private 2812, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Coddenham. Died of disease 27th January 1900 at Germiston. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

HEAUME

W

Private 5745, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Southampton. Drowned at Schoonspruit, Klerksdorp 8th February 1902. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

HEMMINGS

[Charles] S

[Listed as S on memorial] Private 2452, 1st Battalion (Mounted Infantry Company), Suffolk Regiment. Resident Royston. Died of disease 17th August 1900 at Johannesburg. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

HEWITT

George Robarts

Private 3249, Cape Mounted Rifles. Resident Copdock. Aged 28 years. Son of H W Hewitt of Copdock. Killed in action at Labuschange's Mek, South Africa 5th March 1900 [4th March 1900 in "The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902]. Brass family memorial plaque in Copdock Church.

HICKS

Albert [E]

Private 2885, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Bury St Edmunds. Died fo disease 12th October 1900 at Bloemfontein. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

HICKS

G

Private 4014, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Colne Engaine. Died of disease at Germiston 1st January 1901. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

HOLLAND

B Robert

Private 3404, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Blakenham. Prisoner of war 6 January 1900, Colesberg; died of disease 1st April 1900 at Pretoria. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

HOLLAND

E G

Private 3303, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Blakenham. Died of disease 8th January 1900 at Pretoria. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

HOUSDEN

Alfred

Sergeant 3686, Mounted Infantry, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Soham [or Swaffham Prior]. Wounded near Pretoria 4th June 1900 date of death unknown. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

HOWE

A

Private 3448, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Burnley. Wounded 16th February 1900 Coleskop; died of disease at Pretoria 31st January 1901. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

HOWELL

Hammond C

Private 3274, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Snape. Died of disease 4th May 1900 at Naauwpoort. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

HUGHES

H W

[Listed as H H Hughes in "The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902] Private 4163, 1st Dragoon Guards. Resident Stowmarket. Dangerously wounded 9th November 1901; died from those wounds 10th November 1901 at Orebyfontein.

HUMPHERY

T G P

Private 79, City Imperial Volunteers. Resident Carlton Colville. Died of disease at Green Point 24th July 1900.

HUNNISETT

H J

Private 11163, Royal Army Medical Corps. Resident Ipswich. Died of disease at Modder River 17th March 1900. Also commemorated on RAMC Memorial, Gun Hill, Aldershot.

HUNT

F

Private, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Rougham. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

JOHNSON

William

Private 795, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Framlingham. Died of disease 11th August 1900 at Deelfontein. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

JORDAN

F W

Gunner 67501, 84th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Resident Chelmondiston. Died of disease 14th February 1901 at Pretoria.

JORDAN

G

Driver 6920, 88th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Resident Ipswich. Died of disease at Clanwilliam 1st February 1902.

KENDALL

B H

Bombardier 14847, Ammunition Column/Park, Royal Field Artillery. Resident St Margaret's. Died of disease 29th March 1900 at Naauwpoort.

KETTLE

J W

Staff Sergeant 2315, Army Ordnance Corps. Resident Ipswich. Died of disease 8th June 1900 at Bloemfontein.

KIDD

Charles

Private 3088, "A" Company, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Mildenhall. Killed in action 6th January 1900 at Colseberg. Aged 27. Commemorated on Suffolk Hill Memorial, Colesberg. Son of Mr & Mrs G Kidd, Plantation Farm, Burnt Fen. Details recorded in the Cambridgeshire Times 2 February 1900. Also commemorated on Isle of Ely, Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds Boer War Memorials.

KING

G

Gunner 8018, 16th Company SD, Royal Garrison Artillery. Resident Walpole. Died of asphyxia 22nd September 1901 at Komatipoort

KITCHING

John G

Private, 7th Hussars. Resident Ipswich. Probably died at Wynberg. Buried in the Methodist Cemetery, Wynberg, Capetown. No real information in any of the usual sources exists for this man except for a notation of where he is buried.

KNIGHTS

A E

[Listed as KNIGHT in "The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902] Private 5922, Rifle Brigade. Resident Bungay. Killed in action 11th December 1899 at Ladysmith.

KNIGHTS

G D

Private 4422, 3rd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Resident Lowestoft. Died of disease 5th November 1900 at Springfontein. Also commemorated on the Norwich (Norfolk) Boer War Memorial.

KNIGHTS

Henry [Harry]

Private 2026, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Farnham. Died of disease 17th June 1900 at Germiston. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

LAMBERT

John

Private 1165, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Ipswich. Died of disease 25th June 1900 at Germiston. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

LANGLEY

A

Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. Resident Lowestoft.

LAST

C

Gunner 75325, 78th Battery, Royal Field Artillery.Resident Haughley. Killed in action at Rooival 11th April 1902. Previously wounded at Hekpoort 11th July 1900 [Listed as 95325]

LAST

J

Private 4720, 15th Mounted Infantry, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Earl Stonham. Died of disease at Harrismith 16th Februqary 1902. Also commemorated on Isle of Ely, Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds Boer War Memorials.

LEACH

W G

Private 11341, Royal Army Medical Corps. Resident Ipswich. Died of disease at Modder River 17 January 1900. Also commemorated on Bury St Edmunds Boer War Memorial and on RAMC Memorial, Gun Hill, Aldershot.

LEGGETT

R W

[Listed as Private on memorial] Corporal 3173, 11th Hussars. Resident Eye. Died of disease at Port Elizabeth 3rd April 1901.

LEWIS

W

Private 4447, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Woolverstone. Died of disease at Middelburg 8th February 1901. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

LLOYD

William Reade De la Pere

Major, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Cork. Killed in action at Twyufelaar 26th January 1901. Aged 40. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

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

Lloyd. - Major William Reade De la Père Lloyd, 1st Batt. Suffolk Regt., was killed in action in Major-Gen. Smith­Dorrien’s engagement of Jan. 26th, 1901. He was the only son of the late Capt. Lloyd, 57th Regt., who was killed in action in New Zealand. Born, Sept. 1860, Major Lloyd entered the 12th Foot, Jan. 1880, being promoted lieut. Jan., 1881, capt. May, 1886, and major Feb., 1897. He served in the Hazara Expedition, 1888, with his battalion, receiving the medal with clasp. Major Lloyd who had served in South Africa from 1899, in the north of Cape Colony and in the Transvaal, was mentioned in despatches, L.G., Sept. 10th, 1901.

LORD

J

Driver 31979, 17th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Resident Ipswich. Died of disease 4th July 1900 at Kroonstad.

LOWRY

E J

[Listed as LOWERY on Norfolk Boer War Memorial] Private 4479, 19th Hussars (Queen Alexandras Own Royal). Resident Lowestoft. Died of dysentery at Ladysmith 29th December 1899. Also commemorated on the Norwich (Norfolk) Boer War Memorial.

LUDBROOK

T E

[Listed as LUDBROOKE with no initials in "The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902] Private 4336, 12th Lancers. Resident Kelsale. Died of disease 11th May 1900 at Bloemfontein.

LUKE

A

Private 6442, 1st Battalion, Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders. Resident Cookley. Died of disease at Bloemfontein 14th April 1900.

MALONEY

J

Private 2742, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Bengal. Died of disease 8th March 1901 at Middelburg. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

MALYON

Thomas

Private 4253, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Bury St Edmunds. Died of disease at Naauwpoort 1st April 1900. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

MANCHESTER

W

Private 4964, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Melton Mowbray. Died of disease at Springfontein 12th December 1900. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

MARKLEY

W

Private 12503, Royal Army Medical Corps. Resident Ipswich. Died of Enteric Fever 6th April 1900 at PM Burg. Also commemorated on RAMC Memorial, Gun Hill, Aldershot.

MARTIN

A

Private 4101, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Cowlinge. Died of disease 29th April 1902 at Tafel Kop. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

MARTIN

E

Private 5121, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Ipswich. Wounded a prisoner of war 6th January 1900 Colesberg [Reported in News of the World 14th January 1900]; accidentally dangerously wounded 3rd July 1901, died 21st July 1901. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

MAY

Alfred Henry

Private 6942, 2nd Volunteer Company, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Worthing. Died of disease 3rd August 1900 at Germiston. Also commemorated on the Worthing, Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

MAYES

Charles

Private 2997, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Hundon. Died of diesease at Germiston 11th July 1900. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

MEADE

A

[Listed as MEAD in "The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902] Private 5029, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Haverhill. Died of wounds 6th February 1901 at Lake Chrissie. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

MINNS

F

Driver 75894, 28th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Resident Whitton. Wounded 29th May 1901 at Vlakfontein and subseuently died of those wounds on 10 June 1901.

MOORE

J

Battery Sergeant Major 11295, 20th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Resident Ipswich. Died of disease at Kroonstad 21st July 1900.

MORGAN

E

Sergeant 1509, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Claydon. Killed in action 6th January 1900 at Colesberg. Commemorated on the Suffolk Memorial, Suffolk Hill, Colesberg. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

MOUSER

H J

[Listed as J MOUSER in "The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902] Private 4346, 14th Hussars. Resident Woodbridge. Killed in action at Donkey's Pass 20th June 1901.

MOY

T

Private 3945, 19th Hussars. Resident Combs. Killed in action at Badfontein 29th December 1900.

MURTON

T

Private 4121, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Eye. Killed in action at Colesberg 6 January 1900. Commemorated on the Suffolk Memorial, Suffolk Hill, Colesburg. J MURTON on Suffolk memorial. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

MUSKETT

Frederick

Private 3067, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Badwell Ash. Killed in action at Colesberg 6 January 1900. Commemorated on the Suffolk Memorial, Suffolk Hill, Colesburg. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

NEWSON

Robert

Private 4651, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Hadleigh. Killed in action at Colesberg 6 January 1900. Commemorated on the Suffolk Memorial, Suffolk Hill, Colesburg. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

NICHOLLS

W

[Listed as NICHOLL in "The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902 and as a Sergeant] Corporal 5669, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Resident Stratford St Andrew. Died of disease at Bloemfontein 27th April 1900. Also commemorated on the Bedford and Bedford St Paul's Boer War Memorials.

NIXON

Herbert [Howlett Higgs]

Lance Corporal 5230, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Born circa 1879, at Coates. Resident Coates. Killed in action at Colesberg 6 January 1900. Commemorated on the Suffolk Memorial, Suffolk Hill, Colesburg. Son of James Howlett and Ann Elizabeth NIXON. Father was a Policeman, family living in Thorney in 1881. Listed as Inspector Nixon of Whittlesey. [Listed as Corporal on Colesberg memorial and Cambridge memorial] Source: NON COMS AND MEN; Peterborough & Huntingdon Standard 1st March 1900. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds, Isle of Ely, Peterborough and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

NORMAN

Henry

Private 2119, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Laxfield. Died of disease at Green Point 20th June 1900. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

NORRIS

W C

Private 4251, 1st Battalion (Mounted Infantry), Suffolk Regiment. Resident Charsfield. Died of disease at Harrismith 11th April 1902. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

NORWOOD

A

Private 2890, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Berkhampstead. Died of disease 11 February 1901 at Pretoria. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

OLLEY

G

Private 5143, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Cockfield. Died of disease 5th February 1901 at Middelburg. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

ORBELL

L

Sergeant Drummer 1983, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Bury St Edmunds. Died of disease at Pretoria 7th July 1901. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

OWBRIDGE

A

Sergeant 8974, 2nd Imperial Yeomanry. Resident Ipswich. Killed in action at Zeekoe River 6th April 1901.

OWLES

Frederick William

Private 13452, Royal Army Medical Corps. Resident Leiston. Died of disease 27th November 1900 at Bethlehem. Also commemorated on the Brighton St Peter Boer War Memorial on RAMC Memorial, Gun Hill, Aldershot.

PALMER

W

Sergeant 2450, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Alresford. Died of disease at De Aar 20th April 1900. QSA with 1 clasp for Cape Colony. Listed as W PALMER on Ipswich memorial and as WJ elsewhere. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

PARMENTER

J

Private 5579, 1st Battalion, 28th Mounted Infantry, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Cavendish. Died of disease 21st may 1902 at Elandsfontein. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

PEARSON

J

Private 878, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Ely. Died of disease at Bloemfontein 11th June 1900. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds, Isle of Ely, and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

PECK

A H

Driver Wheeler 11847, 22nd, Army Service Corps. Resident Occold. Died of disease 28th December 1900 at Maritzburg.

PEEL

Reginald Arthur Hawarth

Captain, 2nd Life Guards. Resident East Bergholt. Died of enteric at Bloemfontein 16th April 1900. Aged 37.

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

Peel. - Capt. Reginald Arthur Hawarth Peel, 2nd Life Guards, died of enteric, at Bloemfontein, April 16th, 1900. He as born in April, 1863, and educated at Wellington, where he was in Griffith's, 1876-78. He entered the 2nd Life Guards from the 5th Batt, Royal Irish Rifles in May, 1885, being promoted capt. Nov., 1893. He took part in the relief of Kimberley and the advance on Bloemfontein.

PETERS

David

Private 3271, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Trumpington. Died of disease between 21 March 1900 and 31 March 1900 at Britstown. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

PLUMB

J

Private 5569, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Cambridge. Died when run over by a train at Myfontein 7th May 1902. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

PODD

Harry

Private 2707, 1st Battalion (Mounted Infantry), Suffolk Regiment. Resident Whitton. Died of disease 21st June 1900 ay Johannesburg. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

PODD

J

[Listed as G PODD in "The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902] Driver 16973, "R" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Resident Hoo. Died of disease at Kroonstad 27th May 1900.

POLLARD

Thomas

Private 3406, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Thelnetham. Died of disease at Naauwpoort 7th June 1900. QSA with 2 clasps for Cape Colony and Orange Free State. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

POMEROY

George

Private 2843, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Pimlico. Died of disease at Bloemfontein 2nd June 1900. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

PRIGG

George

Private 4812, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Soham. Killed in action at Suffolk Hill, Colesberg 6th January 1900. Commemorated on the Suffolk Memorial, Suffolk Hill, Colesburg. Sister at Stuntney. Brother of Henry. QSA with 1 clasp for Cape Colony. From Cambs Times 23/11/1900, Henry & George Prigg were brothers (both died in the war), sons of Nathan Prigg of Quanea [Hill, near Ely]. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds, Isle of Ely, and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

PRYKE

H

[Listed as PRIKE in The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902] Private 6232, 1st Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Resident Eye. Died of disease 6th April 1902 at Kroonstad.

PRYKE

Stephen

Private 2626 or 2826, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Thorpe Morieux. Killed in action at Suffolk Hill, Colesberg 6th January 1900. Commemorated on the Suffolk Memorial, Suffolk Hill, Colesburg. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

PUNCHARD

H

[Mr] Clerk, Imperial Military Railway. Died of disease 11th February 1901 at Bloemfontein.

RADLEY

Walter

Private 2542, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Bulmer. Died fo wounds at Suffolk Hill, Colesberg 6th January 1900. Commemorated on the Suffolk Memorial, Suffolk Hill, Colesberg. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

RANSOM

Thomas

Private 2691, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Semer. Killed in action at Suffolk Hill, Colesberg 6th January 1900. Commemorated on the Suffolk Memorial, Suffolk Hill, Colesberg. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

RAVEN

W

Private 728, 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifles. Resident Lowestoft. Died of disease at Ladysmith 12th February 1900.

READ

T

Lance Corporal 4122, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Walsham le Willows. Died of disease at Pretoria 13th May 1901. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

REDHEAD

F G

Private, Norfolk Regiment. Resident Ipswich.

REED

A J

Private, 19th Hussars. Resident Ipswich.

REEDALL

H

Private, York and Lancaster Regiment. Resident Ipswich.

REEVE

W E

Private, Royal Scots. Resident Ipswich.

REYNOLDS

E H

Private, Royal Army Medical Corps. Resident Witnesham.

REYNOLDS

W

[Listed as Corporal in The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902] Lance Corporal 1121, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Witnesham. As a Private prisoner of war 6th January 1900 at Suffolk Hill, Colesberg, died of disease 30th June 1900 at Nooitgedacht. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

RICE

C

Private, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Woolpit. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds Boer War Memorial.

RICHES

R

Gunner 75455, G Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Resident Ipswich. Died of disease at Bloemfontein 12th April 1900. Also commemorated on the Norwich (Norfolk) Boer War Memorial.

RISBY

Harry [Henry]

Private 3004, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Sudbury. Died of disease at De Aar 23rd April 1900. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

ROBINSON

A

Driver 17698, 20th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Resident Ipswich. Died of disease at Heilbron 16th February 1902.

ROBINSON

J

Private 3090, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Combs. Killed in action at Suffolk Hill, Colesberg 6th January 1900.

ROE

F H

Corporal, Royal Field Artillery. Resident Ipswich.

ROGERS

A J

Corporal 72991, U Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Resident Ipswich. Died of wounds at Bothaville 11th November 1900.

ROGERS

George

Private 3543, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Portsmouth. Died of disease 12th May 1900 at Bloemfontein. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

ROGERS

W

Private 4908, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Twickenham. Prisoner of war 6 January 1900, Colesberg; died of disease 10th MArch 1900 at Middelburg. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

ROSENDALE

J

Private, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

RUMSEY

R

Private 2876, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Lakenheath. Died of disease 14th February 1901 at Pretoria. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds Boer War Memorial.

SALTER

H

Private, Coldstream Guards. Resident Shotley.

SCOTCHMER

H B

Private 5389, 2nd Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Resident Framlingham. Died of enteric fever at Mooi River 29th April 1900.

SCOTT

E

Private 2513, 1st Battalion (Mounted Infantry), Suffolk Regiment. Resident Washbrook. Died of disease at Bloemfontein 7th February 1901. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

SEAMANS

[S] Thomas

[SEAMONS on Suffolk memorial and in The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902] Private 4738, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Leicester. Killed in action at Suffolk Hill, Colesberg 6th January 1900. Commemorated on the Suffolk Memorial, Suffolk Hill, Colesberg. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

SELL

W J

[Listed as Trooper on memorial] Gunner 2565, Norfolk Artillery Militia (Prince of Wales's Own). Resident Lowestoft. Died of disease at Kimberley 18 June 1901

SHARMAN

John

Private 2773, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Ipswich. Died of disease 18th June 1900 at Naauwport. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

SILLITOE

Ambrose

[SILLATOE on Suffolk memorial] Private 2299, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Sudbury. Killed in action at Suffolk Hill, Colesberg 6th January 1900. Commemorated on the Suffolk Memorial, Suffolk Hill, Colesberg. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

SKEET

John R

Private 2948, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Claydon. Severely wounded and prisoner of war at Suffolk Hill, Colesberg 6th January 1900, died of wounds 10th January 1900. Commemorated on the Suffolk Memorial, Suffolk Hill, Colesberg. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

SMITH

A

Private 4397, 21st attched 16th Lancers. Resident Beccles. Killed in action at Fredericksdal 2nd December 1901.

SMITH

G

Driver, Royal Horse Artillery. Resident Southwold.

SMITH

H R

Sapper 25781, Royal Engineers. Resident Saxmundham. Died of disease at Kroonstad 16th July 1900.

SMITH

T L

Driver 83391, 75th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Resident Ipswich. Died of disease at Rustenburg 6th July 1901.

SMITH

William

Private 876, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Pampisford, Cambridgeshire. Died of disease at Middelburg 11th August 1900. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

SNOWLING

S

Private, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Resident Fressingfield. Also commemorated on the Norwich (Norfolk) Boer War Memorial.

SOAMES

L

Private 5243, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Mildenhall. Died of disease 29th December 1900 at Bloemfontein. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

SOUTHGATE

A [James]

Private 2023, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Ipswich. Prisoner of war 6th January 1900, Colesberg; died 30th April 1900 at Pretoria. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

SPENCER

F A

Private 9961, 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Resident Needham Market. Died of enteric fever at Ladysmith 19th February 1900.

STAFF

A

[Listed Lance Corporal on memorial] Corporal Shoeing Smith 2833, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards attached Veterinary Department. Resident Darsham. Died of disease 6th December 1901 at Kroonstad. Also commemorated on the Norwich (Norfolk) Boer War Memorial.

STAMMERS

J

Private 7980, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Resident Peasenhall. Died of disease at Pretoria 5th July 1900.

STEGGLES

H

Private 4123, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Rattlesden. Died of disease at Pretoria 5th July 1900. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

STOCK

William James

Private 4745, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 6th January 1900 on Suffolk Hill, aged 21; commemorated on Suffolk Hill Memorial, Colesberg, South Africa. Born 7th October 1879, in Cambridge, son of Fred and Caroline Stock. Served in the Cambridgeshire Territorial Regiment which was allied to the 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

STOLLERY

William

Private 2573, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Brentwood. Missing in action, killed 6th January 1900 at Suffolk Hill, Colesberg. Commemorated on Suffolk Hill Memorial, Colesberg, South Africa. News of the World 14th January 1900. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

STURGEON

G

Lance Corporal 2602, 15th Mounted Infantry, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Bury St Edmunds. Died of disease at Wynberg 30th April 1902. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

STUTLEY

E

Private 1295, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Bury St Edmunds. Died of disease 16th June 1900 at Kroonstad. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

TABOR

E

[Listed as L TABOR on memorial] Private 4190, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Cambridge. Died of disease 14th November 1901 at Krugersdorp. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

TAYLOR

R

Private 5244, 1st Battalion, 15th Mounted Infantry, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Mildenhall. Killed by lightning 10th November 1901 near Senekal. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

TAYLOR

W

Private 5050, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Rotherhithe. Prisoner of War 6 January 1900, Colesberg; died of disease 2nd June 1900 at Naauwpoort. Son of Mrs Taylor, Bohemond St, Ely. Cambridgeshire Times 16 March 1900 details of capture. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Isle of Ely Boer War Memorials.

THOMPSON

Frederick

Private 2102, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Shingay or Morden. Killed in action at Suffolk Hill, Colesberg 6th January 1900. Commemorated on the Suffolk Memorial, Suffolk Hill, Colesberg. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

THOMSON

William Gordon

Captain, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Prisoner of war 6th January 1900, Colesberg; died (suicide temporarily insane) 9th June 1900 at Pretoria. Aged 34.

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

Thomson.- Capt. William Gordon Thomson, 1st Batt. Suffolk Regt., died suddenly at Pretoria on June 9th, 1900, He was born Oct., 1865, entered the Connaught Rangers May, 1885, being transferred to the Suffolk Regt. in the same month, and was promoted capt. Nov., 1894. Capt. Thomson had been adjutant of his battalion from Aug., 1895, to Aug., 1899. He accompanied the 1st battalion of his Regiment to South Africa in Nov., 1899, and served with it in the north of Cape Colony, and afterwards in the O.R.C. and Transvaal.

THORNHILL

E

[Listed as K on Ipswich memorial] Private 4996, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident London. Died of disease at Middelburg 22nd May 1901. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

TOOKE

R [J]

Private, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Long Stratton. Died of disease 9th March 1901. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds, Norwich (Norfolk) and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

TRENTER

C

Private 2684, Royal Army Medical Corps. Resident Ipswich. Died of disease at Bloemfontein 22nd May 1900. Also commemorated on RAMC Memorial, Gun Hill, Aldershot.

TUFFS

Thomas

Private 6522, Volunteer Company, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Eye. Died of disease 9th June 1900 at Kroonstad. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

TYRRELL

R H

Corporal, Royal Garrison Artillery. Resident Southwold.

URCH

J R

Company Quartermaster Sergeant 6831, Army Service Corps. Resident Ipswich. Died of disease at Kroonstad 8th May 1901.

VAUGHAN

John

Private 623, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Ely. Missing in action at Sffolk Hill, Colesberg 6th January 1900, died 1st April 1900 at Pretoria. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds, Isle of Ely, and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

VULLIAMY

C P

Private 4438, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Resident Ipswich. Died of dysentery at Ladysmith 19th March 1900.

WALDEN

J

Drummer 2672, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Coney Weston. Died of disease 26th December 1900 at Aliwal North. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

WALLACE

Henry

Private 2721, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Horringer. Killed in action at Suffolk Hill, Colesberg 6th January 1900. Commemorated on Suffolk Hill Memorial, Colesberg. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

WARD

John

Private 5366, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Gorefield. Died of disease at Middelburg 2nd November 1900. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds, Isle of Ely, and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

WARWICK

H

Driver/Acting Bombardier 18191, 20th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Resident Ipswich. Died of disease at Braberton 12th December 1900.

WATLING

Walter

Private 2739, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Walsham le Willows. Prisoner of war 6th January 1900 Colesberg; died of disease at Pretoria 15th April 1900. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

WATSON

A

Private 647, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Ipswich. Died of disease 14th November 1901 at Krugersdorp. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

WATSON

Arthur John

Lieutenant Colonel, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Dublin. Killed in action at Suffolk Hill, Colesberg 6th January 1900. Aged 46. Commemorated on Suffolk Hill Memorial, Colesberg. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

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

Watson.-Lieut.-Col. Arthur John Watson, p.s.c., 1st Batt. Suffolk Regt., was killed in action near Rensburg, Jan. 6th, 1900. He was born in June, 1853, and entered the 12th Foot in Aug., 1873, being promoted capt. April, 1883, major Oct., 1886, and lieut. Served in Bechuanaland 1884-5 (MID), Hazara 1888 (medal and clasp, MID), Chitral 1897 (medal and clasp).

WEBB

Thomas

Private 2276, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Collford. Missing in action, died of wounds at Suffolk Hill, Colesberg 6th January 1900. Commemorated on Suffolk Hill Memorial, Colesberg, South Africa. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

WEBBER

W

Corporal 80069, Corps Troops Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Resident Ipswich. Died of enteric fever at Ladysmith 30 April 1900.

WHITE

Cecil Arbuthnot

Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Woodbridge. Killed in action at Suffolk Hill, Colesberg 6th January 1900. Aged 25. Commemorated on Suffolk Hill Memorial, Colesberg. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

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

White.- Lieut. Cecil Arbuthnot White, 1st Batt. Suffolk Regt., was killed in action near Rensburg, Jan. 6th, 1900. He was the youngest son of Robert Holmes White, Esq., of 10, Devonshire Place, W., and Boulge Hall, Woodbridge. He was born Aug., 1874, educated at Eton (Mr. Durnford's), and entered the Suffolk Regt. from the 3rd Batt. Derbyshire Regt. in May, 1897, being promoted lieut. March, 1899. Lieut. White accompanied his battalion to South Africa in Nov., 1899, and served with it in the north of Cape Colony until killed.

WILDEN

J

Private 768, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Resident Stowupland. Died of disease at Standerton 31st January 1901,

WILKINS

Francis Alfred Pressland

Captain and Adjutant, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action at Suffolk Hill, Colesberg 6th January 1900. Aged 29. Commemorated on Suffolk Hill Memorial, Colesberg, South Africa. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

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

Wilkins-Capt. Francis Alfred Pressland Wilkins, Suffolk Regt., was killed in action near Rensburg, Jan. 6th, 1900. He was the only son of Alfred Wilkins, Esq., of 43, Earl's Court Square, S.W., and was born in April, 1871. He was educated at Westminster School, and at Paris, and passed into the Royal Military College at the head of the list. When leaving Sandhurst he passed out with Honours, and entered the Suffolk Regt. in May, 1892, being promoted lieut. June, 1895, and Capt. August, 1899. He had been adjutant of his battalion since Jan., 1899, and was qualified as an interpreter in French, German, and Italian. Capt. Wilkins embarked for South Africa with his battalion in Nov., 1899, and served with it in the north of Cape Colony until killed.

WILSON

Charles

Private 4281, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Bury St Edmunds. Died of disease at Germiston 7th July 1900. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

WILSON

H [H]

Private 1249, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Cambridge. Died of disease at Middelburg 19th June 1901. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

WINDER

F

Private 5852, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Resident Ipswich. Killed in action 27th February 1900 at Natal.

WOOD

C

Private 4737, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Epping. Died of disease at Middelburg 8th Februry 1901. Also commemorated on the Cambridge Boer War Memorial.

WOODGATE

A

Private 4298, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of disease 8th February 1901 at Middelburg. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

WOOLLARD

R

Private 4491, 5th Dragoon Guards. Resident Needham Market. Died of enteric fever at Ladysmith 21st January 1900.

WOOLLARD

W

Private, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Kirtling.

WOOLNOUGH

G J

Driver 83739, 37th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Resident Leiston. Died of injuries accidentally received 16th June 1901 at Lichtenburg.

WRIGHT

F J

Gunner 5801, P Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Resident Lowestoft. Severely wounded 13th December 1900 at Nooitgedacht and subsequently died from those wounds 15th December 1900.

WRIGHT

P

Private 4356, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Streatham. Died of disease 9th March 1902 at Johannesburg. Also commemorated on the Bury St Edmunds, Isle of Ely, and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.

WRIGHTSON

E E

[Listed as E C Wrightson in The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902] Corporal 109, Eastern Province Horse. Severely wounded 28th May 1900 at Roodeport, died 8th August 1900.

ZISSELL

F H

Sergeant 2764, Rifle Brigade. Resident Wrentham. Died of disease at Ladysmith 13th February 1900.

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