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BRIGHTON BOER WAR MEMORIAL - ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT

Boer War - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Amy Kitcher 2004

This war memorial in Brighton is dedicated to the Royal Sussex Regiment men who fought in the Boer War. It was unveiled on 29th October 1904.

Some background: The Sussex Militia, formed in 1778, became in 1845 the Royal Sussex Light Infantry. In the 1881 post-Cardwell reforms, the county Regiments adopted former militia units (e.g. those retained as reservists for home defence operations). The Royal Sussex Light Infantry became the 3rd (Militia) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. The 3rd Battalion volunteered for service overseas in South Africa and embarked for the Cape on 29 Mar 1901. After good service on Lines of Communication security and convoy guard duties, it returned home on 11 Sep 1902. In the 1908 Haldane reforms that included the creation of the Territorial Force (later the Territorial Army), the militias became the "Special Reserve" and the 3rd Battalion became The 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Throughout the Boer War the 1st Battalion served along with the 3rd (Militia) Battalion - among their duties was to guard Boer POWs on St Helena. Also serving were members of the Regiment's three Volunteer Battalions who formed three successive Active Service Companies to reinforce the 1st Battalion. This was the first time that Volunteer Units had served abroad. Some members of the Regiment rode horses and took on the role of Mounted Infantry forming mobile columns to round up Boer Commandos.

Unveiling Ceremony from an old postcard
Photograph Ccopyright © Amy Kitcher 2004

IN MEMORY
OF THE OFFICERS NON-
COMMISSIONED OFFICERS
AND MEN
OF THE ROYAL SUSSEX
REGIMENT WHO FELL
IN SOUTH AFRICA
1902-1904

ANDREWS

A

Sergeant, 3rd Battalion. Died

ANGEL

WR

Private, 1st Battalion, Active Service Volunteer Company. Died

ARNOLD

J

Private, 1st Battalion. Died 26th February 1901. Buried in Colenso Cemetery. Grave 42.

ATHERALL

F

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

ATTWATER

GW

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

BAKER

JF

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

BARNARD

WF

Private, 3rd Battalion. Died

BARTLEY

H

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

BARTTELOT Sir

Walter George

Captain, 1st Battalion, Active Service Volunteer Company. Sir Walter George Battelot was killed in action at Retief's Nek, July 23rd, 1900. He was the son of the first Baronet by Harriet, daughter of Sir Christopher Musgrave, of Edenhall, Cumberland. he was born in 1855, educated at Eton (Mr, Joynes'), and served some years in the 5th Dragoon Guards, in which he attained the rank of captain, retiring in 1879. In 1880, he was appointed captain of the first Devon Yeomanry Cavalry, and in 1886, captain and honorary major of the second Volunteer Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, being appointed temporarily captain in the army, March, 1900. He married in 1879, Georgiana Mary, only daughter of G. E. Balfour, Esq., of the Manor, Sidmouth. He was a J.P. and D.L. for Sussex, a J.P. for Devonshire and a County Councillor for the Western Division of Sussex. He is succeeded by his son, Walter Balfour Barttelot, born in 1880.

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

BEENEY

FH

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

BENNETS

EA

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

BIGGS

F

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

BLACKPOOL

A

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

BLEACH

Frank

Private, 1st Battalion, Active Service Volunteer Company. died at the Hospital, Bloemfontein, of enteric fever, on 14th March 1901, the day before his thirtieth birthday. Resident of Cuckfield. He wrote from Port Elizabeth on April 5th, that on their arrival at Cape Town on the Tintagel Castle they were transferred to the Urmston Grange, to sail for East London. He wrote again on April 26th on his way from Bloemfontein to Glen. In September 1900 he wrote again "We left Pretoria to go Boer hunting, and found a lot at Diamond Hill". In February 1901 he sent home No 1 of The Soft-Nose, a weekly paper published by the Sussex Regiment in Bloemfontein. See also Cuckfield Boer War

Sources: Cuckfield Parish Magazine.

BOURNE

M

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

BOWLEY

J

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

BOYCER

F

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

BRADFORD

G

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

BRAIDEN

HF

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

BROOKSHAW

Benjamin A

Private, 1st Battalion (Mounted Infantry). Of Cuckfield. At Krugersdorp, with Dickinson's column August 1901. December 1901 in hospital at Krugersdorp suffering from a serious attack of enteric fever, died 31st December 1901. See also Cuckfield Boer War

Sources: Cuckfield Parish Magazine.

BUCK

C

Private, 1st Battalion. Died. See also Worthing Boer War Memorial

BURCHETT

W

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

BURY

F

Lance Corporal, 1st Battalion. Died

BUTCHER

E

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

BUTCHER

T

Private, 1st Battalion. Died. See also Worthing Boer War Memorial

CALDWELL

JT

Private, 1st Battalion, Active Service Volunteer Company. Died

CARTER

ML

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

CARTLON

TL

Sergeant, 1st Battalion. Died

CHANDLER

F

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

CHANT

G

Private, 3rd Battalion. Died

CHEAL

GE

Private, 1st Battalion, Active Service Volunteer Company. Died

CLAPSHAW

J

Private, 1st Battalion. Died 27th February 1901. Buried in Colenso Cemetery. Grave 50.

CLARK

J

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

COLBRAN

AE

Private, 3rd Battalion. Died

COLE

WC

Private, 3rd Battalion. Died

COOKE

A

Corporal, 1st Battalion. Died

COVINGTON

W

Private, 1st Battalion. Died 28th January 1902 at Leeuw River North. Buried in Fauresmith Cemetery.

CREASY

C

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

DANIELS

W

Private, 1st Battalion. Died 2nd May 1901. Buried in Colenso Cemetery. Grave 57.

DIPLOCK

H

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

DRAPERS

SH

Private, 1st Battalion, Active Service Volunteer Company. Died

DU MOULIN

Louis Eugene

Lieutenant Colonel, 1st Battalion. Second in Command of the 1st Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, he was killed in action at Abrahan's Kraal, near Koffyfontein, January 28th, 1902. He was born October, 1859, entered the 107th Foot, now the 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, January, 1880, being promoted lieutenant in the following June, captain April, 1885, major January 1896, and for his services during the South African war, brevet-lieutenant colonel in November 1900. He served in the Hazara Campaign 1885, with the 2nd battalion, being mentioned in desptaches, and receiving the medal with clasp, with the Chin-Lushai Expeditionary Force 1889-90, on transport duty (mentioned in desptahces, clasp), and with the Manipur Expedionary Force 1891, as briagde Transport Officer to the Silchar column (clasp). He next saw service with the 2nd battalion in the campaign on the North-West Frontier of India, under the late Sir William Lockhart, 1897-98, in the Tirah Expeditionary Force, including the operations in the Bazar Valley, receiving the medal with two clasps. At the beginning of the South African war Lieutenant-Colonel du Molin was second-in-command of the 1st battalion, which was then stationed in Malta. In February 1900, it proceeded to South Africa and then took part in the march from Bloemfontein to Pretoria, inclduing the engagements at Welkom Farm, Zand River and Doorn Kop, the occupations of Johannesberg and the engagement at Diamond Hill. Lieutenant du Molin was also present at the engagements round Bethlehem and in the Caledon Valley, and at Keitef's Nek and the surrender of Boer forces at Golden Gate August 1st, 1900. He also took part in the operations around round Thaba N'chu, Winburg, and LIndley, and in the engagements at Bothaville and Ventersburg. At one period of the war he was in command of a column and was mentioned in despatahces [London Gazette July 9th and September 10th, 1901] was promoted lieutenant-colonel and granted the medal with four clasps for his good services.

Buried in Fauresmith Cemetery.

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

DUKE

E

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

DYER

F

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

ELPHICK

H

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

ELSWICK

E

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

FARRANT

J

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

FLOYD

JT

Private, 1st Battalion, Active Service Volunteer Company. Died

FRANCIS

F

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

FRANCIS

J

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

GASTON

E

Private, 1st Battalion. Died 28 January 1902 at Leeuw River North. Buried in Fauresmith Cemetery.

GILHAM

S

Sergeant, 1st Battalion. Died

GOODES

J

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

GOSLING

G A

Colour Sergeant, 1st Battalion. Died 20th February 1901. Buried in Colesberg Military Cemetery. Grave 35.

GREEN

C

Sergeant, 1st Battalion. Died died 28 January 1902 at Leeuw River North. Buried in Fauresmith Cemetery.

GREEN

J

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

HANCE

CG

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

HARVARD

H

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

HAWKINS

H

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

HIDE

G

Private, 1st Battalion. Died 15th April 1901. Buried in Colenso Cemetery. Grave 54. See also Worthing Boer War Memorial

HILDER

F

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

HILL

TEO

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

HISCOCK

PJ

Private, 1st Battalion, Active Service Volunteer Company. Died

HOLDER

A

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

HOLLINGDALE

H

Private, 1st Battalion, Active Service Volunteer Company. Died

HOLLLINGTON

J

Corporal, 1st Battalion. Died

HOAD

W P

Corporal, 1st Battalion. Died. See also Worthing Boer War Memorial

HOOD

F A

Private, 1st Battalion. Died 4th May 1901. Buried in Colenso Cemetery. Grave 59.

HOPE

W

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

HUGHES

WH

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

IANSON

P

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

JARVIS

J

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

JONE

CC

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

KENYON

W

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

KING

HJ

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

LAMBERT

L

Private, 3rd Battalion. Died

LAMBKIN

T

Lance Corporal, 3rd Battalion. Died

LATTER

G

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

LEADBETTER

J

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

LIGHT

T

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

LITTLE

H

Private, 1st Battalion, Active Service Volunteer Company. Died

LUCAS

CH

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

LUCAS

WH

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

LUCK

F

Private, 1st Battalion, Active Service Volunteer Company. Died

LUCK

J

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

MAGUIRE

Charles James Kinahan

Captain, 1st Battalion. He was killed in action at Diamond Hill, near Pretoria, June 11th, 1900. He was a son of the Dean of Bangor, co. Down, was born March, 1872, and educated ar Rossall. He enetred the Royal Sussex Regiment from the Militia in March, 1892, being promoted lieutenant May, 1894, and captain April, 1899. At the commencement of the war he was serving at the depôt of his Regiment at Chichester, and belonged to the 2nd battaion then stationed in India. Volunteering, however, for active service, he joined the 1st battalion in South Africa in April, 1900, and served with it in Orange River C. and the Transvaal until his death.

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

MANN

AB

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

MARTIN

JA

Corporal, 1st Battalion. Died

MARTIN

JT

Private, 1st Battalion, Active Service Volunteer Company. Died

McCORMICK

J

Private, 3rd Battalion. Died

McGILL

JD

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

MEDLEY

J

Private, 3rd Battalion. Died

MERRIT

G

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

MILLS

J

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

MITCHELL

A

Private, 1st Battalion, Active Service Volunteer Company. Died

MOCKINGOFRD

M

Colour Sergeant, 1st Battalion. Died

NIGHTINGALE

FW

Sergeant, 1st Battalion. Died

PARSONS

F

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

PETTENDEN

T

Drummer, 1st Battalion, Active Service Volunteer Company. Died

PETTS

A

Corporal, 1st Battalion. Died

PHILLIPS

E

Corporal, 1st Battalion. Died

PIMM

DH

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

PRIDDIS

H

Corporal, 1st Battalion. Died

REEVE

A

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

ROBINSON

RG

Lance Corporal, 1st Battalion. Died

RUSSEL

E

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

RUSSELL

G

Private, 3rd Battalion. Died

RUSSELL

S

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

SEARLE

A

Private, 3rd Battalion. Died

SELBY

J

Private, 3rd Battalion. Died

SHELLEY

PW

Private, 3rd Battalion. Died

SHORNEY

CJ

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

SHORT

W

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

SHUTTON

C

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

SIMMONS

J

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

SKINNER

C

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

SMITH

George Henry

Private 7101, 1st Battalion, Active Service Volunteer Company. Died of disease at Heibron 28th July 1900.

SMITH

W

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

STANFORD

H

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

STEADMAN

W

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

STENNING

J

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

STOMER

H

Private, 1st Battalion. Died 9th May 1901. Buried in Colenso Cemetery. Grave 63.

STREETER

A

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

STREETER

J

Lance Corporal, 1st Battalion. Died

SYMONS

H

Private, 1st Battalion. Died 13th August 1900. Buried in Colenso Cemetery. Grave 6.

TANNER

GT

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

TANSWELL

F

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

TEE

HWT

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

TESTER

A

Lance Corporal, 1st Battalion. Died

THRESHER

GAS

Corporal, 3rd Battalion. Died

THWAITES

J

Private, 3rd Battalion. Died

THWAITES

SS

Sergeant Major, 1st Battalion. Died

TIDBURY

W

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

TOMLOM

G

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

TYLER

T

Lance Corporal, 1st Battalion. Died

VENESS

WA

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

WADLEY

JE

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

WALSH

C

Corporal, 1st Battalion. Died

WALTERS

WA

Sergeant, 1st Battalion. Died

WATTS

A

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

WEBB

W

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

WELCH

WF

Private, 3rd Battalion. Died

WELLS

H A

Private, 1st Battalion, Active Service Volunteer Company. Died

WEST

W

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

WESTGATE

A

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

WESTON

AE

Colour Sergeant, 1st Battalion. Died

WHITE

G

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

WILKINS

WP

Private, 1st Battalion, Active Service Volunteer Company. Died

WILKINSON

G

Corporal, 1st Battalion, Active Service Volunteer Company. Died

WILLET

D

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

WILSON

W

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

WOOD

J

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

WOOD

WC

Private, 1st Battalion, Active Service Volunteer Company. Died

WOODGATE

A

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

WOODHAMS

J

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

YELDEN

J

Private, 1st Battalion. Died

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