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WORTHING BOER WAR MEMORIAL

Boer War - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Janet Graves 2004

The memorial is positioned on the seafront, surrounded by a walkway and flower beds. It is very well cared for, and in excellent condition. The names are not listed in alphabetical order. Names marked with * are also on the Brighton Boer War (Sussex Regiment) memorial.

Picture above from an old postcard,
photograph below Copyright ©Anthony Farrar 2004
remaining photographs Copyright © Janet Graves 2004

IN MEMORY
OF
THE MEN OF WORTHING AND DISTRICT
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR
1899 – 1902

ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
1903

1899 – 1902
BENTALL E. F.
Trooper, South African Constabulary.
BINKS N. B.
Trooper, South African Light Horse.
BOXALL H.
Private, Royal Army Medical Corps. Also commemorated on RAMC Memorial, Gun Hill, Aldershot.
BUCK * C.
Private, 1st Royal Sussex Regiment. See also Brighton Boer War Memorial
BURTENSHAW W. J.
Sergeant, Royal Engineers (Balloon Section).
BUSHBY P.
Trooper, Rhodesian Horse.
BUTCHER * T.
Private 1st Royal Sussex Regiment. See also Brighton Boer War Memorial
BUTLER J.
Private, 2nd East Kent Regiment (The Buffs).
CHURCHER G.
Private, 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys).
CHURCHILL W. H.
Trooper, Sussex Imperial Yeomanry.
COLLET C. H. T.
Sergeant, Natal Mounted Police.
EDWARDS A. C.
Private, 3828, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Died of disease 21st May 1900 at Bloemfontein. See also Oxford Boer War Memorial, Headington.
FIELD P. N.
Captain, Scottish Horse.
HEATHER C.
Private, Rifle Brigade.
HIDE * G
Private, 1st Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 15th April 1901. Buried in Colenso Cemetery. Grave 54. See also Brighton Boer War Memorial
HOAD * W. P.
Corporal, 1st Royal Sussex Regiment. See also Brighton Boer War Memorial
HOOK S.
Private, 12th Lancers.
HYLAND A. C.
2nd Hampshire Regiment.
KIMPTON A. H.
Private, 2nd Royal Fusiliers.
LEIGH B. H. D.
Sergeant, Roberts’ Horse.
LITTLE B. E.
Private, 1st Royal Sussex Regiment (V.B.)
MAY A. H.
Private 6942, 2nd Volunteer Company, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Resident Worthing. Died of disease 3rd August 1900 at Germiston. Also commemorated on the Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Boer War Memorials.
OVERINGTON C.
Private, 2nd East Surrey Regiment
POPE H. W.
Private, Cape Town Highlanders.
REDFERN R.
Corporal, 1st Kings Dragoon Guards.
SIMPSON Tom Thorp

[Memorial states 2nd Battalion] Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of dysentery at Schhoeman's Kloof 30th April 1901. Son of Dr W S Simpson. Educated Lancing College.

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

Simpson. - Lieut. Tom Thorp Simpson, 1st Batt. Shropshire Light Infantry, died of dysentery at Schhoeman’s Kloof on April 30th, 1901. He was a son of Dr. W. S. Simpson, was born in May, 1877, and educated at Lancing College. He entered the Shropshire Light Infantry from the 4th Batt. in May, 1899, being promoted lieut. Aug., 1900. Lieut. Simpson had served with the 2nd battalion of his Regiment in South Africa from the commencement of the war.

Last updated 22 April, 2011

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