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DEWSBURY (SOUTH AFRICAN) BOER WAR MEMORIAL

Detailed information for Boer War
Compiled and Copyright © Tim Bickerdike 2009

There is a Dewsbury Boer War Memorial, located in Crow's Nest Park, Dewsbury, to the men of the Auxiliary and St. John Ambulance Brigade who fell in South Africa 1899-1902 from Dewsbury and District. It takes the form of a two-stepped, square, base surmounted by plinth, pedestal and figure of a serviceman standing in the “present arms” position with the inscription on bronze plaques attached to the sides of the pedestal. Each face carries a coat of arms, the Dewsbury coat of arms is on the south-east face; the 3rd Battalion, 11th (Yorkshire Dragoons) Company, Imperial Yeomanry, Imperial Yeomanry insignia is on the north-east face; the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry badge is on the north-west face; the St. John Ambulance badge is on the south-west face. The statute of the serviceman is seen wearing a slouch hat, tunic jacket and trousers with puttees, with his rifle held in the advance position. He has a full bandolier, rolled up blanket attached behind his waist, a small packet suspended at his left side and a water bottle on his right. Of the 121 names listed 114 served and returned home and seven made the ultimate sacrifice. The memorial was unveiled 27th October 1906 by Major-General R S Baden Powell; the memorial was built by Elkington. The statue was allegedly modelled on a Dewsbury man who served in the campaign, Leonard Crane. He was subsequently killed in World War 1 in October 1916, aged 36. The names here, although they appear by Regiment/service on the memorial, have been sorted into alphabetical order for ease of research and reading.

Photographs Courtesy & Copyright © Tim Bickerdike 2009

This statue was erected to commemorate
The patriotism of the officers and men of
The auxiliary forces & St. John Ambulance Brigade of Dewsbury and District who
Served their country in the South African
War 1899 – 1902 and in memory of those who
Lost their lives during the campaign

ABEL

J

Private, 1st Volunteer Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

ARLOM

F H

Corporal, 1st Volunteer Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

ASQUITH

J

Private, 1st Volunteer Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

AUTY

J W

Private, 1st Volunteer Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

BALANCE

F W

Sergeant, 3rd Battalion, 11th (Yorkshire Dragoons) Company, Imperial Yeomanry, Imperial Yeomanry.

BARRETT

J

Sergeant, St. John Ambulance Brigade.

BARROWCLOUGH

F

Private, St. John Ambulance Brigade.

BARRY

W

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

BATEMAN

T

Private, 3rd Battalion, 11th (Yorkshire Dragoons) Company, Imperial Yeomanry, Imperial Yeomanry. Died

BEAUMONT

A

Private, 3rd Battalion, 11th (Yorkshire Dragoons) Company, Imperial Yeomanry, Imperial Yeomanry.

BENSON

C

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

BLACKBURN

J W

Private, St. John Ambulance Brigade.

BLACKMORE

G

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

BLANCHARD

G

Private, St. John Ambulance Brigade.

BOTTOMLEY

A

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

BOULD

W B

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

BROMLEY

D

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

BROOKE

T

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

BROWN

H

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

BROWN

J W

Private, St. John Ambulance Brigade.

BURDEKIN

J

Private, St. John Ambulance Brigade.

CALVERT

W

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

CHADWICK

P T

Lieutenant, 1st Volunteer Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

CLEGG

R

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

CLEGG

S

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

COLDWELL

F

Private, St. John Ambulance Brigade.

COLEBECK

J

Private, 3rd Battalion, 11th (Yorkshire Dragoons) Company, Imperial Yeomanry, Imperial Yeomanry.

CONVY

J

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

COOKE

S

Private 7519, 2nd Volunteer Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Died of enteric at Boshof 12 May 1900. Buried at Treurfontein. [Spelt COOK in Roll of Honour Imperial forces Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902]

CRANE

L

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

CRAWFORD

J

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

CROSSE

R H

Private, St. John Ambulance Brigade.

CRYNE

O

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

DAUGHTEY

H

Private, St. John Ambulance Brigade.

DIXON

W

Private, St. John Ambulance Brigade.

DYER

J

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

EASTWOOD

H

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

ELLAM

E

Sergeant, 1st Volunteer Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

ELLIS

R H

Lieutenant, 1st Volunteer Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

EXLEY

J G

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

FIELD

F

Private, St. John Ambulance Brigade.

FIRTH

Issac

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

FISHER

A

Private 1955, 3rd Battalion, 11th (Yorkshire Dragoons) Company, Imperial Yeomanry, Imperial Yeomanry. Killed in action 28 September 1900 near Rustenburg. Buried in Treurfontein.

FLETCHER

J W

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

FOTHERGILL

P

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

FOX

R

Private, St. John Ambulance Brigade.

GANTER

T

Private, 3rd Battalion, 11th (Yorkshire Dragoons) Company, Imperial Yeomanry, Imperial Yeomanry.

GOMERSALL

G W

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

GOODARE

O

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

GRACE

R

Private 1408, St. John Ambulance Brigade. Died of disease 19 January 1901 at Newcastle, SA. Aged 27. Buried in Newcastle Cemetery, SA.

GREENWOOD

H H

Staff-Sergeant, St. John Ambulance Brigade.

HAIGH

A

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

HALL

J H

Private, St. John Ambulance Brigade.

HANSON

W

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

HARRISON

A R

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

HARTLEY

J H

Private, 3rd Battalion, 11th (Yorkshire Dragoons) Company, Imperial Yeomanry, Imperial Yeomanry.

HINCHCLIFFE

J H

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

HINCHCLIFFE

R A

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

HIRST

L J

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

HOLLIDAY

E

Private 7604, 2nd Volunteer Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Died of disease 11 January 1902 at Elandsfontein. Aged 23. Buried in Primrose Cemetery, Germiston.

HOLLOWAY

A A

Corporal, 1st Volunteer Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

HOWARD

A

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

INGLE

E

Corporal, 3rd Battalion, 11th (Yorkshire Dragoons) Company, Imperial Yeomanry, Imperial Yeomanry.

JENNISON

T

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

JESSOP

G

Corporal, 1st Volunteer Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

JOHNSON

B

Private, 3rd Battalion, 11th (Yorkshire Dragoons) Company, Imperial Yeomanry, Imperial Yeomanry.

JONES

T A

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

KAYE

J W

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

KILBURN

J C

Sergeant, 1st Volunteer Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

LEASKE

J

Private, 3rd Battalion, 11th (Yorkshire Dragoons) Company, Imperial Yeomanry, Imperial Yeomanry.

LONG

J

Private, St. John Ambulance Brigade.

LONG

T

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

MARSHALL

G

Private, St. John Ambulance Brigade.

MARTIN

J

Private, 3rd Battalion, 11th (Yorkshire Dragoons) Company, Imperial Yeomanry, Imperial Yeomanry.

METCALF

B

Private, 3rd Battalion, 11th (Yorkshire Dragoons) Company, Imperial Yeomanry, Imperial Yeomanry.

MITCHELL

W A

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

MORTON

H

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

MUSGRAVE

S

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

NEWSOME

S

Sergeant, 1st Volunteer Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

NEWSOME

T

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

NORGATE

J T

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

OLDROYD

E

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

OXLEY

G

Sergeant, 1st Volunteer Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

PAYNE

R E

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

PEATE

R

Bugler, 1st Volunteer Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

PHILLIPS

J

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

RAYNER

J

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

ROBERTS

G

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

ROBINSON

F

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

SCHOFIELD

F

Bugler, 1st Volunteer Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

SENIOR

L

Private 7530, 2nd Volunteer Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Died of disease at Hoopstad 14 June 1900. Buried at Hoopstad.

SINGLETON

E

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

SMALES

F

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

SMITH

M

Private, St. John Ambulance Brigade.

SMITH

S E

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

SMITHE

J

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

SPEIGHT

H A

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

SPEIGHT

W

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

SPENCER

G F

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

STAMP

G J W

Corporal 7541, 1st Volunteer Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Died of disease at Kroonstad 6 July 1900. Buried in North Road cemetery, Kroonstad. [Listed as a Private in reference books and 2nd Volunteer Battalion]

STANSFIELD

J W

Private, St. John Ambulance Brigade.

STEELE

C E

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

STEWARD

A

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

STOCKWELL

E C St G

Lieutenant, 1st Volunteer Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

SUMMERSCALES

T F

Private, St. John Ambulance Brigade.

TERRY

W H

Private, St. John Ambulance Brigade.

THEWLIS

S H

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

THOMPSON

E

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

THOMPSON

Percy G

Trooper, 13th Battalion, 47th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Company, Imperial Yeomanry.

THORNES

G H

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

TOLSON

C H

Private, St. John Ambulance Brigade.

TOLTON

A

Private, St. John Ambulance Brigade.

WALKER

A

Private, St. John Ambulance Brigade.

WARD

F

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

WARD

H

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

WELLS

J

Private, St. John Ambulance Brigade.

WESTWOOD

E

Private, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

WHITLING

A

Private, St. John Ambulance Brigade.

WHITTLES

C

Private, 3rd Battalion, 11th (Yorkshire Dragoons) Company, Imperial Yeomanry, Imperial Yeomanry.

WILCOCK

E

Corporal, 1st Volunteer Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).

WOOD

G

Private, St. John Ambulance Brigade.

Last updated 28 August, 2016

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