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FARSLEY BOER WAR MEMORIAL
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2006

Farsley Boer War Memorial is in the form of a pink marble tablet with a tapered top located at the Dentist Surgery at the junction of Town Street and Bagley Lane, at one time this was the Urban District Council building. It contains 22 names by rank and surname.

Photographs Copyright © Betty Longbottom 2010

ERECTED BY FELLOW VILLAGERS
IN PUBLIC RECOGNITION OF SERVICES TO QUEEN & COUNTRY DURING
SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899 - 1902

ALLEN

C

Lance Corporal - No further information currently available

ALLEN

R H J

Trooper - No further information currently available

ALLEN

J W

Private - No further information currently available

BELLWOOD

W

Private - No further information currently available

BOOTH

J

Private - No further information currently available

BROOK

C

Private - No further information currently available

BROWN

J W

Private - No further information currently available

CORDEAUX

A

Lance Corporal - No further information currently available

COWGILL

W

Private - No further information currently available

FIELDING

H

Private - No further information currently available

HARE

C

Trooper - No further information currently available

HEMINGWAY

H

Sergeant - No further information currently available

KEIGHLEY

Albert

Private - No further information currently available

KEIGHLEY

Alfred

Private - No further information currently available

KEIGHLEY

Amos

Private - No further information currently available

KITCHEN

J

Private - No further information currently available

MARSHALL

F

Sergeant - No further information currently available

PADGETT

H

Private - No further information currently available

RILEY

G W

Private - No further information currently available

SLATER, DSO

Sydney Arthur

Lieutenant, 15th (4th Buckinghamshire Squadron) 57th Company, Imperial Yeomanry. Died of enteric 29th January 1901 at Kroonstads, Orange River Colony. Aged 29. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order D.S.O. [London Gazette 27th September 1901].

From The Last Post: Roll of Officers Who Fell in South Africa 1899-1902 by Mildred G Dooner

Slater. - Lieut. Sydney Arthur Slater, D.S.O., 57th Co. 15th Batt., I.Y., died of enteric at Kroonstad, O.R.C., Jan. 29th, 1901. He was the son of the late E. Slater, Esq., of Ashville, Farsley, and Slingsby Hall, Yorkshire; was born in Dec., 1872, and educated at Giggleswick School, near Settle, and at Exeter College, Oxford. He held a commission as a 2nd lieut. in the 3rd V.B. West Yorkshire Regt., but early in 1900 volunteered for active service with the I.Y. In March he was appointed lieut. in the 57th Company, and, proceeding to South Africa, served in the Cape and Orange River Colonies. With ten men, Lieut. Slater is stated to have made a clever capture of Boers in Bultfontein, and, in Sept., when attacked, he made an able defence of the place, and held the enemy at bay until relief arrived. He was mentioned in despatches, L.G., Sept. 10th, 1891, being granted the D.S.O., and received a letter of congratulation from F.-M. Earl Roberts. A tablet has been erected to Lieut. Slater’s memory in Giggleswick School.

From The Distinguished Service Order 1886-1915, reprinted by Naval & Military Press

SLATER, SYDNEY ARTHUR, Lieut., served in the South African War. He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 Sept. 1901]: Sydney Arthur Slater (since deceased), Lieut., 15th Battn. Imperial Yeomanry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa. The Insignia, Warrant and Statutes were sent to his executor, Colonel Slater.

STALLEBRASS

W

Private

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