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HULL BOER WAR MEMORIAL
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2007
transcribed and researched Charles Roberts 2008

The Hull South African War Memorial stands in Paragon Square and was unveiled on 5th November 1904. It commemorates those soldiers from Hull who died during the South African (Boer) War 1899-1902. The memorial takes the form of two statues, one a soldier in full uniform, carrying his rifle, trying to rescue a second, his fallen comrade. These were mounted on a rough hewn rock-like plinth on a two-stepped base. The memorial has since been altered the statues and the top of the rcok remain but these now sit atop a square plinth on a two-stepped base, bronze panels are affixed at the centre point of each side of the plinth. There are 27 names listed showing the surname, initial, rank, Regiment and manner of their death.

Photographs and drawings from old postcards

ERECTED BY
PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
TO THE MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF HULL
WHO LOST THEIR
LIVES DURING THE
SOUTH AFRICAN WAR
1899, 1900, 1901 & 1902

ADAMS

C

Private, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in Action

ALLINSON

F

Private, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of Disease

ANDERSON

G

Corporal, West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in Action

ASCROFT

S

Private, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of Disease

BEACOCK

W

Private, Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died of Disease. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in KImberley West End Garden of Remembrance.

BONE

F

Private, Rifle Brigade. Killed in Action

BOOTH

G

Private, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of Disease

BROWN

W T

Lance Corporal, Coldstream Guards. Died of Disease

CANVESS

C

Private, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of Disease

CHRISTIAN

H

Private, East Yorkshire Regiment (Vols.). Died of Disease

CULLUM

W

Private, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of Disease

CUNLIFFE

E

Private, Grenadier Guards. Died of Wounds

CURLE

J W

Private, 19th Hussars. Died of Disease

DALE

A

Private, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of Disease. Also listed on Lincoln Cathedral Lincolnshire Regiment South African Memorial

DAY

J F

Private, Rhodesian Regiment. Died of Disease

DEVANNY

J

Private, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of Disease

DONOGHUE

M

Private, 9th Lancers. Died of Disease. Commemorated on Ritchie Road, Northern Cape Memorial and now at rest in Kimberley West End Garden of Remembrance.

DUCKER

H

Corporal, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of Disease. Also listed on Lincoln Cathedral Lincolnshire Regiment South African Memorial

DUNN

T

Private, Yorkshire Regiment. Died of Wounds. Also listed on the Yorkshire Regiment Boer Memorial, York.

EARLE

J

Private, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in Action

ELDER

R W

Corporal, Imperial Yeomanry. Died of Disease

FARR

J S R

Private 1961, South African Constabulary. Died of enteric 16 March 1902 at Potchefstroom

FEENEY

J

Private, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of Disease

FIRTH

G H

Private, Coldstream Guards. Died of Disease

FRENCH

G

Private, Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of Disease

GADIE

E J

Private, 5th Lancers. Died of Disease

GILL

L

Lance Corporal, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of Disease

HARPER

J B

Private, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of Disease

HULEY

C

Private, Imperial Yeomanry. Died of Disease

JACKSON

B W

Private, Royal Field Artillery. Died of Disease

KIRBY

W F

Corporal 276, Kitchener’s Fighting Scouts. Killed in action at Dam Plaats, O.F.S., 25 January 1902 (Details from SA Field Force Casualty Roll)

KIRKBY

R W D

Private, South African Constabulary. Died of Disease

LAWRENCE

J

Lance Corporal, Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in Action

LAWSON

G

Private, Rifle Brigade. Died of Disease

LAZENBY

J

Private, Coldstream Guards. Died of Disease

MALLINSON

Franks

Lieutenant, Imperial Yeomanry. Died of Disease

MARTIN

J

Private, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of Disease

MCMANUS

W

Private, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of Wounds

MOORE

D W

Private, 1st (Dumbartonshire Rifle Volunteers), Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Died of Disease. Also listed on Dumbarton Boer War Memorial

MORRIS

T

Private, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of Disease

MURPHY

W

Private, Manchester Regiment. Killed in Action

NEALE

A

Private, 17TH Lancers. Died of Wounds

PROCTER

Syd H

Trooper, South African Constabulary. Died of Disease

RADCLIFFE

F L B

Private, Kimberley Light Horse. Died of Disease

RAMSEY

A

Private, Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died of Disease

RANGECROFT

J

Private, 1st Royal Dragoons. Died of Disease

RUFFELL

W C

Private, 67th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died of Disease. Also commemorated on Royal Artillery Memorial, London

RUMBLE

D

Private, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in Action

SEWARDS

J F

Private, 14th Hussars. Died of Disease

SMITHSON

R B

Private, Manchester Regiment. Died of Disease

SPENCER

E

Private, Sherwood Forresters. Died of Disease

SUDDABY

G

Private, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of Disease

SULLIVAN

W J

Private, Liverpool Regiment. Died of Disease

TURNER

W

Private, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of Disease

WILSON

J W

Private, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of Disease

WOODS

G

Private, 10th Hussars. Died of Disease

WRIGHT

A

Private, 64th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died of Disease. Also commemorated on Royal Artillery Memorial, London

Last updated 19 September, 2008

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