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Detailed information for Boer War
Compiled and Copyright © Geoffrey Gillon 2012

The Treeton Boer War Memorial stands in Treeton churchyard mand takes the form of a cross with a rifle facing to the gound in the foreground mounted on a three tiered plinth with a single stepped base.

Photograph Courtesy & Copyright © Geoffrey Gillon 2012

This memorial was erected by the inhabitants of Treeton
in Memory of Ernest Manship who went out from this Parish
as a member of the Ambulance Corps, and died of enteric fever


Private 422, St John's Ambulance. Died of enteric fever at Howick 16 September 900. Buried in Howick Church of Englnd graveyard, South Africa. Born Rotherham.

Note: 60 members of the St John Ambulance Brigade died in South Africa, the majority of whom died of disease while nursing their comrades. It became obvious to the British authorities that the Royal Army Medical Corps would not be able to cope with the numbers of casualties and volunteers were recruited from the St John Ambulance Brigade to serve for six month tours in South Africa; the volunteers were posted to base hospitals. The first batch of 23 St John Ambulance Brigade members sailed for South Africa on 3 November 1899 aboard the HMS Princess of Wales. About 60 volunteers died in South Africa, the majority from typhoid fever, which they contracted from their patients.

Last updated 25 November, 2012

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