Military - Boer War

Cambridgeshire Men and the Boer War

Many men from Cambridgeshire, including the Isle of Ely, served in the Boer War. There are two memorials to these men one in Cambridge and the other in Ely Cathedral. From these memorials we can glean the names of the men who died. Most served with the Suffolk Regiment but others with disparate regiments. These pages name the men who died and where possible details of them. A background to the Boer War itself can be found here and information relating to the various actions that these men were involved in. Further,researched information is always welcome.

BFF Alderton

Cambridge Trp.

1st King’s Dragoon Guards

F Andrews

Whittlesford Pte.

Scots Guards

J Askham

2nd Corporal

Royal Engineers

TG Baker

Corporal

Grenadier Guards

J Barnes

Private [On Cambridgeshire Memorial]

Suffolk Regiment

Samuel Barnes

Private [On Cambridgeshire Memorial] 2196, Commemorated on the Suffolk Memorial, Suffolk Hill, Colesburg. Killed in action 6th January 1900 at Suffolk Hill.

1st Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment.

H Barton

Cambridge Pte.

Royal Fusiliers

FSH Best

Cambridge Pte.

3rd King’s Royal Rifles

RJ Bird

Cambridge Pte.

1st Manchester

D Brown

Private

Imperial Yeomanry

WE Bulman

Cambridge Sgt.

Imperial Yeomanry

E Canham

Cambridge Sgt.

King’s Royal Rifles

A Cawthorn

17623 Bombardier, died of disease on 19 April 1902 at Elandsfontein while serving with the 27th Mounted Infantry.

Royal Field Artillery

J Chase

Lt and Qtr. Master Died Modder River, 3rd February 1900, age 41.

Scots Guards.

T Cheverton

Cambridge Pte.

Army Ordnance Corps

JC Clayton

Dullingham Trp.

19th Hussars

G Cornwall

Cambridge Trp.

5th Lancers

William Scott Cowell

Chesterton Pte.

Yorkshire Light Infantry

AH Daw

Private

Suffolk Regiment

W Day

Bassingbourn Pte.

2nd Grenadier Guards

Albert William Daynes

Cambridge Pte.

Suffolk Regiment

AG Doggett

Cherryhinton Trp.

5th Lancers

T Dunklin[g]

Private [On Cambridgeshire Memorial]

Suffolk Regiment

AG Everitt

Chesterton Cpl.

19th Hussars

SC Few

Cambridge Pte.

Imperial Yeomanry

Arthur Frost

Private, killed in action Spion Kop, South Africa 24/1/1900 age 22. Son of Stephen & Jane Frost of Benwick. Also commemorated on the Doddington War Memorial.

Thorneycroft’s Mounted Infantry

B Garner

Fulbourn Trp.

British South African Police

C Hall

Croydon Pte.

Roberts’ Horse

S Hancock

Cherryhinton Pte.

Suffolk Regiment

BM Head

Balsham Sgt.

Kitchener’s Horse

E Hills

Cambridge Trp.

Imperial Light Horse

WT Hogg

Cherryhinton Sgt.

1st York and Lancaster

Alfred Housden

Swaffam Prior Sgt.

Suffolk Regiment

A Howard

Cambridge Pte.

Army Service Corps

J Howes

Bassingbourn Pte.

Bedfordshire

HW Hutt

Cambridge Trp.

19th Hussars

W Ingrey

Cambridge Pte.

Durham Light Infantry

A Jaggard

Hinxton Trp.

2nd Life Guards

HE Jessop

Corporal

Grenadier Guards

AG King

Private

20th (Rough Riders) Mounted Infantry

Fredk Chas King

Saffron Walden Pte.

3rd Cambs. Volunteer Batt., Suffolk Reg.

FF Morley

Bassingbourn Pte.

2nd Beds. Volunteers

A Mossley

Cambridge L/Cpl.

3rd Lancashire Fusiliers

FM Newling

Isleham Sgt.

Cape Town Highlanders

Herbert HH Nixon

Lce. Corporal [On Cambridgeshire Memorial] 5230, Commemorated on the Suffolk Memorial, Suffolk Hill, Colesburg. Corporal on memorial. Killed in action 6th January 1900 at Suffolk Hill.

1st Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment.

V Osborne

Chesterton Trp.

3rd Dragoon Guards

HW Pannifer

A. B.

H.M.S. Powerful

H Parker

Cambridge Pte.

Norfolk

WJ Parker

Cambridge Pte.

Imperial Yeomanry

HS Parnell

Sapper

Royal Engineers

HJ Pauley

Cambridge L/Cpl.

Rifle Brigade

J Pearson

Private [On Cambridgeshire Memorial]

Suffolk Regiment

David Peters

Trumpington Pte.

Suffolk Regiment

J Plumb

Cambridge Pte.

Suffolk Regiment

BJ Poulter

Elsworth Sgt.

Army Service Corps

H Powers

Private

Manchester Regiment

George Prigg

Private [On Cambridgeshire Memorial] 4812, Commemorated on the Suffolk Memorial, Suffolk Hill, Colesburg. Killed in action 6th January 1900 at Suffolk Hill.

1st Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment.

Henry Prigg

Private

Manchester Regiment

J Rossendale

Bassingbourn Pte.

Suffolk Regiment

W Savage

Private

Bedfordshire Regiment

H Smith

Cambridge Trp.

17th Lancers

HJ Smith

Cottenham Pte.

Bedfordshire

William Smith

Pampisford Pte.

Suffolk Regiment

Herbert Foster Wentworth Stanley

Longstowe Capt.  Died of wounds at Dewetsdorp, 28th April 1900, age 36.

9th Lancers

William James Stock

Cambridge. Pte. No 4745 born 7th October 1879 England, served in - Cambridgeshire Territorial Regiment which was allied to the 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment died 6th January 1900 aged 21 at Colesberg (Suffolk Hill). Buried Colesberg (Suffolk Hill).

Suffolk Regiment

E Tabor

Cambridge Pte.

Suffolk Regiment

Frederick Thompson

Shingay Pte.

Suffolk Regiment

AR Townsend

Fordham Cpl.

Thorneycroft’s Mounted Infantry

John Vaughan

Private [On Cambridgeshire Memorial] Commemorated on the Suffolk Memorial, Suffolk Hill, Colesburg. Killed in action 6th January 1900 at Suffolk Hill.

1st Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment.

G Wallis

Stetchworth Pte.

Northumberland Fusiliers

John Ward

Private [On Cambridgeshire Memorial]

Suffolk Regiment

TS Warren

Harston Trp.

1st (Royal) Dragoons

BW Williams

Cambridge Trp.

1st King’s Dragoon Guards

HH Wilson

Cambridge Pte.

Suffolk Regiment

S Wood

Great Chishill Pte.

Army Service Corps

Stanley Woodward

Corporal

Rifle Brigade

WS Woolard

Kirtling Pte.

Suffolk Regiment

P Wright

Private [On Cambridgeshire Memorial]

Suffolk Regiment

R Young

Corporal

Norfolk Regiment


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