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I.
Roll of Death Casualties.
Killed in Action.

No.

Rank and Name.

Place of Death.

Cause.

Date.

Remarks.

 

Capt. Weldon

Talana Hill

Killed in action

20/10/99

 

5103

Pte. Cahill

"

"

"

 

5794

" Merrill

"

"

"

 

5933

" Crotty

"

"

"

 

5918

" Callaghan

"

"

"

 

5795

" Balfe

Chieveley

"

15/11/99

Armoured Train

5031

" Birney

"

"

"

"

5546

" O'Shea

Colenso

"

1/11/99

While on patrol, M.I.

 

Lieut. Henry

"

"

15/12/99

 

3441

Sgt. Hayes

"

"

"

 

4488

Pte. Smith

"

"

"

 

5930

" Sinnott

"

"

"

 

5123

" Broderick

"

"

"

 

5319

L.-Cpl. Coyne

"

"

"

 

5833

Pte. Dillon

"

"

"

 

4795

" Murphy

"

"

"

 

4380

" Doolan

"

"

"

 

4299

" McAlpine

"

"

"

 

5044

" Moore

"

"

"

 

4560

" Clifford

"

"

"

 

4838

" Flood

"

"

"

 

6287

L.-Cpl. Gibson

"

"

"

 

6134

Pte. Pearse

"

"

"

 

6044

L.-Cpl. Cathcart

"

"

"

 

4462

Pte. Murphy

"

"

"

 

6165

" Bennett

"

"

"

 

6297

" Campion

"

"

"

 

4679

" Bowen

Potgieter's Drift

"

8/2/00

 

 

Capt. Hensley

Venter's Spruit

"

20/1/00

 

5668

L.-Sgt. Taylor

"

"

"

 

 

Lt.-Col. Sitwell

Hart's Hill

"

24/2/00

 

 

Capt. Maitland

"

"

"

 

4261

Cpl. Seymour

"

"

"

 

4871

Pte. White

"

"

"

 

5359

" Galbraith

"

"

"

 

6296

" Allen

Pieter's Hill

"

27/2/00

 

3303

" Timmins

Hart's Hill

"

24/2/00

Militia 4th R.D.F.

4012

" Armstrong

"

"

"

Militia 5th R.D.F.

2037

" Whelan

"

"

"

"

2872

" Wade

"

"

"

"

5073

" Kinsella

Pieter's Hill

"

27/2/00

 

5618

" Purcell

"

"

"

 

1769

Sgt. Brennan

"

"

"

Section 'D'

1717

Pte. Shirwin

"

"

"

Militia 5th R.D.F.

2327

" Grimes

"

"

"

"

5573

" Tyrrell

Near Talana

"

20/10/99

 

(p. 242) 5987

Pte. Mahoney

Near Talana

"

20/10/99

 

4864

" Byrne

"

"

"

 

5861

" McGuire

Chieveley

"

15/11/99

Armoured train

2112

" Kelly

Hart's Hill

"

23/2/00

Section 'D'

6171

" Kavanagh

Colenso

"

15/12/99

 

6011

Cpl. Sinnot

Steelkoolspruit

"

25/10/01

 

4621

Pte. Hyland

Nr. Krugersdorp

Murdered by Boers

6/1/01

Found riddled with bullets

II.
Died of Wounds.

No.

Rank and Name.

Place of Death.

Cause.

Date.

Remarks.

 

2nd-Lt. Genge

Talana Hill

Of wounds

21/10/99

 

1166

C.-Sgt. Anderson

"

"

"

 

5263

Pte. Johnston

Maritzburg

"

27/11/99

Arm. train disaster

3467

Clr.-Sgt. Gage

"

"

20/12/99

Battle of Colenso

6293

Pte. Crosbie

Spearman's Cmp

"

26/1/00

" Venter's Spruit

1823

" Finnegan

Hart's Hill

"

25/2/00

Section 'D'

219

" Oldham

Chieveley

"

3/3/00

Battle of Hart's Hill

3648

" Norton

Maritzburg

"

2/3/00

" "

5745

" Brady

Colenso

"

"

" Pieter's Hill

6299

" Kelly

Maritzburg

"

8/3/00

" "

5349

" Bracken

"

"

16/3/00

" Hart's Hill

3094

Sgt. Broughton

Dundee

"

22/10/99

" Talana

2753

Pte. Frahill

"

"

28/11/99

" "

4029

" Quirke

Colenso

"

1/3/00

" Colenso

5706

" McEvoy

Johannesburg

"

11/11/01

 

6347

" Nugent

Bakenlaagte

"

31/10/01

 

5710

" Keegan

Dthala

"

8/10/03

 

III.
Deaths by Disease.

No.

Rank and Name.

Place of Death.

Cause.

Date.

Remarks.

5102

Pte. Phelan

Frere

Enteric

24/12/99

 

642

Q.M.S. Hynes

Maritzburg

Pneumonia

7/1/00

 

2865

Sgt. Linehan

Pretoria

Dysentery

16/12/99

 

5519

Pte. Brennan

Maritzburg

Abscess liver

7/1/00

 

3498

" Dunphy

"

Dysentery

19/1/00

 

6129

" Homan

Mooi River

Enteric

22/2/00

 

4593

" Keating

"

"

15/2/00

 

5368

" Walsh

Cape Town

Tumour brain

26/11/99

 

2775

" Ward

Ladysmith

Enteric

7/2/00

 

5317

" Maher

Estcourt

"

8/3/00

 

6510

" Tobin

Ladysmith

Dysentery

22/3/00

 

5909

" Dixon

"

"

25/3/00

 

5801

" Martin

Chieveley

"

24/4/00

 

(p. 243) 5790

Pte. Greene

Mooi River

Enteric

15/4/00

 

 

2nd Lt. Dennis

Aliwal North

"

2/5/00

 

1600

Pte. O'Brien

"

"

"

3rd R.D. Fus.

4791

" O'Connor

Mooi River

"

3/5/00

 

5200

" Hart

"

Fractured thigh

1/5/00

 

3380

" Cummings

Aliwal North

Enteric pneumonia

5/5/00

3rd R.D. Fus.

3760

" Keogh

Chieveley

Enteric

"

 

4012

" Mack

Aliwal North

"

12/5/00

 

5847

" O'Carroll

"

Enteric phthisis

15/5/00

 

4566

" Gray

Kimberley

Enteric

17/5/00

 

5622

" Corr

Maritzburg

Ague

28/2/00

 

4131

Cpl. Looney

Woolwich

Dysentery

24/3/00

 

 

Lieut. Ely

At sea

Enteric

15/4/00

 

6049

Pte. Neill

Kimberley

"

23/5/00

 

6309

L.-Cpl. McGinley

"

"

8/6/00

 

6608

Pte. Behan

"

"

19/6/00

 

4686

" Ears

Wynberg

"

25/6/00

 

7049

" Roach

Heidelberg

Pneumonia

14/7/00

 

5881

" Pooley

"

Enteric

18/7/00

 

4499

O.R.S. Hanrahan

Maritzburg

g.s. skull

2/7/00

Suicide

5873

Pte. Hunt

At sea

Enteric

26/4/00

 

3998

" Kenny

Krugersdorp

Pneumonia

12/9/00

 

1741

" Burke

Johannesburg

"

11/9/00

Section 'D'

4737

Cpl. Wilson

Maritzburg

"

27/10/00

 

5741

Pte. Dwyer

Germiston

Enteric

31/10/00

 

5697

" Davis

Pretoria

 

29/11/00

Died in hospital, prisoner of war

5181

" Clark

Kaalfontein

Lightning

24/11/00

 

6800

" Connor

Johannesburg

Enteric

25/11/00

 

5967

" Sutton

Krugersdorp

Jaundice

18/1/00

 

2961

" Ambrose

Johannesburg

Enteric

3/2/01

 

6770

" Cassidy

Bloemfontein

"

22/3/01

 

1346

" Hanlon

Maritzburg

"

5/4/00

 

6109

" Buckley

Cork

Insane

 

3910

L.-Cpl. Stewart

Gaskraal

"

28/8/01

 

6491

Pte. O'Connor

"

"

"

 

5532

" Peel

Krugersdorp

Enteric

14/8/01

 

4657

" Mooney

"

"

22/12/01

 

5397

" Melia

Kroonstad

"

27/12/01

 

5540

" Quinn

Krugersdorp

Drowned

14/1/02

 

6028

Sgt. Pearson

At sea

Enteric

7/2/02

 

5303

Pte. Furlong

Aden

Heat apoplexy

29/5/02

 

4938

" Moore

"

Heart disease

9/8/02

 

4921

Sgt. Smith

"

Syncope

13/9/02

 

4565

Pte. Dunne

"

Multiple neuritis

10/10/02

 

5686

" Gray

 

Diseased liver

11/10/02

 

3661

" Mooney

Krugersdorp

Enteric

6/7/01

4th R.D. Fus.

6332

" Merrigan

Aden

"

8/11/02

 

7547

Boy Roberts

Dthala

Pneumonia

8/3/03

 

7182

Pte. Dempsey

"

Enteric

13/10/03

 

5944

" Wynne

Aden

Consumption

2/3/04

 

(p. 244) IV.
List of Wounded.

Reg.
No.

Rank and Name.

Date.

Place.

Nature of Wound.

Remarks.

 

Capt. M. Lowndes

20/10/99

Talana

g.s. leg

 

 

" Dibley

"

"

g.s. head

 

 

Lieut. Perreau

"

"

g.s. shoulderd

 

5686

Pte. Gray

"

"

 

2753

" Frahill

"

"

 

5310

" Black

"

"

 

4815

" Doyle

"

"

 

4700

" Leonard

"

"

 

4894

Sgt. Grace

"

"

 

5430

Pte. Babester

"

"

 

5317

" Maher

"

"

 

4790

" O'Brien

"

"

 

5047

" Greer

"

"

 

4359

" Smith

"

"

 

4699

" Callaghan

"

"

 

4931

" Righton

"

"

 

5947

" Dwyer

"

"

 

43

Sgt.-Maj. Burke

"

"

 

3770

Col.-Sgt McNeice

"

"

 

5426

Sgt. Walton

"

"

 

3139

" McKenna

"

"

 

6264

Pte. Carroll

"

"

 

6125

" Dempsey

"

"

 

5038

" Richardson

"

"

 

5523

" Ryan

"

"

 

4620

" Summerville

"

"

 

5635

" Tracey

"

"

 

6084

" Brady

"

"

 

4910

Dmr. Brudnell

"

"

 

5078

Pte. Gorman

"

"

 

5643

" Cullen

"

"

 

5011

" Brennan

"

"

 

4382

" Jordan

"

"

 

4766

" Murphy

"

"

 

4592

" Cullen

"

"

 

6096

" Gilhooley

"

"

 

3704

" Kearns

"

"

 

4857

" Butler

"

"

 

4767

" Byrne

"

"

 

6022

" Cassin

"

"

 

5156

" Fitzpatrick

"

"

 

5118

" Magee

"

"

 

5142

" Murray

"

"

 

5063

" Kelly

"

"

 

5595

" Reynolds

"

"

 

4948

" Wilby

"

"

 

(p. 245) 5634

L.-Cpl. Keenan

"

"

 

4593

Pte. Flood

"

"

 

5137

" McGrath

"

"

 

4785

" Hopkins

"

"

 

5531

" Hatt

"

"

 

4444

" Creegan

"

"

 

4347

" Lahey

"

"

 

5914

" Coyle

15/11/99

Armr. Train

shell, arm

 

 

Capt. Shewan

15/12/99

Colenso

g.s. thigh

 

4341

Sgt. Doherty

"

"

g.s. shoulders

 

4986

L.-Sgt. Gibbons

"

"

g.s. arm

 

5668

" Taylor

"

"

g.s. shoulder

 

3150

Sgt. Towey

"

"

g.s. hand and foot

 

501

" Hamilton

"

"

g.s. foot

 

5108

" Bodkin

"

"

g.s. leg

 

5628

L.-Sgt. Church

"

"

g.s. leg

 

5374

Cpl. Loughran

"

"

g.s. thigh

 

6684

Pte. O'Brien

"

"

g.s. hand

 

5117

" Lillis

"

"

g.s. foot

 

4589

" Whelan

"

"

g.s. hand

 

5637

" Taylor

"

"

g.s. thigh

 

4898

" Walker

"

"

g.s. head

 

5687

" Enright

"

"

g.s. hand

 

5869

" Mackey

"

"

g.s. knee

 

5584

" Carr

"

"

g.s. hip

 

6145

" Byrne

"

"

g.s. elbow

 

6103

" Cooney

"

"

g.s. foot

 

4997

" Ludlow

"

"

g.s. arm

 

4201

Dmr. Webb

"

"

g.s. thigh

 

5970

L.-Cpl. Cooper

"

"

g.s. leg

 

6094

" Hanley

"

"

g.s. leg

 

5760

Pte. Brown

"

"

g.s. leg

 

5765

" Welsh

"

"

g.s. foot

 

4545

" Flood

"

"

g.s. thigh

 

4959

" Smith

"

"

g.s. hand

 

5672

" Sanders

"

"

g.s. leg

 

5661

" Murphy

"

"

g.s. foot

 

4582

" McCarthy

"

"

g.s. head

 

4395

" Ellis

"

"

g.s. arm

 

4290

Sgt. Hunt

"

"

g.s. wrist and thigh

 

4987

Pte. Reilly

"

"

 

4552

" Kelly

"

"

g.s. thigh

 

3362

Dmr. Murphy

"

"

 

4411

Pte. Murray

"

"

 

5716

" Lahey

"

"

 

6038

" Kelly

"

"

 

3013

Sgt. Healey

"

"

 

4726

Pte. O'Brien

"

"

 

5848

" Townsend

"

"

 

(p. 246) 5834

Pte. McBride

"

"

g.s. hip

 

5520

" Hackett

"

"

 

4441

L.-Sgt. Merry

"

"

g.s. thigh

 

5023

L.-Cpl. Hayes

"

"

g.s. feet

 

4543

Pte. Keating

"

"

g.s. foot

 

6123

" Kelly

"

"

 

4800

" Walsh

"

"

 

4226

" Reilly

"

"

g.s. hand

 

6137

" O'Brien

"

"

g.s. thigh

 

2442

" Leary

"

"

 

5151

" Clark

"

"

 

 

Maj. English

20/1/00

Vent. Spruit

g.s. leg

 

6105

L.-Cpl. Kidd

"

"

g.s. neck

 

6796

Pte. Burke

"

"

g.s. foot

 

6285

" Healey

"

"

g.s. back

 

3141

" Rooney

"

"

g.s. arm

 

4644

" Burke

"

"

g.s. hip, thigh

 

5997

" Davis

"

"

g.s. thigh, leg

 

5458

" Burke

"

"

g.s. neck

 

5873

" Hunt

"

"

g.s. head

 

5659

" Walsh

"

"

g.s. leg

 

5069

" Lee

"

"

g.s. hand

 

6121

" Brien

"

"

g.s. thigh

 

2892

L.-Sgt. Ryan

21/1/00

"

g.s. foot

 

3548

Sgt. Cragg

"

"

g.s. hand

 

6047

Pte. Cole

"

"

g.s. arm

 

6391

" Richardson

"

"

g.s. foot

 

4898

L.-Cpl. Walker

"

"

 

6366

Pte. Molloy

"

"

g.s. right leg

 

6310

" Gibney

"

"

g.s. leg

 

5883

" Marshall

"

"

g.s. hand

 

5283

" Shaughnessey

"

"

g.s. left leg

 

5904

" Edwards

"

"

g.s. right hand

 

4636

Cpl. Reynolds

"

"

g.s. chin

 

4368

Pte. Githens

"

"

g.s. arm

 

5056

" Lordan

22/1/00

"

g.s. thigh

 

4794

" Murray

23/1/00

"

g.s. right forearm

 

4689

L.-Sgt. O'Higgins

"

"

g.s. chest

 

4384

Pte. Ring

"

"

g.s. head, shoulder

 

5888

" Kenny

"

"

g.s. head, shoulder

 

6484

" Duffy

"

"

g.s. hip

 

5882

Sgt.-Dmr. Smith

25/1/00

"

 

5900

Pte. Mason

"

"

g.s. hand

 

6569

" Conroy

"

"

g.s. foot

 

 

2nd Lieut. Lane

23/2/00

Hart's Hill

g.s. head

 

 

" Dennis

"

"

g.s. left leg

 

2872

Pte. Wade

"

"

 

5th R.D. Fus.

4012

" Armstrong

"

"

 

3303

" Timmins

"

"

 

(p. 247) 5167

Pte. McDonnell

"

"

 

5928

" Pender

"

"

g.s. right hand

 

4791

" Connor

"

"

g.s. chest

 

4817

" Iliffe

"

"

 

4559

" McCabe

"

"

 

2426

" O'Beirne

"

"

 

6522

" Ryan

"

"

g.s. right hip

1st Battalion

5461

L.-Cpl. Dennehy

"

"

 

5387

Pte. Brannagan

"

"

g.s. chest

 

4771

" Johnston

"

"

g.s. left thigh

 

5765

" Ward

"

"

g.s. arm and knee

 

4557

" McCarthy

"

"

g.s. back

 

5811

" Ryan

"

"

g.s. arm

 

2921

" Thompson

"

"

 

6355

" Fagan

"

"

 

148

" Metcalf

"

"

g.s. right arm

5th R.D. Fus.

2096

" Farrell

"

"

 

1557

" Kinsella

"

"

 

4530

" Brown

"

"

g.s. groin

 

5684

" Hetherston

"

"

g.s. chest

 

6333

" Newsome

"

"

g.s. left arm

 

3631

" McDonald

"

"

g.s. left shoulder

 

1997

" Brady

"

"

 

5th R.D. Fus.

6110

" Kelly

"

"

 

2387

" Strain

"

"

g.s. buttock

 

3068

" Adams

"

"

 

5069

" Lee

"

"

 

4424

" Mulvaney

"

"

 

4621

" Hyland

"

"

g.s. left thigh

 

5836

" Cullen

"

"

g.s. right wrist

 

3313

" Concannon

"

"

g.s. right shoulder

 

6498

" Flannagan

"

"

g.s. chest

 

1741

" Burke

"

"

g.s. left arm

 

2422

" Morgan

"

"

 

2787

" Brien

"

"

g.s. left knee

 

4325

" Curran

"

"

g.s. left leg

 

6108

" Bernes

"

"

 

5908

" McDonald

"

"

 

1881

" Reynolds

"

"

 

4th R.D. Fus.

4015

" Lynch

"

"

 

2348

" Maddox

"

"

g.s. left shoulder

 

4029

" Quirk

"

"

 

6217

" Valentine

"

"

 

3881

" Talbot

"

"

 

6314

" Early

"

"

 

5224

" McNeill

"

"

 

4277

" Mack

"

"

 

4994

" Knoctor

"

"

g.s. right leg

 

3441

" O'Grady

"

"

g.s. left hand

4th R.D. Fus.

5982

" Tighe

"

"

g.s. head

 

347

" Doyle

"

"

g.s. left hand

 

6130

" Mason

"

"

 

3rd R.D. Fus.

5141

" Kirwan

"

"

g.s. right foot

 

4569

" Gorman

27/2/00

Pieter's Hill

g.s. shoulder

 

5399

" Connor

"

"

 

5828

" Kegney

"

"

 

847

" Mangan

"

"

 

3rd R.D. Fus.

1716

" Quinn

"

"

 

"

5716

" Leahy

"

"

 

5981

" Broad

"

"

 

5698

" Toomey

"

"

 

350

" Murphy

"

"

 

3rd R.D. Fus.

1846

" Kealey

"

"

 

"

4741

" Moore

"

"

 

4903

Cpl. Marshall

"

"

 

5379

Pte. Pryor

"

"

 

2368

" Byrne

"

"

 

4878

" Clark

"

"

 

6524

" Quaid

"

"

 

1554

" Brennan

"

"

 

5th R.D. Fus.

5757

" Kelly

"

"

 

5284

" Farrell

"

"

 

5th R.D. Fus.

3361

" Brady

"

"

 

"

1765

" Fagan

"

"

 

6429

" Fox

"

"

 

4777

" Mullane

"

"

 

3253

" Mellington

"

"

 

5th R.D. Fus.

5280

" Daly

"

"

 

639

" Whelan

"

"

 

5th R.D. Fus.

6139

" Dignam

"

"

 

2917

" Ferris

"

"

 

5th R.D. Fus.

3242

" McHale

"

"

 

"

3266

" Evans

"

"

 

1377

" Farrell

"

"

 

4474

" McLoughlin

"

"

 

6113

" McCormack

"

"

 

1651

" Kinsella

"

"

 

5th R.D. Fus.

3639

" Brien

"

"

 

"

3282

" O'Brien

"

"

g.s. hand

 

1846

" Gradwell

"

"

 

5th R.D. Fus.

174

" Lawless

"

"

g.s. foot, right hand

"

1284

" Molloy

"

"

 

"

1508

" Donnelly

"

"

 

5704

" Kennedy

"

"

 

2236

" Tuite

"

"

g.s. right heel

5th R.D. Fus.

4317

" Carpenter

"

"

 

3231

" Mallon

21/7/00

Zuikerbosch

g.s. right thigh

4th R.D. Fus.

2853

" O'Brien

"

"

g.s. left thigh

"

(p. 249) 1143

Pte. Stanton

"

"

 

4th R.D. Fus.

2961

Col.-Sgt. Cossey

"

"

 

 

Maj. English

"

"

slight shell splinter, eye

 

6786

Pte. Reilly

15/9/00

Nr. Frdkstdt.

 

On convoy duty

2392

Sgt. James

21/9/00

"

very slight g.s. leg

 

6070

Pte. Angleton

2/10/00

Near Irene

g.s. foot

With M.I.

 

Lieut. Haskard

27/2/00

Pieter's Hill

right elbow

 

 

2nd Lieut. Bradford

"

"

shoulder

 

2692

Pte. Doyle

31/12/00

Nr. Krugersdorp

g.s. buttock

 

5767

" Lang

"

Nooitgedacht

 

2052

" Armstrong

2/2/01

Gatsrand

g.s. left arm, very slight

 

6265

" Roach

"

"

g.s. right leg, slight

 

4981

" Sheehan

"

Nr. Carolina

g.s. neck

 

5718

" Kavanagh

"

"

g.s. left knee

 

4365

" Moran

"

"

g.s. left shoulder

 

4680

" Fitzgerald

"

"

g.s. left arm

 

6057

" Goff

"

"

g.s. chest

 

5433

" Holmes

28/8/01

Gaskraal

 

4840

" Nolan

"

"

 

4858

" Butler

27/7/01

Nr. Wonderfontein

 

4680

" Fitzgerald

25/10/01

Swartzfontein

g.s. hand, severe

 

5706

" McEvoy

"

"

g.s. buttock, groin

 

3761

Sgt. Carroll

30/10/01

Bakenlaagte

g.s. leg, very slight

 

4473

Pte. Hand

"

"

g.s. knee, severe

 

4448

" Murphy

"

"

g.s. foot, slight

 

4513

" Connor

"

"

g.s. hip, severe

 

5706

" Moran

"

"

g.s. hand, severe

 

6347

" Nugent

"

"

g.s. abdomen

 

4686

Cpl. Curtis

15/12/99

Colenso

g.s. hand

 

5548

Pte. Metcalf

"

"

g.s. left leg

 

4453

" White

"

"

g.s. both legs

 

6330

L.-Cpl. Matthews

21/1/00

Vent. Spruit

g.s. leg

 

5330

Pte. Holohan

27/2/00

Pieter's Hill

 

5973

Cpl. Gaffney

7/10/03

Aden Hntlnd.

g.s. severe, foot

 

6367

Pte. Daly

"

"

g.s. very slight

 

5584

" Carr

"

"

g.s. severe, chest

 

(p. 250) V.
Battle of Talana.
Reported Missing since October 21st, 1899.

Reg. No.

Rank and Name.

Reg. No.

Rank and Name.

2615

Clr.-Sgt. Gage

 

5489

Pte. Geoghegan

2078

Sgt. Martin

 

6019

" Curran

4388

" Guilfoyle

 

5918

" Callaghan

3761

" Carroll

 

4411

" Cooney

5328

L.-Sgt. Payne

 

5706

" McEvoy

5178

" Crean

 

5600

" Gleeson

5094

Cpl. Corrigan

 

5000

" Nulty

5544

" Richards

 

4974

" Costello

6028

" Pearson

 

5889

" Keogh

5004

" Kiernan

 

5501

" Mannix

5601

L.-Cpl. Lee

 

5127

" Battersby

5143

" Flynn

 

5352

" White

5304

" Whelan

 

4864

" Byrne

4812

" Lyons

 

5390

" Doyle

4868

" Green

 

5126

" Farrell

5033

" Byrne

 

5714

" Finnigan

4947

" Harper

 

5055

" Reidy

4638

Pte. Mahon

 

5345

" Dunne

4966

" Murphy

 

5789

" Flood

4359

" Hall

 

4964

" Gibney

4655

" Cullen

 

5987

" Mahoney

5175

" Reddy

 

5030

" Callaghan

5143

" Flynn

 

5126

" Delaney

5759

" Dowling

 

4692

" McGuinness

5070

" Angleton

 

6018

" McDonagh

5402

" Rourke

 

5693

" Keating

5209

" Dunne

 

4532

" Kirwan

5793

" Murphy

 

6866

" Molloy

4513

" Connor

 

5427

" Carr

5055

" Reidy

 

4142

" Lyons

5609

" Connor

 

6120

" Cullen

5162

" Macken

 

4927

" Kane

5929

" Carroll

 

5545

" Reilly

5956

" Rourke

 

5702

" Byrne

4498

" Watts

 

5724

" Dempsey

4884

" Kenny

 

5218

" Reilly

5876

" Molloy

 

5880

" Carroll

5647

" Harrison

 

5144

" Williams

6087

" Tyrrell

 

5027

" Doody

4788

" Toomey

 

4473

" Hand

4366

" Doyle

 

4566

" Glynn

5931

" Bracken

 

5184

" Dowler

3752

" Travers

 

5551

" Finn

5733

" Kavanagh

 

5912

" Kavanagh

6055

" Gough

 

5182

" Cavanagh

5266

" Bigley

 

5350

" Farrell

5479

" Brien

 

4692

" McGann

(p. 251) VI.
Reported Missing since October 22nd, 1899.

Reg. No.

Rank and Name.

Reg. No.

Rank and Name.

5022

Pte. Rourke

 

5246

Pte. McGuinness

4998

" Hawthorn

 

5321

" Moran

4327

" Neill

 

VII.
Reported Missing since October 30th, 1899.

Reg. No.

Rank and Name.

Reg. No.

Rank and Name.

5524

Pte. Wall

 

5503

Pte. Hennessey

VIII.
Reported Missing since November 15th, 1899
(Armoured Train Disaster).

Reg. No.

Rank and Name.

Reg. No.

Rank and Name.

3672

Sgt. Hassett

 

3715

Sgt. Osborne

5114

Cpl. Hallahan

 

5795

Pte. Balfe

5800

Pte. Buckley

 

5316

" Daly

6293

" Kempster

 

5516

" Scully

5499

" Byrne

 

4443

" Hoey

4497

" Barry

 

5031

" Bierney

5755

" Collins

 

5697

" Davis

6140

" Dunphy

 

5297

" Drew

5741

" Dwyer

 

5841

" Hoy

5256

" Kavanagh

 

5287

" Lynch

5691

" O'Rourke

 

5908

" Murphy

5626

" Buckley

 

6308

" Connell

5968

" Glynn

 

6116

" Harty

5057

" Kirwan

 

6228

" Meehan

5017

" Pakenham

 

5297

" Doogan

5239

" Herbert

 

6319

" Burke

6283

" Cragg

 

4676

" Driscoll

5790

" Murray

 

4865

" Reynolds

5210

" Rice

 

6354

" Sheridan

5329

" Stanton

 

5861

" McGuire

4680

" Fitzgerald

 

4542

" Flannagan

5548

" Metcalf

 

(p. 252) IX.
List of Officers in Natal Campaign.

Rank and Name.

Remarks.

Col.

Cooper

Commanding 2nd Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

Maj.

Bird

2nd in command.

"

English, A Company

Wounded at Venter's Spruit and Zuikerbosch.

Capt.

Hensley, G Company

Killed at Venter's Spruit.

"

Weldon, E Company

Killed at Talana.

"

Fetherstonhaugh, D Coy.

Acted as Adjutant after Capt. Lowndes was wounded.

"

Dibley, B Company

Wounded at Talana, and sent into Intombi Hospital.

"

Lonsdale, M.I. Company

Captured at Talana.

Lieut.

Shewan, H Company

Wounded at Colenso.

"

Perreau

Wounded at Talana, and sent into Intombi Hospital.

"

Le Mesurier

Captured at Talana. Escaped from Pretoria.

"

Grimshaw

Captured at Talana.

"

Cory

Was sent with M.I. Section to Dundonald's Brigade.

"

Renny

Transport Officer. Left in Ladysmith.

2nd Lieut.

Haskard

Wounded at Pieter's Hill.

"

Henry

Killed at Colenso.

"

Frankland

Captured in Armoured Train.

"

Genge

Killed at Talana.

Capt.

Lowndes (Adjutant)

Wounded at Talana, and sent into Intombi Hospital.

Lieut. and Qtmr.

Rowland

Went to S. A. C.

Lieut.

Garvice

Joined battalion at Dundee; captured at Talana.

2nd Lieut.

Ely

Joined battalion at Dundee, and died of enteric, 1900.

Lieut.

H. W. Higginson

Joined on posting, and shared in siege of Ladysmith.

Capt.

Romer

Joined from Staff College on Oct. 30th.

Capt.

Haldane and Lieut. Maitland (of Gordon Highlanders)

The former was captured in the Armoured Train, and escaped from Pretoria with Lieut. Le Mesurier; the latter killed at Hart's Hill.

2nd Lieut.

Britton

Joined on November 5th. After Colenso he acted as Transport Officer.

Brevet-Lieut.-Col.

Sitwell

Joined on November 8th, and commanded C Company. He was killed at Hart's Hill.

2nd Lieut.

Lane

Joined on December 6th. He was wounded at Hart's Hill.

(p. 253) X.
The following Officers of the 1st Battalion and other corps joined on December 7th and subsequent dates:—

Rank and Name.

Remarks.

Maj.

Hicks

Returned to 1st Battalion after Colenso. Succeeded Col. Cooper in command of 2nd Battalion, March 1900.

" Gordon

Wounded at Colenso.

Capt.

Bacon

Killed at Colenso.

2nd Lieut.

De Salis

Promoted into another regiment.

" Brodhurst Hill

Wounded at Hart's Hill.

" Halahan

 

" Macleod

Wounded at Colenso.

" Winnington

(Worcestershire Regiment). Attached.

" Wheeler

Joined December 23rd.

" Dennis

Joined December 27th, and died of enteric at Aliwal North.

Capt.

Venour

Joined on January 30th.

Lieut.

Hill

Joined on January 30th. Wounded at Hart's Hill.

2nd Lieut.

Bradford

Joined on January 30th. Wounded at Pieter's Hill.

Capt.

Sir Frederick Frankland, Bart.

(3rd Bedford Regiment). Joined on March 2nd.

Lieut.

G. S. Higginson

Joined on March 11th.

Lieut.

Nelson, R.M.L.I.

Joined on March 29th.

Capt.

Clark, "

Joined on April 1st.

Col. C. D. Cooper took over a brigade, with Lieut. Renny as his A.D.C., early in 1900. It will thus be seen that Capt. Fetherstonhaugh was the only officer who was with the regiment from start to finish who was not hit.

(p. 254) XI.
Total Casualties of Officers of the 1st and 2nd Battalions Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

Name.

Nature of Casualty.

Place.

Capt. Weldon

Killed

Talana.

Lieut. Genge

"

"

Capt. Bacon

"

Colenso.

Lieut. Henry

"

"

Capt. Hensley

"

Venter's Spruit.

Lt.-Col. Sitwell

"

Hart's Hill.

Capt. Maitland (Gordon Highlanders, attached)

"

"

Capt. Macbean

"

Nooitgedacht.

" Watson

"

Western Transvaal.

Lieut. Ely

Died of disease

 

" Dennis

"

"

Capt. Dibley

Wounded

Talana.

" Lowndes

"

"

Lieut. Perreau

"

"

Maj. Gordon

"

Colenso.

Capt. Shewan

"

"

Lieut. Macleod

"

"

Maj. English

"

Venter's Spruit and Zuikerbosch.

Capt. Hill

"

Pieter's Hill.

Lieut. Brodhurst Hill

"

"

" Lane

"

Hart's Hill.

" Dennis

"

"

" Bradford.

"

Pieter's Hill.

" Haskard

"

"

Capt. Carington Smith

"

Sanna's Post and Heidelberg.

Lt.-Col. Mills

"

Alleman's Nek.

Lieut. Seppings

"

"

" Taylor

"

Parys.

Capt. Kinsman

"

Near Mafeking.

" Chapman

"

Itala.

Lieut. Lefroy

"

"

(p. 255) XII.
Honours and Rewards of Officers of the 2nd Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

C.B.

BREVETS.

Colonel C. D. Cooper.

Major F. P. English.

" G. A. Mills.

Brevet-Major Godley.

" H. T. Hicks.

Captain McBean.

 

Major A. W. Gordon.

D.S.O.

Captain E. Fetherstonhaugh.

Major S. G. Bird.

" C. F. Romer.

" W. H. O. Neill.

" P. Maclear.

Brevet-Major A. F. Pilson.

" H. Carington Smith.

" W. J. Venour.

Major A. J. Chapman.

Captain H. M. Shewan.

Captain M. Lowndes.

" G. N. Cory.

 

Lieutenant E. A. A. De Salis.

SPECIAL PROMOTIONS.

" C. Garvice.

Lieutenant Watson.

" Lefroy.

" E. A. A. De Salis.

" W. F. Stirling.

" Lefroy.

" C. T. W. Grimshaw.

 

" A. Moore.

 

Captain-Quartermaster R. Baker.

 

XIII.
N.C.O.'s and Men of 2nd Royal Dublin Fusiliers Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal.

Reg. No.

Rank and Name.

3423

Sgt. M. Connor

A.O. 163 of 1901

4290

" Hunt

1664

" Sheridan

 

L.-Cpl. J. Kelly

 

Pte. W. Holmes

 

" P. Kelly

 

" E. Reid

 

 

Sgt.-Mj. F. A. Whalen 5th R.D. Fus.

A.O. 15 of 1902

 

Qmr.-Sgt. B. T. Bruen 5th R.D. Fus.

 

Col.-Sgt. F. Gage

 

Arm.-Sgt. T. H. Ford, attached R.D. Fus.

 

Sgt. W. Brown

2892

" J. Ryan

 

Cpl. G. F. Frost, 1st Batt. R.D. Fus.

 

L.-Cpl. Melia

 

Pte. W. Connell

 

" W. Cullen

 

" A. Dowling

 

" M. Farrelly

 

" M. Kavanagh

 

" J. McCormack

6642

" C. N. Wallace

 

43

Sgt.-Maj. J. Burke

A.O. 10 of 1903

4637

Col.-Sgt. J. Ambrose

5178

" T. Crean

 

" M. Dunne

 

Cpl. P. Flannery

 

Pte. P. Furlong

 

 

Col.-Sgt. J. H. Robinson, 1st Batt. R.D. Fus.

A.O. 172 of 1903

(p. 256) XIV.
An Address Presented by the Natal United Irish Association.

The Officers, Non-commissioned Officers, and Men of the 2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

The recent war, from which we welcome you back, marks another epoch of glory in the annals of your distinguished battalion. It was our privilege on several occasions to be favoured at social functions with the presence of officers and men of the Dublin Fusiliers, and we felt assured that the goodness of character and disposition which shed their radiance at those gatherings, would shine with added lustre when in the face of danger and death. The popularity of your regiment in Natal has only been exceeded by your distinguished gallantry in the field, and as we followed your fortunes with feelings of deepest interest throughout the campaign, our hearts thrilled with pride as we read of your gallant and heroic deeds. As you held the position of honour at the march to Lucknow, so were you by the unanimous consent of the army awarded a similar position in the entry to Ladysmith. The marvellous bravery displayed by your regiment in the terrible fighting between Talana Hill and Tugela, forms a fitting sequel to your magnificent record in the Indian Peninsula; and we as Irishmen can take a legitimate pride in the fact that your muster-roll of glory is replete with familiar names which abound throughout the hills and valleys of our far-off motherland. The name and fame of your regiment are world-wide; and whether on frozen shores or in tropical climes, a light-heartedness, an uncomplaining endurance of hardship and fatigue, and a ready adaptability to circumstances, afford abundant proof that the best traditions of our race have been maintained by the Dublin Fusiliers. In the vast territories of Hindustan as in South Africa, you have shown the world the material of which an Irish soldier is made. In the many engagements in which you have taken part, you have seen your enemies fall thick around you, and seen, too, the crimson tide ebb from the heart of many a brave comrade, whose last good-bye will (p. 257) remain for ever hallowed in your memory. You have returned triumphant from this WAR, and though, alas! your numbers are fewer, your hearts are as stout and your spirits as intrepid as ever. The land which claims you as her sons has in proportion to her capabilities given more hostages to glory than any land beneath the sun, and well and nobly have you upheld that national renown. You have won a name and éclat that will go down through the ages, and with the hope that countless honours are yet in store to further illumine the aureole of your prestige,

We are yours faithfully,

Chas. Donnelly, President.

James P. Donnelly, Hon. Treasurer.

E. G. O'Flaherty, Hon. Secretary.

 

Vice-Presidents:

Crawford Lindsay.

Thos. Kelly.

A. Trimble.

J. F. E. Barnes.

 

Committee:

W. P. Bowen.

C. W. Kay Evans.

W. J. Lyons.

R. S. W. Barnes.

P. O'Neill.

J. J. O'Neill.

E. Butler.

D. Lane.

N. F. Black.

XV.
Address From the European Inhabitants of Aden To The Members of the Sergeants' Mess, 2nd Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

To the Members of the Sergeants' Mess, 2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

We, the undersigned, take advantage of this occasion, the eve of your departure from among us, to place on record our very high esteem of the many sociable qualities displayed by you since your battalion arrived in this station from South Africa in February, 1902.

Coming to Aden at a time when, after the brilliant services you had rendered to your Sovereign and country in that uncertain field of the reputation of battalions as (p. 258) well as individuals—South Africa, you had every reason to expect a far better station, a union with those near and dear to you, and therefore every reason to be despondent. Instead, you threw yourselves into the social life of this place in such a way that, before you were here many weeks, it was felt that you, who had displayed the brilliant qualities so characteristic of your race on many a hard-fought field in South Africa, were not lacking in those social qualities which tend to enhance the popularity of His Majesty's forces, and make life a little less irksome in what all must admit is not a pleasant spot.

Words fail to express what we all feel at being compelled to say good-bye to you, who have been more than friends to so many of us, and in leaving Aden for return to your homeland, we assure you that you carry with you the sincerest good wishes of all.

We shall always have a kindly feeling for you, and watch your future with great interest, and, above all, we trust that you will find those from whom you have so long been separated in the best of health, and that a long life and prosperity is before you.

W. Smith.

F. Wiseman.

C. Elliott.

G. C. Kennedy.

W. Willows.

R. Thorlin.

E. B. Batchelor.

H. M. Hanley.

T. Graves.

E. B. Owen.

R. Griffiths.

J. A. Rupert Jones.

A. Handy.

J. R. Deane.

C. A. Holland.

T. W. Twaddle.

C. J. Hocking.

C. O. Craven.

J. M. Giltinan.

J. Mallia.

F. C. Brewin.

J. Inglott.

F. Wells.

G. Noel.

E. Hall.

J. F. Field.

F. J. Clay.

E. Hessleton.

G. R. Chamarett.

F. Penha.

P. C. Kelly.

 

(p. 259) XVI.
Extract From Battalion Orders Issued At Ladysmith, 27/10/99.

Para. 2. Strength.—The following officers and men, killed in action on the 20th inst. at the Battle of Talana, are struck off the strength:—

Capt. G. A. Weldon.

No.

5103

Pte.

P. Cahill, A Coy.

 

No.

5931

Pte.

P. Crotty, E Coy.

"

5794

"

A. Merrill, E Coy.

 

"

5918

"

P. Callaghan, H Coy.

Died of wounds received in action on 21st:—

2nd Lieut. C. J. Genge.
No. 1166 Col.-Sgt. F. Anderson, F Coy.

The Commanding Officer, while expressing his deep regret at these casualties, can fully testify to the gallant manner in which each and all met their death, fighting for their Queen and upholding the regimental honour.

XVII.
Extract From Battalion Orders, Dated Frere, 18/12/99.

Para. 3. Strength.—The following officers, N.C.O.'s, and men, having been killed in action at Colenso on the 15th inst., are struck off the strength of the battalion from that date:—

2nd Battalion.

Lieut. Robert Clive Bolton Henry.

Reg. No.

Rank and Name.

Reg. No.

Rank and Name.

Reg. No.

Rank and Name.

3441

Sgt. Hayes.

 

5833

Pte. Dillon.

 

6134

Pte. Pearse.

6287

L.-Cpl. Gibson.

 

4795

" Murphy.

 

4560

" Clifford.

6044

" Cathcart.

 

4380

" Doolan.

 

4838

" Flood.

5123

Pte. Broderick.

 

4299

" McAlpine.

 

5319

L.-Cpl. Coyne.

4488

" Smith.

 

5044

" Moore.

 

6165

Pte. Bennett.

5930

" Sinnott.

 

4462

" Murphy.

 

 

1st Battalion.

Capt. Arthur Henry Bacon.

Reg. No.

Rank and Name.

Reg. No.

Rank and Name.

Reg. No.

Rank and Name.

3993

Col.-Sgt. Magee.

 

6472

Pte. Hayes.

 

4095

Pte. Usher.

3514

Sgt. Flynn.

 

4192

" Neill.

 

3108

" Connell.

4869

" Callan.

 

3906

" Walsh.

 

6002

" Wisdom.

5505

Pte. Cole.

 

4273

" Nolan.

 

4387

" Toole.

4301

" Carroway.

 

3273

" Costello.

 

4242

" Joyce.

2943

" O'Keefe.

 

2504

" Bissett.

 

4672

" Maddox.

?

" O'Keefe.

 

4193

" Deevey.

 

(p. 260) The Commanding Officer, whilst deeply regretting, in common with all ranks, the severe loss the regiment has sustained in the deaths of Captain Bacon and Lieutenant Henry and the N.C.O.'s and men killed in action at Colenso on Friday last, desires to place on record his high appreciation of the admirable spirit displayed by all ranks in unflinching pressing forward under a very heavy fire to the attack of a practically impregnable position.

The names of the officers, N.C.O.'s, and men who fell will, he feels sure, be honoured in the annals of the regiment, as having set a noble example of fearless courage and devotion to duty.

XVIII.

Colenso, 18/12/99 (5).

Telegram re Decease Sergeant Linehan.

'From Censor to G.O.C. L. of Comn.

'No. 5514 Cable from Lorenzo Marquez says that Sergeant Linehan, Fusiliers, died Racecourse, Pretoria, of Dysentery, Friday last. Buried Catholic Cemetery.'

XIX.

Frere, 25/12/99 (3).

The Queen's Message, Christmas, 1899.

'I wish you and all my brave soldiers a happy Christmas. God protect and bless you all.—V.R.I.'

XX.

Spearman's Camp, 29/1/00 (6).

Captain C. A. Hensley died of Wounds 21/1/00; struck off Strength; Order regretting his Loss.

The following Officer and N.C.O. having been killed in action and died of wounds on the dates opposite their names, are struck off the strength of battalion accordingly:—

Captain C. A. Hensley, died of wounds 21/1/00.
No. 5668 Lance-Sergeant Taylor, D company, killed in action 20/1/00.

Whilst in common with all ranks deeply deploring the severe loss the battalion has sustained by the death of Captain Hensley, the Commanding Officer desires to place on record (p. 261) his great appreciation of the services rendered on all occasions by the late Captain Hensley, whose zeal, devotion to duty, and gallantry in action was ever conspicuous since the present war began. He feels sure he is but expressing the sentiments of all ranks in saying that his name will always be handed down in honour to future generations of the regiment as one of those who have nobly striven to shed additional lustre on the regiment's reputation.

XXI.

Spearman's Camp, 31/1/00 (3)

Present of Tobacco from past Officers, and Letter, &c.

The following letter, accompanying a present of 400 pounds of tobacco sent to the N.C.O.'s and men of the battalion by some former officers of the battalion, has been received to-day:—

'From the old Officers of the 2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers to the N.C.O.'s, rank and file of the 2nd Royal Dublin Fusiliers, in token of their high appreciation of the conspicuous gallantry displayed by the battalion during the campaign, now in progress in South Africa, in which they have so brilliantly maintained the ancient traditions of the "Old Toughs."'

The following names are appended to the above:—Colonel R. Taylor, Colonel Colville Frankland, Colonel C. E. Glasse, Colonel W. Holmes, Colonel F. Taylor, Colonel W. C. Riddell, Lieut.-Colonel Reeves, Lieut.-Colonel F. W. Graham, Lieut.-Colonel A. A. Godwin, Lieut.-Colonel R. H. Mansel, Lieut.-Colonel M. J. Hickley, Lieut.-Colonel J. R. Povah, Major the Hon. H. M. Hobart Hampden, Major R. L. Shaw, Major S. J. Wynne, Major E. Pearse, Captain A. M. Horrocks, Captain R. D. Vincent, Captain H. J. Guyon, Lieutenant W. S. Burmester.

Reply.

'Colonel Cooper, the Officers, N.C.O.'s and men of the 2nd Battalion the Royal Dublin Fusiliers desire to return their very heartfelt thanks to Colonel Frankland and the old Officers of the battalion for their kind thoughtfulness in providing the men with tobacco.

(p. 262) 'They beg to assure the old Officers that their gift is most thoroughly appreciated, as also the expression of goodwill and admiration of the battalion's services in the present campaign which accompanies it.

'To know that the old Officers still continue to follow with interest and admiration the fortunes and doings of the "Old Toughs" will ever be an incentive to all ranks to do all that lies in their power to maintain the reputation which the old Officers helped to win for the corps in days gone by.'

XXII.

Spearman's Camp, 1/2/00 (5).

Lance-Sergeant Merry promoted for Gallantry.

The Commanding Officer has been pleased to specially promote the undermentioned N.C.O. to the rank of Sergeant from January 12th for meritorious service in the field:—

No. 4441 Lance-Sergeant J. Merry, H company.

XXIII.

Ladysmith, 5/3/00 (2).

Losses in Action, including Colonel Sitwell and Captain Maitland, noted and deplored.

The following Officers, N.C.O.'s and men having been killed in action on the dates opposite their names, are struck off the strength of the battalion, or cease to be attached to it as the case may be, from those dates accordingly:—

Major and Brevet-Lieut.-Colonel C. H. G. Sitwell, D.S.O., 24/2/00.

Captain S. C. Maitland, 2nd Gordon Highlanders (attached), 24/2/00.

No.

4871

Pte.

J. White.

 

No.

4743

Pte.

T. Reid (attached). 24.2.00

"

4262

Cpl.

J. Seymour.

 

"

5073

"

Kinsella.

"

5359

Pte.

Galbraith.

 

"

6296

"

Allen.

"

2872

"

Wade.

 

"

5618

"

T. Purcell.

"

4012

"

J. Armstrong.

 

"

1717

"

Sherwin.

"

2037

"

Whelan.

 

"

2327

"

Grimes.

"

3303

"

Timmins.

 

"

1749

Sgt.

T. Brennan.

Died of wounds 2/3/00:—

No. 5745 Pte. Brady.

Whilst in common with the rest of the battalion deeply deploring the loss of so many brave Officers, N.C.O.'s and  men, and sympathising with those who have been wounded, the Commanding Officer wishes to place on record his high appreciation of the services rendered to the battalion on all occasions by the late Major and Brevet-Lieut.-Colonel Sitwell, whose distinguished career hitherto tended to the honour and reputation of the regiment. All ranks of the battalion join with him, he is sure, in lamenting the loss of such a distinguished soldier and comrade, and a brilliant career thus suddenly though gloriously cut short.

To the late Captain Maitland's sterling qualities as an officer and comrade he would also wish to bear testimony. His services to the battalion during a very trying and critical time were most valuable. On behalf of the battalion he offers the late Captain Maitland's relatives and brother-officers his deepest sympathy.

XXIV.

5/3/00 (4).

The Queen's Message re Relief of Ladysmith.

The following telegram, received by the Commander-in-Chief on the relief of Ladysmith from Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, is published for information of all ranks:—

'Thank God for news you have telegraphed to me. Congratulate you with all my heart.—V.R.I.'

XXV.

Ladysmith, 5/3/00 (3).

The Queen's Message—'My Brave Irish.'

The Commanding Officer has much pleasure in publishing for the information of all ranks, the following message from Her Majesty the Queen, to the 5th Brigade, which was recently received by the G.O.C. in Chief in Natal.

'To General Buller, Natal.

'I have heard with the deepest concern of the heavy losses sustained by my brave Irish soldiers. I desire to express my admiration of the splendid fighting qualities which they have exhibited throughout these trying operations.—V.R.I.'

(p. 264) The following Reply was sent by Sir Redvers Buller:—

'Sir Redvers Buller has, on the part of the Irish Brigade, to thank the Queen for her gracious telegram of sympathy and encouragement.'

XXVI.

5/3/00 (5).

Letter to Gordon Highlanders, re Captain Maitland.

The Commanding Officer has, on behalf of the battalion, forwarded the following letter to the Officer Commanding the 2nd Gordon Highlanders.

'Ladysmith, 5/3/00.

'Dear Major Scott,—

'On behalf of myself and the officers of the battalion, I write to offer you all our very deepest sympathy in the severe loss your battalion has sustained by the death of Captain Maitland.

'I find it hard to adequately express to you how very deeply the whole of my battalion laments his loss, and I know I am only expressing the sentiments of all ranks when I assure you that his memory will ever be cherished in the battalion.

'A better or more conscientious officer I have never had under my command. We would all esteem it a very great favour if you could send us a photograph of our late dear comrade, and might I also so far trespass on your kindness, as to ask for one for his company (G) as well, which I need hardly say will be highly prized by them.

'Yours, &c. (Signed) C. D. Cooper.'

XXVII.

Ladysmith, 14/3/00 (3).

Natal Army Orders. The Wearing of Shamrock on St. Patrick's Day.

The following extracts from Natal Army Orders are published for information:—

'(1) The General Commanding has to communicate to the troops the following telegram he has received from the C. in C. viz.

'Her Majesty the Queen is pleased to order that in (p. 265) future on St. Patrick's Day all ranks in Her Majesty's Irish regiments shall wear as a distinction a sprig of shamrock in their head-dress to commemorate the gallantry of Her Irish soldiers during the recent battles in South Africa.

'Wolseley.'

XXVIII.

Ladysmith, 18/3/00.

Winston Churchill's Telegram to Regiment.

The following telegrams received yesterday, and replies thereto, are published for information:—

'To Colonel, Dublin Fusiliers, Ladysmith.

'My earnest congratulations on the honour the Dublin Fusiliers more than any other regiment have won for the land of their birth. We are all wearing the shamrock here.

'(Signed) Winston Churchill.'

Reply.

'To Winston Churchill, Lord Dundonald's Brigade.

'Many thanks for your kind message received yesterday, all ranks appreciate your kind expressions.

'(Signed) Colonel, Dublin Fusiliers.'

XXIX.

18/3/00 (1).

Colenso Railwaymen's Telegram to Regiment.

'To Brigadier-General Cooper, Commanding Irish Brigade, Ladysmith.

'On St. Patrick's Day the railway men of Colenso respectfully wish to convey to the officers and men of Her Majesty's Dublin Fusiliers their best wishes for a speedy termination of the present war, in which the Dublins have borne so glorious a part. The whole of South Africa rings with praise of the gallant Irish Brigade. We mourn with you the loss of so many gallant men of your command. They have fallen in their defence of a united South Africa, over which, please God, Her Most Gracious Majesty's flag will fly from Cape Town to the Zambesi.

'(Signed) Inspector Campbell.'

(p. 266) Reply.

18/3/00 (1).

'To Inspector Campbell, Colenso.

'On behalf of the officers and men under my command, please accept our heartfelt thanks for your kind message and expressions of sympathy.

(Signed) Colonel Cooper.'

XXX.

5th Brigade Orders, 18/3/00 (1).

Cape Town Irishmen send Telegram.

The following telegram has been received by General Sir Redvers Buller:—

'Cape Town Irishmen wish the gallant Irish officers and men under your command many returns of St. Patrick's Day, and would express their heartfelt admiration for the way in which they have maintained unsullied the splendid military traditions of Ireland and the Empire under your gallant leadership.'

XXXI.

Ladysmith, 20/3/00 (2).

The Queen sends Telegram of Thanks.

The following reply to telegram sent by Colonel Cooper on behalf of the battalion to Her Majesty the Queen on Shamrock Day was received yesterday:—

'The Queen thanks her Dublin Fusiliers for loyal message. Windsor Castle, 18th.'

XXXII.

Elandslaagte, 3/4/00 (7).

Colonel Saunderson's Letter.

The following letter was received to-day by the Commanding Officer from Colonel Saunderson, M.P.:—

'Castle Saunderson, Belturbet, 1/3/00.

'Dear Sir,

'I cannot help writing to you to express on my part, and on the part of every loyal Irishman, the pride and sympathy we take in the heroic deeds of the Dublin Fusiliers in South Africa. Your gallant regiment has shed a lustre on the army to which they belong and on the country from which they come.

(p. 267) 'No words of mine can express the admiration we feel for their loyalty, their courage, and their indomitable determination. I hope they realise how our hearts are with them.'

A reply thanking Colonel Saunderson has been sent by the Commanding Officer.

XXXIII.

Fourteen Streams, 12/5 (3).

Death of Second Lieutenant J. T. Dennis at Aliwal North, May 2nd. Enteric.

The Commanding Officer deeply regrets to announce the death of Second Lieutenant J. T. Dennis, which occurred at Aliwal North on May 2nd of enteric.

XXXIV.

17/5/00 (4).

General Hart congratulates 1st Borders and 2nd Royal Dublin Fusiliers on their Marching.

Major-General Hart congratulates the 1st Border Regiment and 2nd Royal Dublin Fusiliers upon the recent instance of their marching powers. For military reasons it was needful after the march forward yesterday to march back at once to Fourteen Streams. As far as he can arrive at a tolerably accurate estimate of the ground gone over, these two battalions in the course of yesterday and last night marched twenty-six miles in the space of nineteen hours. And the strong point is that they arrived at the end of it in compact formation, still going a good pace, and without any straggling or falling out. The Major-General accordingly puts this event on record.

XXXV.

Heidelberg, 2/7/00 (5).

Colonel Cooper's Farewell Order.

The following farewell order by Major-General C. D. Cooper is published for information. The Commanding Officer regrets that its publication has been unavoidably postponed till now:—

'In bidding farewell to the battalion in which I have (p. 268) served for so many years, I wish to thank all ranks from the bottom of my heart for the kind and efficient support accorded to me during the period of my command—close on five years. It was always my ambition to command the battalion, and on active service, and I feel very thankful that my wish was granted. We have fought together and worked hard for our noble Queen and country, and all ranks have shown that good spirit and bravery that has made the battalion what it is. You may rest assured that I will always take the greatest interest in the doings of the battalion, and I shall never forget the happy days spent amongst you. I much regret that I was unable to wish you Godspeed in person, but I sincerely hope I shall soon see you all again. My very sincere sympathy and regret at our very heavy losses. May God bless you all.

'(Signed)
C. D. Cooper,
Major-General Commanding 4th Brigade.'

XXXVI.

Heidelberg, 24/7/00 (6).

General Buller's Telegram re Zuikerbosch.

The following telegram received by the G.O.C. is published for information:—

'from Sir Redvers Buller.

'So glad to hear of your fight. Good old Dublins, and tell them so from me, and well done you.'

XXXVII.

Krugersdorp, 4/10/00 (8).

A Patrol under Lieutenant Garvice, &c.

A patrol under Lieutenant Garvice, Commanding Virginia Railway Station, came in contact with some Boers on the 1st. We had one man wounded, Boers three, whom they had to leave on the ground. The casualties in the 2nd Coldstream Guards near Pan were caused by the enemy's fire, the majority of the wounds were caused by explosive bullets: the men behaved very well, and everybody kept their heads, otherwise the loss would have been greater, as the Boers opened fire at sixty yards range.

(p. 269) XXXVIII.

Krugersdorp, 4/10/00 (8).

Colonel Rochford's Attack.

Colonel Rochford attacked a small Boer laager between Pretoria and Johannesburg before dawn yesterday, with Royal Dublin Fusiliers and M.I. Fusiliers. He rushed the position with the bayonet. Nine prisoners were captured, most of them men of importance, who have been troubling the district for some time. A small party of Boers made their way to Dewetsdorp and Wepener. General Kelly Kenny has sent troops to occupy both these places.

XXXIX.

Krugersdorp, 16/12/00 (8).

Commanding Officer's Remarks on Trek.

The Commanding Officer is very well pleased with the way the men marched in this trip, doing 102 miles in six days, an average of seventeen miles a day; also with their excellent conduct and the cheerful way in which all difficulties were met. The results of the trip were over 1000 head of sheep and cattle and seven waggons captured, thirty barns of forage burnt, and innumerable stocks of oat hay, some of which concealed ammunition.

XL.

Letter from General Hart.

Lieut.-Colonel Hicks, Commanding 2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

The manner in which the encampment of your battalion is arranged deserves my special commendation. On very bad camping-ground, beset with rocks and bush, and afflicted with dust between, I find your companies excellently established by ingenious and industrious adaptation to circumstances. The regularity and tidiness are conspicuous, and have been noted by me with great satisfaction. I need not say how much neatness of arrangements must conduce to quickness and good quality of soldier work.

(Signed)
A. Fitzroy Hart,
Major-General Commanding Irish Brigade.

Fourteen Streams, May 20th 1900.

(p. 270) XLI.

Krugersdorp, 25/1/01 (4).

General Hart's Farewell.

The following Farewell Order by Major-General A. Fitzroy Hart, C.B., is published for information:—

'In leaving to take another command, I wish you, my brother soldiers of my force, farewell.

'It is an article of my faith, that you would go anywhere and do anything required in battle.

'I leave you with deep regret, and of course I must feel this particularly for the last of my old Irish brigade with which I began the war.

'In departing, I give you this scrap of advice: Be individually, whenever opportunity offers personally, not only kind but generous to the inhabitants of this country which we have taken from them, and among whom so many of our countrymen and countrywomen will have to dwell. It will not diminish your soldierly strength, and it will hasten a welcome for the pleasant government of peace.'

XLII.

Fort Kilmarnock, 25/9/01 (6).

Letter from Captain Anley.

The following extracts from a letter received from Brevet-Major Anley, Commanding 3rd M.I., are published for information:—

'The behaviour of your M.I. company continues to be very good. Lieutenant Garvice and thirty men of the company did excellent service the other day, when acting as rearguard to a convoy which was leaving Carolina. It was reported that it was due to the steadiness of the men of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, and the able manner they were handled by Lieutenant Garvice, that the convoy got in without loss.

'The Inspector-General M.I. wrote and asked me to congratulate Lieutenant Garvice on the behaviour of his men. No. 4701, Private Kelly, R.D.F., was recommended for gallantry on this occasion.

'(Signed)
F. Gore Anley,
Brevet-Major Commanding 3rd Battalion M.I.'

(p. 271) XLIII.

Conspicuous Gallantry at Gaskraal On August 28th, &c.

The following extract from Army Order No. 418, dated Pretoria, September 28th, 1901, is published for information:—

'No. 1. The following have been brought to notice of the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, for gallantry and good service:

2nd Royal Dublin Fusiliers: No. 6491, Lce.-Cpl. T. O'Connor (killed).

For great and conspicuous gallantry when very closely engaged with enemy at Gaskraal on 28th Aug. 1901.'

XLIV.

Lord Kitchener's Wire.

'I know I am speaking for the whole army in South Africa, when I wish the Dublin Fusiliers Godspeed, and congratulate them on the fine record they have established during their services in the country.'

Answer.

'I beg to thank your Lordship in the name of the regiment for your very kind and congratulatory telegram, which is much appreciated by all ranks.'

XLV.

Roll of Officers, 2nd Royal Dublin Fusiliers, who embarked at Durban on s.s. 'Sicilia,' on the 29/1/02, en route for Aden.

Rank and Name.

 

Rank and Name.

Col.

H. T. Hicks, C.B.

 

Lieut.

A. de B. W. W. Bradford.

Maj.

S. G. Bird, D.S.O.

 

"

S. G. De C. Wheeler.

Capt. and Bt.-Maj.

E. Fetherstonhaugh.

 

2nd Lieut.

A. W. Newton.

Capt. and Bt.-Maj.

M. Lowndes.

 

"

E. St. G. Smith

Capt.

H. W. Higginson.

 

"

R. F. B. Knox.

"

G. N. Cory, D.S.O.

 

"

J. P. Tredennick.

Lieut.

C. Garvice, D.S.O.

 

"

B. Maclear.

"

L. F. Renny.

 

"

J. P. B. Robinson.

"

J. McD. Haskard.

 

"

E. F. E. Seymour.

"

A. H. D. Britton.

 

"

H. St. G. M. S. Scott.

 

Lieut.

J. Burke (Quartermaster).

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