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This may be of interest to others especially if they live within striking distance of Sheffield.

The one I am interested in is Lance Corporal John Grimstone on page 125. So if anybody gets to Sheffield please remember me!

For the record John Grimstone was born in Smethwick but moved to Birmingham shortly afterwards. He did 6 years home service and while stationed in Sheffield married a Sheffield lass. After nearly 3 years in South Africa he returned to Sheffield. He enlisted again in WW1 but never left Blighty and was discharged after a fairly short time.

I think the Lt Hamer Boteler Chalmer in brackets refers to a cover photo – he was a real person have found him on a medal which he signed off as a Captain and on several Public Family Trees on Ancestry. He appears again on page 9.

SHEFFIELD AT THE FRONT is a pictorial memorial, published by Sheffield Independent Newspapers, to all those Sheffield men who served in the Boer War, both those who died and those who survived. It consists largely of photographs, both individual portraits and groups. There is a copy in Sheffield Local Studies Library.

The following is an index originally posted on the ENG-Sheffield genealogy list by Eric Youle in Australia. Note: Eric said when posting it that there may still be scanning errors:

{Lt. Hamer Boteler Chalmer}

NAME, RANK, REGIMENT, PAGE
Abbott W R Private Strathcona’s Horse 112
Adamson P D Private Shropshire K L I 85
Allen J Sergt K O Y L I 101
Allen Harry Private Yorks & Lancs 33
Alsop F Sergt Yorks & Lancs 33
Anthonies Sapper Volunteer Engineers 25
Anthonies H Private Sapper Volunteer Engineers 111
Archer G Private St John Ambulance 142
Archer G E W Private St John Ambulance 141
Armitage C Private Imperial Yeomanry 41
Arnold J W Private Yorks & Lanc, Regt. 125
Arnott R Sergt. Maj Hallamshire 47
Ashby Lance Corpl Volunteer Engineers 25
Ashby J Sapper Volunteer Engineers 111
Asher George P C 247 Coldstream Guards 92
Ashforth D Private Hallamshire 31
Ashmore Albert Private K O Y L I 45
Ashton G Sergt. Gordon Highlanders 51
Ashton R C Private Hallamshire 23
Aspinall Edgar Lance Corpl. K O Y L I 113
Atkin Jas. (Jim) Private K O Y L I 113
Atkin Fred J Lance Corpl. K O Y L I 113
Auger W H Private Hallamshire 31
Badger W Trooper 13th Hussars 129
Bagshaw A Private K O Y L I 64
Baines William Trooper 13th Hussars 46
Baker R Private Yorks & Lancs Regt. 56
Barker Fred Private K O Y L I 134
Barnsley Lieutenant Hallamshire Rifles 69
Barnsley Lieut Volunteer Engineers 25
Barrows D Private K Royal Rifles 65
Barton Private Imperial Yeomanry 41
Bateman T Private Imperial Yeomanry 41
Baxter Fred Private Gordon Highlanders 64
Beal Sapper Volunteer Engineers 25
Beard P Private Imperial Yeomanry 41
Beard Percy Trooper Imperial Yeomanry 55
Belk Lieut. Kimberly Lt Horse 110
Bennett J Private K O Y L I 71
Bennett Tom Driver Royal Field Arty. 79
Betts J W Private Cheshire Regt. 65
Biggin Chas. Private K O Y L I 113
Bingham Private Hallamshire Rifles 3
Birch Bernard Driver Royal Artillery 141
Black Gunner 79th Field Battery 33
Blakey G H Private Imperial Yeomanry 41
Bloom E Lanc Cpl Sheffield Engineers 5
Bloom Lance Corpl Volunteer Engineers 25
Boardman John Bandsman K O Y L I 129
Bond T W Private Sherwood Foresters 128
Booker A Corpl. K O Y L I 45
Booker W Sapper Sheffield Engineers 5
Booker Sapper Volunteer Engineers 25
Bowdler W H Private Ambulance 90
Bowdler W H Private Ambulance 11
Bowell W G Private Coaldstream Guards 74
Bowen Ben Sergt. Yorks & Lancs 100
Bowen Sergt Yorks & Lancs Regt 116
Bradwell William N Trooper 17th Lancers 51
Brambston John Thomas Private Imperial Yeomanry 100
Brammer S Lance Corpl K O Yorks Lt Inf 32
Brant J Private Coldstream Guards g3
Brennan J Private Connaught Rifles 83
Brennan R Sergeant Royal Dublin Fusiler lS?
Briggs H Private Hallamshires 88
Briggs C Private Imperial Yeomanry 41
Brightmore E Gunner Garrison Arty SFFF 83
Broad Frederick PC65 3rd Grenadiers 53
Broughton Thomas Private Coldstream Guards 115
Broughton J Private Yorks & Lancs Reserve 30
Brown W A Private Ambulance 114
Brown H Private K O Y L I 130
Brown H Private K O Y L I 136
Brown A Private Yorks & Lancs Regt. 115
Buck P Sheffield Ambulance 17
Bulliment A Private K O Y L I 126
Bunting . Sergt Hallamshire 47
Bunting A E Sergt Hallamshire Rif1es 7
Bunting Sergt Hallamshire Rifles 9
Bunting William Hy. Private K O Y L I 71
Bunting William Yorks & Lancs 86
Burgin G Private St John Ambulance 81
Burkinshaw RSM Royal Irish Lancers 84
Burkinsher Dick Farr Sergt. 5th Royal Irish Lanc 48
Burrell Sapper Volunteer Engineers 25
Burrell William E Private W Y E Volunteers 95
Bush Alfred Private Coldstream Guards 95
Bush A Coldstredm Guards 86
Butterworth T Private K O Y L I 45
Cadman C Private Imperial Yeomanry 41
Cadman Private Imperial Yeomanry 41
Campbell R Trooper Imperial Yeomanry 55
Campey E M Miss 141
Carr R Private Yorks & Lancs 130
Carvell H Trooper Imperial Yeomanry 122
Chalmer Lieut Hallamshire Rifles 9
Chambers G W Private Gordon Highlanders 60
Checkley T J Private Royal Warwickshires 131
Clarke Private Imperial Yeomanry 99
Clarke J Trooper Imperial Yeomanry 111
Clarke John Trooper Queens O Y. Dragoons 78
Cobb George P C 97 Yorks Light Inf. 34
Cobban William Sergt. 5th Fusiliers 107
Coldwell Clifton Sergent Yorks & Lancs Regt 72
Cooke Trooper Imperial Yeomanry 67
Copley Walter Private K O Y L I 58
Copley J Corpl. Yorks & Lanks Regt. 126
Cotterill Charles P C 189 Dragoon Guards 76
Couldwell William Sergt. Cheshire Regt. 83
Crofts W Sheffield Ambulance 17
Crooks T Private K O Y L I 82
Crossland Albert Private Yorks & Lancs-Regt 77
Crowther Jas. Private Ambulance Brigade 136
Crowther J Private St John Ambulance 142
Cundy R H Private Hallamshire Rifles 139
Cuoke Albert P C432 2nd Dragoons 92
Dale John Corpl. K O Y L I 58
Darbyshire P P Captain 5th Dragoon Guards 84
Davies A Private Hallamshire Rifles 1
Davies David Wm. Bandsman P O W Yorks Regt. 143
Davis J Private St John Ambulance 143
Dawson T Private St John Ambulance 81
Deakin G Private K O Y L I 101
Denial Percy Trooper 10th Royal Hussars 26
Dickenson . Farr. Corpl Yorks. Dragoons 125
Dickinson R Sergt Farr Imperial Yeomanry 20
Dixon E Trooper Imperial Yeomanry 20
Dixon Private Imperial Yeomanry 99
Dixon John Gunner Royal Artillery 107
Doane W Private Coldstream Guards 97
Drake H Private St John Ambulance 81
Duff Sergt. Maj Hallamshire 47
Duff Sgt Maj Hallamshire Rifle 1
Duff Sergt Major Hallamshire Rifles 9
Dugdale Fred Private 18th Hussars 128
Dugdale William Private Yorks & Lancs Regt. 134
Dungworth W Private K O Y L I 126
Dunlop James H Lance Corpl 1st Border Regt. 107
Dunstan Trooper Imperial Yeomanry 67
Dye A PC 159 Coldstream Reservist 28
Dyson Trooper Imperial Yeomanry 67
Earl T Sheffield Ambulance 17
Elliott Walter Private K O Yorks Lt Inf 32
Ellis H S Coy Srgt Maj Sheffield Engineers 14
Ellis Coy Sergt Maj Volunteer Engineers 25
Elliss H C Sergt. Volunteer Engineers 49
Etches C S Corpl. Imperial Yeomanry 77
Evans T Sheffield Ambulance 17
Evans T Private St John Ambulance 66
Fawcett Arthur Corpl. Army Service Corps 108
Fields W Private K O Y L I 100
Fields A Driver Royal Field Arty. 79
Fieldsend F Lance Corpl K O Y L I 71
Fieldsend Frank Corpl. K O Y L I 117
Fish W E Sergeant Royal Horse Arty. 141
Fisher G Private Kings Royal Rifle Cr 36
Fiske H Sergt. 2nd Devon Regt. 134
Fitzpatrick Joseph Private R Dublin Fusiliers 129
Fleming Sergt. Signalling Corps 85
Fletcher Thomas Private Yorks & Lancs Regt 72
Foster W H Private Coldstream Guards 95
Fox F Q M Sergt. Imperial Yeomanry 141
Fox Fred Staff Q M Sgt Imperial Yeomanry 127
Furniss J H Private Coldstream Guards 93
Gallimore Private Imperial Yeomanry 99
Garrett C Private Hallamshire Rifles 3
Gautier Francis P C 417 Cheshire Regt. 53
Gee Errlest Private Ambulance 90
Gee E Sheffield Ambulance 17
Gill W H Private Black Watch 118
Gill Joseph Corpl. Yorks & Lancs Regt. 112
Gillyatt Sergt. Imperial Yeomanry 41
Gleadall A Private K O Y L I 71
Gleadhill Sapper Volunteer Engineers 25
Gosling P C 262 Coldstream Reservist 28
Goude William Private Northants Regt. 139
Gough William Private R Dublin Fusiliers 138
Gould J W Trooper Imperial Yeomanry 55
Gould Private Imperial Yeomanry 99
Gozzard Sergt. Yorks & Lancs Regt. 124
Gozzard A J Sergt. Yorks & Lancs Reserv 30
Graham Richard P C 118 Derbyshire Regt. 34
Grainger Private Manchester Regt. 118
Greaves Private Imperial Yeomanry 99
Green John Private Coldstream Guards 100
Greenfield Albert Private Ambulance Brigade 11
Greenfield A Private St John Ambulance 81
Gregory T Corpl. Yorks & Lancs Regt 60
Gregson Private Imperial Yeomanry 9g
Gribben Joseph Henry Private Yorks & Lancs 143
Grimstone Lance Corpl. Connaught Rangers 125
Gunstone Harry Private Military Police 29
Hadden S Private Imperial Yeomanry 41
Hahn Elsie 61
Hailstone J R Private K O Y L I 101
Hales A Sheffield Ambulance 17
Hall A S Private Coldstream Guards 116
Hall W F Sergt. ColdstreaM Guards 116
Hall G Private K O Y L I 101
Hall W Staff Sargt R A M C 36
Hand W Private K O Y L I 129
Hanley Tom Private Yorks & Lancs 33
Harrison William Private East Yorks Regt 139
Harrison Jos. Private Halldmshires 88
Harrison W Trooper Yorks Dragoons 95
Harvey Fred Private Scottish Rifles 65
Haslam Sergt Major Imperial Yeomanry 99
Hawksley E L Lance Corpl Volunteer Engineers 19
Hawksley Lance Corpl Volunteer Engineers 25
Hawley J T Private 9th Lancers 22
Haye Weeks William Rev Rector Mafeking 137
Headley G Lance Corpl. Yorks & Lancs Regt. 109
Hepkins E Private Yorks & Lancs Regt. 139
Hepworth B H Private Hamphire Rifles 100
Hewitt W J Corpl. Sherwood Foresters 13
Hicken T Private P W O Yorks Regt. 36
Hill Henry P C 132 Army Service Corps 76
Hill A Private Yorks & Lancs Regt. 109
Hinchcliffe T Private Imperial Yeomanry 41
Hobartm J C Private St John Ambulance 81
Hobson W H Private Coldstream Guards 74
Hobson H Lance Corpl. Hallamshires 43
Hobson Albert E Private Yorks & Lancs Regt. 109
Hodkin Sergt. Yorks & Lancs 33
Hodson J Private Royal Horse Arty 143
Holmes George A P C 456 Yorks & Lancs Regt. 53
Holmshaw W H Private St John Ambulance 42
Holmshaw W H Private St John Ambulance 130
Hornby Edward Private Yorks & Lancs Regt. 109
Howarth G Private Yorks & Lancs Milita 87
Howell J Private Ambulance 114
Howell B Private Royal Engineers 132
Howells J Mr Red Cross 11
Hudson S Private Yorks & Lancs Regt 60
Hulse W Private St John Ambulance 81
Hume S Private Hallamshires 88
Hurst R P C 431 Coldstream Reservist 28
Ibbotson Sapper Volunteer Engineers 25
Ibbotson E Sapper Volunteer Engineers 49
Inman Joe Private East Kent Regt Buffs 68
Jackson A Private Coldstream Guards 62
Jackson Jesse Sergt. Welsh Regt. 130
Jackson Yorks & Lancs 86
Jeffs Sergt Imperial Yeomanry 40
Jinks J Corpl. Yorks & Lancs Regt. 56
Jones A Private Hallamshires 43
Jones Trooper Imperial Yeomanry 67
Jones H E Private K O Y L I 115
Jones Chas. Manship St John Ambulance 142
Josland J Coldstream Guards 86
Kay S Private Hallamshire Rifles 118
Kay Chas. Private K O Y L I 128
Kelly W Sapper Volunteer Engineers 19
Kelly Sapper Volunteer Engineers 25
Kerlworthy A E Bandsman 2nd Cheshire Regt. 126
Key Thomas P C 436 2nd Dragoon Guards 53
Kilner Lance Sergt. Hallamshire 47
Kilner W Lance Sergt Hallamshire Rifles 7
Kilner Lance Sergt Hallamshire Rifles 9
King Sergt-Major Imperial Yeomanry 127
Kingswell F A Private Imperial Yeomanry 41
Kirk S Private Ambulance 114
Kirk John H P C 441 Coldstream Guards 92
Kirk George Private Middlesex Regt. 129
Kirk S Mr Red Cross 11
Kitchen William Private Yorks & Lancs 128
Lacey Joe Private Mtd Inf SAFF 98
Laycock Leonard Private Coldstream Guards 97
Leah Chas E Corpl. Imperial Yeomanry 40
Leah Sergt. Imperial Yeomanry 99
Lee S Private Yorks & Lancs Regt. 38
Lever Bombardier Royal Artillery 79
Lewis John Private Cheshire Regt. 139
Liddell Tom Private Ambulance 90
Liddle T Sheffield Ambulance 17
Line A H Sapper Sheffield Engineers 14
Line Sapper Volunteer Engineers 25
Line H Sapper Volunteer Engineers 49
Livesley A E Private Kings Royal Rifles 118
Lockwood Brown Private Hallamshire Rifles 3
Lockwood Bernard Private K O Y L I 125
Longley G W Lance Corpl. Hallamshires 96
Loukes T G Private Coldstream Guards 93
Lovett Joseph Lance Corpl. Yorks & Lancs Regt. 38
Machen E Private 1st Yorks Regt. 65
Mallender G Private Yorks & Lancs Regt. 38
Manship E Private St John Ambulance 142
Manvell Walter P C 352 Army Service Corps 76
Marples Trooper 13th Hussars 116
Marples Captain Ha11amshire Rifles 69
Marples Capt Hallamshire Rifles 9
Marriott A Private 5th. Wales Borderers 65
Marrison H Private St John Abulance 66
Martin S H Corpl Imperial Yeomanry 20
Martin Henry A C Sergt. Imperial Yeomanry 40
Martin W A Corpl. Imperial Yeomanry 40
Martin C Private Imperial Yeomanry 41
Martin Corpl. Imperial Yeomanry 99
Mason C Private Yorks & Lancs Reserv 30
Matthew F W Lance Corpl. Halldmshires 43
Matthewman Trumpeter Imperial Yeomanry 73
Matthewman Bugler Yorks Hussars 6
Maxfield Olive 61
Maxfield Marjorie 61
McClory Mollie 61
McKay John Private Coldstream Guards 103
McKay R Private Hallamshires 88
McKay William Private Hallamshires 128
McTurk . Rhodes W Lieut Sheffield Arty. Vol. 137
Morrison Harry Sheffield Ambulance 17
Marshall H Private Coldstream Gudrds 74
Meakin Thomas Private Yorks & Lancs 80
Merryweather Trooper Imperial Yeomanry 67
M’Grah Clement G Private Yorks & Lancs Regt 106
Mills H Private K O Yorks Lt Inf 32
Mitchell G Private Imperial Yeomanry 41
Mitchell Cpl Bugler Yorks Dragoons 6
Moore H Private Coldstream Guards 93
Moore Thomas Private Grenadier Guards 48
Moore Driver Horse Arty. 85
Moorhouse Walter Private Yorks & Lancs Regt 106
Morgan W Lance Corpl West Riding Regt. 126
Morison J Driver Royal Aritillery 104
Morrell Trooper Imperial Yeomanry 67
Morton W Private Yorks & Lancs Mtd Inf l36
Mosley E Private Ambulance Brigade 136
Mosley Fred Private St John Ambulance 142
Mosley A Private Yorks & Lancs 103
Moulds W E Private Ambulance 114
Moulds W E Mr Red Cross 11
Mount Private Hallamshires 88
Munks E Private K O Y L I 12
Munn Sapper Volunteer Engineers 25
Munn J Sapper Volunteer Engineers 106
Muxlow G Private Coldstream Guards 97
Myers W Sergt. K O Y L I 58
Nelson E Sergt. K O Y L I 82
Nettleton Private Imperial Yeomanry 41
Newsome William Shoeing Smith Ammunition Corps 83
Newton John Private K O Y L I 82
Newton S Private Sherwood Foresters 138
Nicholson Sapper Volunteer Engineers 25
Nixon H Trooper Imperial Yeomanry 77
Noble Hy. Private Coldstream Guards 98
Noble C H Private Coldstreams 91
Oakley C Private Yorks & Lancs Regt 72
O’Brien C Coldstream Guards 86
O’Neill Lance Corpl Army Odnance Corps 130
Parbury George Trooper African Mtd Rifles 110
Parkes Charles A Corpl Coldstream Guards 115
Parkes W Private Coldstream Guards 116
Parkin G Private K O Y L I 82
Parkin J A Mr Red Cross 11
Parkin Hubert Driver Royal Field Arty. 122
Parkin William Private Yorks & Lancs 18
Parr Private Yorks & Lancs Regt 72
Parsons Albert Driver Armt Service Corps 107
Parsons R Private Yorks & Lancs Regt. 56
Peace F H Private St John Ambulance 66
Pearce F H Sheffield Ambulance 17
Peart P C 198 Coldstredm Reservist 28
Peck J W Sergt. Yorks & Lancs Regt 38
Perkins William Private Coldstream Guards 74
Pheasey Corpl Volunteer Engineers 25
Pheasy E Corpl Sheffield Engineers 5
Pilley H Private Kings Royal Rifles 128
Pilley O G Private Royal Engineers 132
Pitchfork W Sapper Volunteer Engineers 19
Pitchfork Sapper Volunteer Engineers 25
Plackett H Private Derbyshire Regt. 126
Preeious J W Private Yorks & Lancs Regt. 56
Price John Private Ambulance 90
Price J Sheffield Ambulance 17
Prior W Coldstream Guards 86
Ramsden F Private 13th Hussars 104
Ransom J W Bandsman Cheshire Regt. 36
Rastin W G Sapper Sheffield Engineers 5
Rawson G k’ Corpl. Imperial Yeomanry 94
Raynor , Sapper Volunteer Engineers 25
Redmayne Private Imperial Yeomanry 99
Reeves Jas. Private Yorks & Lancs Regt. 112
Renshaw W Private St John Ambulance 147
Revitt Sergt Hal1amshire Rif1es 9
Revitt Sergt. Hallamshire 47
Rhodes Sergt. Imperial Yeomanry 41
Richardson Matthew Private Yorks & Lancs Regt. 109
Richardson H Private Yorks & Lancs Regt. 113
Ridgeway George Driver Royal Field Arty. 87
Riley J W Bandsman W. Riding Regt. 98
Ritson William Trooper 1st Life Guards 46
Roberts Bugler Yorks. Hussars 6
Robinson G H Corpl. Coldstream Guards 138
Robinson G H Corpl Coldstream Guards 140
Robinson William P C 3 Coldstream Reservist 28
Rodgers Bugler Hallamshires 119
Rodgers J Private St John Ambulance 142
Rodley Joseph Corpl. Royal Irish Lancers 68
Rollinson William Private 2nd Border Regt 22
Rustin Sapper Volunteer Engineers 25
Sanders M Corpl. Kings Own Yorks Lt 35
Sargent A Driver 79th Field Battery 26
Saunders G Private K O Y L I 125
Sawtell J Private Hallamshire Rifles 134
Sawtell John Private Hallamshires 43
Sayman J H Private K O Yorks Lt Inf 32
Scattergood William Driver Royal Artillery F F 104
Scattergood William Private St John Ambulance 81
Scott A J Private 2nd W. Yorks Regt. 64
Scott C Private K O Y L I 136
Scott Fred Sapper Volunteer Engineers 19
Scott Sapper Volunteer Engineers 25
Sdvdge R E Corp Signaler Coldstredm Guards 62
Sharpe F W Private Coldstream Guards 77
Shaw Tom R P C 440 2nd Coalsteams 34
Shaw T Trooper 2nd Life Guards 51
Shepherd Herbert Wm. Corpl. Durham Light Inf 48
Shepherd G H Private Imperial Yeomanry 41
Simmonite Hermon Private Hallamshires 143
Simmonite Private Hallamshires 119
Simpkins A M S Private Imperial Yeomanry 127
Skeen William Gunner Royal Artillery 112
Skelton E Lance Corpl. Coaldstream Guards 74
Skelton Joseph Private l9th Yorks Regt. 106
Slack William Private Hallamshires 96
Smith E S Private Ambulance 90
Smith J P Private Ambulance Brigade 136
Smith Albert Private Coldstream Guards 93
Smith Stephen Alex Lieut. Imperial Yeomanry 42
Smith L Private Imperial Yeomanry 99
Smith T Private K O Y L I 82
Smith Thomas Bombardier No4 Mountain Bty 132
Smith Leonaed Kirk Lieut. Royal Scotts 42
Smith ES Sheffield Ambulance 17
Smith H B Private St John Ambulance 8l
Soult C Private Sherwood Foresters 87
Spencer W Sapper Sheffield Engineers 5
Spencer Lance Corpl Volunteer- Engineers 25
Stanley Joseph Private West Riding Regt. 36
Starkey Richdrd P C 453 Grenddiers 92
Stennet T Private K O Y L I 45
Stephenson E Private Hallamshires 96
Stork Fred Private Hallamshires 122
Suckley S Lieut 6
Swallow Charles P C 405 18th Hussars
Sylvester Joseph Private Grenadier Guards 10
Tate C R Private Yorks & Lanks Reserv 30
Taylor Fred Lance Sergt. 1st Yorks Regt. 138
Taylor George Private K O Yorks Lt Inf 32
Taylor Sapper Volunteer Engineers 25
Taylor H Yorks & Lancs 86
Taylor Harry Private Yorks & Lancs Regt. 111
Taylor Harry Private Yorks & Lancs Regt. 113
Teford Private Imperial Yeomanry 41
Terrell F Sergt. St John Ambulance 81
Theaker G Private K O Y L I 103
Theaker Sapper Volunteer Engineers 25
Thompson Arthur Private K O Y L I 58
Thompson G Private Lincoln Regt. 116
Thompson George Private Loyal Nth Lancs Regt 22
Thorp Sapper Volunteer Engineers 25
Thorpe Jos. Sapper Volunteer Engineers 49
Tollerfield Daniel P C 162 Highland Light Inf. 34
Toole J Private Yorks & Lancs Regt. 56
Travers Private Imperial Yeomanry 99
Turner T l-i Private Hallamshires 143
Turner Trooper Imperial Yeomanry 67
Turner E Private Royal Engineers 132
Turtle Private Yorks & Lancs Mtd If 134
Turton J Gunner Royal Artillery 115
Ulyatt S Private Derbyshire Regt. 134
Unwin Herbert E Private Mtd Inf 6$
Utley H Corpl. 2nd Mtd Inf 64
Venour W J Captain R Dublin Fusiliers 137
Virr Thomas A Sergt 3th Hussars 104
Wainer J Lance Corpl Sheffield Engineers 14
Wainer J Corpl. Volunleer Engineers 116
Wainer Lance Corpl Volunteer Engineers 25
Wainman J C Private K O Y L I 71
Wainman Private Yorks Lt Inf. 144
Wainscott H Private St John Ambulance 142
Walker John Marine 51
Walker Chas. Private Hallamshires 96
Walker J T Private K O Y L I 98
Waller George Private Argyle & Sutherland 132
Walsil Corpl Cheshire Regt. 43
Walters William B Private Coldstraem Guards 62
Ward Corpl. 132
Ward K Trooper 10th Hussars 118
Wardill A J Trooper 6th Dragoon Guards 46
Wardley Private Hamamshires 88
Wareham James Private Coldstream Guards g7
Warren B Private Army Service Corps 136
Watkins H R Private Ambulance Brigade 136
Watkins H R Private St John Ambulance 81
Watson F Corpl. K O Y I 103
Watson A Private NorthantS Regt. 85
Watts William Private Yorks & Lancs 87
Webb A W Lanc Cpl Hallamshire Rifles 3
Webb Private Hallamshires 43
Wellington P Private Yorks & Lancs Regt. 12
Wheatley F Private Gordon Highlanders 22
White Gunner 79th Field Battery 33
Whitmill Bugler Yorks. Dragoons 6
Whittaker Trooper Imperial Yeomanry 67
Whitworth E Private Royal Engineers 132
Wildgoose J Sapper Sheffield Engineers 14
Wildgoose J W Sapper Volunteer Engineers lg
Wildgoose Lance Corpl Volunteer Engineers 25
Willey A Private Army Ordnance Corps 60
Willey Charlie Q-M Sergt. Army Ordnance Corps 70
Williams Samuel Private Hallimshire Rifles 111
Wilson F Private Halldmshire 31
Wilson Trooper Imperial Yeomanry 67
Windle J R Private Cheshire Regt. 98
Winter S Private P O W O Y Regt 79
Winyard EG Sheffield Ambulance 17
Winyard Ed. H Private St John Ambulance 66
Wood W Private W Riding Regt 83
Wostenholme Sam L. P C 170 Coldstream Guards 76
Write Frank Private W. Riding Regt 87

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SHEFFIELD AT THE FRONT 4 months 6 days ago #80880

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Good Morning Everyone......

Of course the unit Strathcona's Horse caught my eye......

169 Private William Richard Abbott

Born: Portsmouth, Ontario
Enlisted: Maple Creek, North West Territories
Later Service: N.W.M.P.

I could not see any connection to Sheffield.....

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Hello Mike,

William R Abbott, Mayor of Maple Creek gets six mentions in the Sheffield Newspapers - one in 1904, one in 1905, three in 1907 and another in 1908.

Between them they declare he is a "Sheffielder" and went to Canada 37 years ago and has two brothers (George & Thomas) still living in Sheffield.

During 1907 he was obviously touting for Sheffielders to emigrate to Canada and in February of that year came to Sheffield to give a lecture on the matter.

The 1904 mention describes how a Sheffielder travelling in Canada bumped into him at a railway station and William was so keen to talk to him about Sheffield he took an unnecessary 90 mile train journey.

If you message me your email address I can send you PDF's of the six pages in question.

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David,,,,,,

He must have lied on his enlistment documents as he says he was born in Ontario......
And 21 years 10 months old

A special note, his Farther, also named William R. Abbott is living in Maple Creek see below......

William R. Abbott, Mayor of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan.
Former member of the North West Mounted Police. Came to Canada from England in 1871 and was stationed at Kingston as Artillery drill instructor. Came west in 1873 and served at Fort Walsh and Maple Creek. Retired in 1884 and farmed south-west of Maple Creek. Served as Captain of Home Guards, 1885. Operated shoe and harness repair shop.

His obit says that he was born in Manchester, died and buried in Maple Creek.....

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Mike,

That explains it - the newspaper articles obviously refer to the father. They don't actually say he was born in Sheffield - a couple call him a "Sheffielder" and the others say he once lived in the city. Perhaps it was one of the brothers/uncles who suggested his son was included in "Sheffield at the Front".

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