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Hidden gems - All Saints, Ladysmith, Burial records 1 year 4 months ago #88366

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The Familysearch site keeps unearthing hidden gems - below you will see an extract from the All Saints Church in Ladysmith's burial register. While most army deaths happened at Intombi and were interred there, some who died in the Stationary Hospital in the town (Town Hall?) were given a burial by the Vicar, Joseph Barker.

These are, for the most part poignant and, perhaps, a family or someone who has one of the chaps medals, can benefit from the comments Barker provides. In the sample provided below Barker refers to, among others, 3961 Pte. C. Pratt of the 2nd Grenadier Guards who died on 30 January 1901 when the siege (and the rations) were in full swing.

His comment: - "Died suddenly. Prayed with him yesterday but did not think his end near. Dysentery." is a stark reminder of war.

Pratt was a veteran of the Sudan campaign as well.





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