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Three more reports of deaths.

KEIGHLEY RESERVIST DIES OF WOUNDS.
....Lance-Corporal William Liddermore, of the 1st West Riding Regiment, who died at Wynberg Hospital from a gunshot wound, was, until December last, when he was called up for service at the front, a gardener in the employ of Mr. Herbert Haggas, Bracken Bank. His mother resides at Malt Kiln Hill, Keighley. He was married in June last to Miss Nellie Bergin, of 5, Queen's Road, Halifax. Mrs. Liddermore is now residing with her mother at that address. Liddermore was a first-class Reservist, and finished his seven years' term of service in May last. Mrs. Liddermore has been keeping on her house at Rock Street, Keighley, in the hope that her husband might return to her. He was wounded in the engagement at Paardeberg on February 18th. He was only twenty-five years of age.
The Keighley News, Saturday 17th March 1900


DEATH OF SERGEANT CADMORE.
....We regret to find in the official casualty lists the name of Sergeant Thomas William Cadmore (Keighley), of the 1st Battalion West Riding Regiment. He is reported to have died on June 18th, at Bloemfontein, from disease. We have communicated with the depot at Halifax, and have received confirmation from the adjutant of Sergeant Cadmore's death. Sergeant Cadmore is the twenty-eighth sergeant of the West Riding Regiment who has succumbed during the war. He will be remembered by our readers as the author of the interesting diaries which were published in the "News" on April 7th and 21st. The first of these was written from Oxfontein on March 3rd, and the second was despatched from Bloemfontein on March 13th. In his communications he promised to send further details to his townsfolk as to the movements of the regiment, but, apparently, he was soon afterwards struck down by disease, and we heard nothing further from him. Sergeant Cadmore was present at Paardeberg during the surrender of Cronje.
The Keighley News, Saturday 7th July 1900


DEATH OF A KEIGHLEY VOLUNTEER.
....An official intimation has been received by Mr. Thomas Emmott, Waller, Laycock, that his son, William Leonard Emmott, one of the Volunteers who went from Keighley to join the West Riding Regiment in South Africa, has died at Winburg from enteric fever. Private Emmott was one of the men insured by the Keighley Patriotic Committee for £250 each.
The Keighley News, Saturday 7th July 1900

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