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Eltham, South London 1 year 3 months ago #63366

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In the churchyard of St John the Baptist, Eltham Parish Church. Eltham was in the Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich from 1900.


Sacred to the Memory
- of -

THE UNDERNAMED
NON-COMMD . OFFICERS & MEN
WHO DIED
IN THE EXECUTION OF THEIR
DUTY
DURING THE WAR IN S OUTH A FRICA.
1899 - 1902.
P. D. BOULTBEE. CPL. 22ND CO . I.Y.
W. GIBBARD. PTE. 4TH Q.O. HUSSARS
T. E. HARRISON. PTE. 36TH CO . W. KENT I.Y.
C. F. HOWLETT. PTE. 1ST GORDON HIGHLD .
W. H. LONEY. SER. MAJ. N.S.W. MED. CPS .
ARTHUR LYNN-SMART. SER. 56TH CO . I.Y.
R. WAIN. LCE. CPL . ARG. SUTHND HIGHLS.
J. WAIN. PTE. " " "
Lest We Forget.



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Eltham, South London 1 year 3 months ago #63367

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Now that is interesting, what on earth were you doing down there?

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Eltham, South London 1 year 3 months ago #63371

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A church in Lewisham has recently been having movie evenings on Saturdays, so I bought a ticket to watch 'Toy Story' - there's also an ABW memorial plaque in the church. During the afternoon I took the bus from Lewisham to Eltham, and back, to visit Eltham churchyard for this memorial. All good fun!

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Eltham, South London 1 year 3 months ago #63375

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A couple of hours spare after a long day on the range yesterday - so a bit of digging -
Cpl. P.D.Boultbee 22coy., IY. No entry in Palmer under C.D. My IY CD shows him as "24486, 22nd Coy., 2nd IY".
Pte. W. Gibbard, 4H, Palmer says "7843, Died of disease, Johannesburg, 15/5/01".
Pte. T.E.Harrison, 36 Coy., IY. Palmer says "7491, Died of disease, Winburg, 26/12/00, 11th IY">
Pte. C.F.Howlett, 1GH. Palmer says "3672, Killed in action, Magersfontein, 11/12/99".
Sgt. Arthur Lynn-Smart, 56 Coy., IY. No entry in Palmer. My IY CD says "10286 Sgt. Arthur Lynn Smart, 56 Coy., IY," and under that name, Palmer says "n/n Sgt. A.L.Smart, wounded, Ganna Bridge, 21/7/01 and died 23/7/01. 15th IY".
L/Cpl. R.Wain, A&SH. Palmer shows "6945, Killed in Action, Paardeburg, 18/2/00".
Pte. J.Wain, A&SH. Palmer says "7000, Killed in Action, Modder River, 28/11/99 1st A&SH".
OUT OF ALPHA Sequence -
Sgt.Maj. W.H.Loney, NSW Medical Corps. The OZ-Boer database says 2nd Contingent, died of disease at Frankfort, 29/7/00. He was born 1876 in Eltham, Kent, UK. Chemist, QSA medal had clasps CC/OFS/Jhb. Was a compounder at Sterkstroom Hospital. He is listed on a memorial at Frankfort cemetery. The NSW paper, "Town and Country Journal" of 23/6/1900 shows Sgt. Loney as part of a reproduced group pic taken at Sterkstroom Hospital. I was able to lift a murky cut of Sgt. Loney and is attached. Wished I could have done better. Wished I could have done the same for all of them.


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Eltham, South London 1 year 3 months ago #63380

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You're a busy woman, Berenice, and you are wonderful at recording so many monuments.
Dr David Biggins

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Thank you, IL, for filling in the details too.
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