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The Black Watch, Edinburgh 2 months 1 week ago #77809

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I'm just about to start creating a record for the IWM Register for one of the Officers - Lt. Nicholas Gifford Edmonds. He is commemorated on the family grave in the churchyard of St Lawrence's, Southleigh, Devon, and on a stained glass window in the church.
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Entry in the Palmer Casualty roll shows: "Edmonds, N.G. Lt., Killed in action, Magersfontein, 11/12/99, 2nd Black Watch". Lieutenant Nicholas Gifford Edmonds, 2nd Bn., Royal Highlanders, was killed in action at Magersfontein, 11/12/99. He was the son of W. Edmonds Esq., of Wiscome Park, Colyton, was born December 1872, and educated at Wellington, where he was in Saunders' House 1887-90. He joined the Royal Highlanders, from the Royal Military College, October 1893, being promoted Lieutenant May 1898. He embarked for South Africa in October of 1899.
He received the Queen's South Africa medal with clasp "Cape Colony".
There are extensive references on this site regarding Magersfontein; one of the so-called "Black Week" defeats suffered by the British Army in the early stages of the Boer war.
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