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In Retford Town Hall, above the staircase between the ground and first floors. The 'tablet' looks to be one piece and as a whole is an incredible size, possibly the largest interior memorial I've seen, other than windows.

My thanks to Karen Kelk, of Bassetlaw District Council for sending photos 2 and 3 to me, prior to my visiting the town hall myself (on my birthday in 2019). I think I've managed to transcribe all the names. except for one initial.



THIS TABLET IS ERECTED TO COMMEMORATE THE OFFICERS AND MEN
OF THE SHERWOOD RANGERS IMPERIAL YEOMANRY AND RETFORD
MEMBERS OF THE REGULAR ARMY, MILITIA AND VOLUNTEERS,
WHO SERVED IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGNS 1899-1902.









SHERWOOD RANGERS IMPERIAL YEOMANRY

Column 1
Major M. S. Dawson
Captain H. O. Peacock
Captain R. T. O. Sheriffe
Captain H. H. Wilson D.S.O.
Lieutenant A. H. Williams
Lieutenant D. Turner
Colour-Sergeant L. G. Cottle
Sergeant W. Hollingworth
Sergeant H. A. Peck
Sergeant A. F. Tomlinson
Sergeant G. P. Jennings
Corporal H. C. Hall (now Lieut.)
Corporal A. Knowles
Corporal H. F. Riggall
Corporal J. T. Sharpe
Bugler J. Kearney
Bugler T. A. Whittle
Trooper S. Allwood
Trooper J. H. Atkinson
Trooper W. P. Aucock
Trooper F. W. Bailey
Trooper W. Baldwin
Trooper J. S. Barnes
Trooper V. Beer
Trooper J. Belsham
Trooper F. H. Belton
Trooper H. B. Bennett
Trooper G. Broomhead
Trooper H. Booth
Trooper J. Burgen
Trooper E. W. Butler
Trooper B. Cade
Trooper E. Cade
Trooper J. W. Carter
Trooper A. Chambers
Trooper G. Chapman
Trooper E. Christian
Trooper E. A. Clarke
Trooper M. H. Codd
Trooper G. G. Collingwood
Trooper G. R. H. Davis
Trooper Dickenson
Trooper J. Drakes
Trooper G. S. Draper
Trooper G. A. Duckmanton
Trooper J. A. Durrand
Trooper W. F. Elderkin
Trooper W. T. Elmitt
Trooper S. Evison
Trooper B/E. Ewan ?
Trooper C. Fisher (now Sergt. Major)
Trooper S. L. Ford
Trooper E. J. Foster
Trooper R. Fowler
Trooper T. Francis
Trooper F. W. Green
Trooper J. H. Gourley
Trooper R. Gourley
Trooper G. Hanson
Trooper J. M. Hainsworth
Trooper A. J. Hill
Trooper W. Holmes
Trooper T. A. Howarth
Trooper A. Jackson
Trooper C. Johnson

Column 2
Trooper E. Jones
Trooper O. Jubb
Trooper G. Kirkham
Trooper R. H. Logan
Trooper F. W. Luke
Trooper J. Lund
Trooper S. Lyne
Trooper J. H. Macrorie
Trooper A. R. Meek
Trooper E. S. Moore
Trooper E. C. Muxlow
Trooper J. Nix
Trooper W. E. Norquoy
Trooper F. C. Overman
Trooper F. Park
Trooper H. Pattinson
Trooper W. Pearson
Trooper C. D. Porter
Trooper W. C. Prestwich
Trooper W. E. Reade
Trooper T. Revill
Trooper W. Rippon
Trooper M. L. St Aubyn
Trooper F. Seymour
Trooper E. Sills
Trooper F. L. Simpson
Trooper N. A. Skipworth
Trooper F. W. Smith
Trooper J. W. Smith
Trooper H. Solman
Trooper N. C. Spencer
Trooper J. A. Spooner
Trooper W. D. Stephenson
Trooper W. H. Swift
Trooper J. Thraves
Trooper C. Thornber
Trooper E. Tibbenham
Trooper J. A. Tomkins
Trooper W. G. Vallance
Trooper F. Vardy
Trooper W. F. Waddington
Trooper F. Warburton
Trooper D. Waugh
Trooper G. W. Webb
Trooper M. White
Trooper J. White
Trooper A. C. Whitehouse
Trooper J. Wilkinson
Trooper F. Wimpory
Trooper H. Winsor
Trooper H. Wright
Trooper W. Wood
Trooper C. Yeoman
Trooper F. Bell
Trooper H. Bell
Trooper H. L. Crockett
Trooper E. Custance
Trooper J. W. Foster
Corpl. J. Gamble
Trooper H. Green
Trooper J. Green
Trooper C. Ireland
Trooper E. J. Mackinder
Trooper J. Mackinder
Trooper A. Ward
Lieut. T. J. S. Thomas
Trooper E. J. Ashton

Column 3
Trooper H. Askew
Trooper C. W. Blackwell
Trooper R. W. Bond
Trooper H. Burgess
Trooper E. J. Baldock
Trooper J. H. Bamber
Trooper T. Burrows
Trooper T. G. Barfield
Trooper J. A. Benson
Trooper E. R. Bradshaw
Trooper J. P. Coulton
Trooper J. W. Chaney
Trooper H. C. Chambers
Trooper F. H. Cheshire
Trooper H. Doncaster
Trooper W. H. Dyson-Rowley
Trooper W. Dales
Trooper F. Dawson
Trooper F. Edlin
Trooper C. H. Elliott
Trooper F. Ford
Trooper G. E. Gunthorpe
Trooper S. Greenwood
Trooper J. M. D. Hill
Trooper G. A. Hickling
Trooper H. T. Hill
Trooper O. Hill
Trooper J. E. Hill
Trooper J. Jow
Trooper B. Kirby
Trooper J. Kirkby
Trooper G. Lockwood
Trooper A. Mawer
Trooper F. Miller
Trooper H. S. Oates
Trooper J. Otter
Trooper H. Ogelsby
Trooper F. Pratley
Trooper R. G. Pickin
Trooper F. Parkin
Trooper E. Poucher
Trooper E. C. Robinson
Trooper A. W. Rudkin (now Sergt. Major)
Trooper P. W. Raven
Trooper H. Staples
Trooper G. Spencer
Trooper J. Sinclair
Trooper F. Stephenson
Trooper E. S. Twidale
Trooper W. Tunnard
Trooper W. P. Watson
Trooper H. Watson
Trooper P. Ward
Trooper J. H. Ward
Trooper E. Whitworth
Trooper G. J. Wilkinson
Trooper H. Woodcock
Trooper H. Martin
Trooper F. W. Lee
Trooper W. F. Wardley
Trooper W. J. Bacon
Trooper A. J. Barham
Trooper J. Bland
Trooper S. Cox
Trooper A. C. Chambers
Trooper A. Peel
Trooper M. Pentelow

Column 4
Trooper R. J. Howett
Trooper J. H. Miller
Trooper J. G. Rhodes
Trooper F. S. Richardson
Trooper E. N. Sears
Trooper G. Abbott
Trooper H. Alderson
Trooper G. D. Allan
Trooper A. Bell
Trooper J. Bellamy
Trooper E. Blanchard
Trooper W. H. Blanchard
Trooper J. Blankley
Trooper W. Comley
Trooper G. Eddison
Trooper J. W. Green
Trooper J. Hall
Trooper A. Hibbs
Trooper R. James
Trooper J. S. Jubb
Trooper F. Kempster
Trooper G. H. Kenworthy
Trooper F. Kirk
Trooper A. E. H. Lister
Trooper F. E. Lowless
Trooper H. Mason
Trooper W. Mather
Trooper A. Nicol
Trooper W. H. Payne
Trooper F. F. Mettam
Trooper F. Pearson
Trooper R. W. Phillips
Trooper R. Pratt
Trooper W. Rose
Trooper W. Sharpe
Trooper F. W. Stubbins
Trooper A. Taylor
Trooper G. R. Wardley
Trooper M. Wiseman
Trooper W. H. Wright
Trooper J. W. Bowness
Trooper G. Bond
Trooper E. Bothamley
Trooper G. Burton
Trooper H. Burton
Trooper A. G. Brown
Trooper C. Caudle
Trooper A. C. Christian
Trooper H. Dove
Trooper F. Fox
Trooper F. J. Gilling
Trooper S. Greaves
Trooper T. G. Greenwood
Trooper J. Holmes
Trooper B. Johnson
Trooper E. G. Levey
Trooper S. G. Lowe
Trooper L. Mallender
Trooper G. Parlby
Trooper J. Plumtree
Trooper F. Rickwood
Trooper F. Shore
Trooper C. V. Spalding
Trooper E. R. Wallbank
Trooper A. H. Wilkinson
Trooper H. C. Francis
Trooper W. R. Hensley

4TH NOTTS. VOL. BATT. SHERWOOD FORESTERS

Sergeant J. C. Davis
Lance Corporal A. Tattersall
Private R. Heanes
Private G. Phillipson
Private A. C. H. Butler
Lance Corporal S. Holoran
Lance Corporal E. Warburton
Private C. Phillips

REGULARS, RESERVISTS AND MILITIAMEN

Private H. Hinett
Private D. Johnson
Corporal J. H. Day
Private A. Fowles
Sergeant B. W. Johnson
Private F. Johnson
Private J. W. Scott
Private J. C. Batty
Private J. Rippingale
Private J. Davison
Private C. G. Middleton

Sergeant C. Harrison
Private T. Dexter
Corporal H. Harrison
Private T. W. Worthington
Private G. W. Taylor
Private F. Chandler
Private H. Riley
Private T. Green
Private J. Brown
Private J. Wear
Private C. W. Antcliff

Private W. Thursby
Corporal J. Richardson
Private A. Smith
Private W. Barlow
Private H. Fagan
Private W. Freeborough
Private G. H. Marsh
Private W. Peatfield
Private W. Whitlam
Private A. M. Reegan
Corporal C. Dickenson

Driver C. Johnson
Sergeant M. Brett
Private G. Ogden
Private G. Liversedge
Corporal F. Jebb
Private E. Jebb
Corporal L. Fletcher
Sergeant H. Gill D.C.M.

RETFORD WAR MEMORIAL.

UNVEILING BY GENERAL FRENCH.
....General Sir John French, K.C.B., unveiled at the Town Hall, Retford, on Saturday, a tablet in memory of the Sherwood Rangers Imperial Yeomanry and local members of the Regulars, Militia, and Volunteers who served in the South African campaign. The distinguished soldier was met at the station by Colonel Viscount Galway, C.B., A.D.C., and Captain Laycock, who was an aide-de-camp on his staff during the war. The town was thronged with country visitors, and it was gaily decorated for the occasion. General French, having performed the ceremony, spoke of Nottinghamshire as a county wherein loyalty, patriotism, and love of country were most marked and pronounced. From all sides he heard of the gallant and forward part the Sherwood Rangers had taken in the severe fighting in the Free State against De Wet. Sir John was the guest of Captain Laycock, at Wiseton Hall.
Nottingham Evening Post, Monday 24th August 1903
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IMPERIAL YEOMANRY.

Shooting Practice at Retford.

List of Men Sworn in.
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....Yesterday, under orders of Colonel Viscount Galway, A.D.C., commanding the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry Cavalry, the Volunteers for the Imperial Yeomanry were mobilised for musketry instruction at the Bollam Butts, Retford. Lord Galway, Captain G. E. Whitaker (Mansfield Troop), and Captain and Adjutant J. P. Jeffcock were present daring the practice. The men fired with the new rifle recently issued by the Government. The shooting upon the whole was good, tbe light rather indifferent. Afterwards between 30 and 40 men assembled at the White Hart Hotel to be sworn in before Colonel Denison, and pass the medical officer, Surgeon-Lieutenant C. Fleming, of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry Cavalry, of Worksop. The mobilisation of the unit will take place at Retford next week. Applications of Volunteers arrive daily at the Orderly Room, Victoria road, Retford. The following is a complete list of the men swom in :—
....Park, Fergus, Grove, farmer, 32 years.
....Crockett, Henry Lawrence, Brockham, Surrey, schoolmaster, 21.
....Allwood, Samuel, Laxton, 24.
....Porter, Charles Dickinson, Retford, horsebreaker, 23.
....Clark, Edward A., Clarborough, groom, 21.
....Skipworth, Reginald Philip, Rothwell, Caistor, Lincoln, bank clerk, 30.
....Baldwin, William, Moreton-in-the-Marsh, Worcestershire, groom, 21.
....Swing, Basil, Tupton, Chesterfield, Derby, engineer, 21.
....Bennett, Harry, Upton, Gainsborough, groom, 21.
....Johnson, Clement, Scawby, Brigg, auctioneer, 23.
....Smith, Frederick William, Alcot, Towcester, Worcestershire, groom, 24.
....Gourley, Joseph Henry, Kettlethorpe, Newton-on-Trent, Lincoln, farmer, 31
....Chapman, George, Brough, Hull, groom, 22.
....Hill, Arthur James, Kirton Lindsey, butcher, 27.
....Luke, Francis Wallace, St. George, London, gentleman's servant. 28.
....Chambers, Archibald, Grantham, engineer, 28.
....Knowles, Albert, Ludford, Market Rasen, farmer, 23.
....Vardy, Fred, Alfreton, Derby, farmer, 25.
....Hall, Herbert Colley, Thorpe Salvin, Worksop, maltster, 31.
....Bailey, Frank William, South Normanton, Alfreton, 27.
....Solmin, Herbert, Maidstone, Kent, butcher, 26.
....Bodkin, Arthur W., West Willoughby, Grantham, farmer, 34.
....Dickinson, Frederick William, St. Martin's, Lincoln. Post Office clerk. 27.
....Hunter, Henry, Barkstone, Grantham, farmer, 23.
....Tombleson, Ernest, S. Peter's, Barton-on-Humber, Lincoln, farmer, 28.
....Broomhead George, Sheffield, 33.
....Peck, Bertie Edward, Worksop, groom, 24.
....Brown, John Benjamin, Grantham, farmer, 36.
....White, Maurice, Grayingham, Kirton Lindsey, schoolmaster, 28.
....Wright, Hugh, Langham, Oakham, schoolmaster, 21.
....Francis, William, Lessingham, Sleaford, farmer, 29.
....Skipworth, Arthur Naerne, Rothwell, Caistor, 28.
....Warburton, Frank, Retford, aerated water manufacturer, 26.
....Spooner, James Arthur, Hallam, Sheffield, auctioneer and valuer, 23.
....Spencer, Neville Coupland, Retford, bank clerk, 21.
....Draper, George Shand, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand, boot and shoe merchant, 27.
....Aubyn, Mervyn Launcelot S., Stoke Fleming, Dartmouth, Devon, 22.
....Tomlinson, A. F., Castle Thorpe, Brigg.
The Sheffield Independent, Thursday 4th January 1900
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Here is at least one of the men......

WHITE, M. (Maurice)

REG. NO.: 807
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REGT: 10th COMPANY, SHERWOOD RANGERS, 3rd BATTALION IMPERIAL YEOMANRY
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QSAMIKE wrote: Here is at least one of the men......

WHITE, M. (Maurice)

REG. NO.: 807
RANK: PRIVATE
REGT: 10th COMPANY, SHERWOOD RANGERS, 3rd BATTALION IMPERIAL YEOMANRY
BARS: CAPE COLONY, ORANGE FREE STATE, TRANSVAAL

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Maurice White appears to have been a member of the Gainsborough company.

SHERWOOD RANGERS.
....The contingent who volunteered for active service with the Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa mobilised at the headquarters, Retford, yesterday. After reporting themselves at the Orderly Room the men received their billet papers, and took up their quarters. Colonel Viscount Galway, Adjutant Jeffcock, Colonel Denison, Captain Dawson, and Lieutenant Peacock were present during the day, and arrangements were made for the training which will be carried on during the next ten days. To-day as many as possible will be exercised in rifle practice at the volunteer rifle butts. At night the men will be entertained at a banquet in the Retford Town Hall The following is a list of the men who have already taken up their quarters :—T. Revill, A. Chambers, H. Hunter, A. Allcock, W. Hollingsworth, B. Bennett, B. M. Butler, G. Duckmanton, H. Peck, Prestwich, W. Waddington, W. Wood, B. Ewin, D. Turner, R. Pennistone, F. W. Bailey, W. Elmit (Lincoln), G. Cowan, H. Osborne (Lincoln), G. Strawson (Louth), W. Beardsall (Caistor), V. Beer (Gonnersby), W. Holmes (Lincoln), O. Jubb (Retford), V. Warburton (Retford), P. Underwood (Brigg), E. R. Taylor (Mansfield), F. Brookes (Grimsby), G. S. Draper (Lincoln), F. W. Dickenson (Beaumont Fee), A. J Hill (Kirton Lindsey), C. Johnson (Scauby), A. Knowles (Market Rasen), B. Peck (Southall), M. A. Mason (Babworth), A. Skipworth (Scauby), R. Skipworth (Scauby), A. Solmin (Gainsborough), J. Spooner (Sheffield), E. Tomlinson (Barton-on-Humber), A. F. Tomlinson (Brigg), G. W. Webb (Bametby), S. Allwood (Retford), Baldwin (Wiseton), Chapman (Wiseton), Smith (Wiseton), J. Hartley (Gringley-on-the-Hill), F. Park (Grove), H. F. Crockett (Retford), N. Spencer (Retford), W. Hall (Worksop), W. Luke (Lilley), H. Hunter (Grantham), M. White (Gainsborough), H. Wright (Gainsborough), P. Bannister (Chesterfield), F. Vardy (Alfreton), H Bennett (Wiseton), C. Porter (Retford), E. Clarkson (Retford), Beardsall (Caister), R. C. Tyler (Gainsborough), Sergeant H. Rudkin, Private Brown, Private Collins, Private Barnes, Private G. Buxton, Private C. Cowlishaw, Private S. S. Ford, Private Gresham, Private Hicklin, Private Moore, Private Pattison, Private Sharpe, Private Sills, Private Webler, Private Windsor, Private Eveson (Newark troop), C. Davis, A. Jackson, H. A. Peck, F. W. Lee (Market Rasen), J. Hamlet (Bawtry), E. Jones (Lincoln), G. Webb (Lincoln), F. Millbourne (Newark). E. Foster (Newark), J. Langtree (Newark), P. Jones (Newark), E. Jones (Lincoln), E. Blaize (Lincoln), Nicholson (Mansfield), Burgin (Newark), T. Francis (Grantham), E. Muxlow (Newark), J. Nix (Newark), M. Codd (Newark), W. Mackenzie (Grantham). G. Handson (Newark), J. Lund (Newark), and Riggall (Market Rasen).
....Four troopers in the Mansfield troop of the Sherwood Rangers had a hearty send-off from the Great Central Station, Chesterfield, yesterday. They had previously dined at the Angel Hotel by invitation of the proprietor, Mr. W. H. Hawkins, and at the station, where several hundreds of people had assembled, the Mayor, on behalf of the town, gave them all good wishes.
Nottingham Evening Post, Thursday 11th January 1900

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Thank you Berenice, more to add to his file......

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I've now found a piece linking him to Lincoln, so I'd ignore the Gainsborough mention at present.

Reporting on the return to Retford of the Sherwood Rangers, the Sheffield Daily Telegraph (18.6.1901) said : - "Lieutenant E P. Jennings, Privates E. Christian, Sleaford : T Revill. Newark ; M White, Lincoln ; W. T. Elwith, Nettleham, Lincoln ; E. L. Simpson, Kirton Lindsey ; D. Waugh, Calcutta ; W. G. A. Vallance, Sittingbourne, Kent ; E. Jones, Oakham ; J. H. Macrorie, Lincoln ; J. W. Smith, Lincoln ; W. Wood, Dronfield ; E. J. Mackinta, Falkeringham ; and J. W. Foster, Connisby, are staying in South Africa."
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