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ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, KIDDERMINSTER ROAD, BROMSGROVE, WORCESTERSHIRE.
LOCATION: INTERNAL PANEL
In banners at top of panel.
'V. R. E. R. SWEET IT IS AND BECOMING TO DIE FOR ONE'S CONTRY'
Below this in main panel.
'TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF
TWELVE INHABITANTS OF THE PARISH
OF BROMSGROVE WHO LAID DOWN THEIR
LIVES FOR QUEEN AND COUNTRY IN THE
SOUTH AFRICAN WAR A. D. 1899-1902'
Below this the names of the men commemorated. The text in lower case are not on the panel, but are my own words where I have been able to find out about the individual with a little research.
SERGT. MAJOR FISHER-possibly 553 ARMSGT W. Fisher of 6th Dragoons who died of disease at Springfontein on 15/05/1900.
SERGT.G.H.HOUSMAN-6365-KRRC-Killed in action at Bakenlaagte on 30/10/1901. Interred at Germiston Primrose.
SERGT. G. ADAMS-40403-Royal Garrison Artillery 15SD-Died of disease at Pretoria on 11/01/1901. Interred Pretoria.
PTE. OSBERT WHEELER-4383-2nd.Worcesters-died of wounds received at Slingersfontein on 12/02/1900. Interred at Springfontein.
PTE. A. LAMMAS-2851-2nd Worcesters - killed in action at Slingersfontein 12/02/1900. Interred at Colesberg Military Cemetery and commemorated on the monument at Worcester Hill.
PTE. A. KETTLE - 5422-2nd Worcesters-killed in action at Dewetsdorp on 20/04/1900. Interred Dewetsdorp District Cemetery.
PTE. J. EDWARDS- 5 casualties listed in In Memoriam with same initial to surname.
PTE. C. G. WHEELER-7743-KRRC-died of enteric fever at Ladysmith on 03/03/1900. Interred Ladysmith, Intombi.
PTE. V. J. MASKELL-no trace found in In Memoriam.
PTE. G. WHEELER-1501-1st Worcesters-died of disease at Thaba Nchu on 03/04/1901. Interred Thaba Nchu.
PTE. F. HARRISON-no clear choice of individuals in casualty lists.
PTE. A. STOKES-potentially one of two men both served in 2nd Worcesters. A. G. STOKES died of disease 24/04/1902 at Heilbronn and A. J. STOKES who died of enteric fever at Jagersfontein on 10/04/1900.
Easy parking for visitors on main Kidderminster Road. Limited parking at church car park.