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BOER WAR MEMORIAL PLAQUE,
MALVERN COLLEGE CHAPEL.


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Memorial type: plaque
Unveiled : early 1904
Current location : Malvern College, College Road, Great Malvern, Malvern Hills, Hereford and Worcester, WR14 3DF, England.
OS Grid Reference : SO77977 45326
Description: a rectangular plaque constructed of brass measuring 1600mm in width by 430 mm height. It has a leaf surround located beneath a stained glass window.
Inscription as follows:
OBEDIENTES USQUE AD MORTEM/
(Names)/
THIS TABLET RECORDS THE NAMES OF THOSE OLD MALVERNIANS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA MDCCCXCIX-MCMII/
THE EAST WINDOW OF THIS CHAPEL AND THIS WINDOW WERE FILLED WITH STAINED GLASS IN THEIR MEMORY BY SCHOOLFELLOWS AND FRIENDS

I have not listed the seventeen names within the inscription as I would like to give the reader a little more information on each individual following a little bit of research using "In Memoriam" (Watt 2000).

CAPTAIN CHARLES GWYN TRIVET BROMFIELD. IMPERIAL YEOMANRY. 24TH Bn. 87TH Co.
Died of wounds near Boshof on 16/02/1902 and interred at Boshof District Cemetery, Bosberg.

LIEUTENANT EDWARD GODDARD CARBUTT.
ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY. U BATTERY.
Killed in action at Roodewal on 15/02/1900.
Interred at Jacobdal. Monument 13.

LIEUTENANT FRANCIS SPENCER FIRTH.
"THE BUFFS" EAST KENT REGIMENT.
Died of disease (enteric) at Bloemfontein on 01/06/1900.
Interred at Bloemfontein, President Avenue. Monument 1.

CAPTAIN CHARLES HERBERT HICKS.
LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS.
Killed in action on Spioen Kop on 24/01/1900.
Interred at Spioen Kop. Monument 1A.

CAPTAIN MICHAEL WILLIAM HOWARD LINDSAY.
SCOTTISH HORSE, LATE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS.
Killed in action at Bakenlaagte on 30/10/1901.
Interred at Germiston, Primrose. Monument 1189.

ANGUS IAN MACALISTER (as named on memorial plaque). Due to a discrepancy in his naming in the inscription or casualty reports in theatre, we have two possibilities here.
1---13525 PRIVATE A. T. MACALISTER.
IMPERIAL YEOMANRY. 19TH Bn. PAGET'S HORSE.
Killed in action near Zeerust on 24/10/1900. Monument U5.
2---21685 CORPORAL A. N. MACALISTER.
IMPERIAL YEOMANRY. 21ST Bn.
Died at Standerton on 24/09/1901 as a result of accidental injuries. More details of the incident are not stated in Watt (2000)or Hayward (1982).
Interred at Standerton. Monument 13.

5183 PRIVATE RICHARD HENRY WEST MANDERS.
THORNEYCROFT'S MOUNTED INFANTRY.
Killed in action on Spioen Kop on 24/01/1900 while serving in a unit that was in the thick of the battle.
Interred at Spioen Kop. Monument 1A.

LIEUTENANT CYRIL HARTLEY MOORE.
IMPERIAL YEOMANRY. 11TH Bn 35TH Co.
Killed in action at Zaaihoek, near Harrismith on 28/07/1901.
Interred at Harrismith Town Cemetery. Monument 3.
Watt includes "late Canadian" in his remarks.

LIEUTENANT PERCIVAL FORBES NEWNHAM.
THORNEYCROFT'S MOUNTED INFANTRY.
(late Indian Staff Corps).
Killed in action on Spioen Kop on 24/01/1901.
You can readily imagine that Newnham and 5183 Manders would have been well known to each other as both were Old Malvernians.
Interred at Spioen Kop. Monument 1A.

LIEUTENANT JAMES CUNINGHAME CORSANE REID.
The Imperial War Museum (IWM) states that Reid served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. However, Watt(2000) has him with the 3rd Bn. Somerset Light Infantry when he was killed in action at Nooitgedacht on 13/12/1900.
Referring to Hayward (1982) I cannot find anyone of this name with either regiment on the date quoted.
Whatever the actual facts are, he is interred at Krugersdorp and commemorated on monument 14.

6354 PRIVATE GERALD ANDERSON RHODES.
IMPERIAL YEOMANRY. 11TH Bn. 34TH Co.
Rhodes died of wounds near Vrede on 06/11/1900.
Interred at Cornelius River, near Vrede. This appears to be a burial on the veldt. No monument in SA is recorded as bearing his commemoration.

LIEUTENANT FRANK GLADSTONE SCHNADHORST
KITCHENER'S FIGHTING SCOUTS.
(late Lancashire Fusiliers, possibly another veteran of Spioen Kop?).
Died of wounds at Rhenoster Kop, near Heilbron on 22/01/1901.
Interred at Heilbron Town Cemetery. Monument 19.

15309 LANCE CORPORAL CHARLES BERNARD SELLS.
IMPERIAL YEOMANRY HOSPITAL STAFF.
Died of enteric on 22/01/1901 at Deelfontein.
Interred at Deelfontein Cemetery 2. Monument 39.

CAPTAIN ARTHUR HENRY UHTHOFF-TINDAL.
1ST BN WELSH REGIMENT.
Died of wounds at Kheis on 29/05/1900.
Interred at Kimberley, West End Grove. Monument 1.

2430 TROOPER PHILIP PENRY WILLIAMS.
ROBERT'S HORSE.
Killed in action at Sanna's Post on 31/03/1900.
There is no record of the location of his interment and no monument in SA noted.

WALTER JAMES WIPPELL.
IMPERIAL YEOMANRY.
No record of a man of this name found in Watt(2000). It is possible that he may have died after the Anglo Boer War was officially over and the details of his demise not recorded on casualty lists. Maybe a search through Ancestry or Findmypast may yield something of interest.

CAPTAIN DAVID REGINALD YOUNGER.
GORDON HIGHLANDERS.
Killed in action at Doornboschfontein, near Krugersdorp on 11/07/1900.
Interred at Krugersdorp Cemetery. Monument 135.

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And so ends a brief description of the seventeen Old Malvernians that did not return from the war in South Africa.
There are a couple of things which strike you right away!
Firstly, the percentage of men who died of wounds or were killed in action far outweighs the couple who died of disease in stark contrast with the casualty statistics of the Anglo Boer War in general. Maybe the officer class enjoyed 'better' quality water?
It could also highlight that these were men who led from the front.
Secondly, alot of men served in the Imperial Yeomanry reflecting their more affluent backgrounds. I am sure that a great many former students of the college would have served in the IY and returned home at war's end.
Finally, it was very interesting to find the three casualties from Spioen Kop. I wonder if the college realises that three of their alumni died in the most famous battle of the war.
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WALTER JAMES WIPPELL.
IMPERIAL YEOMANRY.
No record of a man of this name found in Watt(2000). It is possible that he may have died after the Anglo Boer War was officially over and the details of his demise not recorded on casualty lists. Maybe a search through Ancestry or Findmypast may yield something of interest.


Here you go, from The Register:
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SWB,
Many thanks for finding the info to make the list complete and to do justice to Walter.
Also a reminder to search the Register for accurate and proven casualty accounts.
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Always happy to help Steve, and I will update The Register with the names from Malvern College, thanks to you.

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