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RHYL BOER WAR MEMORIAL

GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE,
B5118,
EAST PARADE,
RHYL,
RHUDDLAN,
CLWYD,
LL18 3AN,
WALES

ORDNANCE SURVEY GRID REFERENCE:SJ01024 81888


View of Garden of Remembrance from B5118 road






View of front aspect



View of rear aspect


View of side aspect showing Roll of Honour for World War two and Falklands Conflict.




Front aspect panel

Front aspect panel with Boer War casualty Roll of Honour thereon

This monument originally stood at John Street, Rhyl, Rhuddlan, Clwyd. It was unveiled on 5th September 1904.
The memorial was designed and sculpted by Mr. Herbert Chatham.
The monument was relocated in 1928 near to the High Street in Rhyl, and finally came to it's present site at the Garden of Remembrance in 1948.
The memorial memorial column and mini cenotaphs are of Aberdeen grey granite fixed on a base of Yorkshire stone steps.
Four bronze tablets carry the names of 46 dead from World War Two.
The central Boer war column is surmounted by a Kenney granite marble figure of a Royal Welsh Fusilier in khaki uniform with a slouch hat, standing at ease with arms reversed.
There is evidence of a recent repair to the rifle..

The inscription on the front tablet as follows:

"DULCE ET DECORIM EST PRO PATRIA MORI

IN MEMORY
OF THE RHYL MEN WHO FELL IN THE
SOUTH AFRICAN WAR WHILE SERVING
THEIR SOVEREIGN AND COUNTRY
1899-1902"

COL.SERGT. THOMAS KINGSLEY ROYAL IRISH FUSILIERS
PTE. LUTHER WILLIAMS 1ST ROYAL WELSH FUS.
???JAMES FOLEY 3RD R.W.F.
???THOMAS JONES 2ND VOL. BATT. R.W.F.
???NORMAN ROBERTS ". ". ". "
???HUGH WYNNE. ". ". ". "

ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION "

Please note ??? denotes missing letters which means rank not obvious.

Please take another look in a day or so for further biographical information on each individual (including the missing ranks!).
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RHYL BOER WAR MEMORIAL ROLL OF HONOUR

2346 SERGEANT THOMAS KINGSTON: 2ND BATTALION ROYAL IRISH FUSILIERS.
DIED OF WOUNDS ON 18TH JULY 1900 AT RIETVLEI.
INTERRED AT JOHANNESBURG, BRAAMFONTEIN.
COMMEMORATED ON MONUMENT 8.

Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his conduct in the actions at Green Hill 17th February 1900 and Witpoort (Rietvlei) on 16th July 1900, where he received the wounds which ultimately led to his death.
Mentioned in dispatches in the London Gazette no. 27282, p.947 dated 8th February 1901.
Thomas was also entitled to the Queen's South Africa medal with clasps Cape Colony/ Tugela Heights and Transvaal

Findmypast quotes a gentleman named Rudolf: "His loss was very much regretted throughout the battalion as he had served continuously through the campaign till his death."

He is commemorated on the Royal Irish Fusiliers' monument at The Mall, Armagh, Northern Ireland.

Thomas Kingston was born in Ireland and was the son of John and Mary Rogan of Cefndy Terrace, Rhuddlan.

5751 PRIVATE LUTHER WILLIAMS: 1ST BATTALION ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS.
WOUNDED AT HORSESHOE HILL, NATAL ON 24TH FEBRUARY 1900. DIED OF DISEASE (ENTERIC) AT KIMBERLEY ON 13TH JUNE 1900.
INTERRED AT KIMBERLEY WEST CEMETERY.
MONUMENT 2.

Luther Williams was entitled to the Queen's South Africa medal with clasps Cape Colony/Tugela Heights and Relief of Ladysmith.












The Register of Deceased Soldier's Effects (02257) tells us that 1shilling and 5 pence was received by his sister Margaret and 1 shilling 4 pence by sister Edith on 19th August 1903.

Luther is further commemorated on the Welsh National South Africa War Memorial at Cathay's Park, Cardiff and on the memorial to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers at St. Giles Church, Wrexham.

He was born in Swansea, Glamorgan and was the son of John and Maria Williams of 2 Kinmel Terrace, Rhuddlan.

2084 PRIVATE JAMES FOLEY 3RD BATTALION ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS.
KILLED IN ACTION AT FREDRIKSTAD ON 25TH OCTOBER 2900.
INTERRED AT POTCHEFSTROOM, OLIEN PARK.
MONUMENT 1.

James was entitled to the Queen's South Africa medal with clasps Cape Colony/Transvaal and Wittebergen.

He was born in Conwy in 1877 and attested to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers at Rhuddlan on 4th June 1895. He declared himself to be a single man and was 18 years old, 5'4" height, 119lbs in weight. His complexion was described as sallow, grey eyes, dark brown hair and with a small scar on his face.
He had an indistinct tattoo of a letter 'J' on his left forearm and is recorded as having bad teeth!

He was living at 16 Queen's Court, Rhyl at the time of his attestation.
James Foley was the son of James and Mary J. Foley of 2 Victoria Road, Rhuddlan.

Also commemorated on the Welsh National South Africa memorial at Cathay's Park, Cardiff.

7471 PRIVATE THOMAS JONES: 1ST BATTALION ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS.
DIED OF DISEASE AT ELANDSFONTEIN ON 16TH DECEMBER 1901.
INTERRED AT GERMISTON, PRIMROSE.
MONUMENT 1.

A Bricklayer by trade at his attestation on 22nd January 1900, he was 20 years old, 5' 61/2", 132 lbs with no distinguishing marks. He had a dark complexion, brown eyes and hair. Church of England denomination.
His next of kin was his father Henry, who resided at Barmouth Villa, Rhyl.
His total military service amounted to 2years and 159 days.
Medal Roll WO100/181 confirms his entitlement to the Queen's South Africa medal with the single clasp Cape Colony.
His account of £14 12 shillings was received by his father.

Born on the Isle of Man, Thomas Jones is commemrated on the Welsh National South Africa memorial at Cathay's Park, Cardiff and on the RWF memorial at St. Giles Church, Wrexham.

7347 PRIVATE NORMAN ROBERTS :2ND VOLUNTEER BATTALION ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS (SERVED WITH THE 1ST BATTALION IN SA)
DIED OF A HEART ATTACK AT KRUGERSDORP ON 16TH AUGUST 1900.
INTERRED AT KRUGERSDORP.
MONUMENT 1.

Born in Rhyl, civilian life saw Norman working as a humble Shop Assistant with dark brown hair, brown eyes and dark complexion with a scar on his face.

Next of kin were mother Sarah Roberts of 8 East Parade, Rhyl and brother J.Kerfoot Roberts of Abbey House, Greenfield, Holywell .

His sacrifice is commemrated on the Welsh National South Africa memorial at Cathay's Park, Cardiff and on the RWF memorial at St. Giles Church, Wrexham.

7331 PRIVATE HUGH WYNNE: 2ND VOLUNTEER BATTALION ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS (SERVED WITH THE 1ST BATTALION IN SA).
DIED OF DISEASE (ENTERIC) ON 24TH JUNE 1900 AT POTCHEFSTROOM.
INTERRED AT POTCHEFSTROOM, OLIEN PARK.
MONUMENT 1.

Hugh Drewhurst Wynne was entitled to the Queen's South Africa medal with clasps Natal and Transvaal (WO100/281).

Commemorated on the Welsh National South Africa memorial at Cathay's Park, Cardiff and the RWF memorial at St. Giles Church, Wrexham.
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BOER WAR MEMORIAL TABLET,
LLANDUDNO TOWN HALL,
LLOYD STREET,
LLANDUDNO,
LL30 2UP,
WALES.


View from outside of the Town Hall


The memorial tablet



The memorial tablet is located to the right of the foyer of the Town Hall. You are most welcome to visit and view during opening hours.

The tablet is inscribed thus:

"THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION TO COMMEMORATE THE NOBLE AND PATRIOTIC SERVICE RENDERED TO THEIR COUNTRY BY THE UNDERMENTIONED MEN OF LLANDUDNO DISTRICT WHO VOLUNTEERED AND SERVED IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1900-1901-1902

DENBIGHSHIRE IMPERIAL YEOMANRY
SERGT. MAJOR T.DAVIES
SERGT. R.DUNPHY
LANCE SERGT. E.R.OWEN
CORPL. S. HUGHES
LANCE/CORPL. O.ROBERTS Killed in action
TROOPER W.E.ALLMAN
". G.C.GOODWIN Died of disease
". W.D.HUGHES
". E.O.JONES
" W..KENYON
". C.R.LEMPRIERE
" H.T.P.PARRY
". E.O.WILLIAMS
". T.P.WILLIAMS
ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS
3RD VOL. BAT..LION
SERGT. C.JONES Died of disease
LANCE SERGT. E.MOORE
LANCE CORPL. A.HELSTRIP
PRIVATE L.G.GRIFFITHS
". F.J.MERCEY
". F.W.PARRY
". A.JOSEPH. R.A.M.C.
". H.CODMAN
". F.DAVIES
". H.DEVERELL Died of disease
". G.WILLUAMS
". S.ENGLAND
BUGLER E.DOYLE
TROOPER W.HUGHES 29TH CO. I.Y.
STAFF SERGEANT G.G.S.TURNER 24TH CO. I.Y.
TROOPER B.T.RICHARDSON 10TH REGT. I.Y."

A total of 31 names, 27 men served and returned, 1 killed in action and 3 who died of disease in South Africa.

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LLANDUDNO TOWN HALL MEMORIAL TABLET
ROLL OF HONOUR

3668 SERGEANT MAJOR THOMAS DAVIES: 29TH COMPANY 9TH BATTALION IMPERIAL YEOMANRY ( DENBIGHSHIRE HUSSARS).
BORN: 1871 Clochaenog, Ruthin.
ATTESTED: 29/12/1899 at Wrexham, aged 28 years 9 months.
OCCUPATION: Farmer.
HEIGHT: 5'9"
WEIGHT: 13st 5lbs.
CHEST: 37"/39" Range.
COMPLEXION: fresh.
EYES: brown.
HAIR: dark.
SERVICE: 1year 175 days.
QSA: CAPE COLONY/ORANGE FREE STATE/SOUTH AFRICA 1901.
NOK: (father) Edward Davies, 3 Warehouse Street, Llandudno.
OTHER: A well built fellow, promoted to Sergeant 21/06/1901. Attestation document confirms that Thomas was present in action at Riddesberg and Ladybrand.

3607 SERGEANT RICHARD DUNPHY: 29TH COMPANY 9TH BATTALION IMPERIAL YEOMANRY (DENBIGHSHIRE HUSSARS).
BORN: 1874 Llandudno, Caernarfonshire.
ATTESTED: 02/01/1900 at Wrexham, aged 25 years 9 months.
OCCUPATION: Grocer.
HEIGHT: 5'5".
WEIGHT: 9st 2lbs.
CHEST: 31 1/2"/34" range.
COMPLEXION: fresh.
EYES: grey.
HAIR: dark.
DENOMINATION: Roman Catholic.
SERVICE: 1 year 153 days.
QSA: CAPE COLONY/ORANGE FREE STATE/SOUTH AFRICA 1901.
NOK: (father) Stephen Dunphy, 111 Mostyn Street, Llandudno.
OTHER: a single man, who was involved in the actions at Ladybrand, Thaba Nchu and Dewetsdorp.

3713 LANCE SERGEANT EDWARD REGINALD OWEN: 29TH COMPANY 9TH BATTALION IMPERIAL YEOMANRY (DENBIGHSHIRE HUSSARS).
BORN: Llandudno, Caernarfonshire.
ATTESTED: 29/12/1899 at Wrexham, aged 21 years 6 months.
OCCUPATION: Mineral Water Manufacturer.
HEIGHT: 5'9".
WEIGHT: 9st 13lbs.
CHEST: 33"/35" range.
COMPLEXION: fresh.
EYES: blue.
HAIR: light brown.
DENOMINATION: Church of England.
SERVICE: 1 year 172 days.
QSA: CAPE COLONY/ORANGE FREE STATE/SOUTH AFRICA 1901.
NOK: (mother) Griffith Morris Owen, Augusta House, Llandudno.
OTHER: a single man whose conduct was described as "very good". Discharged at Shorncliffe on 18/06/1901 aged 22 and described as a Publican by trade being a Licensed Victualler by special qualification.

3652 CORPORAL SAMUEL HUGHES: 29TH COMPANY 9 TH BATTALION IMPERIAL YEOMANRY (DENBIGHSHIRE HUSSARS).
BORN: 1877 at Llanrhos, Llandudno.
ATTESTED: 24/01/1900 at Wrexham, aged 22 years 4 months.
OCCUPATION: Tailor.
HEIGHT: 5'101)2".
WEIGHT: 9st 12lbs.
CHEST: 32"/34" range.
COMPLEXION: dark.
EYES: hazel.
HAIR: dark.
DENOMINATION: Roman Catholic.
SERVICE: 1 year 198 days.
QSA: CAPE COLONY/ORANGE FREE STATE/SOUTH AFRICA 1901.
NOK: (father) Samuel Hughes,
Mostyn Arms Hotel, Llandudno.

3625 LANCE CORPORAL OWEN ROBERTS: 29TH COMPANY 9TH BATTALION IMPERIAL YEOMANRY (DENBIGHSHIRE HUSSARS).
BORN: 1869.
ATTESTED: 29/12/1899, at the age of 31.
OCCUPATION: Butcher.
KILLED IN ACTION AT ABRAHAM'S KRAAL.
INTERRED AT ABRAHAM'S KRAAL.
QSA: CAPE COLONY/ORANGE FREE STATE.
NOK: (mother) Ann,vwho was legatee for his account of £7 8s 9d (UK Registered of Deceased Soldier's Effects 81957).
OTHER: also commemorated on Welsh National South Africa Memorial at Cathay's Park, Cardiff. Caernarfonshire Memorial, Ben Twthill, Caernarfon and at Llandudno Boer War Memorial, GT. Orme.
Mother Mrs. Anne Roberts resided at 1 Queen's Buildings, Llandudno.

3656 TROOPER WILLIAM FREDERICK ALLMAN: 29TH COMPANY 9TH BATTALION IMPERIAL YEOMANRY.
BORN: 1877 at Llandudno.
ATTESTED: 29/12/1899 at Wrexham.
OCCUPATION: Painter, having been apprentice to David Owen of Llandudno for 3years.
HEIGHT: 5'1 3/4".
WEIGHT: 8st 5lbs.
CHEST: 31"/32 1/2" range.
COMPLEXION: fresh.
EYES: brown.
HAIR: brown.
DENOMINATION: Church of England.
SERVICE: 1 year 177 days.
QSA: CAPE COLONY/ORANGE FREE STATE/SOUTH AFRICA 1901.
NOK: (mother) Anne Allman, 4 Clifton Road, Llandudno.
OTHER: single.

3614 PRIVATE G.C.GOODWIN: 29TH COMPANY 9TH BATTALION IMPERIAL YEOMANRY .
DIED OF DISEASE (ENTERIC FEVER) AT JAGERSFONTEIN ON 27/07/1900.
INTERRED AT JAGERSFONTEIN. MONUMENT 2.
QSA: CAPE COLONY/ORANGE FREE STATE.
OTHER: also commemorated on Welsh National South Africa Memorial, Cathay's Park, Cardiff. Caernarfonshire Memorial, Ben Twthill, Caernarfon and at Llandudno Boer War Memorial, GT. Orme.

PRIVATE W.D.HUGHES: 29TH COMPANY 9TH BATTALION IMPERIAL YEOMANRY (DENBIGHSHIRE HUSSARS).
QSA: CAPE COLONY/ORANGE FREE STATE/TRANSVAAL/SOUTH AFRICA 1901.
OTHER: no further information at the present time).

3651 PRIVATE E.O.JONES: 29TH COMPANY 9TH BATTALION IMPERIAL YEOMANRY (DENBIGHSHIRE HUSSARS).
BORN: 1872 at Llwyngwril.
QSA: CAPE COLONY/ORANGE FREE STATE.
OTHER: died in 1917 whilst serving with 335th Road Construction Company. INTERRED at St. Celynin Church, Llwyngwril, Ceredigion.

TROOPER WALTER KENYON: 29TH COMPANY 9 TH BATTALION IMPERIAL YEOMANRY (DENBIGHSHIRE HUSSARS).
BORN: 1867 in Liverpool.
ATTESTED: 29/12/1899 at Wrexham, aged 32 years.
OCCUPATION: Jeweller.
HEIGHT: 5'7 2/2".
WEIGHT: 11st 1lb.
CHEST: 35")37" range.
COMPLEXION: sandy.
EYES: blue.
HAIR: sandy.
DENOMINATION: Church of England.
SERVICE: 1year 228 days.
QSA: CAPE COLONY/ORANGE FREE STATE/SOUTH AFRICA 1901.
NOK: (wife) Alice Kenyon, 17 Parr Street, Liverpool.

3661 PRIVATE CLEMENT ROZELLE LEMPRIERE: 29TH COMPANY 9TH BATTALION IMPERIAL YEOMANRY (DENBIGHSHIRE HUSSARS).
QSA: CAPE COLONY/ORANGE FREE STATE/SOUTH AFRICA 1901.
OTHER: possibly born in Jersey.
PLEASE SEE THREAD POSTED BY HYWEL "Trooper C R Lempriere" for much more detailed information on this man.

HUGH THOMAS BAUGH PARRY: 29TH COMPANY 9 TH BATTALION IMPERIAL YEOMANRY (DENBIGHSHIRE HUSSARS).
BORN: 1876 in Llandudno.
QSA: CAPE COLONY/ORANGE FREE STATE.
NOK: (wife) Harriet Parry, Melyn Avenue, Prestatyn, North Wales.
OTHER: also served in World War One in the Royal Army Service Corps. Promoted Sergeant 29/10/1914; Staff Sergeant 09/11914; Staff Quarter Master Sergeant 31/05/1915.
The following is a letter from the Police Station at Caernarfon dated 18/12/1929:
"from the Officer in Charge of Records, Woolwich Dockyard,
Sir, re: Edward Baugh; Hugh Parry; Hugh Thomas Baugh Parry and Thomas Baugh;
The above named person is remanded in custody until Tuesday next the 17th instant on a charge of theft.
He joined HM Military Forces on the outbreak of the Great War and attained the rank of 2nd Cl. W.O. in the R.A.S.C. , and left the army in 1919. Otis probable that he joined HM Forces in the Rhyl area.
When he was 23 years of age, he joined the 29th Company Imperial Yeomanry (Denbighshire HUSSARS Imperial Yeomanry) and served with this regiment throughout the South African campaign. His age is now 53 years.
I shall be greatly obliged if you can trace his record from the above scanty information and furnish me with particulars as to his character etc. by return of post as it is required for the judge .
It is regretted that I cannot state his regimental number which would further assist you in tracing him."

3635 PRIVATE EVAN OWEN WILLIAMS: 29TH COMPANY 9 TH BATTALION IMPERIAL YEOMANRY (DENBIGHSHIRE HUSSARS).
QSA: CAPE COLONY/ORANGE FREE STATE.

3637 PRIVATE THOMAS PARRY WILLIAMS: 29TH COMPANY 9 TH BATTALION IMPERIAL YEOMANRY (DENBIGHSHIRE HUSSARS).
BORN: 1874 at Llanidloes.
ATTESTED: 29/12/1899 at Wrexham, aged 25 years 10 months.
OCCUPATION: Auctioneer's Clerk.
HEIGHT: 5'6 1)2".
WEIGHT: 10st 5lbs.
CHEST: 35"/37" range.
COMPLEXION: sallow.
EYES: blue.
HAIR: brown.
DENOMINATION: Church of England.
SERVICE: 1 year 175 days.
QSA: CAPE COLONY/ORANGE FREE STATE/SOUTH AFRICA 1901.
NOK: (father) Evan Williams, Syddefwr Hall, Llanidloes.
OTHER: discharged at Shorncliffe 20/06/1901.

7417 SERGEANT CHARLES VAUGHAN JONES: 3RD BATTALION ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS.
BORN: around 1864 in Bangor.
OCCUPATION: Water Inspector to Llandudno Council.
DIED OF DISEASE AT WOODSTOCK, CAPE TOWN ON 05/05/1901.
INTERRED AT CAPE TOWN CEMETERY.
OTHER: also commemorated on the Welsh National South Africa Memorial at Cathays Park, Cardiff; Holy Trinity, Mostyn Street; Royal Welsh Fusiliers Memorial, St. Giles Church, Wrexham.

7304 SERGEANT ERNEST GEORGE MOORE: 3RD BATTALION ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS.
BORN: 1879/1880 at Paddington, London, Middlesex.
ATTESTED: 22/01/1900 at Wrexham aged 29 years 1 month.
OCCUPATION: Gardener.
HEIGHT: 5'10".
WEIGHT: 150lbs.
CHEST: 35"/37".
SERVICE: 1 year 114 days.
QSA: ???/SOUTH AFRICA 1901.
NOK: Rose Moore, Penywern, Roewen, Talycefn, R.S.O., near Conwy, North Wales.
OTHER: promoted Corporal 06/1900; demoted 11/1900.

7326 PRIVATE ALFRED HELSTRIP: 3RD BATTALION ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS.
BORN :1878 at St. Asaph.
ATTESTED: 22/10/1900 at Wrexham aged 22 years 6 months.
OCCUPATION: Decorator.
HEIGHT: 5'10".
WEIGHT: 130lbs.
CHEST: 36"/37".
SERVICE: 1 year 114 days.
QSA: NATAL/TRANSVAAL/SOUTH AFRICA 1901.
NOK: (father) Alfred Helstrip, Bronwen House, Trinity Street, Llandudno.
OTHER: invalided Christiana.

PRIVATE L.G. GRIFFITHS: ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS.
No information at the present time.

7418 PRIVATE FRANCIS JOSEPH MERCY: 3RD VOLUNTEER BATTALION ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS.
BORN: 1876 at Montmore, Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire.
ATTESTED: 27/01/1900 at Wrexham, aged 24 years old.
OCCUPATION: Gardener.
HEIGHT:5'7".
WEIGHT: 159 lbs.
CHEST: 34")36".
COMPLEXION: fresh.
EYES: brown.
HAIR: brown.
DENOMINATION: Church of England.
SERVICE: 1 year 2days.
QSA: NATAL/CAPE COLONY.
NOK: (wife) Hannah, Chetwynd, Orme Road, Llandudno.
(daughter)Irma Violet.
OTHER: invalided Wynverg.

7323 PRIVATE FREDERICK WILLIAM PARRY: 3RD VOLUNTEER BATTALION ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS.
BORN: Llandudno.
ATTESTED: Wrexham, date unknown, aged 25 years 9 months.
OCCUPATION: Painter.
HEIGHT: 5'5".
WEIGHT:?
CHEST: 33"/34 2/2".
COMPLEXION: fresh.
EYES: grey.
HAIR: dark brown.
SERVICE: 1 year 114 days.
QSA:???/ SOUTH AFRICA 1901.
NOK: (father) David Party, 15 Clifton Road, Llandudno.
OTHER: conduct at discharge described as 'good'.
Served in World War One as a Corporal numbered 20666 with the 14th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers attesting on 08/01/1915. He was discharged in 1917 with chronic rheumatism making him "unlikely to become an efficient soldier". At this time he was living at Harrington Cottage, Somerset Street, Llandudno and had a daughter Blodwen.

14491 PRIVATE ARTHUR JOSEPH: ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS, LATER 3RD VOLUNTEER BATTALION ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS.
BORN: 17/07/1880 at Hawarden, Cheshire..
ATTESTED: 29/08/1900 at Aldershot, aged 20 years 2 months.
HEIGHT: 5:8 1/2".
WEIGHT: 144 lbs.
CHEST: 35"/37".
COMPLEXION: fresh.
EYES; blue.
HAIR: brown.
DENOMINATION: Church of England.
SERVICE: 1 year 112 days.
QSA: CAPE COLONY/ORANGE FREE STATE/TRANSVAAL/SOUTH AFRICA 1901/SOUTH AFRICA 1902.
NOK: (father) Charles Joseph, Craigle, Church Walk, Llandudno.
OTHER: recorded as being a member of the stretcher bearer company.
Arthur had a long life and died in quarter 4 of 1971 in Stockport, Cheshire having reached the grand old age of 91.

4682 PRIVATE HERBERT CODMAN: 3RD BATTALION KING'S (LIVERPOOL) REGIMENT.
BORN: 1881 in Liverpool.
ATTESTED: 06/02/1899 at Liverpool, aged 18.
OCCUPATION: Labourer.
HEIGHT: 5'8 7/8".
WEIGHT: 122 lbs.
CHEST: 31 1/2"/33 1/2".
COMPLEXION: fresh.
EYES: grey.
HAIR: black.
DENOMINATION: Church of England.
MARKS: tatto of cross on right forearm.
QSA: CAPE COLONY/ORANGE FREE STATE/TRANSVAAL/SOUTH AFRICA 1901/SOUTH AFRICA 1902.
OTHER: later 2nd Volunteer Service Company Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
A single man living at 11 Devon Street, Llandudno.
Herbert was well known for being the Punch and Judy showman on the promenade at Llandudno. His father Richard ran the show from 1863 to 1909, with Herbert taking over from 1909 till his death in 1960 after which Herbert's son Jack continued.
As reported in The Weekly News, dated Thursday, April 21st ,1983, a plaque to the Codman family was mounted onto a tree on the promenade near to where the family ran their shows for a hundred years.
In 1983, Herbert's widow was living at Punchi nello Cottage, Bodafon Street, Llandudno.

7443 PRIVATE FREDERICK RICHARD DAVIES: 1ST VOLUNTEER BATTALION ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS.
BORN: Rhosddu, Wrexham.
ATTESTED: 22/01/1900 at Wrexham, aged 21 years 4 months.
OCCUPATION: Collier.
HEIGHT: 5'7 3/4".
WEIGHT: 168lbs.
CHEST: 35 1/2"/36".
COMPLEXION: fresh.
EYES: grey.
HAIR: light brown.
DENOMINATION: Wesleyan.
MARKS: mole on back.
SERVICE: 1 year 5 days.
QSA: CAPE COLONY/TRANSVAAL/ SOUTH AFRICA 1901/SOUTH AFRICA 1902.
NOK: (brother) P. Davies, Acton Smith, Wrexham.

7302 PRIVATE H. DEVERILL: 1ST BATTALION ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS.
DIED OF DISEASE (ENTERIC FEVER) ON 08/05/1900 AT KIMBERLEY.
INTERRED AT KIMBERLEY CEMETERY.
QSA: NATAL.
OTHER: resided at 6 Woodland Terrace, Victoria Street, Craig y Don, Llandudno.
Also commemorated on the Welsh National South Africa Memorial at Cathays Park, Cardiff; Caernarfonshire Memorial, Ben Twthill, Caernarfon and Memorial at Great Orme Cemetery.

7307 PRIVATE GRIFFITH WILLIAMS: 3RD VOLUNTEER SPECIAL SERVICE COMPANY ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS.
BORN: 1879 in Conwy, Caernarfonshire.
ATTESTED: 22/01900 at Wrexham, aged 30 years 3 months.
OCCUPATION: Bricklayer.
HEIGHT: 5'5 1/2".
WEIGHT: 134 ils.
CHEST: 33"/36 1/2".
COMPLEXION: fresh.
EYES: grey.
HAIR: dark brown.
SERVICE: 1, year 114 days.
QSA: not known at the present time.
NOK: Ellen Williams, 1 Castle View Terrace, Tywyn, near Llandudno.

7324 PRIVATE SAMUEL ENGLAND: 3RD VOLUNTEER BATTALION SPECIAL SERVICE COMPANY ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS.
BORN: 1879 at Timperley, Altrincham, England.
ATTESTED: 22/01/1900 at Wrexham, aged 29 years 4 months.
HEIGHT: 5'6".
WEIGHT:131lbs.
CHEST: 34"/36"
QSA: NATAL/ORANGE FREE STATE/TRANSVAAL/SOUTH AFRICA 1901.
NOK: Thomas and Annie England, 2 Castle Buildings, Deganwy, Caernarfonshire.
OTHER: previously served with the Border Regiment purchasing his discharge.
Once in South Africa, Samuel was discharged on 28/12/1900 at Cape Town upon receiving permission from the Base Commandant to join a colonial mounted unit.
He served with the Imperial Light Horse with service number 86 and also with Warren's Horse as number 400.

7513 BUGLER EDWARD DOYLE: 3RD VOLUNTEER BATTALION ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS.
BORN: 1881 in Clondalkin, Ireland.
ATTESTED: 23/01/1900 at Wrexham, aged 19 years 3 months.
OCCUPATION: Bricklayer.
HEIGHT: 5'4".
WEIGHT: 138 lbs.
CHEST: 34"/36".
COMPLEXION: fresh.
EYES:grey.
HAIR: brown.
DENOMINATION: Church of England.
SERVICE: 1 year 208 days.
QSA: CAPE COLONY/ORANGE FREE STATE/TRANSVAAL/SOUTH AFRICA 1901/SOUTH AFRICA 1902.
NOK: Catherine Doyle, 3Pant y ffrith, Great Orme's Head, Llandudno.

22345 PRIVATE WILLIAM DAVID HUGHES: 29TH COMPANY 9TH BATTALION IMPERIAL YEOMANRY (DENBIGHSHIRE HUSSARS).
BORN: Llandudno in 1877.
ATTESTED: 21/01/1900 at Wrexham to aged 24 years old.
OCCUPATION: Painter and Decorator apprenticed to J. E. Hughes of Llandudno.
HEIGHT:5'6 3/4".
WEIGHT: 151lbs.
CHEST: 34"/35 1/2".
COMPLEXION: pale.
EYES: brown.
HAIR: brown.
DENOMINATION: Church of England.
MARKS: small fibroma in the lumbar region.
SERVICE: 1 year 224 days.
QSA: CAPE COLONY/ORANGE FREE STATE/TRANSVAAL/SOUTH AFRICA 1901/SOUTH AFRICA 1902.
NOK: (mother) Jane Hughes, Moorlands, Princess Street, Llandudno.
OTHER: William had lived outside of his father's house for more than three years. Perhaps his parents had separated?

27581 STAFF SERGEANT GEORGE GILBERT TURNER: 24TH COMPANY IMPERIAL YEOMANRY.
BORN: 1879 in Llandudno.
ATTESTED: 19/02/1901 in Manchester, aged 22 years 9 months.
OCCUPATION: Warehouseman apprenticed to Briggs and Son, Newcastle, Staffordshire.
HEIGHT: 5'4 1/2".
WEIGHT: 8st 9 lbs.
CHEST: 35".
COMPLEXION:light.
EYES: blue.
HAIR: light brown.
DENOMINATION: Church of England.
MARKS: mole inside right arm.
QSA: CAPE COLONY/ORANGE FREE STATE/TRANSVAAL/SOUTH AFRICA 1901/SOUTH AFRICA 1902.
NOK: (father) Edwin Turner( Architect), Llandudno.
OTHER: lived at 16 Ayres Road, Old Trafford, Manchester.

24698 TROOPER BEETRAM THOMAS RICHARDSON: 38TH (BUCKINGHAMSHIRE) COMPANY 10TH BATTALION IMPERIAL YEOMANRY.
QSA: CAPE COLONY/ORANGE FREE STATE/TRANSVAAL/SOUTH AFRICA 1901/SOUTH AFRICA 1902 ( WO100/124).
No further information at the present time.

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BOER WAR MEMORIAL CROSS, BEN TWTHILL, CARNARFON

BEN TWTHILL,
OFF THOMAS STREET,
TWTHILL EAST,
CAERNARFON,
ARFON,
GWYNEDD,
LL55 2AY,
WALES.

ORDNANCE SURVEY GRID REFERENCE: SH481631

The memorial commemorating the 24 men from Caernarfonshire who died in the South African campaign,was made by Messrs. Hugh Jones and Company, Seiont Marble Works, Caernarfon. It was unveiled on the 2nd July 1904 attended by J. E. Greaves Esq., Lord Lieutenant of the county, and dedicated by the Reverend J. W. Wynne Jones M.A.


Turn right off Thomas Street when you see this sign.


Once you have negotiated the steep rock path and passed
the trig point on the summit of Ben Twthill, you should see the top of the cross nestled in amongst the trees. A couple of stone steps lead you to the rail fenced enclosure where the cross is situated.


The memorial is constructed of a battered finish granite,the highpoint of the structure is a wheel cross with some Celtic design thereon. The granite surmounts a three tier pedestal.
Each of the four faces houses a marble tablet set flush to the granite main stone.


Front facing marble tablet inscribed thus:
"THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED
BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION IN
MEMORY OF THOSE FROM THIS
COUNTY WHO DIED SERVING THEIR
COUNTRY IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899-1902"


Tablet 2:
"CORPORAL OWEN ROBERTS DENBIGHSHIRE HUSSARS
SHG. SMITH J.V. GRIFFITHS DENBIGHSHIRE HUSSARS
TPR. G.C. GOODWIN DENBIGHSHIRE HUSSARS
TPR. J.B.K. LONG NORFOLK YEOMANRY
CORPORAL J. METCALFE 2ND BATT. GRENADIER GUARDS
PRIVATE E. DAVIES 2ND BATT. SCOTTS GUARDS
PRIVATE W. JOYCE 1ST BATT. KING'S (LIVERPOOL) REGT.
2ND LIEUT. ROGER WILLIAMS -ELLIS 1ST BATT. ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS



Tablet 3:
"PRIVATE E.ROBERTS 1ST BATTALION
ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS
PRIVATE W. EVANS 4TH BATT.
PRIVATE J.T. JONES "
PRIVATE W. KELLY. "
PRIVATE T. MAILEN. "
PRIVATE W.H. WILLIAMS."
SERGT. C. JONES. 3RD V BATT.
PRIVATE H. DEVERILL. "


Tablet 4:
"PRIVATE I. ROBERTS 2ND BATT. SOUTH WALES BORDERERS
LANCE-COROL C. SOPER 2ND BATT. ROYAL HIGHLANDERS
PRIVATE A. SOPER 2ND BATT. ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT
TRPR. J. ROWLANDS BRABANT'S HORSE
TRPR. D.E. ROBERTS KIMBERLEY LIGHT HORSE
TRPR. G.D. CAMERON NATAL MOUNTED POLICE
DRESSER T.R. EAMES WELSH HOSPITAL


The memorial enjoys a commanding view over the Caernarfon end of the Menai Straits.


The view of the Menai Straits to the northeast.

The inscriptions on the memorial tablets appear to have been recently cleaned and the lettering repainted. While it is surrounded now by encroaching woodland, the area within the railed enclosure is mown by the local authorities presumably, therefore accessible. Pleasing to see that there is no vandalism evident as at visit date 10/09/2022.

Well worth the walk up the hill to take a look if you are in the area.


ROLL OF HONOUR BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

3625 LANCE CORPORAL OWEN ROBERTS: 29 TH COMPANY 9TH BATTALION IMPERIAL YEOMANRY
BORN: 1869
ATTESTED: 29/12/1899 at the age of 31.
OCCUPATION: Butcher
KILLED IN ACTION AT ABRAHAM'S KRAAL ON 13/11/2900.
INTERRED AT ABRAHAM'S KRAAL
QSA: Cape Colony/Orange Free State
NOK: Ann, who was legatee for his account of £7 8s 9d (UK Register of Deceased Soldier's Effects (81957).
OTHER: also commemorated on the Welsh National South Africa War Memorial at Cathay's Park, Cardiff; Llandudno Town Hall Plaque; Llandudno Cemetery Memorial, Great Orme, Llandudno.
Mother resided at 1Queen's Buildings, Llandudno.

3708 SHOEING SMITH JOHN V..GRIFFITTHS: 29TH COMPANY 9TH BATTALION IMPERIAL YEOMANRY
WOUNDED AT QUAGGALAAGTE ON 27/11/1900 AND DIED ON 12/12/1900 AT BLOEMFONTEIN .
INTERRED AT BLOEMFONTEIN, PRESIDENT AVENUE. MONUMENT 1.
QSA: Cape Colony/Orange Free State.
OTHER: also commemorated on the Welsh National South Africa Memorial at Cathays Park, Cardiff and St. Giles Church, Wrexham.
Papers not extant.

3614 PRIVATE G.C.GOODWIN: 29TH COMPANY 9TH BATTALION IMPERIAL YEOMANRY.
DIED OF DISEASE (ENTERIC FEVER) AT JAGERSFONTEIN ON 37/07/1900.
INTERRED AT JAGERSFONTEIN MONUMENT 2.
QSA: Cape Colony/Orange Free State.
OTHER: also commemorated on Welsh National South Africa Memorial, Cathays Park, Cardiff;Llandudno Town Hall Plaque; Llandudno Boer War Memorial, Great Orme, Llandudno.

27871 TROOPER J.B.K.LONG: NORFOLK IMPERIAL YEOMANRY.
DIED OF DISEASE AT WINBERG ON 16/06/1901.
INTERRED AT WINBERG EAST, MONUMENT 2.

3185 LANCE CORPORAL J. METCALFE: 3RD BATTALION GRENADIER GUARDS.
KILLED IN ACTION AT MODDER RIVER ON 26/11/1899.
INTERRED AT KIMBERLEY WEDT END CEMETERY, MONUMENT 12.
QSA: Belmont/Modder River.
OTHER: also commemorated on the Welsh National South Africa Memorial at Cathays Park, Cardiff; Holy Trinity, Household Cavalry and Guards, Windsor, Buckinghamshire, England.

7606 PRIVATE EDWARD DAVIES: 2ND BATTALION SCOTS GUARDS.
DIED OF DISEASE (ENTERIC) AT CHARLESTOWN ON 03/04/1902.
INTERRED AT NEWCASTLE, MONUMENT 10.
BORN: 1868 at Beaumaris, Anglesey, Wales.
ATTESTED: 06/07/1887 at Caernarfon 19 years of age, single and, declaring previous service with the Royal Anglesey Engineers.
OCCUPATION: Labourer
HEIGHT: 5'7 1/4".
WEIGHT: 142lbs.
CHEST: 35 1/2".
COMPLEXION: fresh.
EYES: brown.
HAIR: dark brown.
DENOMINATION: Church of England.
MARKS: tattoo dot at base of each thumb.
COMMENTS AT MEDICAL: 3/4" under height.
Appointed Lance Corporal 07/10/1890; back to Private 24/02/1891.
Discharged at London on 05/07/1899 after 12 years service. His conduct was described as Very Good and he had gained a 3rd class level of education.
Edward reenlisted the colours on 09/08/1899.
SERVICE: Home from 06/07/1887 to 05/07/1894; 09/08/1899 to 14/03/1900; South Africa from 15/03/1900 to 03/04/1902. Total 14 years 238 days.
QSA: for his service in South Africa received the Queen's South Africa medal with clasps Cape Colony/Transvaal and Wittebergen. Also the Kings South Africa medal with clasps South Africa 1901 & 1902.
NOK: Rose (wife), Penrhyn Side, Near Llandudno.
Children: Albert-02/10/1892 (out of wedlock)
Joshua Edward-20/11/1895
Victria-22/06/1897
Henry Rundle-29/10/1900
Mary-29/10/1900
John Davies (brother), 29 Crofton Place, Steeple Lane, Beaumaris, Anglesey.
Mrs. Davies was awarded the sum of 5 shillings per week pension for herself and 1 shilling sixpence for each of her four children, the exception being Albert who was born out of wedlock for whom Rose received nothing. Albert would be troubled with this issue later on in life.
As the reader can well imagine, Edward's widow found great hardship coping with the five children of the union who now had no father and, therefore, little income with the loss of the breadwinner. There is evidence of businessmen who were happy to provide assistance as shown in the following letter dated 19/05/1902, from Mr. S. Dunphy of Dunphy's Stores in Llandudno:
"Sir, I am in receipt of yours a/518/02 for which I thank you. I am only too glad to be able to help this poor woman.
Yours Truly
S. Dunphy"
I have no idea what help was offered here, but must surely have been of the charitable kind. Rose and the children eventually found security with another marriage some time in 1902 and now resided at The Dell, Southdown View, Broadwater, Worthing, Sussex. A letter addressed from this residence to The Scots Guards, Buckingham Gate, S.W. read as follows:
"I hereby acknowledge to have been issued the medal granted for service in South Africa with clasps for Wittebergen, Cape Colony and Transvaal.
Signature Mrs. R. Davies."
Further consequences of the death of Edward and the circumstances of his son Albert's birth manifested themselves on the 1st September 1930, when Albert, who had now moved to Edinburgh, had a legal issue being dealt with by messrs. Bruce and Black, solicitors of Edinburgh. A letter, I presume to Scots Guards Records Office, from whi
:
"Sir,
We act as solicitors for Mr.A.E.Davies, who resides in Edinburgh and write to ask whether you are able to supply us with official evidence of the death of our client's father, the circumstance
The father's name was Edward Davies, and when the South African War broke out, he was called up or volunteered as a reservist for the 2nd Battalion of the Scots Guards, (his number being 7606).
He had previously served 7 years as a Private in the battalion ving in the warand had been about 5 years as a reservist.
The only further information with which our client can supply us, is that his father died of wounds or fever when serving in the war above referred to, in or about 1901, and that he was buried at Charlestown, Natal.
We only add that we are conducting some business for our client in connection with which his father's Death Certificate has been called for, and it is of such importance that we should be able to prove his death. In the circumstances explained, however, this cannot, of course, be done in the usual way. If, however, as we have little doubt, the details given above are approximately correct, no doubt the records in your office will furnish such information as will enable you to supply us with the official Certificate of Death asked for above.
As the matter is somewhat urgent, we shall be obliged if you will reply to this letter as soon as possible.
We are,
Sir,
Your Obedient Servant,
Bruce and Black."

The above an issue of inheritance maybe?

5627 PRIVATE WILLIAM JOYCE: 1ST BATTALION KING'S LIVERPOOL REGIMENT.
DIED OF DISEASE (DYSENTERY) AT THE 26TH BRIGADE FIELD HOSPITAL, LADYSMITH ON 09/03/1900.
INTERRED AT LADYSMITH, INTOMBI. MONUMENT 10A.

William's papers remain extant for this soldier who suffered during the siege of Ladysmith.

BORN: 1879 at Caernarfon.
ATTESTED: 16th February 1897 at Liverpool, aged 18.
OCCUPATION: Labourer.
HEIGHT: 5' 5 3/4".
WEIGHT: 128lbs.
CHEST: 33" to 35".
COMPLEXION: fresh.
EYES: blue.
HAIR: dark brown.
DENOMINATION: Church of England.
MARKS: none recorded.
COMMENTS: on 06/11/1898: "In civil custody Private William Joyce convicted of resisting the Police, and sentenced to a fine of 3 shillings or 1 month's jail. Fine paid. Parole 07/11/1898."
SERVICE: 260 days (given his attestation this does not add up, I tally 3years 21 days from attestation to his death).
QSA: Defence of Ladysmith.
NOK: father Thomas, 19 Hendre Street, Caernarfon.
brother Walter Edward, Caernarfon.
brother Thomas, 6Clwyd Street, Birkenhead, Cheshire.
brother John, Royal Horse Artillery, Dinapore, India.
Also commemorated on the Welsh National South Africa Memorial at Cathays Park, Cardiff.

2ND. LIEUTENANT ROGER WILLIAMS -ELLIS: 1ST BATTALION ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS.
KILLED IN ACTION AT KRUGERSDORP, NEAR DWARSVLEI ON 09/10/1900.
INTERRED AT KRUGERSDORP. MONUMENT 13.
Also commemorated on Welsh National South Africa Memorial, Cathays Park, Cardiff., and at St. Giles Church, Wrexham.

2728 PRIVATE E. ROBERTS: 1ST BATTALION ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS.
DIED OF DISEASE AT POTCHEFSTROOM ON 05/09/1901.
INTERRED AT POTCHEFSTROOM, OLIEN PARK. MONUMENT 1.
COMMENTS: No attestation documents remain extant, so very little information available.
The following from the Regimental Records:
"Disembarked at Bombay from HMS Crocodile on the 20th March 1892 and taken on the strength of the battalion."
Roberts was awarded a musketry prize of sixpence on 03/07/1893. In comparison to the results of the rest of his comrades involved his musketry talents were very much of the middle order!
Also commemorated on the Welsh National South Africa Memorial, Cathays Park, Cardiff and at St. Giles Church, Wrexham.

1787 PRIVATE WILLIAM EVANS: 4TH BATTALION ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS.
KILLED IN ACTION AT FREDERIKSTAD ON 25/10/1900(WATT). ATTESTATION PAPER STATES 24/10/1900.
INTERRED AT POTCHEFSTROOM, OLIEN PARK. MONUMENT 1.
His attestation papers remain extant.
BORN: Llanbelig, Caernarfon.
ATTESTED: 14/03/1892 at Caernarfon aged 18 and single.
OCCUPATION: Labourer for David Morgan of Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan.
HEIGHT: 5'3".
WEIGHT: not stated.
CHEST: 33" to 34 1/2".
COMPLEXION: fresh.
EYES: grey.
HAIR: brown.
DENOMINATION: Church of England.
MARKS: scar centre of forehead and a mole over edge of nose.
SERVICE: South Africa 23/05/1900 to 23/10/1901 (1 year and 154 days).
QSA: Cape Colony/Transvaal/Wittebergen.
Also commemorated on the Welsh National South Africa Memorial at Cathays Park, Cardiff and at St. Giles Church, Wrexham.

PRIVATE J.T.JONES: 4TH BATTALION ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS.
Work in progress on this soldier. Proving very difficult to find satisfactory results from research carried out so far.

2554 PRIVATE W.KELLY: 4TH BATTALION ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS.
DIED OF DISEASE AT ELANDSFONTEIN ON 08/06/1902.
INTERRED AT GERMISTON, PRIMROSE. MONUMENT 1.
Attestation papers remain extant.
BORN: 1880 in Pwllheli, Caernarfonshire.
ATTESTED: 16/04/1900 at Caernarfon aged 20 years and 1 month.
OCCUPATION: not stated.
HEIGHT: 5' 4 5/8".
WEIGHT: not stated.
CHEST: 36" to 38".
COMPLEXION: fresh.
EYES: hazel.
HAIR: brown.
DENOMINATION: Church of England.
MARKS: none.
SERVICE: posted to South Africa on 23/05/1900, died 08/06/1901. Served for 2 years 13 days.
QSA: Cape Colony/Transvaal/Wittebergen.
KSA: SA1901/SA1902.
NOK: wife Jane Kelly, 2 Little Chapel Street, Caernarfon. There were no children of the marriage.

2823 PRIVATE T. MAILEN: 4TH BATTALION ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS.
DIED OF DISEASE AT KIMBERLEY ON 13/05/1900.
INTERRED: UNABLE TO FIND THIS AT THE PRESENT TIME, BUT MOST LIKELY KIMBERLEY.
The Register of Deceased Soldier's Effects (102587) tells us that his widow Mary received his account of 1 shilling.

2096 PRIVATE WILLIAM WILLIAMS: 4TH BATTALION ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS.
KILLED IN ACTION AT FREDERIKSTAD ON 25/10/1900.
INTERRED AT POTCHEFSTROOM, OLIEN PARK. MONUMENT 1.
Attestation papers for William remain extant, as for many deceased members of the RWF. Very helpful for researchers.
BORN: Ruabon, Denbighshire.
ATTESTED: 12/08/1893 at the age of 27 at Wrexham. Single.
OCCUPATION: Collier working for J. Clayton.
HEIGHT: 5' 7 3/4".
WEIGHT: 139 lbs.
CHEST: 34" to 36".
COMPLEXION: fresh.
EYES: hazel.
HAIR: brown.
DENOMINATION: other protestant.
MARKS: several coal scars on back, scar on centre of back of head.
QSA: Cape Colony/Transvaal/Wittebergen.
NOK: Mr. Williams, c/o. Mrs. Smith,no. 8 Frome Street, Rhosd-ddu.

7417 SERGEANT CHARLES VAUGHAN JONES: 3RD BATTALION ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS.
DIED OF DISEASE AT WOODSTOCK, CAPE TOWN ON 05/05/1901.
INTERRED AT CAPE TOWN CEMETERY.
No attestation papers available.
BORN: 1864 Bangor, Caernarfonshire.
OCCUPATION: Water Inspector to Llandudno Council.
Also commemorated on the Welsh National South Africa Memorial at Cathays Park, Cardiff; Royal Welsh Fusiliers Memorial at St. Giles Church, Wrexham; Llandudno Town Hall Plaque; Holy Trinity, Mostyn Street, Llandudno; memorial at Great Orme's Head Cemetery.
COMMENTS: Charles was a bell ringer at Holy Trinity Church prior to his war service along with H. DEVERILL who also perished in South Africa from disease.

7302 PRIVATE H. DEVERILL: 3RD BATTALION ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS.
DIED OF DISEASE AT KIMBERLEY ON 08/05/1900.
INTERRED AT KIMBERLEY WEST END.
No attestation papers available.
QSA: Natal.
COMMENTS: resided at 6 Woodland Terrace, Victoria Street, Craig y Don, Llandudno.
Deverill was a bell ringer at Holy Trinity Church prior to his war service.
Also commemorated on the Welsh National South Africa Memorial at Cathays Park, Cardiff; Royal Welsh Fusiliers Memorial at St. Giles Church, Wrexham;Llandudno Town Hall Plaque; Holy Trinity Church, Mostyn Street, Llandudno; memorial at Great Orme's Head.

5927 PRIVATE J. ROBERTS: 2ND BATTALION SOUTH WALES BORDERERS.
DIED OF DISEASE (ENTERIC FEVER) ON 31/05/1900 AT BLOEMFONTEIN.
INTERRED AT CAPE TOWN/WYNBERG, ST. JOHNS. MONUMENT 1.
No attestation papers available.
QSA: Cape Colony/Orange Free State.
COMMENTS: slightly wounded at Karee Siding 29/03/1900.
Also commemorated on the Welsh National South Africa Memorial at Cathays Park, Cardiff; SWB memorial plaque in Brecon Cathedral, Brecon.

6878 LANCE CORPORAL GEORGE SOPER: 2ND BATTALION ROYAL HIGHLANDERS, THE BLACK WATCH.
KILLED IN ACTION AT MAGERSFONTEIN ON 11/12/1899.
INTERRED AT KIMBERLEY WEST END. MONUMENT 10.
No attestation papers available.
BORN: Caernarfon in 1872.
QSA: Cape Colony.
COMMENTS: the Census of 1881 shows George living as a 9 year old boarder with the Williams family at 22 Thomas Street, Llanbelig, Caernarfon. Interestingly, he has a younger brother Albert living as a boarder at the same address.
It would appear that both brothers would serve in the armed forces and both would perish in the campaign.
Also commemorated on the Welsh National South Africa Memorial at Cathays Park, Cardiff.
He is also remembered on the MAGERSFONTEIN Boer War Memorial in South Africa and on the stunning memorial to the Black Watch at Market Street, Edinburgh.

2323 PRIVATE ALBERT SOPER: 2ND BATTALION ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT.
DIED OF DISEASE AT HARRISMITH ON 29/12/1900.
INTERRED AT HARRISMITH TOWN CEMETERY. MONUMENT 2.
No attestation papers available.
COMMENTS: please see previous section for George Soper, almost certainly these men were brothers.

TROOPER J. ROWLANDS: BRABANT'S HORSE.
I have experienced great difficulty in finding anything for this man. Research is ongoing.

TROOPER D.E.ROBERTS: KIMBERLEY LIGHT HORSE.
DIED OF WOUNDS AT POTCHEFSTROOM ON 22/07/1900.
INTERRED AT POTCHEFSTROOM, OLIEN PARK. MONUMENT 1.
No attestation papers available.
QSA: Cape Colony/Transvaal.
COMMENTS: 'D' Company.

TROOPER G.D.CAMERON: NATAL POLICE.
KILLED IN ACTION AT MAHTABATINI ON 28/04/1901.
INTERRED AT MAHTABATINI. MONUMENT 29.
No attestation papers available.
QSA: Natal/Transvaal (WO100/261 NATAL POLICE).

DRESSER THOMAS RICHARD EAMES: WELSH HOSPITAL.
DIED OF DISEASE AT BLOEMFONTEIN ON 27/05/1900.
INTERRED AT BLOEMFONTEIN, PRESIDENT AVENUE.
BORN: 1874 in Llanfairfechan, Bangor, Caernarfonshire.
QSA: Cape Colony and Orange Free State.
Also commemorated on the Welsh National South Africa Memorial at Cathays Park, Cardiff and Manchester University Buildings where a memorial is to be found somewhere on a staircase ( no more information or image at the present time).
There is a memorial to the Welsh Hospital in St. David's Cathedral which bears Thomas's name.
COMMENTS: Another male child with the same Christian names is recorded as being born to William and Rebecca Eames between the years 1870 and 1873. It is most likely that this child died in infancy, and the child born in 1874 was given the same name.
The Census of 1881 finds Thomas aged 7 living at Plas Villa, , Llanfairfechan, Bangor along with his parents William and Rebecca (both 35). Other children of the family were William M.(9), Catherine (5), Arthur (3) and Frederick.
Census 1891 tells us that Thomas was residing at 128 Church Street and attended Oswestry High School, possibly as a boarder?
May 6th 1896 finds him commencing medical studies at Owens College. This would be the beginning of the journey that would take him to South Africa, the Anglo Boer War and ultimately his death from disease. The latter having no respect for even those of the medical profession.
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FLINT BOER WAR MEMORIAL

LOCATION:
COUNCIL OFFICES,
CHAPEL STREET,
FLINT,
DELYN,
CLWYD,
WALES.

ORDNANCE SURVEY GRID REFERENCE:SJ242729

PREVIOUS LOCATION:
TRELAWNEY SQUARE,
FLINT,
DELYN,
CLWYD,
WALES.


The view from the footpath. Boer War Obelisk on right. Mini Cenotaph commemorating World Wars One and Two to the left. Also one soldier killed in the Gulf War of 1991.

The memorial area is very easy to find on a crossroads in the town and opposite the Police (Heddlu) Station. Parking is available approximately 5 minutes walk away at the Leisure Centre.
The memorial is of a three stepped base surmounted by a pink granite obelisk with inscription on base.
There are a total of 18 soldiers named, of which 5 died in service during the conflict and 13 served and returned.



"ERECTED BY
THE INHABITANTS OF THIS BOROUGH
TO THE MEMORY OF
THEIR BRAVE FELLOW TOWNSMEN WHO
FELL IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR
1899-1902
AND ALSO IN HONOUR OF THOSE WHO
VOLUNTEERED AND PATRIOTICALLY
GAVE THEIR SERVICES
TO THE COUNTRY IN THE SAME WAR,
THE NAMES OF ALL
ARE RECORDED HEREON WITH THE
REGIMENTS TO WHICH THEY WERE
ATTACHED.




"THE FOLLOWING ARE THE NAMES
OF THOSE WHO FELL OR DIED:-
LIEUT. R.W.BATE 3RD. BN. R.W.FUDRS.
KILLED AT BOSHOF, 7TH DECEMBER 1901
PTE. M.H.PARRY, E CO., 2ND VOLUNTEER BN R.W.FUSRS.
DIED OF ENTERIC AT JOHANNESBURGH
30TH JUNE 1900
PTE. .JONES, 1ST BN. R.W.FUSRS.
KILLED AT FREDERIKSTAD
25TH OCTOBER 1900.
PTE. N. COMMINS 3RD BN. R.W.FUSRS
DIED OF DYSENTERY AT POTCHEFSTROOM
18TH APRIL 1901.
PTE. T. LLOYD E. CO. 2ND VOLUNTEER BN. R.W.FUSRS.
DIED OF ENTERIC AT BRITSTOWN
23RD MAY 1901.



"THE FOLLOWING ARE THE NAMES OF
THOSE WHO VOLUNTARILY GAVE THEIR SERVICES
SERGT. TAYLOR
". T.C.CARR
". E.ROBERTS
PTE. T. BARTLEY
". A.H.BUCK ALL OF THE 2ND VOL. BN. R.W.FUSRS.
". J.CRSIG
". R.J.DAVIES
". G.FOX
" R. FRIMSTONE
". E. GEORGE
". J. MCINTOSH
". T. ROBERTS




,"FOR QUEEN, KING AND COUNTRY
UNVEILED BY H.R.HUGHES ESQ. OF
KINMEL, LORD LIEUT. OF FLINTSHIRE
ALDERMAN T.W.HUGHES,
MAYOR
1903.


All credit is due to the local council and Royal British Legion for ensuring that the memorial area is well kept with no litter or vandalism apparent.

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