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Belmont 10 months 1 day ago #74786

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A memorial to Lieutenant Francis Lyall Fryer, also of the 3rd Grenadier Guards, in the West End Cemetery, Kimberley.



Dooner notes that: He was killed in action at Belmont, November 23rd, 1899. He was a son of Sir F Fryer, Rangoon, was born August 1873, educated at Charterhouse, and entered the King's Own Scottish Borderers November 1892. He was transferred to the Grenadier Guards January 1893, and promoted Lieutenant March 1897. Lieutenant Fryer was adjutant of the 3rd battalion of his regiment at the time of his death, and fell while leading some of the men of his battalion. Sir H Colville, in his report, states "During the assault on Gun Hill, Lieutenant and Adjutant Fryer, who was leading the men with extraordinary gallantry, was killed". His name was inscribed on the tablet in the War Memorial Cloister at Charterhouse.
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The British casualties from Belmont, initially interred there, were moved to the West End Cemetery in Kimberley and are commemorated on the monument.
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Bacon's series of battle pictures, No 4.

As with all the pictures in this series, the soldiers are shown in their 'home uniforms' to allow them to be distinguished.

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The depiction of the advance of the 3rd Grenadier Guards.

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Lord Methuen and his staff

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The battle of Belmont by Kurz and Allison

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