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Unveiling of Boer War Name on Cenotaph 2 weeks 6 days ago #87026

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I am pleased to announce that on November 10th in a private ceremony, the names of 3 fallen men were unveiled on the Ladner, B.C. Cenotaph. Among them was Trooper Percy Devereaux, who was the last man killed in the War. It took a decade to have his name, and two others, added to the granite obelisk, erected in 1921. His name joins 27 First War and 11 Second War dead, with his two new comrades.
A group of about a dozen Devereaux descendants joined me along with the Mayor, the MP, and the MLA and other dignitaries; along with large numbers of relatives and friends of the two "newer" chaps, some of whom travelled from Alberta.
Here is a link to an article in our local newspaper: www.delta-optimist.com/local-news/three-...-to-cenotaph-6057014
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Unveiling of Boer War Name on Cenotaph 2 weeks 6 days ago #87027

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Well done Sir, a great result.

We remember them all.

Regards
Part time researcher of the Cape Police and C.P.G Regiment.

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Unveiling of Boer War Name on Cenotaph 2 weeks 5 days ago #87042

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Bravo, broznitsky and Ladner both.

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Unveiling of Boer War Name on Cenotaph 2 weeks 4 days ago #87065

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Very interesting and well done on getting the deserved result.

Devereaux served in 'A' Sqaudron South African Constabulary, was wounded a Buffelsdoorn 30 May 1902 and died of his wounds the following day which was the last day of the war. However, he wasn't quite the last man killed as there were still casualties after peace was signed, presumably as a result of isolated Boer groups unaware that the war had ended.

Two men of the 8th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry were killed near Mortimer 2 June
Four men of the Colonial Light Horse were killed at Groenberg 3 June
An officer of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles was killed near Vereeniging 4 June
A man of Damant's Horse died of wounds at Bloemfontein 14 June. He was Pte L. Maritz and appears to be the last casualty of the war.

David

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