Tag Archives: Boer War

Evesham Anglo Boer War Memorial

The Anglo Boer War Memorial in Evesham, Worcestershire is technically not a memorial as we know it.  Rather, it commemorates men who volunteered for active service in the ABW. It would be interesting to know how many of them came … Continue reading

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Kings Liverpool Regiments Boer War Memorial

The Kings Liverpool Regiments Boer Memorial may be found in St John’s Gardens, Liverpool. Google Earth co-ordinates  53.408902°,  -2.981613° It commemorates the involvement of the regiment in the First and Second Anglo-Afghan Wars (1839-1842 and 1878-1880), Third Anglo-Burmese War; (1885-1886), and the … Continue reading

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George Nurse VC

George Nurse (04/04/1873 – 25/11/1945) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions while serving as a corporal in the 66th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, during the Anglo Boer War at the Battle of Colenso. The Citation that was recorded in the London … Continue reading

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Sir William Babtie VC, KCB, KCMG.

William Babtie (07/05/1859 –  11/09/1920) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions while serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps, during the Anglo Boer War on 15 December 1899 at the Battle of Colenso. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette … Continue reading

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Frederick Sleigh Roberts VC.

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, (30/09/1832 – 14/11/1914) Was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions for actions on 2 January 1858 at Khudagan during the Indian Rebellion. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 December 1858, Issue: 22212, Page: 5516, reads:  “Bengal Artillery, Lieutenant Frederick … Continue reading

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John Norwood VC

John Norwood (08/09/1876 – 08/09/1914) was serving as a second lieutenant in the 5th Dragoon Guards during the Second Boer War when his actions resulted in him being awarded the Victoria Cross. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of … Continue reading

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The Irish Brigades Monument in Orania

This page is the result of the dereliction of the site of the Irish Brigades Monument that used to be in Brixton. The original entry for this monument is still available under Extinct Memorials Initially I was not able to … Continue reading

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Bethulie Concentration Camp Memorials

The images in this post are courtesy of Clive Jackson and are used with permission.  The concentration camp in Bethulie does not have a good reputation as can be read in British Concentration Camps of the South African War, and … Continue reading

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Sir Neville Howse VC. KCB. KCMG

Neville Reginald Howse  (26/10/1863 –  19/09/1930) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at Vredefort during the Anglo Boer War on 24 July 1900.  The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 4 June 1901, Issue: 27320, Page: 3769, reads: “New … Continue reading

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Thomas Joseph Crean VC, DSO

Thomas Joseph Crean (19/04/1873 – 25/03/1923)  was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Anglo Boer War in 1901. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 11 February 1902, Issue: 27405, Page: 843, reads: “1st Imperial Light Horse. Surgeon Captain Thomas … Continue reading

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