Springfield South African War Plaque

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Address:

Fallings Park TA Centre

Wolseley Close

Fallings Park

Wolverhampton

WV10 9QT

England

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Boer War, Second (1899-1902)
About the memorial: large brass plaque set in a wooden frame situated just to the left of the main entrance doors and inside the entrance hall Springfield SA The 1st Battalion (the former 38th) was sent to Egypt in 1882 as part of the British invasion of the country. On landing in Alexandria, it carried its colours through the city - this was the last occasion on which a British Army unit carried colours on active service. In 1885, the battalion travelled up the River Nile to Sudan in an unsuccessful attempt to lift the Siege of Khartoum. The battalion was subsequently involved in the defeat of Arab forces at Kirbekan.[6] The 1st Battalion then entered a long period of garrison duty in Gibraltar, Egypt, England and Ireland. They arrived home from Gibraltar in early February 1900.[7] With the outbreak of the Second Boer War the previous year, the regiment was ordered to South Africa, arriving as part of the 8th Division in 1900. The battalion was mostly involved in minor skirmishes with the Boers, but suffered casualties due to disease and poor nutrition.[8] This mainly a list of those who served with those who died annotated with DOAS (Died on Active Service). The relatively small number of deaths may be due to the deployment of the battalion as above
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THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY THE 3RD VOLUNTEER SERVICE BATTALION SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT / TO RECORD THE NAMES OF THE OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE BATTALION / WHO SERVED IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1900-1901-1902 / WITH 1ST SERVICE COMPANY / (NAMES) / WITH 2ND SERVICE COMPANY / (Names) / WITH 3RD SERVICE COMPANY / (Names) / WITH CYCLIST SECTION / (Names) / WITH BEARER SERVICE COMPANY / (Names) THE ABOVE PLAQUE WAS REMOVED / FROM THE OLD VOLUNTEER DRILL HALL / STAFFORD STREET WOLVERHAMPTON / WHEN THAT DRILL HALL WAS / GIVEN UP IN 1959.

WITH IST SERVICE COMPANY Captain H S Denton/Col Sergt G Brown/Sergt A K Bowen/Sergt E Fellows/Sergt W H Sharrocks/Lnce Sergt R Jones DOAS/Corpl H St G Walker DOAS/Lnce Corpl G Cox/Lnce Corpl A J Darby/Lnce Corpl J Davies Privates J Bagnall/W Burns/J Butler/H Blake/W Brierley/L Cartwright /W H Darby/C Dudley/G Duggan/J Gibson/C Gilbert/T Hale/J Harley/E B Holmes/J H Jones/S Jordan/T Law/E Mason/F Miller/W Mulloy/A Moore/J Painter/R Parker/W Parkins/S Partridge/S Riggs/A Robinson/G H Saxty/H Self/C Sellers/J Strathern/W Towner/S Tyler/W Walker/J Walton/H Webster WITH 2ND SERVICE COMPANY Captain G H Smith/Lnce Sergt W Aston/Corpl G Ashmore/Corpl F Littleton/Corpl S H Staines/Corpl P Tyler Privates R Aston/K Atkins/J Bolus/W Carroll/L Chorley/J Currin/W Deakin/D Hartshorne/ H Hitchens/G Icke/H Jeavons/F Mason/A Meese/T Price/F Ramsden/R Ratcliffe/J Roberts/ T Smith/A Stafford/R Steadman/G Tonkinson/F Turner/H Turner/J Tyler/H Walters/ J Warrington/R Watson/A Webb/W C White/J White/G Wilkes/A Wright (DOAS)/ T Woodman WITH 3RD SERVICE COMPANY Captain & Hon Major V J Magrane/Sergt J Martin/Sergt A Robinson/Sergt F Smith/Corpl E B Holmes/Corpl L Harris Privates W H Burrows/J Bradley/A Brooks/W S Cartwright/S Costin/A H Cox/B Deakin/E H Dolman/W Dovey/C J Dowdall/E Dwight/J H Evans/H Freeman/R Gavin/W Griffiths/T Hall/W E Hicks/J H Icke/H Merry/W Morley/W Scofield/F Simpson/G Swift/F Wade/R Wade/S Webster/S Weale/ WITH CYCLIST SECTION Privates S Butler/E Merriman/R H Perks/J Roper/A Tew/F H Walmsley WITH BEARER SERVICE COMPANY Major C A Macmunn/Sergt G Lloyd/Corpl C C Whitlock (DOAS) Privates A E Banks/T Farrell/A W Day/V Hield/J L Gillett/G Ray/A E Roberts/F Round/

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