Private Harry Woollard Milam, 39th Company, Imperial Yeomanry

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Reference WMO/272991


St James's Church

Church Lane


RG40 4LU


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Incised
  • Boer War, Second (1899-1902)
About the memorial: memorial to 6083 Shoeing Smith Harry Woollard Milam, 39th (Berkshire) Company, 10th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry. Son of Henry and Annie Henrietta Milam. Baptised on 22 Sep 1878 at St James Church, Finchampstead, Berkshire. Enlisted into the Royal Marine Light Infantry on 25 Jan 1897. Volunteered for service in South Africa during the Second Anglo Boer War. Accidentally drowned in the Vaal River at the bridge near Barkly West, Cape Colony. Initially buried in the C of E cemetery in Barkly West. Reinterred later in West End Cemetery, Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa.
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In loving memory of Harry Woollard Milam, Trooper Imperial Yeomanry, accidentally drowned in the Vaal River, S.A., 26th March 1900 aged 21. Errected by his family and many friends. Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.

Harry Woollard Milam

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