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Boer War (Denbighshire Yeomanry)

The Denbighshire Yeomanry (or Denbighshire Hussars) was the county yeomanry regiment with its origins in Wrexham. It was a volunteer cavalry unit based on the historic yeomanry tradition and was formed in 1794 in response to the war against France. However, during the early years of its formation the Yeomanry was mainly used to control disturbances in the local coalfields. In 1830 they were used to quell coal miners in Rhosllannerchrugog, resulting in the Battle of Cinder Hill.

During the Boer Wars in south Africa, the Denbighshire Yeomanry contributed volunteers for service as the 29th Squadron (Denbighshire) of the Imperial Yeomanry. This formed part of the 9th Battalion of the Imperial Yeomanry, which was made up of several Welsh regiments including the 30th Pembrokeshire; the 31st Montgomeryshire; the 49th Montgomeryshire; the 89th Montgomeryshire and the 88th Welsh Yeomanry. The battalion first arrived in Africa during March and April of 1900.

The memorial to those soldiers of the 29th Squadron who died in the Boer Wars is inside St. Giles Parish Church in the centre of Wrexham.

Boer Wars (1899-1903)

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Details
Lieutenant
John Wilfred
BROADBENT
South African Field Force
Imperial Yeomanry
(9th Bn.)
24 Nov 1901 Died in action at Gelegenfontein. Born Latchford, Cheshire, England. Son of Charles & Constance Broadbent.
Farrier Sergeant
R
BAGLEY
3677
South African Field Force
Imperial Yeomanry
(9th Bn.)
4 Jan 1902 Died at Springfontein.
Private
D P
CONWAY
34752
South African Field Force
Imperial Yeomanry
(9th Bn.)
13 Mar 1902 Died at Harrismith.
Lance Corporal
T
DICKEN
1466
South African Field Force
Imperial Yeomanry
(9th Bn.)
20 Jul 1901 Died at Springfontein.
Corporal
J
EDWARDS
32056
South African Field Force
Imperial Yeomanry
(9th Bn.)
8 Jan 1902 Died at Springfontein.
Shoeing Smith
J
GRIFFITH
3708
South African Field Force
Imperial Yeomanry
(9th Bn.)
27 Nov 1900 Died of wounds at Quaggalaagte.
Private
George Charles
GOODWIN
3614
South African Field Force
Imperial Yeomanry
(9th Bn.)
27 Jul 1900 Died of disease at Jagersfontein Drift. Also commemorated on the Llandudno War Memorial.
Private
W
GOSTAGE
20625
South African Field Force
Imperial Yeomanry
(5th Bn.)???
29 Dec 1901 Died of wounds at Leeuwfontein.
Sergeant
H B
HEARD
26688
South African Field Force
Imperial Yeomanry
(9th Bn.)
19 Jul 1901 Died at Aliwal.
Farrier Sergeant
J
LOWE
33917
South African Field Force
Imperial Yeomanry
(9th Bn.)
22 May 1902 Died at Little Vaalbank.
Private
H M
NIGHTINGALE
3629
South African Field Force
Imperial Yeomanry
(9th Bn.)
19 Feb 1901 Killed in action at Taaibosh.
Private
L
PERKINS
20630
South African Field Force
Imperial Yeomanry
(9th Bn.)
11 May 1902 Died at Elandsfontein.
Lance Corporal
Owen
ROBERTS
3625
South African Field Force
Imperial Yeomanry
(9th Bn.)
13 Nov 1900 Killed at Abrahamskraal. Also commemorated on the Llandudno War Memorial.
Sergeant
Edward Cornelius Tutton
SALVIDGE
3683
South African Field Force
Imperial Yeomanry
(9th Bn.)
29 Dec 1900 Died of wounds at Hammonia. Son of Archibald & Maria Salvidge, of the Queen's Hotel, Conway Street, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England.
Private
J
SAMPSON
3669
South African Field Force
Imperial Yeomanry
(9th Bn.)
19 Feb 1901 Died of wounds at Taaibosch.
Private
J A
SNELL
34703
South African Field Force
Imperial Yeomanry
(9th Bn.)
14 Nov 1901 Died at Springfontein.
Private
G
WILLIAMS
26685
South African Field Force
Imperial Yeomanry
(9th Bn.)
25 Dec 1901 Died of wounds at Fauresmith.

For further information see W Alister Williams' articles on The Yeomanry of Denbighshire in Hel Achau.

Royal Welsh Fusiliers - Boer War
Denbighshire Yeomanry - Boer War
Royal Welsh Fusiliers - Waziristan War

Victoria Schools' War Memorial

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