C. Lethbridge, Esq., of Sherfield Manor, Basingstoke,
was born June, 1878, educated at Eton (Mr. Broadbent's),
and entered his regiment Nov., 1898. He accompanied
his battalion from Crete to South Africa in Sept., 1899,
and served with it in Natal till his death.
Lewis. — 2nd Lieut. Edward Llewellyn Lewis, 1st Batt.
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Welsh Regt., died of dysentery at Rietfontein West, April
4th, 1902. He was the son of Evan Lewis, Esq., of
Brynderwen, Llandaffan, was born March, 1879, and
joined his regiment in July, 1901.
Lewis. — Brevet-Major Vernon Lewis, 2nd Batt. Royal
Scots Fusiliers, was killed in action at Pieters Hill Feb.
27th, 1900. He was the eldest son of Capt. E. Lewis, of
the Red House, Guildford, formerly of the Royal Scots
Fusiliers and 8th King's Liverpool Regt. Major Lewis
was born Sept., 1879, educated at Sherborne School, and
entered the Royal Scots Fusiliers Jan., 1892, being pro-
moted lieut. March, 1894, capt. Oct., 9th, 1899, receiving
his brevet majority the following day. He was a first-
rate sportsman and a well-known big game hunter.
Major Lewis served as a signalling officer 1st brigade, in
the Chitral Relief Expedition of 1895, under Sir Robert
Low, receiving the medal with clasp. From 1897-99 he
was employed with the West African Frontier Force, in
which he served with distinction, and for the operations
on the Niger 1897-98, including the expedition to Lapia,
he was mentioned in despatches, L.G., March 7th, 1899,
and, in recognition of his services, was awarded his brevet
majority. Major Lewis embarked for South Africa in
Oct., 1899, and was present at the battle of Colenso and
the subsequent fighting on the Tugela. The day he
was killed his gallantry was very conspicuous. Major-
Gen. Barton, C.B., commanding the Fusilier Brigade
in expressing his regret that Major Lewis had fallen
wrote: "Major Lewis held the most important post in
command of the company, on the extreme right, and on
reaching the top of the hill he carried out my orders
most admirably in swinging the right of our line round
rapidly to the left and thus enveloping and enfilading the
Boer position. The capture of this position on Pieter's
Hill resulted directly in the relief of Ladysmith." Major
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Lewis at the time of his death was the youngest field
officer in the army. He was mentioned in despatches,
L.G., Feb. 8th, 1901.
Libby.— Lieut. Arthur Treleven Libby, 2nd Batt. Duke
of Cornwall's Light Infantry, died of enteric at Johannes-
burg Nov. 6th, 1901. The younger son of Capt. Libby,
R.N., Cambridge Place, Falmouth, he was born Feb., 1878,
and educated at Kelly College, Tavistock, from which he
passed direct into Sandhurst, 1896, and entered his
regiment Feb., 189S, being promoted lieut. Oct., 1899.
Lieut. Libby accompanied his battalion to South Africa
at the commencement of the war, was first employed at
Capetown, and afterwards took part in the advance on
Johannesburg and Pretoria, and was present in all the
actions in which his battalion took part, after the occu-
pation of Bloemfontein. He contracted enteric early in
1901, but returned to duty after ten weeks' illness, and
was afterwards, at Helvetia, employed escorting convoys
towards Lydenburg. In Oct., 1901, he contracted malarial
fever in the Komati Valley, and was sent into Johannesburg,
where he died, being buried in the cemetery there. A
Cornish granite cross has been erected over his grave.
Lincoln. — Lieut. Noel Holmes Lincoln, 2nd Batt. Royal
Inniskilling Fusiliers, was killed in action at Boschbult,
March 31st, 1902. Born in Sept., 1877, and educated at
Bedford School, he entered his regiment Feb., 1898, being
promoted lieut. Oct., 1S99. He accompanied the battalion
to South Africa Jan., 1902, from Mean Meer, and was
mentioned in despatches, L.G., 18th July, 1902. His
name is inscribed on a tablet in Enniskillen erected by
his brother officers to his memory and that of Capt.
G. W. Morley, of the same battalion.
Lindsay. — Capt. Michael William Howard Lindsay,
OFFICERS WHO FELL IN SOUTH AFRICA. 221
2nd Batt. Seaforth Highlanders, was killed in action near
Brakenlaagte (20 miles N.W. of Bethel), Oct. 31st, 1901.
He was the second son of Mr. William Alexander Lindsay,
K.C. (Windsor Herald), and of Lady Harriet Lindsay. He
was born 1S72, educated at Malvern and entered the
Seaforth Highlanders from the R.M.C. July, 1893, being
promoted lieut. Oct., 1S95, and capt. Nov., 1900. In
1895 he served with the Chitral Relief Force under Sir
Robert Low with the 2nd Batt. Seaforth Highlanders,
and was present in the engagement at Mamagai, receiving
the medal with clasp. At the outbreak of the war Capt.
Lindsay accompanied his battalion to South Africa,
and took part in the operations under Lieut.-Gen.
Lord Methuen for the Relief of Kimberley. He
was present at the battle of Magersfontein, and was
afterwards employed in the post of station staff officer,
and as adjutant of the Scottish Horse. He had been
severely wounded, and was mentioned in despatches,
L.G., March 16th, 1900, for "gallant and conspicuous
behaviour at Magersfontein when in charge of Maxim
Lippert. — Lieut. Wilhelm Arthur David Lippert, 2nd
Batt. Royal Lancaster Regt., was killed in action at
Vryheid, Dec. nth, 1900. He was the eldest son of
W. A. Lippert, Esq., of Eastbourne, was born Oct.,
187S, and entered the Royal Lancaster Regt. from the
4th Batt. Somersetshire Light Infantry April, 1900,
being promoted lieut. Aug., 1900. Lieut. Lippert was
in charge of a party of ten men on outpost duty, who
were suddenly attacked on a dark morning about 2.15.
His conduct is stated to have been most gallant. There
were four outposts, and these were all fiercely attacked by
the enemy, but, owing to the splendid resistance made by
the outposts, the troops in rear were not seriously pressed.
Lieut. Lippert is buried at Vryheid.
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Litkie. — Capt. E. M. Litkie died during the siege of
Kimberley. He belonged to the Kimberley Rifles.
Livingstone -Learmonth. — Capt. Lennox Christian
Livingstone-Learmonth, Royal Field Artillery, 2nd
Cavalry Brigade Ammunition Column, died of enteric
May 25th, 1900, at Bloemfontein. Born Dec., 1870,
and educated at Eton (Mr. Vaughan's) ; he entered the
Royal Artillery, July, 1890, being promoted lieut. July,
1893, and capt. Feb., 1900.
Lloyd. — Lieut.-Col. George Evan Lloyd, D.S.O., com-
manding the 1st Batt. West Riding Regt., was killed in
Major-Gen. Paget's action at Rhenoster Kop, North-
East of Bronkhorst Spruit, Nov. 29th, 1900. He was
the eldest son of the Rev. Prebendary Lloyd, Troedvrawr
Rectory, Cardiganshire. He was born Oct., 1855, and
educated at Tonbridge School. He entered the 70th
Foot from the Royal East Middlesex Militia, 1876, trans-
ferred to the South Yorkshire Regt. as lieut. Dec, 1876,
to the Yorkshire Light Infantry as capt. June, 1883,
promoted brevet-major June, 1885, major in the South
Staffordshire Regt. Nov.. 1890, lieut. -col. on half-pay
Nov., 1896, and was given the command of 1st Batt.
West Riding Regt. in June, 1897. Lieut.-Col. Lloyd
served with the 51st Light Infantry in the Jowaki
Expedition, 1877, receiving the medal with clasp. He
saw service with the same regiment in the Afghan War,
1878-79, and was present at the attack and capture of
Ali Musjid, for which he received the medal with clasp.
He was in the Nile Expedition, 1884-85 as commandant
at Tangur, mentioned in despatches, L.G., Aug. 25th,
1885, and received the brevet of major, the medal with
clasp and Khedive's star, and the Fourth Class of the
Order of the Medjidie. His next experience of active
OFFICERS WHO FELL IN SOUTH AFRICA. 223
service was with the Soudan Frontier Field Force,
1885-87, including the engagements at Giniss (mentioned
in despatches, L.G., Feb. 9th, 1886), and granted the
D.S.O. He was present at the action at Sarras,
mentioned in despatches, L.G., June 17th, 1887, and was
granted the Third Class of the order of the Medjidie.
He took part in the operations near Suakin, Dec, 1888,
including the engagement at Gemaizah, mentioned in
despatches, L.G., Jan. nth, 1889 (clasp) ; and in the
operations in 1889, including the engagement at Toski,
mentioned in despatches, L.G., Sept. 6th, 1889 (clasp).
He served with the Dongola Expeditionary Force under
Lord (then Sir Herbert) Kitchener in 1896 in command
of a field column, which he had organised from the
Suakin and Tokar garrisons, was mentioned in des-
patches, promoted to be lieut.-col., and granted the
medal; and received the Second Class of the Order of the
Medjidie for service under the Egyptian Government. He
proceeded to South Africa, Dec, 1899, and commanded
his battalion throughout the war, including the relief of
Kimberley, battle of Paardeberg, and the advance on
Bloemfontein and into the Transvaal. There is an in-
teresting account of Lieut.-Col. Lloyd's death in " My
Reminiscences of the War/' by Gen. Ben Viljoen. This
Boer general thus describes it : "A brave officer who had
one of his legs smashed, leant on a gun or his sword, and
kept on giving his orders and cheering the soldiers and
telling them to charge on. While in this position a second
bullet struck him, and he fell mortally wounded.'' There
is a picture in this book entitled, " Battle of Rhenoster
Kop. How Col. Lloyd died." A few months later Gen.
Ben Viljoen's Burghers, when passing this battlefield and
Lieut.-Col. Lloyd's grave, laid a wreath of flowers on the
spot where he lies with the words "In memory of a
brave enemy'" Lieut.-Col. Lloyd was mentioned in
despatches, L.G., Feb. 8th, and Sept. 10th, 1901, this
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latter making the seventh occasion during his career.
He was awarded the C.B.
Lloyd. — Midshipman Lionel George Rodney Lloyd, of
H.M.S. " Doris/' died April 28th, 1900, of enteric, at
Kimberley. He was nineteen years of age and joined
the Navy, May, 1897, being promoted midshipman the
Lloyd. — Capt. Thomas Henry Eyre Lloyd, 2nd Batt.
Coldstream Guards, died of wounds received in action
near Brakenlaagte (20 miles N.W. of Bethel) Oct. 31st.
1901. He was the eldest son of Major-Gen. Thomas
Francis Lloyd, of Beechmount, Rathkeale, co. Limerick,
was born in May, 1871, and educated at Eton (Mr.
Marindin's and Mr. Williams'). He entered the Cold-
stream Guards, Oct., 1890, being promoted lieut. July,
1896, and capt. April, 1899. Capt. Lloyd had been
serving since the beginning of the war, having accom-
panied his battalion to South Africa in Oct., 1899. He
was present at the actions of Graspan, Modder River,
Magersfontein, and the advance on Pretoria.
Lloyd. — Major William Reade De la Pere Lloyd, 1st Batt.
Suffolk Regt., was killed in action in Major-Gen. Smith-
Dorrien's engagement of Jan. 26th, 1901. He was the
only son of the late Capt. Lloyd, 57th Regt., who was
killed in action in New Zealand. Born, Sept. i860, Major
Lloyd entered the 12th Foot, Jan. 1880, being promoted
lieut. Jan., 1881, capt. May, 1886, and major Feb., 1897.
He served in the Hazara Expedition, 1888, with his
battalion, receiving the medal with clasp. Major Lloyd
who had served in South Africa from 1899, m the north
of Cape Colony and in the Transvaal, was mentioned in
despatches, L.G., Sept. 10th, 1901.
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Lockwood. — Lieut. Harry Vernon Lockwood, 2nd
Batt. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), died of enteric on
board the " Nubia,'' Feb. 25th, 1900. He was born
June, 1875, educated at Marlborough, and entered the
Royal Munster Fusiliers, May, 1897, being transferred
to the Scottish Rifles, Aug., 189S. He was promoted
lieut. Oct., 1899, and accompanied his battalion in that
month to South Africa, but was afterwards invalided.
Lieut. Lockwood's name is incribed on a tablet placed in
Marlborough College chapel in memory of all Marlburians
who fell in the war.
Loftus. — Capt. Francis Cochrane Loftus, 1st Batt.
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, was killed in action at
Colenso Dec. 15th, 1899. He was the eldest son of
Mrs. Lindsay Coates, Mount Loftus, co. Kilkenny,
and Rockheath Park, Norwich, was born in July, 1873,
and educated at Stoneyhurst College. He entered the
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers from the Militia 1S92, being
promoted lieut. 1895, and capt. Oct., 1899. From
April, 1898, to March, 1S99, he served with the West
African Rifles and took part in the operations in Sierra
Leone, in which he was dangerously wounded while
gallantly saving one of his men who had fallen under
a heavy fire. It is stated that for this act he was
recommended for the V.C. Capt. Loftus accompanied
his battalion to South Africa, and at Colenso received
" his death wound in the head whilst leading and cheer-
ing his men on in the foremost ranks of the Irish
Brigade." Thus wrote his commanding officer, who
himself fell two months afterwards on the Tugela
Heights. Capt. Loftus is buried beside Major Charley
of the same regiment. His grave, between Chieveley
and Colenso, is marked by a marble tombstone erected
by his comrades of the 1st battalion.
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Lomax. — Capt. David x\lexander Napier Lomax, Welsh
Regt., was killed in action at Driefontein March ioth,
1900. Born Aug., 1868, he entered the regiment from the
3rd Batt. Northumberland Fusiliers, Dec, 1888, being
promoted lieut. Nov., 1890, and capt. June, 1899. When
killed he was adjutant of his battalion. Capt. Lomax's
death is mentioned in the despatch of F.-M. Earl Roberts,
March 15th, 1900, from Bloemfontein, and also in
despatch No. 5, March 31st, 1900 (L.G., Feb. 8th, 1901),
u for having rendered valuable service."
Long. — 2nd Lieut. Lionel William Long, 2nd Batt.
Yorkshire Light Infantry, was killed in action at the battle
of Modder River Nov. 28th, 1899. He was the son of
C. B. Long, Esq., of Southsea, was born March, 1879,
and educated at Clifton. He was only appointed to his
regiment in Aug., 1899. In the action at Modder River,
the company on the left of the line of the Yorkshire Light
Infantry suffered severely, all its officers being killed or
wounded. While in this state, and with its senior non-
commissioned officer uncertain what to do, a major of the
battalion took command of it, saying, " Come along, my
orphans," and the name stuck to it.
Longden. — Major Arthur Edmund Longden, D.S.O.,
Army Service Corps, died of enteric, at Germiston, April
20th, 1901. He was the third son of the late Major-
General Charles S. Longden, R.A., of Oakwood, Crawley,
Sussex, and was born March, 1864. He entered the
Lincolnshire Regt. Feb., 1885, transferred to the North
Staffordshire Regt. as lieut., March, 1887, and to the
Army Service Corps Sept., 1890, being promoted capt.
April, 1892, and Major April, 1900. In 1883 he received
the Royal Humane Society's testimonial on vellum for
saving life on the Thames at Sunbury. Major Longden
served in Zululand 1888. In the South African War, he
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was in Natal under Gen. Sir R. Buller in the operations
for the relief of Ladysmith. Since Aug., 1900, he had
been on the staff as D.A.A.G. He was mentioned in
despatches, L.G., Feb. 8th, 1901, and granted the D.S.O.
for his services.
Longfield. — Capt. William M. Longheld, 17th Batt.
I.Y., was killed in action at Brakenlaagte, O.R.C., June
4th, 1901. He was 47 years of age, and was educated at
Cheltenham, and joined the I.Y. March, 1901, with the
rank of lieut. He had previously served as a trooper, and
been granted a commission. His name is inscribed on
the Eleanor Cross War Memorial erected at Cheltenham
Loughlin. — Veterinary-Capt. John Loughlin. Army
Veterinary Department, died of hepatitis at W r ynberg,
Nov. 2nd, 1900. He was born Nov., 1S63, entered the
Army Veterinary Department July, 1890, being promoted
capt. July, 1900. He was appointed to the 1st Life
Guards May, 1898.
LoYell.— Lieut. C. H. S. Lovell, Roberts' Horse, died
of pulmonary phthisis, at Wynberg, Cape Colony, on
April 14th, 1901. He was the son of Capt. Lovell, Brent,
Devonshire. Lieut. Lovell had been in Cape Colony for
some years, and was Sub-Inspector of Native Police. He
had served through the Matabeleland campaign of 1893.
Loyett. — Capt. Richard Gordon Beresford Lovett, 1st
Batt. Royal Welsh Fusiliers, died of wounds received in
action at Callerberg, May 6th, 1900. He was born in
April, 1S70, and educated at Sherborne School from 1885
to 1889 ; he entered the Royal Welsh Fusiliers March,
1891, being promoted lieut. Aug., 1S93, and capt. July,
1899. From Sept., 1S98, to Sept., 1S99, ne was employed
with the Army Pay Department.
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L 0W , — Lieut. Harry Lawrence Low, M.I. Royal Irish
Rifles, was killed at Vaal Bosh Pan, about 40 miles from
Hoopstad, March 10th, 1902. This officer was first
reported as missing, but it was afterwards discovered
that he had been killed. He was the younger son of
Mrs. G. Hamilton Low, Montrose, Camberley, and the
late George Hamilton Low, Esq., Royal Canadian Rifles,
and was born June, 1874. Lieut. Low entered the Royal
Irish Rifles Jan., 1895, from the Royal Military College,
passing out with honours and gaining the prize for
Topography ; being promoted lieut. April, 1897. On the
outbreak of the war, he was serving with the depot of his
regiment, but, volunteering for active service, was sent to
South Africa in Feb., 1900, and joined the mounted
infantry of his battalion. He took part in the operations
in the Ventersberg district and the relief of Wepener, and
afterwards served in the Transvaal and Cape Colony. In
his letter of Sept. 14th, 1900, describing one of the actions
he was in, when some Boers were captured, he says, "Now
comes the best news of all, a wire congratulating us on our
prompt action from Lord Roberts." A brother officer
writes concerning Lieut. Low : " It will be many a long
day before the regiment will forget how, on July 1st,
1901, with fifty Irish Riflemen he attacked and signally
defeated 250 Boers." Lieut. Low lost his life under very
tragic circumstances. Seeing two horsemen advancing
towards him dressed in khaki, etc., he mistook them for
our men, and on reaching them all three dismounted, the
two Boers keeping their rifles in their hands, Lieut. Low
leaving his in the bucket of his saddle. The Boers then
called on him to surrender, but, thinking they were our
men, he replied that he was one of their officers. Quickly
realising his mistake, he closed with one of the Boers (a
man named Lombard), and the other Boer (named
Kempens) then shot Lieut. Low dead. After Peace was
declared his body was found, and was buried at Vaal
OFFICERS WHO FELL IN SOUTH AFRICA. 229
Bosh Pan ; but in Dec, 1902, some of his battalion
being at Modder River and being anxious that his
remains should rest there, where so many brave officers
and men who were killed in action during the war are
buried, his body was disinterred and brought to Modder
River, about 100 miles. A marble cross has been erected
over his grave by his brother officers. Lieut. Low was
granted the medal with three clasps.
Lowry. — Lieut. James Taylor Lowry, 1st Batt. Royal
Inniskilling Fusiliers, died Sept. 19th, 1900, in London
from blood poisoning contracted on service with his
battalion in the campaign on the Tugela. He was the
only son of Capt. Edward L. B. Lowry, of Rockdale,
Tullyhogue, co. Tyrone, late 41st Regt. Lieut. Lowry
was born Aug., 1875, educated at Loretto School,
Musselburgh and Rossall, and entered the Royal Innis-
killing Fusiliers from the 4th Batt. in Dec, 1S96, being
promoted lieut. June, 1898. He embarked with his
battalion for South Africa Nov., 1899, and served with
the Natal Field Force. He was present at the battle
of Colenso and the operations from Jan. 17th to 24th,
1900, and also in the fighting at Vaal Kranz ; was invalided
home from Pietermaritzburg, and arrived in England in
April, 1900, but was unable to regain his strength and
died as stated.
Loy.— Capt. John Loy, 2nd Kitchener's Fighting
Scouts, died of dysentery at Heilbron on Jan. 21st, 1902.
Luard. — Capt. Henry Arthur Luard, 2nd Batt. East
Yorkshire Regt., died of enteric at Winburg, O.R.C.,
Feb. 5th, 1901, while serving on the Staff there. He
was the only son of the late Capt. H. R. Luard, Royal
Engineers, was born Dec, 1865, and educated at Welling-
ton College, where he was in the Blucher, 1877-84. He
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entered the Northamptonshire Regt. from the Royal
Military College in 1886, being promoted capt. in the 2nd
Batt. East Yorkshire Regt. in Feb., 1898. Capt. Luard
went to South Africa, Aug., 1900, and served in the Cape
and Orange River Colonies up to the time of his death.
Lucas. — Capt. Edward Lucas, Natal Carabiniers, of
Richmond, Natal, died at Durban Aug. 7th, 1900. He
was the second son of Arthur Lucas, Esq., of Darlington,
was educated at Clifton, and was 36 years of age.
Luce. — Lieut. Walter Cecil Luce, Volunteer Company
Wiltshire Regt., died of enteric at Springfontein, Feb.
nth, 1901. The youngest son of Col. C. R. Luce, of
Halcombe, Malmesbury, he was born Nov., 1873, was
educated at Clifton College, and entered the 2nd Volun-
teer Batt. of the Wiltshire Regt. May, 1896, being pro-
moted lieut. 1899. Lieut. Luce went to South Africa,
Jan., 1900, with the Volunteer Service Company to join
the 2nd Batt. Wiltshire Regt., and saw much fighting in
the O.R.C. and afterwards to the north of Pretoria. He
received the rank of lieut. in the army in March, 1900.
Luce. — 2nd Lieut. W r illiam Scott Luce, Royal Field
Artillery, was killed in action at Diamond Hill, near
Pretoria, June nth, 1900. He was born in March,
1880, educated at Clifton College, and entered the Royal
Artillery, June, 1899. He accompanied the 82nd Battery
to South Africa in January, 1900, and was present at the
battle of Paardeberg, and in the subsequent advance on
Bloemfontein and Pretoria.
Lund. — Major Alfred Lund, 5th Batt. Royal Fusiliers
(Royal Westminster Militia), of Huntington, Chertsey,
Surrey, died of enteric at Kroonstad, Jan. 23rd, 1902.
Born in May, 1863, and educated at St. Edward's School,
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Oxford, he entered his regiment Oct. 1S82, being pro-
moted capt. 1888, and major May, 1901. Major Lund
was a keen fisherman, and was well known at Dee-Side,
Aberdeenshire, and in different parts of Ireland. He
accompanied his battalion to South Africa in May, 1901,
and served in the Cape and Orange River Colonies up to
the time of his death. He leaves a widow and one son.
Lygon. — Lieut, the Hon. Edward Hugh Lygon, 3rd
Batt. Grenadier Guards, was killed at Karree Siding,
near Modder River, north of Bloemfontein, March 23rd,
1900. He was the second son of the sixth Earl Beau-
champ and brother of the present earl. His mother was
Lady Mary Catherine, daughter of the fifth Earl Stanhope.
Lieut. Lygon was born July, 1873, educated at Eton (Mr.
Cole's and Mr. Drew's), and entered the Grenadier Guards
from the 4th Batt. Worcestershire Regt. June, 1894, being
promoted lieut. Nov., 1S97 > an ^ was appointed adjutant
to his battalion Nov., 1899. He went to South Africa in
Oct., 1899, and joined the Kimberley Relief Force ; was
wounded at the battle of Modder River, Nov. 1S99.
Lieut. Lygon was Deputy-Lieutenant of Worcestershire.
Lynch. — Capt. Nicholas Marcus Lynch, 1st Batt.
South Lancashire Regt., died of enteric at Mooi River
Nov. 13th, 1900. He w 7 as born April, 1868, and entered
his regiment Sept., 1887, being promoted lieut. April, 18S9,
and capt. Aug., 1S94. From May, 1892, to Dec, 1893, he
was employed with the Gold Coast Constabulary, and
with the West African Frontier Police Force from March,
1898. to Nov., 1899, when he proceeded to South Africa.
He then served with the 1st battalion of his regiment and
took part in the fighting on the Tugela and the relief of
Lyon. — 2nd Lieut. Henry Francis Lyon, 3rd Batt.
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East Surrey Regt., was wounded in action at Stormberg
Nov. 28th, 1901, and died the same day. He was the
son of William Lyon, Esq., Valparaiso, Chili, was twenty
years of age, and educated at Harrow. Lieut. Lyon
joined in April, 1901, the 3rd Batt. East Surrey Regt.
which was embodied in May, and proceeded with it to
South Africa in June.
Lysley. — Capt. Gerald Lowther Lysley, Rifle Brigade,
was killed in action near Bergendal, Aug. 29th, 1900.
He was born Aug., 1872, educated at Eton (Mr. Broad-