of wounds received in action at Oogvanmarico, July 10th,
Noel. — Lieut. Edward William Middleton Noel Noel.
2nd Batt. Gloucestershire Regt.. died of enteric at
Bloemfontein, May 19th, 1900.
He was the eldest son of
Col. Frederick Noel, late Royal Engineers, and grandson
of the late Col. E. Noel, late 31st Regt., and one of His
Majesty's Corps of Gentlemen at Arms. Lieut. Noel was
born in 1880, and educated at Cheltenham College. He
was only gazetted to his regiment from the Royal Military
College, Jan. 20th, 1900, being promoted lieut. May 16th,
three days before he died. His name is inscribed on the
Eleanor Cross Memorial at Cheltenham College.
Noke.— Lieut. W. H. Noke, 7th Batt. I.Y., was killed
in action at Vlakfontein May 29th, 1901. He was a son
of Major Edward Noke, 1st V.B. Prince Albert's Somer-
setshire Light Infantry, of East Hayes House, Bath, was
born June 21st, 1876, and educated privately. Lieut. Noke
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went out as a trooper in the 48th Company of I.Y., which
acted as special bodyguard to F.-M. Earl Roberts, and
subsequently to Gen. Lord Kitchener. He was gazetted
to the 7th Batt. I.Y. as lieut. in March, 1901, and was
present at many engagements during the war, including
the actions at Johannesburg and Diamond Hill.
North. — Capt. Louis Aylmer North, Manchester Regt.,
died of enteric, at Kroonstad, Dec. 3rd, 1901, after two
days illness. He was the second son of North North,
Esq., of Thurland Castle, Lancashire, was born April,
1866, and educated at St. Bee's School. He entered the
Royal Scots Fusiliers from the 4th Batt. Royal Lan-
caster Regt., Dec. 14th, 1887, being promoted lieut.
Nov. 1st, 1890, and capt. June, 1899. He served in
the operations of the North-West Frontier of India,
1897-98, with the Kohat and Kurram Valley Force. At
the action of the Uhlan Pass, Aug. 27th, he was
severely wounded. He also served with the Tirah Ex-
pedition. Capt. North was placed on half-pay in June,
1899, owing to his wound, and on recovering joined the
Manchester Regt. Jan., 1901. He served in South
Africa with the Manchesters in Cape Colony, Natal,
Transvaal and O.R.C., until struck down with enteric.
At the time of his death he was in command of the 3rd
Shorncliffe M.I. Company, and a tablet has been erected
in Shorncliffe Garrison Church to his memory and
that of the men of the company who lost their lives
during the war.
Northcott. — Major and Brevet-Lieut.-Col. Henry Pont-
ing Northcott, C.B., Leinster Regt. (Royal Canadians)
was killed in action at the battle of M odder River,
Nov. 28th, 1899. He was the second son of Dr. W.
Northcott, Staines, and late of Rochester House, Little
Ealing. Lieut.-Col. Northcott was born in Oct., 1856,
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and was educated privately. He was a good sportsman
and fond of all games, being an excellent golf and foot-
ball player. He entered the 19th Foot., Feb., 1876,
being promoted lieut. Feb., 1877, and exchanged to the
2nd West India Regt., Nov., 1878. He became capt. in
Feb., 1886, was transferred to the Leinster Regt. the
following Sept., promoted major Oct., 1S94, and brevet-
lieut.-col. July, 1899. His first experience of active
sendee was in the Sherbro Expedition, 1S83 with the 2nd
West India Regiment, being mentioned in despatches and
awarded the medal. He served in the operations in Zulu-
land, 1888, as D.A.A.G. He had held the following Staff
appointments : D.A.A.G. for Instruction, South Africa,
April, 1S8S, to June, 1S91 ; D.A.A.G.. South Africa, June,
1 891, to March, 1S93 ; Staff Captain (Intelligence) Head-
quarters of Army. May, 1893, to June, 1895 ; D.A.A.G.
(Intelligence) Headquarters of Army, June, 1895, to Oct.,
1897. He was on special service in Ashantee, Dec,
1895, to Feb., 1896, and served in the expedition under Sir
Francis Scott, being awarded the star. He was appointed
Commissioner and Commandant Northern Territories,
Gold Coast, in Oct., 1897, and conducted the operations
in that region, notably the expedition to Karaga, with
much ability. For his services on the Gold Coast he
was, in 1899, mentioned in despatches, promoted lieut.-
col., and made a C.B. On the formation of the Field
Force for South Africa, Lieut.-Col. Northcott was
appointed D.A.A.G. on the Staff of the 1st Division, and
was present at the actions of Graspan and Belmont.
He fell at Modder River while carrying orders for more
troops to support the left attack. Lieut.-Gen. Lord
Methuen, in his despatch Dec. 1st, 1899, wrote :" The
Army has lost one of the ablest officers in the service, and
I cannot express the grief his death has caused me."
Lieut.-Col. Northcott is buried close to the bank of the
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Norwood. — Capt. William Blakeney Norwood, Royal
Horse Artillery, died in London, Aug. 28th, 1900, from
the effects of a sunstroke contracted in South Africa.
He was born in July, 1865, educated at Cheltenham
College, and entered the Royal Artillery, April, 1885,
being promoted capt. in May, 1895. He embarked for
South Africa as adjutant Royal Horse Artillery, Brigade
Division, Dec, 1899, and served there till March, 1900,
when he was invalided home. His name is inscribed on
the Eleanor Cross Memorial at Cheltenham College.
O'Brien. — Capt. Walmsley Donat O'Brien, 2nd Batt.
Scottish Rifles, was mortally wounded in the operations
at Almond's Nek, June nth, 1900, and died the following
day. He was the eldest son of Capt. W. E. F. O'Brien,
late 54th Regt., of 23, Cheniston Gardens, Kensington, W.,
was born Feb., 1872, and educated at Eton (Mr. Cornish's).
He entered the Scottish Rifles from the 3rd battalion in
March, 1892, being promoted lieut. Oct., 1894, and capt.
Feb., 1899. He served with his battalion at the battle of
Colenso, supporting the guns of the Naval Brigade, and
afterwards with the mounted infantry of the Natal Force
up to the Relief of Ladysmith. He then served with the
M.I. under Capt. H. P. Gough and Major-Gen. the Earl
of Dundonald, and was mortally wounded in the turning
movement, which resulted in the capture of Laing's Nek.
O'Brien-Butler. — Lieut. Pierce Edmond O'Brien-Butler,
Army Service Corps, died of enteric at Wynberg, Jan.
15th, 1902. He was born in June, 1877, entered the
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers from the 5th Batt. Royal
Dublin Fusiliers, April, 1900, and was transferred to
the Army Service Corps the following Aug. He was
promoted lieut. in the Army Service Corps, Nov., 1901.
He embarked for South Africa, Feb., 1900, with the 5th
Batt. Royal Dublin Fusiliers ; and had served continuously
during the war up to the date of his death.
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O'Flaherty. — Capt. H. H. O'Flaherty, Commander-in-
Chiefs Bodyguard, was killed in action near Reitvlei,
between July 24th and 28th, 1901. He was formerly in
the Imperial Light Horse, and had resided in Johannes-
burg, where he was well known.
Ogilyy. — Capt. John Herbert Cecil Ogilvy, D.S.O.,
Gordon Highlanders (att. South African Constabulary),
died at Reitfontein West, Dec. 19th, 1901, from a
wound received in action at Klipgat two days previously.
He was appointed March, 1901, to a company in the
Gordon Highlanders, from the Royal Canadian Regt. of
Infantry. This unusual mark of distinction to a Colonial
officer was earned by brilliant service. He had held the
post of adjutant of the 2nd Batt. Royal Canadian Regt.,
and was afterwards appointed an extra staff officer graded
as D.A.A.G. Capt. Ogilvy was mentioned in despatches,
L.G., April 16th, 1901, and was awarded the D.S.O.
Ogle. — Lieut. Thomas Frederick Garth Ogle, M.I., 3rd
Batt. Royal Fusiliers, was accidentally drowned at Pre-
toria, Oct. 30th, 1901, while crossing a swollen drift,
after a heavy storm. He was the only son of Maj.-Gen.
Frederick Amelius Ogle, C.B., late Colonel Commandant
of the Royal Marines, and grandson of the late Admiral
T. Ogle. He was born July, 1877, educated at Clifton
College, and entered the Royal Fusiliers, from the 5th
Batt. Rifle Brigade in May, 1898, being promoted lieut.
Oglesby. — Lieut. T. D. Oglesby, Durban Light Infantry,
died of dysentery at Estcourt, May 8th, 1900.
O'Hagan. — Lieut. Lord O'Hagan, 3rd Batt. Grenadier
Guards, died at Springfontein, Dec. 13th, 1900, of
enteric. Thomas Towneley O'Hagan, second Baron
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O'Hagan, of Tullahogue, co. Tyrone, in the peerage of
the United Kingdom, was the son of the first baron —
who was twice Lord Chancellor of Ireland — by his second
wife. Alice Mary, daughter of Col. Charles Towneley, of
Towneley, Lancashire. He was born in Dec, 1S78,
educated at the Oratory School, Edgbaston, and entered
the Grenadier Guards from the Royal Military College,
Feb. 1S9S. being promoted lieut. Oct., 1899. He
succeeded his father in the title in 1SS5. Lieut. Lord
O'Hagan was serving in the 2nd battalion on the out-
break of the war. but he joined the 3rd battalion in Dec,
1S99. in order to proceed to South Africa, and served
with it up to the time of his death.
Oldfield.— Major Henry Elliott Oldfield, 38th Battery
Royal Field Artillery, died at Lindley, July 6th, 1900,
of wounds received in action three days previously at
Pleisirfontein. He was born in July. 1S5S, and entered
the Royal Artillery, December, 187S, being promoted
capt. Jan., 1SS7, and major Dec. 1S96. Major Oldfield
proceeded to South Africa in command of his battery
in November, 1S99, served at Kimberley under Lieut. -
Gen. Lord Methuen, and afterwards in the O.R.C., with
the force under General Paget. The day Major Oldfield
was mortally wounded the guns appear to have come
under a severe fire. Sir A. Conan Doyle states: "The
escort was inadequate, insufficiently advanced and badly
handled . . . and the gallant major, with Lieut. Belcher,
was killed in defence of the guns. Capt. Fitzgerald, the
onlv other officer present, was wounded in two places."
Major Oldfield was mentioned in despatches. L.G.. Sept.
Oldnall. — Capt. Henry Cairns Oldnall, Royal Horse
Artillery, was killed in action at Tabaksberg, Jan. 29th,
1901. He was born in March, 1S68, and entered the
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Royal Artillery, Feb., 1886, being promoted capt.
May, 1896. He served in the operations on the North-
West Frontier of India, 1897-98, with the Malakand
Field Force, being present at the action at Landakai and
the operations in South Bajaur and in the Mamund
Country. Capt. Oldnall was also with the Buner Field
Force in the attack and capture of the Tanga Pass, and
received the medal with clasp. He served in South
Africa from Dec, 1899, and was station staff officer at
Oliver. — Lieut. Douglas Morison Oliver, 2nd Batt.
Norfolk Regt., died at Mylstroom, Aug. 27th, 1900, of
wounds received in action two days previously. He was
born Sept., 1874, an d entered the Norfolk Regt. in April,
1895, from the South-East of Scotland Artillery (Southern
Division, Royal Garrison Artillery), being promoted lieut.
Sept., 1897. Lieut. Oliver belonged to the 1st battalion
in India and was serving at the depot at Norwich, but
volunteering for active service he was sent to South
Africa in July, 1900.
Oliver. — 2nd Lieut. L. M. Oliver, 6th Dragoons, was
killed in action near Heilbron, Nov. 30th, 1901. He
was the only son of Mrs. Oliver, of Castle Hill Avenue,
Folkestone, was born in 1881, and educated privately. He
first entered the 3rd Batt. of the Buffs (East Kent Regi-
ment), Feb., 1900, in which he served in South Africa till
Oct., 1901, when he was granted a commission in the 6th
Inniskilling Dragoons, a few weeks before he was killed.
Olliyer. — Capt. Alwyne Olliver, South African Con-
stabulary (C Division), died of enteric at Pretoria
April 28th, 1902.
O'Neil.— Assistant-Surgeon J. T. O'Neil, Indian Medical
Service, died at Geluk, Aug. 25th, 1900.
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Onraet. — Lieut. Hugh Bernard Onraet, Royal Army
Medical Corps, was killed Feb. 27th, 1900, in the attack
on Pieter's Hill. He was born in Oct., 1871, and entered
the Royal Army Medical Corps, July, 1899. He was
mentioned in despatches, L.G., Feb. 8th, 1901.
O'Reilly.— The Rev. Charles Freeman O'Reilly, Chap-
lain to the Forces, Second Class, died of dysentery,
May 10th, 1900, at Bloemfontein. He was born in 1853,
became chaplain in the Army Chaplain's Department,
Fourth Class, in June, 1882, Third Class, June, 1892,
and Second Class, Jan., 1899. Mr. O'Reilly had been
stationed in Dublin, and only proceeded to South Africa
in April, 1900, and was taken ill soon after his arrival.
He is buried at Bloemfontein.
Orlebar. — 2nd Lieut. William Aubrey Orlebar, 19th
Hussars, died in Ladysmith, Feb. 17th, 1900. He was
born March, 1879, educated at Harrow, and entered the
19th Hussars in May, 1898. He proceeded to South Africa
with his regiment from India in Sept., 1899, and took part
in the defence of Ladysmith up to the time of his death.
Ormond. — Lieut. A. Ormond, Imperial Light Horse,
was killed in action at Naauwpoort, Jan. 3rd, 1901.
Orr-Ewing. — Major James Alexander Orr-Ewing, Com-
manding the Warwickshire Yeomanry, was killed in
action at Kleis. May 28th, 1900. He was the younger
son of Sir Archibald Orr-Ewing, first baronet, was born
1857, and educated at Harrow and Trinity College,
Cambridge, becoming M.A. in 1889. Major Orr-Ewing,
who was a very keen and popular sportsman, and a good
rider and fisherman, married, in 1898, Lady Margaret
Frances Susan, daughter of the late and sister of the
present Duke of Roxburghe, and left one daughter,
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Miilicent Lilian Elizabeth. He joined the 16th Lancers
in iSSo. was promoted lieut. 1881, capt. 18S8, and major
1896. Retiring from the 16th Lancers he joined the
Reserve of Officers, and was gazetted a capt. in the
Warwickshire Yeomanry. 1898, a Company of which he
commanded at the time of his death. He was A.D.C.
to Lord Londonderry (Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland) from
1885 to 1S90, and A.D.C. to F.-M. Earl Roberts (Com-
mander-in-Chief in Ireland, from 1895 to 1896).
Osborne. — Lieut. John Woodburne Osborne, Scottish
Rifles, was killed in action at Spion Kop, in the opera-
tions on the Upper Tugela, Jan. 24th, 1900. He was
born in June, 1S73, and educated at the Collegiate Insti-
tute, Brantford ; Trinity School, Port Hope ; and the
Royal Military College, Kingston, Canada. He entered
the Scottish Rifles, Nov., 1S95, being promoted lieut.
Nov.. 1897. He was assistant-adjutant to his battalion,
and in 1899 was appointed A.D.C. to the Lieutenant-
Governor of Bengal, but rejoined his battalion in order
to serve in South Africa.
Otter-Barry. — Lieut. Francis Melvil Otter-Barry, U
Battery, Royal Horse Artillery, was killed in action at
Vlakfontein, O.R.C., Sept. 19th, 1901. He was the son of
Robert Melvil Barry Otter-Barry, Esq., of 8, Emperor's
Gate, S.W., was born April, 1876. and educated at
Marlborough. He entered the Royal Artillery in March,
1896, and was promoted lieut. March, 1899. Lieut.
Otter- Barry went to South Africa with U Battery, and
took part in the operations at Paardeberg, Feb. 21st to
28th, 1900, and in the subsequent engagements at Poplar
Grove, Driefontein, Zand River, and Doom Kop. He
was also present at the occupation of Pretoria and the
operations in the O.R.C., which resulted in the surrender
of Gen. Prinsloo. At Vlakfontein, where he fell, about
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fifteen miles south-east of Bloemfontein, Lieut. Otter-
Barry, it is stated, behaved most gallantly, and was killed
beside his guns. He was mentioned in despatches by
Gen. Lord Kitchener, Dec. 8th, 1901, for his " con-
spicuous good service." His name is inscribed on a
tablet placed in Marlborough College Chapel to the
memory of all Marlburians who fell in the war.
Owen. — Capt. Hall Owen, Victoria Militia Medical
Staff Corps, died of enteric at Chieveley, April 5th, 1900.
Owen-Lewis. — Lieut. Francis Owen-Lewis, 14th Bom-
bay Infantry, was killed in action near Graspan in a
reconnaissance with an armoured train, Nov. 24th,
1899. He was the second son of Henry Owen-Lewis,
Esq., D.L., of Inniskeen, co. Monaghan, and was born
in Aug., 1869. He entered the Durham Light Infantry
from the Militia in Feb., 1891, was promoted lieut.
March, 1893, and joined the Indian Staff Corps July,
1894. He is stated to have done good work in India,
especially in connection with the precautions taken for
the suppression of plague at Poona.
Pack - Beresford. — Major Arthur William Pack-
Beresford, Royal Artillery, died from enteric at Bloem-
fontein, March 5th, 1902. He was the second son of
the late Dennis W. Pack-Beresford, Esq., of Fenagh
House, Bagnalstown, was born April, 1S68, and educated
at Clifton College. He entered the Royal Artillery
Feb., 1887, being promoted lieut. Feb., 1890, capt.
Sept., 1897, and brevet-major Nov., 1900. He went
out early in the war as a special service officer, serving
successively with the South African Light Horse, and in
command of Roberts' Horse, and was severely wounded
at Sanna's Post, March 31st, 1900, where his gallant
conduct is stated to have been very conspicuous. Major
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Pack-Beresford was afterwards employed with the South
African Constabulary, mentioned in despatches, L.G.,
Feb. 8th, igoo, and was promoted to a brevet-majority.
Packeman. — Lieut. John Edward Packeman, Imperial
Light Horse, was killed in the Boer attack on Wagon Hill,
Ladysmith, Jan. 6th, igoo. In this great struggle the
Imperial Light Horse rendered splendid service. Ten
officers were killed or wounded, and the regiment came
out of action commanded by a junior captain.
Paget.— Capt. George Leigh Paget, ist Batt. Rifle
Brigade, died Oct. gth, igoo, from the severe wound
he received in the engagement at Kaapmuiden. He was
the eldest son of Sir George Ernest Paget, of Sutton
Bonnington, Loughborough, chairman of the Midland
Railway Company. Capt. Paget was born in July, 1871,
educated at Harrow, and entered the Rifle Brigade
Nov., 1891, being promoted lieut. Dec, 1893, and capt.
June, 1898. He served with the Natal Field Force
from the commencement of the war, and was present at
the battle of Colenso and all the subsequent fighting
prior to the Relief of Ladysmith, and afterwards took
part in the advance into the Transvaal.
Palethorpe. — Lieut. J. Palethorpe, Johannesburg
Mounted Rifles, died of enteric at Pinetown, March
Palmer. — Surgeon-Lieut. H. A. Palmer, 5th Victorian
M.I., was killed in action near Wilman's Rust, Transvaal,
June 12th, igoi.
Paris. — Commander H. G. Paris, Royal Navy, died
Sept. 19th, 1900, at Bergen, Norway, from the effect of
sunstroke, contracted while serving on transport duties at
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Durban. He entered the Navy in 1870, was promoted
sub-lieut. 1876, lieut. 1881, and retired as commander
1899. He served as midshipman of the " Niobe " at the
bombardment of the fort of Omoa during the civil war in
Honduras, 1873, in consequence of an insult offered to
the British flag, and was wrecked in the same ship on
May 21st, 1874, off the island of Miguelon, near New-
foundland. He was sub-lieut. in the "Achilles" when the
fleet went up the Dardanelles during the Russo-Turkish
War in 1877, and was lieut. of the "Euryalus" during the
Egyptian War, 1882, receiving the Egyptian medal and
Khedive's bronze star. He served during the naval and
military operations in the Eastern Soudan, 1884 (Suakin
clasp), and accompanied Rear-Admiral Sir W. Hewett on
a mission to King John of Abyssinia. He was lieut. of
the " Agamemnon " ordered from the Mediterranean to
take part in the Zanzibar East Coast blockade, 1888,
and was employed boat cruising in suppressing the slave
trade. He returned from South Africa in July, 1900, and
proceeded to Norway and died as stated.
Parker. — Capt. Darwin Harry Parker, 5th Batt. Lan-
cashire Fusiliers, was severely wounded in action at
Wonderfontein, Dec. 15th, 1901, and died the same day.
He entered the regiment Dec, 1888, was promoted lieut.
July, 1890, and capt. Sept., 1900. Capt. Parker served
during the war from March, 1900, when he was attached
for duty to the 2nd battalion of his regiment with the
rank of lieut.
Parker. — Lieut. James Herbert Parker, Kitchener's
Horse, was killed in action at Houtnek, May 1st, 1900.
He was educated at Harrow.
Parker. — 2nd Lieut. Norman James Parker, 2nd Batt.
The King's Own Royal Lancaster Regt., was killed in
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action in the operations on the Tugela, Feb. 22nd, 1900.
He was born in April, 1879, educated at Berkhamstead
School, and entered his regiment Feb., 1899. He pro-
ceeded with his battalion to South Africa Nov., 1899, and
served in the Ladysmith Relief Force.
Parker. — Lieut. Percy S. Parker, attached 1st Batt.
East Lancashire Regt., died of enteric at Heilbron on
Feb. 1st, 1902. He entered the 2nd V.B. East Lanca-
shire Regt., in Jan., 1898, was promoted lieut. March,
1900, and capt. May, 1901. Shortly after the com-
mencement of the war he was attached to the depot of
his regiment at Preston for duty, but volunteering for
South Africa, his services were accepted, and he joined
the line battalion with the rank of lieut. in March, 1901.
Parr. — 2nd Lieut. John Clements Parr, 2nd Batt.
Somersetshire Light Infantry, was killed in action in the
operations on the Tugela Feb. 21st, 1900. He was the
son of the late Gen. William Chase Parr, Indian Staff
Corps, of King's Holt, Hants, and nephew of Major-Gen.
Hallam Parr, late commanding the 1st Battalion Somer-
setshire Light Infantry, and now commanding the North
Western District. 2nd Lieut. Parr was born in April,
1880, educated at Winchester, entered his regiment Feb.,
1899, and accompanied the 2nd battalion to South Africa
the following Oct. He is buried close to where he fell,
under Fort Wyllie, and near the village of Colenso.
Parsons. — Civil Surgeon C. E. Parsons, died of enteric
at Harrismith, Dec, 1900. He was educated at Dover
College, and rendered good service during the war.
Parsons. — Lieut. Francis Newton Parsons, V.C., Essex
Regt., was killed in action in the engagement at Driefon-
tein, March 10th, 1900. He was the third son of Dr.
Charles Parsons, Dover, born March, 1S75, an d educated
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at Dover College. He entered the Essex Regt. in
Feb., 1896, being promoted lieut. March, 1S9S. He
was present at the battle of Paardeberg, when he was
awarded the V.C. (L.G., Nov. 20th, 1900), for gallantry
under the following circumstances : " On the south
bank of the river Modder, Private Ferguson, 1st Batt.
Essex Regt., was wounded and fell in a place devoid of
cover. While trying to crawl under cover he was again
wounded in the stomach ; Lieut. Parsons at once went
to his assistance, dressed his wound, under heavy fire,
went down twice, still under heavy fire, to the bank of
the river to get water for Private Ferguson, and subse-
quently carried him to a place of safety." At Driefontein
Lieut. Parsons " again displayed conspicuous gallantry."
and was mentioned in despatches, L.G., Feb. 8th, 1901.
Paton. — Lieut. Harold Percival Paton, No. 1 Troop,
Protectorate Regt., was killed in action at Game Tree
Hill in a sortie from Mafeking, Dec. 26th. 1S99. He
was educated at Loretto School, Musselburgh, where he
was in the XI. and XV., being a good cricketer and foot-
ball player. This officer's death is mentioned by Major-
Gen. Baden-Powell in his despatch from Mafeking of
May 18th, 1900, L.G., Feb 8th, 1901. Lieut. Paton was
killed at the very muzzles of the enemy's guns. He is
buried in the cemetery at Mafeking.
Patten. — Lieut. E. Patten, Intelligence Department
(attached to Rimington's column), died of enteric at
Harrismith, Feb. 9th, 1902. He is buried in Harrismith
Paxton. — 2nd Lieut. Llewellyn Paxton, 2nd Batt.
Bedfordshire Regt., was killed in action at Thaba X'chu,
Nov. 16th, 1900. He was born in Oct., 1S81, and entered
his regiment Jan., 1900.
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Pearse.— Capt. C. St. A. Pearse, Canadian Mounted
Infantry, died of tuberculosis of the lungs at Pretoria,
Oct. 17th, 1900.
Pearson. — Lieut. Reginald William Pearson, 2nd Batt.
Rifle Brigade, was killed in action at Ladysmith, Feb.
22nd, 1900. He was the elder son of Rear-Admiral Hugo
Lewis Pearson, recently Commander-in-Chief on the