wrecked and all in it were killed or wounded.
Betty. — 2nd Lieut. G. E. K. Betty, Army Service
Corps, died of enteric at Bloemfontein, on Feb. 25th,
1901. He was educated at Brighton College.
Bickford- Smith. — Capt. George Percy Bickford-Smith,
died at Heilbron from wounds received in action, on May
30th, 1901. He was the second son of the late Mr. W.
Bickford-Smith, of Trevarno, Cornwall, educated at
Leys School, Cambridge, 1884-90, and entered the 1st
V.B. Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry in 1893, being
promoted capt. June 27th, 1900. He joined the I.Y. in
March, 1901, with the rank of 2nd lieut., and served in
Cape and Orange River Colonies.
Biddulph.— Capt. Charles Thomas Biddulph, 3rd Batt.
Leinster Regt., died of enteric at Queenstown, South
Africa, April 26th, 1900. He was the youngest surviving
son of Lieut. -Col. F. E. Biddulph, late 9th Norfolk Regt.,
Marie Lodge, Dalkey, co. Dublin, was born in June, 1869,
and educated privately. Capt. Biddulph, previous to
going to South Africa, had been employed under the
Colonial Office as Superintendent of Police in Gambia,
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where he saw some service, but had to return to England
owing to ill-health. When the 3rd Batt. Leinster Regt.
volunteered for South Africa, in Feb., 1900 — although
still suffering from the effects of service on the West
Coast — decided on accompanying it, but died a few weeks
later, succumbing to enteric after a short illness.
Bingham. — Lieut. John Anderson Bingham, 23rd Co.
I.Y., died at Calvinia on the nth Feb., 1902, from wounds
received at De Hook on the 5th. He was the son of
William Bingham, Esq., J. P., Lingdale House, Claughton,
was born Oct. 9th, 1S74, and educated at Merchiston
School, Edinburgh, where he played in the football team.
He held the rank of lieut. in the Sth V.B. Liverpool
Regt. Lieut. Bingham was present at several engage-
ments in Cape Colony with the columns under Col.
Henniker-Major and Lieut. -Col. Doran, Royal Irish Regt.
Birch. — Capt. Charles Francis Grey Birch, 1st Batt.
South Lancashire Regt., was killed in action at Spion
Kop in the operations on Upper Tugela, Jan. 24th,
1900, while endeavouring to rescue a wounded man. He
was the son of the late Col. Birch, of Lympstone Grange,
South Devon, late colonel commanding the 4th Batt. of
the North Lancashire Regt., was born in Nov., 1S66, and
educated at Rugby. He entered the South Lancashire
Regt. from the 4th Batt. Loyal North Lancashire Regt.,
in Dec, iSSS, and was promoted lieut. May, 1S90, and
capt. April, 1898. A memorial cross has been erected
over his grave near Spion Kop.
Birch. — Lieut. Birch, Canadian M.L, was killed in
action at Reit Vlei, July 16th, 1900. This officer resisted
and drove back several attacks made by the Boers, and fell
while directing and encouraging his men. Sir A. Conan
Doyle, in writing of this action, says : " The British loss
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included two gallant young Canadian officers, Borden
and Birch. The enemy tried to assault the position, but
were beaten back each time with loss."
Bird. — 2nd Lieut. Hubert Bertram Drought Bird, gth
Battery Royal Field Artillery, died of enteric at Winburg
Hospital, Orange River Colony, July 2Sth, 1900. He
was the third son of J. D. Bird, Esq., M.B., of 70,
Lower Leeson Street, Dublin, who died quite suddenly in
South Africa in Dec. 1902. His mother was the daughter
of the Rev. J. P. Bertram, Queenstown, Cape Colony, and
a niece of Sir Theophilus Shepstone. 2nd Lieut. Bird
was born in Rouxville, O.R.C., in Sept., 1S79, and
educated in Dublin at St. Stephen's Green School (Mr.
Strangway's). He passed into the Royal Military
Academy, Woolwich, soon after his sixteenth birthday,
and entered the Royal Field Artillery, in June, 1S98.
He accompanied his Battery to South Africa, and was
with it in many engagements in the Cape and Orange
River Colonies until taken ill. A monument has been
erected by his comrades to his memory at Winburg. It
bears the inscription : " Greatly loved by officers and
Blackburn.— Capt. Leslie Dewing Blackburn, p.s.c,
Scottish Rifles, died of wounds received in action at
Crocodile's Poort, Oct. 22nd, 1S99. He was born
on June 29th, 1S65, and educated at Clifton. He
entered the Scottish Rifles on Aug. 23rd, 1SS4 ; was
adjutant from Nov. 1S91 to Nov. 1S95, an d promoted
capt. April 16th, 1S94. When scouting with six of his
men on the northern frontier of the Transvaal, in thick
bush, he found his small force in the presence of a con-
siderable Boer commando. His party concealed them-
selves, but Capt. Blackburn's foot was noticed by the
enemy, and a sudden volley was fired, wounding him
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mortally. His companions remained with him and suc-
ceeded in driving off the Boers. Capt. Blackburn had
sufficient strength left to dictate his report of the action
and then leant back and died.
Blackett. — Lieut. Algernon Carey Blackett, South
African Constabulary, was killed in the engagement at
Syferfontein, about nine miles north of Vaal Station, on
Feb. 8th, 1902. He was the youngest son of the late
Capt. E. A. Blackett, R.N., of Wylam, Northumberland ;
was born May, 6th, 1873, and educated at Bedford
Grammar School and Wellington College, also at Em-
manuel College, Cambridge. Lieut. Blackett was in
South Africa when war was declared and joining
Bethune's M.I., served with it till March, 1901. He was
then transferred to the South African Constabulary, and
while with that force, was severely wounded on Oct.
12th, 1901, but on recovering rejoined and served until
his death. He was awarded the Queen's medal with six
clasps, also the King's medal.
Blackwood. — Capt. Alexander Thomas Blackwood, 1st
Batt. South Staffordshire Regt., died on April 20th, 1902, at
Moolmaanspruit, near Ficksburg, of wounds received in
action the same day at Olivier's Farm. He was the eldest
son of Capt. T. Blackwood (late Inniskilling Dragoons),
of Ayr, was born in Aug., 1S72, and educated at Victoria
College, Jersey. He entered the South Staffordshire
Regt., in Jan. 1892, was promoted lieut. July, 1894,
and capt. June, 1900. Capt. Blackwood, who was with
the 2nd battalion of his regiment in India, proceeded to
South Africa on being promoted, and joining the 1st
battalion, served throughout the remainder of the war
up to the time of his death. He was mentioned in
despatches, L.G., July 18th, 1902, for his gallantry at
Moolmaanspruit on April 20th. (See Capt. Sir T. Fowler.)
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Blair. — Capt. Hugh Maxwell Blair, Seaforth High-
landers, was killed in action at Koodoosburg, Feb. 7th,
1900. He was the eldest son of the late Alexander Blair,
Esq., Advocate-Sheriff of the Lothians and Peebles. He
was born in 1S72, educated at Edinburgh Academy, also
Sedbergh School, and at the latter was in his school foot-
ball team. He entered the Seaforth Highlanders from the
Royal Military College (passing out first), in 1S91, being
promoted lieut. 1S94, and capt. Nov., 1899. Capt. Blair
served with the 2nd battalion with the Chitral Relief
Expedition of 1895, and was present in the engagement
at Mamugai, receiving the medal with clasp. He was
employed for a short time with the West African Frontier
Force. At Koodoosburg, his carotid artery was cut by a
bullet from a shrapnel shell and some of the men of his
company took it in turns to press the artery, hoping
thus to prevent loss of blood and to save his life, but their
efforts, although continued for some hours, proved un-
Blake. — 2nd Lieut. Robert Charles Sydney ffrench
Blake, 2nd Batt. East Kent Regt. (The Buffs), was killed
accidentally May 19th, 1902. at Alkmaar. He was born
July, 1880, educated at Eton (Mr. Donaldson's), and
entering the Buffs in May, 1901, served in South Africa
from the latter part of that year up to the time of his death.
Blanchard. — Lieut. L. Blanchard, Canadian M.I., died
at Kroonstad, June 15th, 1900, from wounds received in
action at Roodevaal on June 7th.
Bland. — Sub-Lieut. Horatio Skene Bland, of H.M.S.
" Beagle," was drowned in the act of landing at Seal Island,
Mossel Bay, Cape Colony, Sept. 29th, 1901. He was
the eldest son of the late Capt. Horatio Bland, formerly
of the King's Own Scottish Borderers, of Caunton Manor,
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Newark, Notts; was 21 years of age, and educated at
Stubbington School, Fareham, Hants. Passing into the
" Britannia," in July, 1894, he was promoted midshipman
Nov. 1896, and sub-lieut. May, 1900. He is buried in
Mossel Bay cemetery.
Blandy. — Capt. Robert Acton Blandy, Colonial Defence
Force (Molteno section), was killed in action near Molteno,
Nov. 22nd, 1901. He was the eldest son of the late
Adam Fettiplace Blandy, Esq., of the Warren, Abingdon,
was born in March, 1870, and educated at Clifton
College. Capt. Blandy, who had been articled to Messrs.
Foster and Browne, mining engineers, at Cardiff, went to
Cape Colony in Dec. 1896, to take charge of collieries at
Molteno, where he was very successful. On the outbreak
of the war he joined the Frontier Mounted Rifles as lieut.,
and first served with Major-Gen. Sir \Y. F. Gatacre"s
column and afterwards with Major-Gen. Brabant, being
present at many engagements in the N.E. of Cape
Colony. He was killed while reconnoitring in the Bam-
boo mountains. Capt. Blandy had dismounted near
some rocks where it was believed some Boers were
concealed. He rushed forward calling on his men to
" come on as they are sure to run." Lieut. King, who
was with him, was wounded, and while going to assist
him, Capt. Blandy was mortally wounded at about 15 to
20 yards range. Lieut.-Gen. Sir J. D. P. French
telegraphed greatly regretting Capt. Blandy's death, and
stating "he has done excellent service, we are much in-
debted to him." Capt. Blandy is buried at Molteno.
His grave is in a corner of the cemetery there, near that
of Capt. de Montmorency.
Blewitt. — Lieut. Charles Oakes Bates Blewitt, 1st Batt.
Rifle Brigade, was killed in action near Blood River
Poort, Sept. 17th, 1901. He was born in July, 1S75,
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and educated at Wellington, where he was in the
Blucher and a school Prefect. He entered the Rifle
Brigade in July, 1896, from the Royal Military College,
and was promoted lieut. Dec. 1898. He served in
the Ladysmith Relief Operations of the 5th to the 7th
Feb., 1900, including the action at Vaal Kranz, when he
was severely wounded. Lieut. Blewitt was mentioned by
Gen. Lord Kitchener in his despatch of Sept. 17th, 1901,
for " his gallant conduct." He is buried at Vryheid.
Blount. — Major Charles Hubert Blount, 20th Battery
Royal Field Artillery, died from dysentery, at Wynberg,
Feb. 23rd, 1900. He was born in July, 1855, educated
at Uppingham from 1868-71, entered the Royal Artillery
in Aug., 1875, being promoted capt. Aug., 1884, and major
1892. He served as adjutant of Volunteers from June,
1888, to Sept., 1892.
Blundell-Hollinshead-Blundell.— Lieut. Wilfrid Astley
Blundell-Hollinshead-Blundell, Grenadier Guards, died
of wounds received in action at Belmont, Nov. 23rd,
1899. He was the eldest son of Canon Blundell Hollins-
head-Blundell, of Halsall, was born in May, 1871, and
educated at Eton (Mr. Cornish's). He entered the
Grenadier Guards in 1892, being promoted lieut. Feb.,
1897. The author of " The Great Boer War " writes,
that Lieut. Blundell was shot by a wounded Boer " to
whom he was offering his water bottle." The Times
History of the War, however, mentions that whether
the wounded Boer fired " from deliberate treachery or
in an unreasoning agony of fear and terror, it is im-
possible to say."
Blunt. — Brevet-Major Robert Bruce Blunt, Lancashire
Fusiliers, died Feb. 20th, 1902, of wounds received the
day previously at Llangelegen, near Vryheid. The eldest
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son of George H. Blunt, Esq., Leicester, he was born
May 17th, 1873, and educated at Wyggeston School,
Leicester, and afterwards at Rugby. He entered the
Lancashire Fusiliers in 1892, was promoted lieut. Jan.,
1894, capt. Sept., 1899, and brevet-major Nov., 1900.
He served in the campaign in the Soudan under Lord
(then Sir Herbert) Kitchener, in 1S9S, as adjutant of the
2nd Batt. Lancashire Fusiliers, was present at the battle
of Khartoum, receiving the British medal, and the
Khedive's medal with clasp. He also took part in the
occupation of Crete in 1898. In the South African War
Major Blunt served with the 2nd Batt. Lancashire
Fusiliers, with the Ladysmith Relief Force, and was
present at Spion Kop and the engagement of Venters
Spruit (severely wounded). He was appointed Staff
Officer for Intelligence from Oct., 1900, and at the time
of his death was Staff Officer, Dundee Sub-district. He
was mentioned in despatches, L.G., Sept. 10th, 1901, for
his services, and was promoted to a brevet majority.
Major Blunt was adjutant of his battalion from March,
1896, to March, 1900. He is buried at Dundee.
Booth. — Brevet- Major Arthur William Calvert Booth,
1st Batt. Northumberland Fusiliers, was killed in action
near Bloemfontein Water Works, March 31st, 1900.
He was the eldest son of W. Booth, Esq., was born in
June, 1867, entered the Northumberland Fusiliers Aug.,
1886, being promoted lieut. Feb., 1S91, capt. Jan., 1895,
and brevet-major July, 1899. He served with the 2nd
Batt. Northumberland Fusiliers throughout the Hazara
campaign of 1SS8, receiving the medal with clasp. He
took part in the operations on the Niger, 1897-98, when he
was mentioned in despatches, and received the brevet of
major and the medal with clasp. He was employed
with the West African Frontier Force from Dec, 1897,
until Feb., 1900, then rejoining his battalion in South
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Africa. A few weeks afterwards he was killed while
serving with the M.I., and with four men was holding a
position at a most critical moment to cover the retreat
of the main body. He is stated to have behaved most
gallantly. A tablet has been erected in his memory at
Borden. — Lieut. H. L. Borden, Canadian M.I. (Major
King's Canadian Hussars), was killed in action at Reit
Vlei, July 16th, 1900. He was the only son of the
Minister of Militia in Canada. He was mentioned in
despatches by Gen. Lord Kitchener, L.G., Sept. 10th,
1901, also in the despatch of Sept. 8th, 1901, for " gal-
lantry in action, and for stubborn fighting." (See Lieut.
Bowen. — Major Robert Scarlett Bowen, 2nd Batt.
King's Royal Rifle Corps, was killed in action at Wagon
Hill, Ladysmith, Jan. 6th, 1900. He was born in 1862,
educated at Cheltenham College, and entered the 28th
Foot in 1880, being transferred to the 60th Foot the
same year. He was promoted lieut. in 1881, capt. 1890,
major April, 1899. At Wagon Hill, Major Bowen calling
for volunteers, dashed with eight men across a fire-swept
space at a strong position held by the enemy. They
were all killed. Major Bowen is buried in a grave with
four other officers on a plateau half way up the nek
between Wagon Hill and Caesar's Camp, close to where
he fell. The names of the officers are 2nd Lieut. F. H.
Raikes, Lieut. N. M. Tod, Major D. Mackworth, Major
R. S. Bowen, and 2nd Lieut. W. H. T. Hill. The officers
lie in the order given from the left, and a marble cross
and pedestal with their names inscribed has been erected.
It bears this inscription, " In token of affection and
regard by their brother officers." To this memorial five
separate crosses have been added by relatives, and a kerb
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encloses the whole. Major Bowen was mentioned in
despatches, L.G., Feb. 8th, 1901, for his gallant services.
His name is inscribed on the Eleanor Cross War
Memorial at Cheltenham College.
Boyd. — Capt. A. J. Boyd, South African Constabulary,
died of enteric at Pretoria, on April 20th, 1902.
Boyle. — Lieut. Cecil D. Boyle, O.R.C. Police, Assis-
tant District Commissioner at Lindley, was taken
prisoner by the Boers at Dewetsdorp on Nov. 23rd,
1900, and was shot probably on Jan. 2nd, 1901. This
officer's death formed the subject of a trial for murder,
which took place in Feb. 1903, at Bloemfontein, the
prisoner being acquitted. It appears that Lieut. Boyle
when captured by the Boers, was tried by a Krygsraad
presided over by General De Wet and was acquitted.
Lieut. Boyle was however, afterwards taken to a lonely
spot and told that he had been sentenced to death. He
then knelt to pray and was shot in the back while doing
so. The man Barend Celliers who was acquitted ad-
mitted shooting Lieut. Boyle, but stated in his defence
that it was done by order of Gen. Philip Botha.
Boyle. — Capt. Cecil W. Boyle, Oxfordshire Yeomanry
Cavalry, killed in action near Boshof, April 5th, 1900,
was the first officer of the I.Y. who fell in the war. He
was educated at Clifton, where he was head of Brown's
House. He went to South Africa in Dec, 1899, taking
with him thirty of his own horses for active service. He
was an enthusiastic officer, a keen sportsman, and well
known with the Yv'anvickshire Hounds. His death was
much regretted in the Midlands. The loss of Capt.
Boyle is referred to with regret by Lieut. -Gen. Lord
Methuen in his despatch of April 6th, 1900, L.G., Feb.
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Brabant— Lieut. Arthur Edward Brabant, Imperial
Light Horse, died at Ladysmith Nov. 5th, 1899, of
wounds received in action two days previously. He was
the son of Major-Gen. Sir E. Y. Brabant, K.C.B., C.M.G.,
M.L.A., of Cape Town, and now Commandant General of
the Colonial Defence Force. His mother, Mary Burnet,
is a daughter of the late Rev. Canon James Craigie
Robertson, formerly of Canterbury, and the author of
" The History of the Christian Church." Lieut. Brabant
was born Nov. 12th, 1865, and educated in South Africa.
He had been engaged as a Mining Engineer for some
years in Johannesburg, but on the outbreak of war,
at once volunteered for active service and joined the
Imperial Light Horse. At Elandslaagte his bravery is
stated to have been most conspicuous ; at this battle he
greatly assisted in rallying some men at a critical
moment in the charge against the Boer counter attack.
Lieut. Brabant was mentioned in despatches for his
services. He is buried in Ladysmith cemetery, in grave
No. 6, next to Capt. Knapp, and next but one to Lieut.
Egerton, of H.M.S. " Powerful." Lieut. Brabant had pre-
viously served in the Matabele War. (See Major Taunton.)
Bradburn.— Lieut. H. H. Bradburn, New Zealand
M.I., died of wounds received in action at Crocodile
Drift Aug. 19th, 1900.
Bradbury. — Lieut. Lewis Balfour Bradbury, 2nd Batt.
Gordon Highlanders, died on Oct. 22nd, 1899, of wounds
received in action at the battle of Elandslaagte on the
previous day. He was the only son of the late J. L.
Bradbury, Esq., Bengal Civil Service, and Mrs. Bradbury,
of 7, West Maitland Street, Edinburgh. Lieut. Bradbury
was born in Nov., 1877, educated at Edinburgh Academy,
and entered the Gordon Highlanders from the Royal
Military College, from which he passed with honours,
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in Feb., 1897, being promoted lieut. April, 1899. He
was a well-known athlete, a first-rate football player,
and a good runner, both at one hundred yards and the
quarter mile. At school he was first at these distances
for three years in succession, and at Sandhurst and the
Army Athletic Meeting he was a well-known successful
competitor. After serving in India for about one year, he
went with his battalion to South i\frica, in Sept., 1899,
and proceeded to Ladysmith. At Elandslaagte he was
mortally wounded while rushing forward and leading
some men of his company to attack the Boer position.
Bradshaw. — Capt. William Edmond John Bradshaw,
York and Lancaster Regt., was killed in action at the
engagement at Zoutspan Drift, O.R.C., on Dec. 13th,
1899. He was born in 1868, joined the York and
Lancaster Regt., 1S88, was promoted lieut. 1890, and
capt. June, 1S99. He served in the Soudan campaign
under Lord (then Sir Herbert) Kitchener in 189S, and
was present at the battles of Atbara and Khartoum,
mentioned in despatches, and received the Fourth Class
of the Order of the Medjidie, British medal and
Khedive's medal with two clasps. Col. Miles reports
concerning Capt. Bradshaw, that " he was an energetic
and valuable officer, and I deeply regret his loss."
Brancker. — 2nd Lieut. Grafton Lloyd Dulany Brancker,
South Staffordshire Regt., killed in action at Ficksburg,
June 25th, 1900, was born Dec. 23rd, 1876. He joined
the first battalion of his regiment from the Militia Dec,
1899, and accompanied it to South Africa in March, 1900.
Brasier-Creagh. — Capt. George Percy Brasier-Creagh,
9th Bengal Lancers, commanding Roberts' Horse, was
severely wounded near Karreefontein on April 23rd, 1900,
and died four days later at Eirstelaagte. Born in 1864,
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he entered the East Surrey Regt. from the gth Batt.
King's Royal Rifle Corps, May, 1884, and joined the
Indian Staff Corps, May, 1886, being promoted capt.
May, 1895. From 1889 to 1894, he was A.D.C. to the
Viceroy of India. Capt. Brasier-Creagh acted as the
late Sir William Lockhart's orderly officer in the second
Miranzai Expedition (mentioned in despatches). He also
took part in the Isazai Expedition of 1892, and the Chitral
Expedition of 1895 with the relief force, being awarded
the medal with clasp. In the operations on the North-
West Frontier in 1897, he served with the Malakand Field
Force, and with the Tirah Expeditionary Force, being
mentioned in despatches, L. G., June 7th, 1898. At the
time of his death Capt. Brasier-Creagh was in command
of Roberts' Horse, which corps greatly distinguished itself.
Brass. — Capt. Ernest Henry Brass, East Yorkshire
Regt., was drowned whilst attempting to swim the Wilge
River, on Nov. 10th, 1901. He was the son of the Rev.
H. Brass, formerly rector of St. Matthew's, Red Hill,
was born in 1869, and educated at Uppingham, 1883-88,
and Clare College, Cambridge (Johnson Exhibitioner).
Capt. Brass entered the East Yorkshire Regt., in May,
1891, being promoted lieut. Oct., 1894, and capt. Oct.,
1899. He was selected for special service in South
Africa in Nov. 1899, and had acted for some time at the
base at Cape Town as an Embarking Staff Officer,
graded as D.A.A.G.
Brassey. — 2nd Lieut. Percy Frederick Brassey, 9th
Lancers, was killed in the engagement near Kimberley,
between Feb. I4th-i6th, 1900. He was the second son of
Albert Brassey, Esq., M.P., of Heythrop, by his marriage
with the Hon. Matilda Maria Helena, second daughter of
the late Baron Clanmorris. 2nd Lieut. Brassey was born
Dec. 1876, educated at Eton (Mr. Mitchell's), and entered
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the 9th Lancers May, 1S99, with which he had served
from the commencement of the war.
Brenes. — Lieut. Francis George Dominic Brenes, 5th
Batt. Royal Fusiliers, attached to 5th M.I., was killed
in action at Amajuba, on March 29th, 1902. He was
educated at Dulwich College, and entered his regiment in
Dec. 1900, being promoted lieut. May, 1901. He had
the local rank of lieut. in the army, and when killed was
in command of a small detachment at Amajuba, about
five miles off the Standerton-Ermelo road. He and
another officer with their handful of men planned an
attack on a neighbouring Kraal, wherein they had heard
some Boers were concealed. In the fighting which
ensued Lieut. Brenes, while leading his men, was shot
through the heart. His name is inscribed on a tablet on
the outside of the New Memorial Library erected at
Dulwich College in remembrance of Alleynians who fell
in the war.
Bright. — Lieut. Ashley Rowland Bright, 1st Batt.
Oxfordshire Light Infantry, was killed in action near
Paardeberg, Feb. iSth, 1900. He was the son of G.
Bright, Esq., 25, Victoria Square, Clifton, was born
Nov., 1872, educated at Winchester, and entered the
Oxfordshire Light Infantry from the Militia, Dec, 1S94,
being promoted lieut. Nov., 1S97. Lieut. Bright first
served in Natal with the Ladysmith Relief Force, and
was afterwards present with his battalion at the action at
Klip Drift and the relief of Kimberley. At the time of
his death, he was entitled to the medal with five clasps,
including one for the relief of Ladvsmith. His death is
mentioned in the despatch of F.-M. Earl Roberts from
Paardeberg, of Feb. 28th, 1900.
Brindley. — Capt. George Frederick Wallace Brindley,
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