to Krugersdorp. He fell while leading a section of his
company against a Boer position. 2nd Lieut. Williams-
Ellis is buried in the cemetery at Krugersdorp. A tablet
has been erected in his memory in Llangybi Church, and
bears these words :
" He reached by Duty's path.
A life beyond the life he lost."
Willis. ā Lieut. T. Willis, 40th Co. I.Y., was killed in
action near Wolmaranstad on Feb. 26th, 1902.
Wiltshire. ā Major Ernest Maxwell Willshire, 2nd Batt.
the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), died at Boshof's
Farm on July 25th, 1900, of wounds received in action
at Retief's Nek two days previously. He was the second
son of the late Lieut.-Gen. Sir T. Willshire, Bart., G.C.B.,
by his marriage with Annette Letitia, daughter of
Capt. George Berkeley Maxwell, R.N. Major Willshire
was born in May, 1856, and educated at Eton (Mr.
James'). He entered the 73rd Foot from the Royal
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Aberdeenshire Highlanders (Militia) in Oct., 1877, and
was promoted lieut. in the Royal Highlanders May, 1878,
capt. May, 1885, and major Aug., 1894. He was adjutant
of Militia from Nov., 1886, to Jan., 1892. Major
Willshire married in 1S82 Lilian Gertrude Henrietta,
eldest daughter of Major-Gen. James Davidson. At the
time of his death he was 2nd-in-command of his bat-
talion, to which he had been appointed in Dec, 1899,
from the 1st battalion serving in India.
Wilmer. ā Lieut. Altham Browning Wilmer, M.I.
Co., Bedfordshire Regt., died on Oct. 23rd, 1901, of
wounds received in action at Kafirstad, O.R.C., the
previous day. He was the eldest son of Horace Wilmer,
Esq., of Grove Hill, South Woodford, Essex ; was
born in Aug., 1876, and educated at Wellington.
While only thirteen years of age he was awarded the
certificate of the Royal Humane Society for saving a
child from drowning at Woodford. He entered the
Bedfordshire Regt., from the 4th Batt. Essex Regt., in
Dec, 1897, being promoted lieut. in Jan., 1899. He ac-
companied his battalion to South Africa in Dec, 1899,
and first served in the north of Cape Colony, and was
severely wounded. Lieut. Wilmer subsequently was
with the M.I. of his battalion under Col. De Lisle, until
wounded at Kafirstad. He thus served in the war for
nearly two years, and was awarded the medal with two
Wilson. ā 2nd Lieut. Harold Alfred Cobbe Wilson, 2nd
Batt. Middlesex Regt., was killed in action at Spion Kop,
in the operations on the Upper Tugela Jan. 24th, 1900.
He was the second son of the Rev. Alfred Wilson, of the
Vicarage, Bedford Park, Chiswick, was born in Sept.,
1878, and educated at Marlborough, where he is still
remembered in B.I. He entered the Middlesex Regt.
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June, 1899, and proceeded with it to South Africa in
Dec, 1899, serving with the Natal Field Force, and fell
in his first battle. At Spion Kop he had taken a party of
his company to a detached spur which was swept by the
enemy's fire, and where there was very little cover. He
made his men lie down, and was himself entreated to
do so, but continued to walk up and down the line
speaking to and encouraging those under his command.
He then advanced quite alone, in order to better see how
he should direct his men's fire, and while doing so was
killed. 2nd Lieut. Wilson's name is inscribed on a tablet
placed in Marlborough College Chapel in memory of all
Marlburians who fell in the war.
Wilson. ā Lieut. James Wilson, Military Pigeon Post
(late Cape Colony Public Works Department), was killed
in the Clanwilliam district on Oct. 31st, 1901.
Wilson. ā Col. John Gerald Wilson, C.B., commanding
3rd Batt. York and Lancaster Regt., died March Sth,
1902, of wounds received in action between Tweebosch
and Palmietkuil the previous day. He was the eldest son
of the late Richard Bassett W T ilson, Esq., of Cliffe, by his
marriage with Anne, daughter of the late William Fitz-
gerald, Esq., of Adelphi, co. Clare. Col. Wilson was born
in 1841, and educated at Cheltenham. He joined the
84th Regt. in 1S58 from the Royal Military College as
an ensign. After the death of his father in 1867, and his
succession to the family estate of Cliffe Hall, Piercebridge,
Darlington, he retired from the army as a capt., but
subsequently accepted a commission in the volunteer
force, and in 1873 was appointed to the command of the
1st North Yorkshire Rifle Volunteers. From the latter he
was transferred in 1883 to the command of the 3rd West
Yorkshire Militia, now the 3rd Batt. York and Lancaster
Regt., and in 1889 ne was appointed to the command of
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the West Yorkshire Volunteer Brigade. He was awarded
the C.B. on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of Her
late Majesty Queen Victoria in 1897, and was hon. col.
of the 2nd Volunteer Batt. Prince of Wales's West York-
shire Regt. His battalion was first embodied in Dec,
1899, being disembodied after twelve months' service. It
was again embodied in Dec, 1901, and volunteering for
active service proceeded to South Africa. In the course
of the war, Col. Wilson lost a brother (Col. Richard B.
Wilson) and a son (2nd Lieut. Richard B. Wilson). The
name of Col. J. G. Wilson is inscribed on the Eleanor
Cross War Memorial erected at Cheltenham College.
Wilson. ā Lieut.-Col. and Hon. Col. Richard B.
Wilson, C.M.G., commanding 3rd Batt. Durham Light
Infantry, died of enteric at Kroonstad, March 21st, 1901.
He was the third son of the late Richard Bassett Wilson,
Esq., of Cliffe, and brother of Col. J. G. Wilson, C.B.
Col. R. B. Wilson was educated at Rugby, and took his
battalion out to South Africa in Jan., 1900, and served
with it till his death. He was mentioned in despatches,
L.G., Feb. 8th, 1901, and was awarded the C.M.G.
Wilson. ā Lieut. Richard Bassett Wilson, 3rd Batt.
I.Y., died at Rustenburg on July 26th, 1900, of wounds
received in action five days previously at Oliphant's Nek.
He was the eldest son of Col. John Gerald Wilson, C.B.,
commanding 3rd Batt. York and Lancashire Regt.
He was born in 1874, and educated at Eton (Mr.
Broadbent's) and New College, Oxford. He entered the
Yorkshire Hussars (Princess of Wales's Own) Yeomanry
Cavalry in Jan., 1900, and joining the I.Y. as lieut. went
to South Africa on the 26th of the same month. Lieut.
Wilson was a barrister, having been called to the bar on
the day of his departure. A tablet has been erected to
his memory in York Minster by his brother officers of
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the Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Hussars as a
token of their sincere affection.
Wilson. ā Lieut. W. C. Wilson, Northumberland I.Y.,
died of wounds received in action at Hartebeestefontein
on Feb. 16th, 1901. He was educated at Eton (Mr.
Wiltshire. ā Capt. Herbert Wiltshire, Reserve of
Officers, was killed at Kaffir Kop Oct. 4th, 1900, while
on patrol duty eighteen miles south-east of Lindley. He
was born in Jan., 1855, an d served for nearly eleven years
in the ranks. He became lieut. in the 20th Hussars in
Dec, 1886, being promoted capt. in 1895, when ne retired.
He saw service in the Egyptian War of 1882, and was
present in the engagement at Mahsama, in the two actions
at Kassassin, at the battle of Tel-el-Kebir, and the capture
of Cairo, receiving the medal with clasp and the Khedive's
star. He also served in the operations in the Soudan in
1889, including the engagement at Toski, and received a
clasp. He had been on special service in South Africa
from March, 1900, and was attached to the M.I. Co. of
the Lincolnshire Regt.
Wiltshire. ā 2nd Lieut. Richard Clare Wiltshire, 1st
Batt. Loyal North Lancashire Regt., died of abcess of
the liver at Kimberley, March 21st, 1901. He was the
eldest surviving son of C. P. B. Wiltshire, Esq., I.C.S.
(retired), of Madeley Road, Ealing, was born in Oct.,
1879, and educated at Tonbridge. He entered the Loyal
North Lancashire Regt. in Aug., 1899, and joined the
ist Batt. at Capetown, where it was stationed. 2nd
Lieut. Wiltshire had served throughout the war. He
first joined the Kimberley Relief Force under Lieut. -Gen.
Lord Methuen, and was present at the fighting up to
OFFICERS WHO FELL IN SOUTH AFRICA. 427
Modder River and Magersfontein. After the relief of
Kimberley he took part in the subsequent operations in
the O.R.C. and Transvaal.
Wimberley. ā 2nd Lieut. Charles Francis Irvine Wim-
berley, 2nd Batt. Welsh Regt., died March 12th, 1900,
at Driefontein of wounds received in action two days
previously. He was the youngest son of Col. R. J.
Wimberley, late Bombay Staff Corps, was born in June,
1878, and educated at the Northern Counties Collegiate
School, Inverness, and at Blundell's School, Tiverton.
He entered the Welsh Regt. from the 4th Batt. King's
Liverpool Regt., in May, 1899, and proceeded to South
Africa early in the war. He was present at the relief of
Kimberley and the battle of Paardeberg and the subse-
quent advance to Driefontein.
Winchester. ā Major Augustus John Henry Beaumont
Paulet, Marquis of Winchester, Earl of Wiltshire, and
Baron St. John, 2nd Batt. Coldstream Guards, was killed
in action at Magersfontein Dec. nth, 1899. He was
the eldest son of the 14th Marquis by his marriage with
the Hon. Mary Montagu, the eldest daughter of the
6th Baron Rokeby, was born Feb., 1858, and educated
at Eton (Mr. Marindin's). He entered the Coldstream
Guards from the Militia in Sept., 1879, was promoted
lieut. July, 1881, capt. July, 1890, and major April,
1897. The Marquis of Winchester was the hereditary
Bearer of the Cap of Maintenance, a cap of dignity
carried before the sovereigns of England at their
coronation. He served in the Soudan Expedition in 1885,
at Suakin as A.D.C. to Sir John McNeill, and was
present at the actions of Hasheen, Tofrek, and Tamai,
receiving the medal with two clasps and bronze star.
The Marquis of Winchester embarked for South Africa
in Oct., 1899, with his battalion, which on arrival joined
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the Kimberley Relief Force. He was present at the
actions of Belmont, Graspan, and Modder River. At
Magersfontein he showed conspicuous bravery, Lieut. -
Gen. Lord Methuen in his despatch of Feb. 15th, 1900,
stating that " Major the Marquis of Winchester was killed
while displaying almost reckless courage."
Winder. ā Lieut. Henry Winder, Midland Mounted
Rifles (Colonial Defence Force), died of enteric at
Cradock on Nov. 1st, 1901.
Wingate.ā Capt. Allen Sievwright Wingate, 1st Batt.
Gordon Highlanders, died of wounds received in action
Dec. nth, 1899, at Magersfontein. He was the son of
J. B. Wingate, Esq., of Crown Terrace, Glasgow, was
born in Dec, 1870, and educated at Loretto School,
Musselburgh, where he played in the football XV. He
was also a first-class cricketer and very fond of games.
He entered the Gordon Highlanders in March 1891, being
promoted lieut. Sept., 1893, and capt. May, 1899. He
served with the Chitral Relief Force under Sir Robert
Low, in 1895, with the first battalion of his regiment,
including the storming of the Malakand Pass, receiving
the medal with clasp. He saw service in the campaign
on the North- West Frontier of India under the late Sir
William Lockhart, in 1897-98, with the Tochi Field
Force, when he was attached to the 3rd Batt. Rifle
Brigade. He afterwards went through the campaign with
the Tirah Expeditionary Force, with the 1st Batt. Gordon
Highlanders, and was present at the capture of the
Sampagha and Arhanga Passes, and in the subsequent
operations in the Maidan, Waran, and Bara Valleys,
receiving two clasps. Capt. Wingate embarked for
South Africa in Oct., 1899, with his battalion, which
joined the Kimberley Relief Force shortly before the
battle of Magersfontein, in which he fell.
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WingroYe. ā Lieut. Arthur C. H. Sharpe Wingrove, 5th
Batt. I.Y., was killed in action at Elandslaagte, near
Klerksdorp, Feb. 25th, 1902. He entered the 3rd Batt.
East Yorkshire Regt. (East Yorkshire Militia), in Oct.,
1900, and joined the I.Y., May, 1901, with the rank of
lieut. Lieut. Wingrove was mentioned in despatches by
Gen. Lord Kitchener, March 8th, 1902, for " gallantry
and good service at Otterfontein, Western Transvaal."
Wombwell. ā Capt. Stephen Frederick Wombwell, B.A.,
3rd Batt. I.Y., Lieut., Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own
Yorkshire Hussars, died of enteric at Vryburg, Feb.
1st, 1901. He was the only surviving son of Sir George
and Lady Julia Wombwell, and was thirty-three years of
age. He was educated at Charterhouse and the Royal
Agricultural College, Cirencester. Capt. Wombwell
entered the I.Y. as lieut. in Feb., 1900, and was
promoted capt. the following August. He saw much
service during the war, and had been previously wounded.
A tablet in his memory has been erected in York Minster
by his brother officers of the Princess of Wales's Own
Yorkshire Hussars as a token of their sincere affection ;
and his name is inscribed on the tablet in the War
Memorial Cloister at Charterhouse.
Wood. ā Lieut. Charles Carroll Wood, 1st Batt. Loyal
North Lancashire Regt., died of wounds received in the
reconnaissance made by Col. Gough, 9th Lancers, at
Belmont, Nov. 10th, 1899. He was the youngest son of
J. Taylor Wood, Esq., who served as a confederate capt.
in the American Civil War, and was a grandson of Gen.
R. C. Wood, U.S. Army, and a great grandson of Gen.
Zachary Taylor, President of the United States. Lieut.
Wood was born in March, 1876, and educated at the
Royal Military College, Kingston. He entered the Loyal
North Lancashire Regt. in Sept., 1896, being promoted
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lieut. May, 1899, and was serving with his battalion in
South Africa on the outbreak of the war. He was then
sent to Orange River with M.I., and was killed in his first
Wood.ā Capt. G. E. B. Wood, 5th Batt. I.Y., was killed
in action at Weltevreden, near Zeerust, Oct. 20th, 1900.
He was the eldest son of Edward Wood, Esq., of Cul-
mington Manor, Shropshire, and Hanger Hill, Middlesex.
Capt. Wood was born in 1S66, and educated at Elstree
(Rev. T. Saunderson's), and Christ Church, Oxford.
He joined the 3rd Batt. Royal Welsh Fusiliers in 1884,
and afterwards entered the Shropshire Yeomanry Cavalry
May, 1S89, being promoted capt. May, 1898. Early in
1900 he raised and commanded the Shropshire Squadron
of the 5th Batt. I.Y., and was gazetted as capt. on Feb.
2nd. He then proceeded to South Africa and served under
Lieut.-Gen. Lord Methuen after the relief of Kimberley,
and saw continuous fighting in the Lindley and Heilbron
districts, and subsequently in the Western Transvaal. At
Weltevreden, Capt. Wood was first wounded, and was
being carried on a stretcher to have his wound dressed,
when a second bullet passed through his heart killing him
instantly. He was mentioned in Lieut.-Gen. Lord
Methuen's despatch, and was described as " a splendid
officer." A marble cross has been placed over his grave
by his brother officers of the Shropshire Yeomanry, and at
Culmington Church, Shropshire, a stained glass window,
a marble cross, and a brass tablet have been erected in
his memory. A stained glass window has also been
placed in the church at Melton Mowbray by his hunting
friends in remembrance of Capt. Wood.
Wood. ā 2nd Lieut. Hugh Maurice Wood, 1st Batt.
Royal Sussex Regt., died of abscess of the liver at
Springfontein, May 3rd, 1902. He was the eldest son of
OFFICERS WHO FELL IN SOUTH AFRICA. 431
Thomas Archibald Wood, Esq., of Eliot Park, Black-
heath, and was twenty-two years of age. He served
throughout the early stages of the war with the Cape
Mounted Rifles, and from the ranks of that corps, on the
recommendation of Gen. Lord Kitchener, was gazetted
in July, 1901, to a commission in the 1st Batt. Royal
Sussex Regt., with which he served until his death.
Wood.ā Col. Oswald Gillespie Wood, C.B., M.D.,
Royal Army Medical Corps, died of internal inflammation
at Kroonstad, Jan. 3rd, 1902. He was born in Nov., 1851,
and educated at Edinburgh Academy. He entered the
Army Medical Staff in Sept., 1S73, being promoted
surgeon-major March, 18S6, surgeon-lieut.-col. March,
1894, brigade surgeon-lieut.-col. April, 1897, and col.
(South Africa) Oct., 1S99. He served in the Egyptian
War of 1882, and was present at the battle of Tel-el-
Kebir, receiving the medal with clasp and the Khedive's
star. In the operations on the Nile of 1889, he was
senior medical officer to the British troops. At the
beginning of the South African War he was in charge of
a general hospital, and afterwards was Principal Medical
Officer at Kroonstad, being mentioned in despatches,
L.G., April 16th, 1901, and was awarded the C.B., Nov.
Woodgate. ā Major-Gen. Sir Edward Robert Prevost
Woodgate, K.C.M.G., C.B., p.s.c, was wounded at
Spion Kop, Jan. 24th, 1900, and died at Mooi River,
March 23rd. He was the second son of the Rev. H.
A. Woodgate, rector of Belbroughton, Worcestershire,
was born in Nov., 1845. and educated at Radley. He
entered the 4th Foot in April, 1S65, being promoted
lieut. July, 1S69, capt. March, 1878, brevet-major Nov.,
1879, major Nov., 1881, lieut.-col. June, 1893, col. June,
1S97, and was given the local rank of major-gen. in
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Nov., 1899. He served with the 4th regiment through-
out the Abyssinian Campaign of 1868, and was present
at the action of Arogee and capture of Magdala, receiving
the medal. He accompanied F.-M. Lord (then Sir
Garnet) Wolseley to the Gold Coast in Sept., 1873, on
special service, and served throughout the Ashanti War
1873-74, including the actions of Essaman and Ainsa,
repulse of the Ashanti army at Abrakrampa during the
5th and 6th of Nov., 1873 (in command of the Kossoos),
reconnaissance in force of the 8th and 27th of Nov., and
battle of Amoaful, and capture of Coomassie, being men-
tioned in despatches and receiving the medal with clasp.
He served in the Zulu War 1879, and was present at
the engagements at Kambula and Ulundi, was twice
mentioned in despatches, and received the brevet of major
and the medal with clasp. He again saw service in West
Africa in 1898, in command of the forces against the
Sierra Leone insurgents, and organised the Protectorate
Expedition, being mentioned in despatches and received
the C.M.G. Sir E. Woodgate was made a C.B. in May,
1896, and a K. C.M.G. Jan. 9th, 1900. He proceeded to
South Africa in Dec, 1899, in command of the 9th
Brigade of the 5th Division, and was specially selected to
command the troops detailed to capture Spion Kop. He
was mortally wounded early in the action, and was men-
tioned in despatches, L.G., Feb. 8th, 1901, by Gen. Sir R.
Buller, who referred to the great loss the country had
sustained by the death of Gen. Woodgate.
Woodgate. ā Lieut. William Ernest Streatfield
Woodgate, 2nd Batt. Royal Lancaster Regt., died
Dec. 12th, 1900, of wounds received in action the
previous day at Vryheid. He was the eldest son of the
late Ernest Woodgate, Esq., solicitor, of Rochester, was
born in Nov., 1877, and educated at Bradfield College.
He entered the Royal Lancaster Regt. from the Royal
OFFICERS WHO FELL IN SOUTH AFRICA. 433
Military College in Sept., 1897, and was promoted lieut.
June, 1899. He was fond of all games and a good
Polo player. At Vryheid Lieut. Woodgate was in charge
of a picquet which was suddenly attacked at 2.15 on a
cold dark morning. A Boer called on him to surrender,
but this he refused to do, although unarmed at the time.
Lieut. Woodgate then seized a hammer and rushed at
the Boer, who fired twice at him at close quarters, and
Lieut. Woodgate fell mortally wounded. He is buried in
the cemetery at Vryheid.
Woodhouse. ā 2nd Lieut. Henry George Wilkinson
Woodhouse, 2nd Batt. Manchester Regt., died Nov.
10th, 1900, of wounds received in action near Vrede the
previous day. He was the eldest son of Major S. H.
Woodhouse, 4th Batt. Somersetshire Light Infantry, late
of Norley Hall, Cheshire, and now of Heatherton Park r
Taunton. 2nd Lieut. Woodhouse was born Dec,
1879, educated at Marlborough, and entered the 4th
Batt. Somersetshire Light Infantry, Feb., 1899, being
promoted lieut. the following Nov. In Dec, 1S99, his
battalion was embodied, and proceeded to South Africa
in February, 1900. In the following April he was granted
a commission as 2nd lieut. in the Manchester Regt., and
joined the 2nd battalion then in South Africa. He was
present at the surrender of Prinsloo, and when mortally
wounded was on the march from Standerton to Vrede
escorting a convoy. He fell while leading a flanking
party. 2nd Lieut. Woodhouse is buried in the church-
yard at Vrede. His name is inscribed on a tablet erected
in Marlborough College Chapel in memory of all Marl-
burians who fell in the war.
Woodhouse. ā Lieut. Robert W T alker Woodhouse, 69th
Co. 7th Batt. I.Y., was killed in action at Holfontein,
Western Transvaal, Jan. 2nd, 1902. He was the eldest
surviving son of Robert Hall Woodhouse, Esq., of
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Ralsbury, Ealing, and I, Hanover Square, W., and was
nineteen years of age. He was educated privately and at
Charterhouse, where he was in the school rifle team.
He was also a good athlete and swimmer. He entered
the Donegal Artillery in Oct., 1900, and joined the 69th
(Sussex) Co. I.Y. in June, 1901 with the rank of lieut.
He first served with the Dorset Co., and saw much
fighting with Col. Dixon's column, being wounded on
May 23rd, 1901. Lieut. Woodhouse afterwards joined
the 69th Co. in Col. Kekewich's column. A brother
officer reports Lieut. Woodhouse as having been always
" cool and fearless in danger." He had been slightly
wounded during the war. His name is inscribed on the
tablet in the War Memorial Cloister at Charterhouse.
Woodman. ā Lieut. C. Woodman, 2nd Regt. of Scottish
Horse, died of wounds received in action near Braken-
laagte, twenty miles north-w r est of Bethel, on Oct.
Wright. ā Lieut. Godfrey Charles de Cardonnell Wright,
12th Lancers, was killed in action at Diamond Hill, near
Pretoria, June nth, 1900. He was the eldest son of
Charles Booth E. Wright, Esq., of Bolton Hall, York-
shire, by his marriage with Edith de Cardonnel, second
daughter of R. W. M. Nesfield, Esq., of Castle Hill,
Bakewell, Derbyshire. Lieut. Wright was born in Dec,
1873, educated at Eton (Mr. Austen Leigh's), and entered
the 12th Lancers, March, 1893, being promoted lieut.
Oct., 1895. He proceeded to South Africa with his
regiment in Oct., 1899, and served in Cape Colony. He
was afterwards present at the battles of Paardeberg and
Driefontien, and took part in the advance on Bloemfon-
tein and Pretoria.
Wright. ā Lieut. S. O. Wright, Kimberley Light Horse,
died in Kimberley on Nov. 28th, 1899.
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Wrottesley. ā Major Alfred Edward Wrottesley, Royal
Engineers, was drowned on passage to South Africa
Oct. 26th, 1899. He was born in Dec, 1855, and entered
the Royal Engineers in Aug., 1874, being promoted capt.
Aug., 1885, and major in May, 1894. He had been an
associate member of the Royal Engineer committee from
Wylam. ā Lieut. Frederick Herbert Wylam, 8th
Hussars, was killed in action between Machadodorp and
Heidelberg Oct. 13th, 1900. He was the only son of
Edward Wylam, Esq., of Runnymede Park, Staines, was
born in Sept., 1876, and educated at Harrow. He entered
the 8th Hussars in Feb., 1897, being promoted lieut.
March, 1898. Lieut. Wylam accompanied his regiment
to South Africa in Feb., 1900, and served in the O.R.C.,
taking part in the advance on Pretoria, and the subsequent
operations in the Transvaal.
Wylie.ā Lieut. C. H. B. A. W T ylie, Indian Medical Ser-
vice, died of enteric at Bloemfontein on June 2nd, 1900.
Yeatherd. ā Major Ernest Walter Yeatherd, p.s.c, 2nd-
in-command, 2nd Batt. King's Own Royal Lancaster
Regt, died at the Base Hospital, Pietermaritzburg,
Feb. 26th, 1900, of wounds received in action in the
operations on the Tugela four days previously. He was
born in March, 1852, and entered the 4th Foot Nov.,
1872, being promoted capt. Oct., 1881, and major
Feb., 1892. He was D.A.A. and Quartermaster-General,
Dublin District, from March, 1885, to May, 1887, and
D.A.A.G., Hong Kong, etc., from June, 1887, to April,
1890. Major Yeatherd accompanied his battalion to
South Africa in Nov., 1899, and served with the Natal
Field Force in the fighting on the Tugela.
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Yockney. ā Capt. T. Yockney, Imperial Light Horse,
was killed in action at Naauwpoort, Jan. 5th, 1901.