2nd Batt. Manchester Regt., died of wounds received in
action at Holland, Dec. 19th, 1901. He was born July,
1874, entered the Manchester Regt. from the 4th Batt.
Lancashire Fusiliers, Dec, 1896, being promoted lieut.
Nov., 1897, and capt. Oct., 1900. He was seconded from
his regiment for service with the M.I.
Brine. â Lieut. Robert Walter Maxwell Brine, Northum-
berland Fusiliers, was killed in action at Belmont, Nov.
23rd. 1899. He was the son of Col. Bruce Brine, Royal
Engineers, and most of his ancestors had served in
the navy and army. His grandfather and two of his
great-uncles were admirals, and he had three uncles who
rose to high military rank, one of them being a major-gen.
Lieut. Brine was born on June 23rd, 1875, educated at
Marlborough, where he was in the Cadet Volunteer Corps,
and entered the Northumberland Fusiliers from the
Hertford Militia, in Dec, 1895, being promoted lieut.
Dec, 1897. He served in the Nile Expedition of 1898,
and was present at the battle of Khartoum, receiving
the medal with clasp. His name is inscribed on a tablet
placed in Marlborough College Chapel in memory of all
Marlburians who fell in the war.
Broadbent. âLieut. John W. Broadbent, 8th Batt.
I.Y., killed in action at Gelegenfontein, O.R.C., on Nov.
24th, 1901, was educated at Rugby, and entered the I.Y.
March, 1901, with the rank of lieut. in the army.
Broadley. â Capt. Thomas Stephen Charles William
Broadley, 1st Batt. Royal Scots, died of enteric at
Sterkstroom, Feb. iSth, 1900. He was born in Jan.
1868, educated at Eton (Mr. Dalton's), and entered the
Royal Scots from the 4th Batt. Middlesex Regt., Jan.,
1890, being promoted lieut. April, 1893, and capt. Feb.,
1897. He accompanied his battalion to South Africa
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in Oct., 1899, and served with it in the north of Cape
Brodie.â Capt. Alastair William Mathew Brodie, Sea-
forth Highlanders, was killed in action at Magersfontein
Dec. nth, 1899. He was the second son of the late
Hugh Brodie, Esq., of Brodie Castle, Forres, N.B., and
of Lady Eleanor, daughter of Henry, second Earl of
Ducie, was born in April, 1S71, and educated at Win-
chester. Passing out with honours from the Royal
Military College, he joined the Seaforth Highlanders in
1890, was promoted lieut. in 1892 and capt. 1898. He
served in the Hazara Expedition in 1S91, with the
second batt. receiving the medal with clasp. He also saw
service with the Chitral Relief Force under Sir Robert
Low, in 1895, was present at the engagement at Mamagai,
and received the medal with clasp. He was specially
employed in West Africa in 1S97-98, in the Royal Niger
Constabulary against the Slave Raider. Prince Arku, and
distinguished himself in the attack on Kim, where his
horse was shot under him, and in storming the town, he
was reported as the first man to scale a wall eight feet
high. ^ In South Africa Capt. Brodie was adjutant of his
battalion and served with it up to the action in which he
fell. He was killed close to the Boer trenches. His
body was brought back to the Modder River and buried
Bromfield.â Capt. Charles Gwyn Trivet Bromfield, 87th
Co. 22nd Batt. I.Y., died of wounds received in action
near Boshof, Feb. 16th, 1902. He was educated at
Malvern College, and joined the I.Y. as a lieut. March,
1901, from the ranks of the 20th Middlesex V.R. Corps,
being promoted capt. in July, with the rank of capt. in
the army. He served in South Africa from early in 1901
up to his death.
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Brooke. â Lieut. Edward Vanreenen Ingham Brooke,
2nd Batt. Yorkshire Light Infantry, was killed in action
near Brakenlaagte (20 miles north west of Bethel),
Oct. 31st, 1901. He was the youngest son of Archdeacon
Brooke, Vicar of Halifax, was born in Sept., 1877, and
educated at Charterhouse and Magdalen College, Oxford,
where he took his B.A. degree and honours in 1898. He
entered the Yorkshire Light Infantry from the 3rd Batt.
West Riding Regt., in May, 1899, being promoted lieut.
Feb., 1900. Lieut. Brooke was a fine athlete, and the
possessor of eleven silver cups, prizes for running and
jumping. He was present at the battles of Belmont,
Graspan, Modder River, and Magersfontein,and afterwards
took part in the operations round Lindley and Bethlehem,
being present at the surrender of Prinsloo. From Jan. to
April, 1 901, he served in the column under Maj.-Gen.
Smith-Dorrien. When he fell he was with the 3rd Co.
M.I., which suffered severely. The attack of the enemy
was made in mist and heavy rain, and in overwhelming
numbers by the Commandoes of Grobler, Oppermann,
and Louis Botha. His name is inscribed on the tablet in
the War Memorial Cloister erected at Charterhouse.
Brooks. â Lieut. S. F. Brooks, Volunteer Company
East Surrey Regt., died of enteric at Newcastle,
June 9th, 1900. He was educated at Harrow. He
was promoted lieut. in the 3rd Volunteer Batt. East
Surrey Regt., March, 1897, and appointed to the
Volunteer Company in March, 1900, with the rank of
lieut. in the army.
Brown.â Capt. Arthur Wale Brown, 1st Batt. Suffolk
Regt., died at Pretoria, from wounds received in action
on Jan. 6th, 1900, at Rensburg. The son of J. Brown,
Esq., Coombe Villa, Teignmouth, he was born in 1867,
and educated at Allhallows School, Honiton. He joined
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the Suffolk Regt. in 18S9, was promoted lieut. 1S93, capt.
1898, and accompanied his battalion to South Africa in
Nov., 1899. (See Lieut.-Col. Watson.)
Brown.â Lieut. A. Wylde Brown, Natal Carabiniers,
died of enteric, at Pietermaritzburg, on May 28th, 1900.
Browne. â Major Henry Montague Browne, 1st. Batt.
East Lancashire Regt., died of enteric at Bloemfontein,
May 23rd, 1900. He was the eldest son of the Rev. H. G.
Cavendish Browne, Rector of Bredon, and grandson of
the late Hon. Henry Montague Browne, Dean of Lismore.
Major Browne was born Nov., 1857, and entered the 30th
Foot from the Militia in Sept., 1S7S, being promoted lieut.
Feb., 1881, capt. 1887, and major Nov., 1899. He served
with the Chitral Relief Force, under Sir Robert Low, in
1895, with the 1st Batt., receiving the medal with clasp.
He accompanied it to South Africa in Jan., 1900, and was
present at the battle of Paardeberg and in the advance on
Browne. â Lieut. James Cavendish Browne, I.Y., died
at Vrede, Oct. 23rd, 1900.
Bryan.â Lieut. Harold William Bryan, 28th Co. I.Y.,
was killed in action at Hardeville, near Harrismith, Oct.
Bryant. â Civil Surgeon H. Bryant, attached Royal
Army Medical Corps, died of enteric while on service in
Buchanan. â Lieut. Daniell Buchanan, Kitchener's
Horse, was killed in action near Paardeberg, Feb. iSth,
1900. Born in 1S63, he was the second son of James
Buchanan, Esq., late of Briar Hill, Campden, Gloucester-
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shire, and Sackville, Tralee, Ireland (now of Scarborough).
When the war broke out Lieut. Buchanan was acting as
Mining Engineer at Aguas Calientes, Mexico, where he
had been since 1889, and in that country was noted for
his fine physique and as a daring rider and splendid
shot. He responded promptly to the call of his country,
and resigning his important post went to South Africa
and joined Kitchener's Horse as a trooper, but within
a week was given a commission. He took part in the
advance on Jacobsdal, and was present at the action of
Klip Drift and Klip Kraal and the capture of Cronje.
In the action in which he fell he was at first severely
wounded, but in spite of this again stood up and fired,
and as he refused to surrender was shot down. He was
one of four brothers who served throughout the war ;
another brother is Vicar of St. Thomas's, Leeds.
Buchanan-Riddell. â Major Henry Edward Buchanan-
Riddell, p.s.c, 2nd Batt. King's Royal Rifle Corps, died
of enteric, at the Base Hospital, Natal, March 16th, 1900.
He was a son of the Rev. J. C. Buchanan-Riddell, was
born in Jan., i860, and educated at Haileybury. He
entered the 60th Foot in Aug., 1879, being promoted
lieut. July, 1881, capt. Oct., 18S8, and major Sept., 1895.
He married in Nov., 1888, Mildred, the daughter of the
Rev. C. Phelips, of Buckworth. He served with the 3rd
Batt. 60th Rifles in the South African war of 1881.
With the same battalion he took part in the Egyptian
War of 1882, was present at the reconnaissance from
Alexandria, on Aug. 5th, the engagement at Tel-el-
Mahuta, the action at Kassassin on Sept. 9th, and at the
battle of Tel-el-Kebir, receiving the medal, with clasp,
and Khedive's star. He served in the Soudan Expedition
in 1884, and was present at the engagements at El Teb
and Tamai (two clasps). He also took part in the Soudan
Campaign in 1885 (clasp). In South Africa he was
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wounded at the battle of Elandslaagte, and was afterwards
appointed D.A.A.G. in Ladysmith, which post he held
till taken ill. He was mentioned in despatches by Lieut. -
Gen. Sir G. White, Dec. 2nd, 1899, and again in the
despatch of March 23rd, 1900, L.G., Feb. 8th, 1901.
Buchanan-Riddell. â Lieut. - Col. Robert George
Buchanan-Riddell, commanding the 3rd Batt. King's
Royal Rifle Corps, was killed in action near Spion Kop,
Jan. 24th, 1900. A son of the Rev. J. C. Buchanan-
Riddell, he was born in 1854, entered the 60th Foot from
the West Kent Militia, 1875, was promoted lieut. 1878,
capt. 1884, major 1892, and lieut.-col. 1898. He served
in the South African war of 1881. He was adjutant of
volunteers 1890-95, and in 1896 married Agnes, daughter
of Sir W. H. Houldsworth, Bart., M.P. for North- West
Manchester. Lieut. -Col. Buchanan-Riddell fell while
leading and cheering on his regiment to endeavour to
ease the pressure to our troops on Spion Kop. A bullet
pierced his brain as he was reading an order which had
been sent to him by Maj.-Gen. Lyttelton. He was
mentioned 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 Lieut. -Col. Buchanan-Riddell.
Bull.â Lieut. Arthur Bull, 3rd Batt. Royal Inniskilling
Fusiliers (Fermanagh Militia;, died of wounds received
in action at Rooival April nth, 1902. He was on special
service with the M.I. attached to the 21st battalion at the
time of his death, and held the rank of lieut. in the army,
being graded as a staff-lieut. He entered the 3rd Batt.
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers May, 1900, and saw much
service during the war.
Bull.â Capt. George Parker Bull, 4th Batt. North
Staffordshire Regt. (3rd King's Own Stafford Militia),
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died from empyema at Beaufort West, Cape Colony,
June nth, 1902. He was the only son of the late Col.
J. J. Bull, 56th Regt., of Falmouth, and grandson of the
late Sir George Parker, Bart., 74th Bengal Infantry, was
32 years of age, and educated at Cheltenham. He had
commanded a Company in the Stafford Militia since
1893, and in 1900 accompanied his battalion to South
Africa, serving with it throughout a large part of the
campaign, until appointed railway staff officer at Beaufort
West, with the local rank of capt. in the army. His
name is inscribed in the Eleanor Cross War Memorial at
Burch. â Lieut. J. E. Burch, Canadian M.I., was killed
in action at Reit Vlei, July 16th, 1900. He formerly
served in the 2nd Dragoons.
Burton. â 2nd Lieut. Arthur Collingwood Burton, Cold-
stream Guards, died while en route to Cape Town in a
hospital train from the front, on Nov. 26th, 1899, of
wounds received in the head in action at Belmont three
days previously. He was the eldest son of Alfred H.
Burton, Esq., of Mansion Place, Queen's Gate, was born
April 4th, 1878, educated at Winchester, and entered the
Coldstream Guards in May, 1898. 2nd Lieut. Burton
was the first officer of that regiment to lose his life in
the campaign. He is buried at Wynberg.
Busuttil. â Lieut. Michael Albert Busuttil, 24th Batt.
I.Y., died of enteric at Bloemfontein May 13th, 1902.
He joined the I.Y. as a second lieut. March, 1901, and
was appointed to the 24th Batt. (Metropolitan Mounted
Rifles) in Aug., 1901, with the rank of lieut. in the
army. He formerly held a commission as 2nd lieut. in
the 4th Leicestershire Regt., and was afterwards a capt.
in the 4th Batt. (now the 6th Batt.) Manchester Regt.
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Butler. â Lieut. Stanley J. H. Butler, Cornwall and
Devon Miners Royal Garrison Artillery (Militia), died of
enteric at Standerton June 6th, 1902. He was attached
to the 53rd Battery Royal Field Artillery, and also served
with the I.Y. with the local rank of lieut. in the army
from June 25th, 1901.
Butters. â Captain A. Butters, Commander-in-Chiefs
Bodyguard, died of wounds received in action, Jan. 6th,
Buxton. â Lieut. Roland Henry Buxton, 2nd Batt.
Norfolk Regt. (M.I.), was killed near Sterkfontein Dec.
13th, 1901. He was born in Nov., 1874, educated at
Harrow, entered the Norfolk Regt. June, 1896, and was
promoted lieut. Dec, 1897. He served in West Africa in
the operations on the Niger, 1897-98, being mentioned in
despatches May 23rd, 1899, and was employed with the
West African Frontier Force from Feb., 1898, to Feb.,
1900. He then proceeded to South Africa and saw
service there during 1900-01.
Byrne. â Lieut. Alfonso Byrne, 3rd Batt. Bedfordshire
Regt., died of enteric at Bloemfontein June nth, 1900.
He was educated at Wellington, where he was in the
Beresford, and entered the 3rd Batt. Bedfordshire Regt.
in Feb., 1896, being promoted lieut. Sept., 1897. He was
seconded for service in South Africa, and attached to
No. 1 Depot Remount Department.
Caird. â Lieut. Charles Douglas Caird, I.Y., who was
killed in action at Kleinfontein, Oct. 24th, 1901, was born
in 1867, and educated at Cheltenham. He was formerly
a capt. in the 4th Batt. Devonshire Regt., and had been
serving in South Africa since March, 1901, with the 5th
Batt. I.Y., composed of Northumberland, Shropshire and
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Worcestershire Companies. He held the rank of lieut.
in the army. His name is inscribed on the Eleanor
Cross War Memorial erected at Cheltenham College.
Cahrert. â Lieut. Noel Leonard Calvert, 6th Dragoon
Guards (Carabiniers), was killed in action Oct. igth,
1900, near Bethel, during the march of Lieut. -Gen. Sir
J. D. P. French's column to Heidelberg. He was born
in Dec, 1877, entered the 6th Dragoon Guards from the
West Kent Militia Nov., 1899, and was promoted lieut.
Oct. 3rd, 1900. Lieut. Calvert joined his regiment in
South Africa, and served in O.R.C. and the Transvaal.
Cameron. â Lieut. Allan Cameron, D.S.O., 1st Batt.
Gordon Highlanders, was killed in action at Graspan
near Reitz, on June 6th, 1901. He was born on Nov.
4th, 1878, educated at Allhallows School, Honiton, and
entered the Gordon Highlanders from the 5th Batt.
Connaught Rangers (Roscommon Militia), in Oct., 1899,
being promoted lieut. May, 1900. He saw much service
during the war. He was present at the actions at
Modder River and Magersfontein, and the surrender of
Cronje at Paardeberg. Lieut. Cameron was killed while
assisting to defend a post against very superior numbers.
At the time of his death he was serving with the Mounted
Infantry of his Batt. He was mentioned in despatches,
L.G., Sept. 10th, 1901, also in the despatch of Gen. Lord
Kitchener of July 28th, 1901, for " most conspicuous
gallantry" and for "having been brought to notice on
several previous occasions." He was awarded the D.S.O.
for his services.
Cameron. â Lieut. Patrick Cameron, Kitchener's Horse,
died at Wynberg, O.R.C, on May 6th, 1901.
Campbell. â Lieut. Alfred Corkram Campbell, 6th
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Batt. I.Y., was killed in action at Nooitgedacht, Dec.
13th, 1900. He was the son of the late Capt. Hugh
Campbell, R.N., formerly Commander of the Royal
Yacht " Victoria and Albert," and educated at Eton
(Mr. Wintle's). Lieut. Campbell belonged to the
Lothians and Berwickshire Yeomanry, and was gazetted
to the I.Y., with the rank of lieut. in the army, May,
1900, joining the 6th battalion in Nov. He was
killed while leading and rallying his men to support a
detached party which had been attacked by the Boers at
early dawn. The yeomen had to climb a precipitous hill
1,000 feet high. Sir A. Conan Doyle thus describes
what took place. " One by one the yeomen darted over
the edge and endeavoured to find some cover in face of
an infernal point blank fire. Capt. Mudie of the Staff
who went first was shot down. So was Purvis of the
Fifes who followed him. The others springing over their
bodies rushed for a small trench and tried to restore the
fight. Lieut. Campbell, a gallant young fellow, was shot
dead as he rallied his men. Of 27 of the Fifeshires upon
the hill, 6 were killed and 11 wounded."
Campbell.â Capt. Ernest George Campbell, 4th Batt.
Rifle Brigade, died on July 23rd, 1900, of wounds re-
ceived two days previously in action near Bergendal.
He was born in June, 1873, educated at Eton (Mr.
Austen Leigh's), and entered the Rifle Brigade Dec,
1892, being promoted lieut. in July, 1895, and capt.,
April, 1900. He served with the Tochi Field Force
in the operations on the North-West Frontier of
India, in 1897-98, and was granted the medal with
clasp. Capt. Campbell fell while leading his men to
storm a strong Boer position at Bergendal. Sir R.
Buller in his despatch of Sept. 13th, 1900, much regrets
the death of Capt. Campbell who led his company 'â¢ most
gallantly," L.G., Feb. 8th, 1901.
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Campbell. â Major George Campbell, ist Batt. King's
(Liverpool Regt.), died of dysentery, at Middelburg,
Transvaal, on March 4th, 1902. The eldest son of the
late Sir George Campbell, M.P., he was born in Feb.,
1861, and educated at Clifton. He entered the 8th King's
Regt., Jan., 1880, was promoted lieut. in Feb., 1881, capt.
Nov., 1887, an d major Nov., 1898. He was well known
as a hunter of big game. Major Campbell was adjutant
of volunteers from July, 1896, to July, 1901, when he
proceeded to South Africa, being appointed commandant
Campbell. â 2nd Lieut. Harry Alexander Campbell, I.Y.,
was killed in action at Vlakfontein, May 29th, 1901. He
was a son of Col. J. A. Campbell, who saw long service
in India. 2nd Lieut. Campbell joined the I.Y. in March,
1901, from the Coorg and Mysore Volunteer Rifle Corps.
He was with Lumsden's Horse throughout the advance
of F.-M. Earl Roberts from Bloemfontein to Pretoria, and
was in several severe engagements, having been wounded
while crossing the Vaal River.
Campbell. â 2nd Lieut. Ian Alastair Campbell, 2nd
Batt. Gordon Highlanders, died of wounds received
Oct. 21st, 1899, at the battle of Elandslaagte. He was
born in Aug., 1876, educated at Cheltenham and entered
the Gordon Highlanders from the Militia, in May, 1898.
He proceeded with his battalion to Natal in Sept., 1899.
His name is inscribed on the Eleanor Cross War
Memorial erected at Cheltenham College.
Campbell. âLieut. J. C. Campbell, Cape Garrison
Artillery, was killed in an accident to an armoured train
at Daspoort, on May 5th, 1902.
Campbell. â 2nd Lieut. James Ronald McOram Camp-
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bell, 1st Batt. Gordon Highlanders, died of wounds
received in action at Magersfontein, Dec. nth, 1899.
He was born in 1880, educated at Eton (Mr. Vaughan's),
joined the Gordon Highlanders from the Militia, May,
1899, and embarked with the 1st battalion for South
Africa in Oct. He then served with the Kimberley Relief
Campion. â Lieut. Charles Campion, I.Y., was
killed in action at Vlakfontein, May 29th, 1901. He
was the fourth son of Col. W. H., and Hon. Mrs. Campion,
of Danny, near Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, and nephew of
the present Lord Hampden. He was 24 years of age and
educated at Eton (Mr. Mitchell's). He went out with
the Ceylon M.I., as a trooper, and after a time served with
Brig.-Gen. Broadwood's column, afterwards proceeding
to Pretoria as Superintendent of the Police, and eventually
joined the I.Y. as lieut.
Cantor. â Lieut. Montagu Grant Cantor, 2nd Batt.
Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regt.), was
killed Feb. 6th, 1901, at Bothwell, in the attack made
by Botha on Major-Gen. Smith-Dorrien's force. Lieut.
Cantor was born Sept., 1877, entered the West Yorkshire
Regt. from the 4th Batt. Durham Light Infantry, in Jan.,
1899, and was promoted lieut. the following Nov. He
was mentioned in Gen. Lord Kitchener's despatch of
July 28th, 1901, for having, during the attack on Bothwell,
" headed a party sent to reinforce the trenches, and led
most gallantly till killed."
Carbutt. â Lieut. Edward Goddard Carbutt, U Battery
Royal Horse Artillery, was killed in action at Kimberley,
Feb. I4th-i6th, 1900. He was born Sept., 1871, educated
at Malvern College, and entered the Royal Artillery in
July, 1891, being promoted lieut. July, 1894. Lieut.
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Carbutt embarked for South Africa in Dec, 1899, with
his battery, which then formed part of the force under
Lieut.-Gen. Sir J. D. P. French, assembled at Modder
River Camp for the relief of Kimberley.
Carey. â Lieut. Seymour James Carey, 1st Batt. Suffolk
Regt., was killed in action, near Rensburg, Jan. 6th, 1900.
He was a son of A. Carey, Esq., of 21, Rosary Gardens,
London was born Jan., 1874, and educated at St.
Paul's School. He entered the Suffolk Regt. in Jan.,
1895, being promoted lieut. May, 1897. Lieut. Carey
served as Chief of Police in the Monofatsi district of
Crete, from Nov., 1898, to July, 1S99, and was men-
tioned in despatches for the services he rendered in that
capacity. He accompanied his battalion to South Africa
in Nov., 1899. (See Lieut. -Col. Watson.)
Carruthers.â Lieut. Bruce Carruthers, Canadian
Mounted Rifles, was killed in action at Brakspruit,
March 3rd, 1901, on which occasion he greatly dis-
tinguished himself. He was mentioned in the despatch
of April 8th, 1902, by Gen. Lord Kitchener who reported
that Lieut. Carruthers being in command of a detachment
of the rear-guard, remained in a position of observation in
which he eventually found himself isolated and surrounded
by a large body of the enemy. Rejecting all idea of
surrender, his small patrol of 21 men fought stubbornly
on to the end ; no less than six of their number, including
Lieut. Carruthers, being killed, and twelve wounded. Gen.
Lord Kitchener considers there have been "few finer in-
stances of heroism in the whole course of the campaign."
Cary.â 2nd Lieut. Henry James Lucius Cary, 2nd
Batt. Devonshire Regt., died of enteric at Standerton,
Jan. 2nd, 1901. He was the only surviving son of Col.
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Cary, late Rifle Brigade, who retired in Sept.. 1889,
2nd Lieut. Cary, was born in Jan., 1872, and educated at
Wellington. He entered the Devonshire Regt., April,
1900, from the 3rd Batt., which was embodied, and in
which he was then serving as a captain.
Caskey.â Lieut. Lachlan J. Caskey, 5th Queensland
Bushmen, was killed in action at Mokaridrift, Caledon
River, Sept. 27th, 1901. He was mentioned in the des-
patch of Gen. Lord Kitchener, Oct. 8th, 1901, for great
gallantry. It appears that he and Lieut. P. L. Tudor,
New Zealand Mounted Rifles, with only twelve men,
crossed the Caledon River, and kept touch with 200
Boers for three days. He displayed great bravery the day
he fell, holding a position with his small party for three
hours against fifty Boers.
Casson. â Capt. Ferdinand George Casson, Northum-
berland Fusiliers M.I., was killed in action at Redders-
burg, April 3rd, 1900. He was the son of the Rev.
George Casson, of Olde Court, Torquay, was born in
March, 1864, and educated at Marlborough. He was a
good rider and polo player. He entered the Northum-
berland Fusiliers Aug., 1885, being promoted capt. Oct.,
1894. His name is inscribed on a tablet placed in
Marlborough College Chapel, in memory of all Marl-
burians who fell in the war.
Cathcart.â Capt. the Hon. Reginald Cathcart, 4th Batt.
King's Royal Rifle Corps, was killed in the operations on
the Tugela, Feb. 22nd, 1900. He was the fourth son of
Earl Cathcart, was born Nov., 1870, and educated at Eton
(Mr. Radcliffe's). He entered the King's Royal Rifle
Corps from the Royal Military College in Nov., 1891, being
promoted lieut. Jan., 1895, an< 3 capt. Jan. 25th, 1900. Capt.
Cathcart, who was known by Green Jackets as " Reggie "
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Cathcart, left many to mourn for him. He was an