of pneumonia, March 29th, 1901, at 29, Wimpole Street,
at the age of 46. He was the only son of the late Edward
Cropper, Esq., Swaylands, Kent, and was educated at
Eton (Mr. Day's). He served in the Zulu War, 1879,
as orderly officer to Sir Evelyn Wood, and was present in
the engagement at Ulundi, being mentioned in despatches,
L.G., Aug. 21st, 1879. Two years later he took part in
the Boer War as orderly officer to Sir Evelyn Wood,
when he was again mentioned in despatches. He was
awarded the Albert medal of the Second Class and the
bronze medal of the Royal Humane Society for attempt-
ing to save a man by jumping overboard from the
steamship " Idaho " on the bar off San Francisco on
Aug. 6th, 1878. He obtained his commission as capt.
in the Pembroke Yeomanry, June, 1893, being sub-
sequently granted the rank of hon. major, and since
Feb., 1900, had been a capt. in the I.Y., serving with the
9th (Col. Howard's) Batt., with the rank of capt. in the
army. He was advanced to the rank of major and hon*
lieut.-col. in the Pembroke Yeomanry in Jan., 1901.
Lieut. -Col. Cropper was mentioned in despatches, L.G.,
Sept. 10th, 1901, and was granted the D.S.O.
Crowle. — Lieut. Percival Hugh Santo Crowle, Roberts*
Horse, was killed near Bloemfontein, March 31st 1900.
He was the son of John Crowle, Esq., 36, Phillimore
Gardens, Kensington, was aged 28, and educated at
Manor House, Clapham, and afterwards at Downing
College, Cambridge. He qualified as a solicitor in 1894.
At the outbreak of the war, Lieut. Crowle was at Sydney,
but hurried to Capetown, and, offering his services,
joined Roberts' Horse as a lieut., was present at the
relief of Kimberley, and instrumental in capturing a Boer
convoy, including the wagon of Gen. Botha. He after-
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wards took part in the advance on Bloemfontein, and
served in the operations near that town till killed.
Crozier. — Capt. M. K. Crozier, Cape Police, died of
disease at Daniel's Kuil during the war.
Cuming. — 2nd Lieut. Harry Wilfrid Cuming, 1st Batt.
Devonshire Regt., was killed in action at Kruger's Post
Oct. 1st, 1900. He was born Dec, 1876, and entered
the Devonshire Regt. as a University candidate in Jan.,
1900. He had previously served in the 3rd London
Volunteer Rifle Corps.
Cumming-Bruce. — Capt. the Hon. James Frederick
Thurlow Cumming-Bruce, p.s.c, 2nd Batt. Royal High-
landers, died of wounds received in action at Magers-
fontein, Dec. nth, 1899. He was the eldest son of Lord
and Lady Thurlow, and, on his mother's side, grandson
of the late Earl of Elgin. He was born in 1867, educated
at Eton (Dr. Warre's), whence he passed direct into the
Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and joined the Royal
Highlanders, Sept., 1885, being promoted capt. Feb.,
1893. He embarked for South Africa in Oct., 1899, with
his battalion which, on arrival, joined the Kimberley
Relief Force. After he was wounded at Magersfontein
he was removed to the hospital at Wynberg, where he
died a few days after the battle in which his battalion
suffered so severely.' Capt. Cumming-Bruce married in
1891, Cecily, daughter of the late T. H. Clifton, Esq.,
Lytham Hall, Lancashire.
Cummings. — 2nd Lieut. Basil Eric Cummings, 15th
Company Western Division Royal Garrison Artillery,
died of enteric at Deelfontein May 9th, 1900. He was
born in March, 1880, educated at Marlborough, and
entered the Royal Artillery, June, 1899. His name is
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inscribed on a tablet placed in Marlborough College
Chapel in memory of all Marlburians who fell in the war.
Cunningham. — Lieut. Alexander Crossley Cunningham,
3rd Batt. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (attached to
20th Company I.Y.), was killed in action near Smithfield,
on Oct. 24th. 1901. He was born on Jan. 22nd, 1877,
educated at Loretto School, Musselburgh, and at the
Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. He was fond of
games, and at Loretto played in his school teams at
cricket and football. He entered the 3rd Batt. Argyll and
Sutherland Highlanders, Oct., 1897, and was promoted
lieut. Feb., 1900. Lieut. Cunningham volunteered for
active service and joined the Fife and Forfarshire Light
Horse Company of the 6th Batt. I.Y., May, 1901, with
the rank of lieut. in the army. He then served in the
Cape and Orange River Colonies until killed.
Cunningham. — Lieut. George Archibald Duncan Forbes
Cunningham, 1st Batt. Essex Regt., died of enteric on
Jan. 25th. 1902, at Standerton. He was the youngest
son of the late James Elliot Cunningham, Esq., 47, St.
Aubyns, Hove, Sussex, and was born in Dec, 1876. He
joined the Essex Regt. from the 3rd Batt. (Essex Rifles
Militia), April, 1900, and was promoted lieut. the follow-
ing Oct. He served in the war during 1900-01, and was
awarded the medal and three clasps.
Curtis. — Capt. Arthur William Curtis, 47th Battery
Royal Field Artillery, died of enteric on March 9th, 1900,
at Ladysmith. He was a son of the Rev. J. G. Curtis,
was born in March, 1S70, and educated at Haileybury
College. He entered the Royal Artillery, Feb., 1890,
was promoted lieut. Feb., 1S93, capt. Jan., 1900, and
served in the Isazai Expedition, 1892. He married Mary,
daughter of Lieut.-Gen. S. F. G. Annesley in Sept., 1898.
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Curry.— Capt. William Michael Curry, Imperial Light
Horse, died at Rietfontein July 7th, 1900. He was
mentioned in despatches, L.G., April 16th, 1901.
Cutbill. — Lieut. Cecil E. Cutbill, Uitenhage Volunteer
Rifles, died of enteric at Cradock, Nov. 13th, 1901. He
was the second son of Col. Cutbill, p.s.c, recently com-
manding 4th Batt. Royal Irish Rifles, and formerly
commanding the 1st Batt. Lieut. Cutbill was educated
at Forest School, Walthamstow. He had previously
served in Loch's Horse, was granted a commission in
the Uitenhage Rifles as lieut., and served with that corps
till his death.
Cuthbert. — 2nd Lieut. Sidney William Cuthbert, 3rd
Batt. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, died Feb. 25th,
1902, from wounds accidentally received at Wynberg
near Cape Town. He entered his regiment in July, 1900.
Dalbiac. — Major Henry Shelly Dalbiac, I.Y., was killed
in action at Senekal May 24th, 1900. He was born June,
1850, educated at Eton (Miss Dairy's), and had formerly
been in the Royal Artillery, which he entered Aug., 1871,
and retired in 1887. He was a famous athlete and daring
steeplechase rider, and had had a brilliant career. When
a cadet at the Royal Military Academy, he won the
" Bugle," and shortly before proceeding to South Africa,
although 49 years of age, he won the race open to all
winners of that trophy at the Royal Military Academy
sports. Major Dalbiac was a contributor to many
sporting papers. He was with Earl (then Sir F.) Roberts
in the famous Kandahar march, and was twice mentioned
in despatches. He served in the Egyptian War 1882,
being severely wounded (having his horse shot under
him) at the battle of Tel-el-Kebir, was again mentioned
in despatches, and was awarded the medal with clasp
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and Khedive's star, and also received the Fourth Class
of the Order of the Medjidie. He then returned to
India, but some time afterwards retired. Major Dalbiac
joined the I.Y. as a capt. Feb. 3rd, 1900, and proceeded
to South Africa, serving in the Cape and Orange River
Colonies. The day he fell he had entered Senekal,
regardless of danger, with a small party of Yeomanry in
advance of the main body, when he was suddenly fired on
by the Boers in the chief street of the town and killed.
Dalrymple-Hay. — Lieut. John Douglas Dalrymple-Hay,
1st Batt. Gordon Highlanders, died in the Langman
Hospital, Bloemfontein, of enteric May 26th, 1900. He
was the only surviving son of Major and Mrs. Dalrymple-
Hay, of Dunlop, and grandson of Admiral Sir John
Dalrymple-Hay. He was born Aug., 1874, and educated
at Marlborough. Lieut. Dalrymple-Hay joined the
Gordon Highlanders from the 3rd Batt. Sept., 1896, and
was promoted lieut. Nov., 1898. He served in the
campaign on the North-West Frontier of India, 1897-98,
under the late Sir William Lockhart, with the Tirah
Expeditionary Force, being present at the engagement
at Dargai Oct. iSth, at the assault of the Dargai Heights
on the 20th, the capture of the Sampagha and Arhanga
Passes, and in the subsequent operations in the Maidan,
Waran, and Bara Valleys, for which services he was
awarded the medal and two clasps. He served in the
Kimberley Relief Force under Lieut. -Gen. Lord Methuen,
and was present at the battle of Magersfontein, also
taking part in the battles of Paardeberg, Driefontein,
and the advance on Bloemfontein. The name of Lieut.
Dalrymple-Hay is inscribed on a tablet erected in Marl-
borough College Chapel in memory of all Marlburians
who fell in the war.
Daly. — 2nd Lieut. Cornelius Joseph Daly, Royal Irish
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Fusiliers, was killed in action at Pieters Hill, Feb. 27th,
1900. He was born Feb., 1878, and entered the 2nd Batt.
Royal Irish Fusiliers from the 4th Batt., in Jan., 1899.
2nd Lieut. Daly went to South Africa with the 2nd Batt.
of his regiment, Oct., 1899, and served with the Lady-
smith Relief Force. He was present at the battle of
Colenso, and the fighting on the Tugela, in which his
battalion took part up to his death at Pieters Hill.
Dalyell. — Lieut. Charles William Parry Dalyell, Royal
Garrison Artillery, died of enteric at Pretoria, Dec. 7th,.
1900. He was born in 1877, and educated at Trinity
College, Glenalmond. He was fond of games and was in
the College team for football and cricket. He entered
the Royal Artillery Sept., 1897, being promoted lieut. in
1900. One of his Commanding Officers writing of him
says " the service has lost a most promising officer."
Dalzel. — Lieut. Augustus Frederick Dalzel, Devonshire
Regt., was killed in Ladysmith by a Boer shell, Dec.
27th, 1899. He was the only son of the late William
Frederick Blygh Dalzel, M.D., Surgeon-Major Bengal
Army, was born Sept., 1870, educated at Haileybury, and
joined the Devonshire Regt., Jan., 1892, being promoted
lieut. May, 1895. He served with the first battalion of
his regiment in the campaign on the North-West Frontier
of India, 1S97-98, under the late Sir William Lockhart,.
with the Tirah Expeditionary Force, being present at the
capture of the Sampagha and Arhanga Passes, receiving
the medal with two clasps. Lieut. Dalzel was serving
with his battalion in Natal, when war broke out, was in
the fighting round Ladysmith, and served in the town
during the siege until killed.
Danks. — Lieut. Cyril German Danks, 1st Batt. Man-
chester Regt., died May 31st, 1900, at the Cambridge
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Hospital, Aldershot, from the effects of a wound received
at the battle of Elandslaagte. He was the only son of
the Rev. G. W. Danks, Vicar of Morton, Gainsborough,
was born Sept., 1875, and educated at Haileybury.
He entered the Manchester Regt. from the 4th Batt.
South Staffordshire Regt., May, 1897, being promoted
lieut. April, 1898. He was serving with his battalion
in Natal when war was declared, and was wounded in his
first battle, while leading his men. Lieut. Danks was
then removed to Pietermaritzburg, operated upon by Sir
F. Treves and his wound healed. He was soon after
invalided, and was subsequently found fit for duty at
home, and rejoined April 17th, 1900. He was, however,
again taken ill and died. He was buried at Morton,
June 4th, 1900, with full military honours, the local
volunteers attending, and furnishing a firing party.
Darter. — Lieut. C. T. Darter, Namaqualand Border
Scouts, was killed in action at Garies, on March iSth,
Davidson. — Lieut. Francis Coventry Dudfield Davidson,
Royal Lancaster Regt., died of wounds, Feb. 23rd, 1900,
received in the operations on the Tugela. He was the
second son of Lieut. -Col. C. M. Davidson, 14, Victoria
Park, Dover, of His Majesty's Body Guard, and formerly
of the 4th King's Own Regt. and Royal Munster Fusiliers.
Lieut. Davidson was born Aug., 1874, educated at West-
minster School, and entered the Royal Lancaster Regt.
in March, 1S95, being promoted lieut. Jan., 1897. He
was mentioned in despatches, L.G., Feb. Sth, 1901, for
" gallant and meritorious service."
Davies. — Civil Surgeon Herbert Davies, Welsh Military
Hospital, died at Springfontein of dysentery, June 15th,
1900. He was the son of Henry Davies, Esq., J. P.,
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Cams Lodge, near Lancaster, and was 26 years of age.
Educated at Shrewsbury School, and Owen's College,
Manchester, he took the M.B., and Ch.B. Degrees at
Victoria University in 1898. He had been House
Physician at the Brompton Hospital for Consumption,
and was House Surgeon to the Royal Infirmary, Man-
chester. At the commencement of the war, he
volunteered for active service, and proceeded soon after-
wards to South Africa. (See Captain Moor.)
Davenport. — Lieut. George Holt Davenport, 3rd Batt.
King's Royal Rifle Corps, died of enteric at Standerton,
June 23rd, 1901. He was a son of Capt. and Mrs.
Davenport, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, was born Dec,
1S77, educated at Charterhouse, and entered the King s
Royal Rifle Corps from the 3rd Batt. Royal Sussex Regt.,
May, 1898, being promoted lieut. Oct., 1S99. He served
from the commencement of the war with his battalion in
the Natal Field Force, and was present at all the actions
which led up to the relief of Ladysmith and also took
part in the subsequent advance into the Transvaal. His
name is inscribed on the tablet in the War Memorial
Cloister at Charterhouse.
Davies. — Lieut. Byam Henry Ernest Davies, M.I., 3rd
Batt. Wiltshire Regt., was killed in action Feb. 4th. 1902,
at Winbult, near Lindley. He was the eldest son of
Byam Martin Davies, Esq., of Corsley House, Warmin-
ster, Wilts, and Waltham Place, Maidenhead. Lieut.
Davies was 23 years of age, and educated at Eton (Mr.
Austen Leigh's). He joined his regiment March, 1900,
being promoted lieut. in the following July.
Dawson-Scott. — Lieut. Geoffrey Nicholl Dawson-Scott,
Royal Garrison Artillery, died Dec. 31st, 1900, from
atrophy of the liver. He was born Oct., 1S74, and
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educated at Wellington (Combermere, 1SSS-91). He
entered the Royal Artillery from the R.M.A., June, 1895,
being promoted lieut. in June, 1898, and proceeded to
South Africa in Jan., 1900.
Day. — Major Charles Russell Day, Oxfordshire Light
Infantry, died from wounds received in action near
Paardeberg, on Feb. iSth, 1900, during the pursuit of
Cronje. He was the only son of the Rev. Russell Day,
rector of Horstead, Norwich, was born April, 1S60, and
educated at Eton (Mr. Carter's). He entered the Ox-
fordshire Light Infantry from the 3rd Royal Lancashire
Militia, Jan., 1882, promoted capt. July, 1SS9, and major
Oct. 1S99. Major Day was a fellow of the Society of
Antiquaries, and was well known in the musical world.
In 1890 he was employed in connection with the musical
department of the Royal Military Exhibition at South
Kensington, and in 1S92 served as a member of the
English Committee of the Vienna International Musical
Exhibition ; he also served in a similar capacity for the
Paris Musical Exhibition of 1900. He was the author of
" Music and Musical Instruments of Southern India and
The Deccan." Major Day accompanied his battalion to
South Africa in Dec, 1899, and was present at the
fighting at Klip Kraal, where his field glasses were broken
to pieces by a bullet. He also took part in the Relief of
Kimberley : and at Paardeberg was struck down when
going to the assistance of Corporal Knowles, who was
wounded, and whose life he saved. After he had been
wounded, and while being attended to, Major Day's first
thought was for the Corporal, adding "never mind me."
He is buried at Paardeberg; his funeral was most pathetic.
Among many others attending were some thirty men of
his battalion who had been wounded — a sad picture.
One who was present adds " not many of us returned
with dry eyes."
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de FreYiile. — Major Edward Henry de Frevilie, 15th
Batt. I.Y., late 8th and nth Hussars, resigned his
commission as capt. in the I.Y., Sept. 25th, 1901, and
died shortly afterwards at Scarborough. He was the
eldest son of the late Rev. Charles Greene, formerly
Chaplain to the forces at Chatham, and changed his
name on succeeding to the de Frevilie family estates at
Hinxton, Saffron Walden, and Shelford, Cambridgeshire.
Major de Frevilie was educated at Eton (Mr. Stevens'),
went out to South Africa, March, 1900, with the I.Y. ;
and after much service was invalided home, but never
recovered from the illness which he had contracted
during the war. He was mentioned in despatches, L.G..
Sept. 10th, 1901.
de Guerin. — Lieut. S. C. \V. de Guerin, 33rd East Kent
Company I.Y., died of enteric at Normal's Pont, Feb.
nth. 1902. He joined the I.Y. as a 2nd lieut. March,
1901, and was promoted lieut. in May. He had pre-
viously served as a trooper in the Cape Mounted Rifles.
de Kock. — Lieut. Christian G. de Kock, Clanwilliam
Convoy Guard (late Western Province M.I.), was killed
in action in the Clanwilliam District on Oct. 31st. 1901.
de Montmorency. — Capt. the Hon. Raymond Harvey
Lodge Joseph de Montmorency. Y.C., 21st Empress
of India's Lancers, and commanding de Montmorency's
Scouts in South Africa, was killed in action, near
Stormberg, Feb. 23rd, 1900. He was the eldest son of
the late Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency, K.C.B.,
and Rachel, his wife, daughter of F.-M. Sir John Michel,
K.C.B. Capt. de Montmorency was born Feb. 1S67, and
educated at Marlborough. He joined the Lincolnshire
Regt. from the Royal Military College, Sept., 18S7, being
promoted to a lieutenantcy in the 21st Lancers, Nov., 1889,
and becoming capt. Aug., 1899. When a lieut., he served
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in the Soudan campaign, 1898, and was present at the
battle of Khartoum, being mentioned in despatches,
L.G., Sept. 30th, 189S, was awarded the V.C. and
the British medal and Khedive's medal with clasp.
It is written of him " his early death cut short the
career of one who possessed every quality of a partisan
leader." He had raised a corps of scouts, over whom
he had a remarkable influence. He knew no fear.
His death is mentioned in the despatch from Paarde-
berg, Feb. 28th, 1900, by F.-M. Earl Roberts, where
Capt. de Montmorency is stated to have been " a
very promising officer." Capt. de Montmorency is
buried in Molteno cemetery. His name is inscribed
on a tablet placed in Marlborough College Chapel in
memory of all Marlburians who fell in the war.
Denne. — Major Henry William Denne Denne, p.s.c,
2nd Batt. Gordon Highlanders, was killed in action at
the battle of Elandslaagte, Oct. 21st, 1899. He was born
in i860, educated at Harrow, and joined the 75th Foot,
Jan., 1880, being promoted lieut. March, 1SS1, capt. July,
1887, and major Oct., 1S97. He saw service in the
Egyptian War of 1SS2, with the 1st Batt. Gordon
Highlanders, and was present at the battle of Tel-el-Kebir
(medal with clasp and Khedive's star). He also served
in the Soudan Expedition, 1SS4, as Transport Officer,
with the 1st Batt. Gordon Highlanders, and was present
in the engagements at El Teb and Tamai (two clasps) ;
also in the Nile Expedition, 1884-85, with the River
Column under Major-Gen. Earle (clasp). He held the
appointment of A.D.C. in Egypt, April, 1SS6, to Sept.,
1887, and at Malta, Jan., 1S88, to Jan., 18S9. He was
afterwards Station Staff Officer (first class) in India,
and was appointed D.A.A.G., Bengal, from Nov., 1895,
until he rejoined his battalion to proceed with it to
South Africa, in Sept., 1899.
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Dennis. — 2nd Lieut. George Barlow Bartley Dennis,
23rd Field Company Royal Engineers, was killed in
action at Wagon Hill, Ladysmith, Jan. 6th, 1900. He
was the eldest son of E. R. Bartley Dennis, Esq., of
Harrow, Barrister, Middle Temple. 2nd Lieut. Dennis
was born Nov., 187S, and educated at Harrow, which he
entered as a mathematical scholar. He joined the Royal
Engineers. March, 1S9S, and in Sept., 1899, was sent to
the 23rd Field Company at Ladysmith, and served with
it during the siege until his death. In the early morning
of Jan. 6th he was with the detachment of Royal
Engineers on Wagon Hill, under Lieut. Digby Jones, and
when the latter officer was seen to fall, it was thought
that he was only wounded. 2nd Lieut. Dennis, then
helping to carry a stretcher, went forward from rock to
rock to assist Lieut. Jones, and was stooping over him
when he fell — shot through the brain — " across the body
of his friend and comrade." He was mentioned in
despatches, L.G., Feb. Sth, 1901. (See Lieut. Jones.)
Dennis. — 2nd Lieut. John Tracton Dennis, 2nd Batt.
Royal Dublin Fusiliers, died in hospital, at Aliwal
North, from enteric, May 2nd, 1900. He was educated
at Cheltenham, and entered the Royal Dublin Fusiliers
from the Gloucestershire Royal Engineer Volunteers,
Nov. 4th, 1S99. He served with his battalion, in Natal,
with the Natal Field Force, and had been wounded. His
name is inscribed on the Eleanor Cross War Memorial at
Denny. — Capt. Peter Robert Denny, 1st Dragoon
Guards (attached 14th Hussars), was killed in action at
Roodekop, near Dewetsdorp, April 25th, 1900. He was
a son of the late William Denny, Esq., and his wife,
Lelia Mathilda Serina, now Lady Samuelson, of 56,
Princes Gate, S.W. Capt. Denny was born at Dum-
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barton in Jan., 1875, and educated at Winchester. After
leaving school he intended entering the engineering works
of Messrs. Denny, of Dumbarton, but his love of sport
and adventure made him join the army. He entered
the 1st Dragoon Guards in Dec, 1895, from the 3rd Batt.
Queen's Royal West Surrey Regt., being promoted lieut.
July, 1S96, and capt. Dec, 1S99. Soon after joining his
regiment he accompanied a brother officer, Major Quicke
(also killed during the war), on a shooting expedition to
Somaliland. Capt. Denny volunteered for active service,
and proceeded to South Africa with the 14th Hussars,
Dec, 1899, and served with the Natal Field Force till
the Relief of Ladysmith, when he was transferred to
Bloemfontein. He was then sent with the column — in
command of a squadron — which was detached to relieve
Dewetsdorp, and met his death in the fighting near the
town. He is buried close to where he fell and a memorial
cross has been erected over his grave. A tablet to his
memory has also been placed in Bloemfontein Cathedral.
Dent. — 2nd Lieut. Francis Noel Dent, 6th Inniskilling
Dragoons, was drowned at Norval's Pont, Orange River,
March 15th, 1900. He was the youngest son of the late
Stanley Dent, Esq., and of Mrs. Dent, 115A, Sloane
Street, S.W. He was born Dec, 1S77, and educated at
Eastbourne College and at Col. Fox's, Farnham. 2nd
Lieut. Dent entered the 6th Dragoons from the 5th Batt.
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Donegal Militia) Oct., 1899,
and proceeded to South Africa, Jan., 1900, to join his
regiment, arriving Feb. 5th. He, with three other officers,
being anxious to be the first of the British forces to cross
the Orange River at Norval's Pont, procured a raft, and
succeeded in getting safely to the north bank. Returning,
however, 2nd Lieut. Dent was drowned, although he was
an expert swimmer. One of his companions was nearly
drowned also, being saved by a brother officer ; but many
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attempts made to save 2nd Lieut. Dent were unfortunately-
de Rougemont. — Capt. Harold Wake de Rougemont,
South African Light Horse, died at Chieveley Jan. 24th,
1900, of wounds received in action the previous day,
while assisting a party of Bethune's M.I., in making
a reconnaissance from Chieveley Camp. He was son
of the late Commander Frank de Rougemont. R.N., of
Bradwell, Oxon, was born July, 1877, and educated at
Sherborne and University College, Oxford. Capt. de
Rougemont was for two years in the Forest Department,
Capetown, but on the war breaking out, offered his
services and was given a commission in the S.A.L.H.
He was promoted lieut. before the regiment left Rosebank
Camp, Lieut.-Gen. French having there specially noticed
his troop. At the battle of Colenso his bravery was so
conspicuous that he was promoted to the command of his
squadron, with the rank of captain.
de Yilliers.— Lieut. -Col. A. P. de Villiers, commanding
the Cape Garrison Artillery, died at Durban Road,