Egerton and two or three of the gun's crew remaining
inside the sandbag parapet. The shell crashed through
the embrasure and struck him in the legs. All that was pos-
sible was done for him by the medical officer, and then the
bluejackets tenderly picked him up. " This will put a
stop to my cricket, I'm afraid," was his only remark, and
on the way to hospital he stopped his bearers to get a
light for his cigarette. His wounds necessitated both
legs being amputated, and at first it was hoped that he
would have survived; but he died the same evening. He
was advanced to the rank of commander for his services,
but did not live to hear of his promotion. Lieut.
Egerton is buried in the cemetery at Ladysmith. (See
Elkington. ā Lieut. George Edward Elkington, 1st
Division Telegraph Batt. Royal Engineers, died of
enteric in South Africa, Jan. 12th, 1901. He was
the fourth son of the late Lieut.-Gen. Elkington, C.B.,
and Mrs. Elkington, of Sonning, Berks. Lieut. El-
kington was born in January, 1871, and educated at
Elizabeth College, Guernsey. He entered the Royal
Engineers Feburary, 1890, and was promoted lieut.
February, 1893. He served with the Dongola Ex-
peditionary Force, under Lord (then Sir Herbert)
Kitchener, in 1896, including the engagement at Firket,
and the operations at Hafir, being mentioned in des-
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patches, L.G., Nov. 3rd, 1S96, and was awarded the
Fourth Class of the Order of the Medjidie, the medal,
and the Egyptian medal with clasp. He embarked for
South Africa in June, 1900, and served there up to the
time of his death.
Elliott. ā Civil-Surgeon Albert Ernest Elliott, M.A.,
died of enteric at Middelburg, Dec. 1st, 1900. He
was the youngest son of T. Elliott, Esq., of Bassett
Mount, Southampton, was 31 years of age, and edu-
cated at Cheltenham, and St. John's College, Cam-
bridge. He got his '"blue" for Rugby football in
1891, and his International cap for England in 1894.
After leaving Cambridge, he pursued his studies at
St. Thomas's Hospital, taking the diplomas of M.R.C.S.
and L.R.C.P., in 1898, and was for some time Resident
Medical Officer at Queen Charlotte's Lying-in-Hospital.
At the outbreak of the war, he was one of the first
to offer his services, and at the end of 1S99 was
sent to Natal, where he was attached to No. 4 Field
Hospital. He moved with the hospital to Spearman's
Farm, and was there during the battles of Spion Kop
and Yaal Kranz, then back to Chieveley, and after-
wards on to Ladysmith. Sir F. Treves wrote con-
cerning him : " He was an admirable surgeon, and
if I saw a figure going round the tents at unusual
hours of the night, I knew it was Elliott. The soldiers
were much attached to him, and he to them." He was
in medical charge of the 21st, 42nd, and 53rd Batteries
at the time of his death. On Nov. 13th, he went out
for a five days march, although he had been ill and
in hospital for the previous fortnight. He insisted
however that he was perfectly well, and went with the
column, only to get a relapse, from which he died on
Dec. 1st. He was mentioned in despatches for his
services. Surgeon Elliott, who was unmarried, is buried
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in Middelburg cemetery, and a cross is erected over his
grave. His name is inscribed on the Eleanor Cross War
Memorial at Cheltenham College.
Elliott. ā Captain Herbert W. Drummond Elliott,
South African Irregular Forces, was killed near Ugie
Nov. 21st, 1901, whilst leading an attack on the Boers
under Bezuidenhout at Gatberg Nek. He was the son
of Major Sir Henry George Elliott, Chief Magistrate of
Tembuland, an old Crimean officer.
Ellis. ā Lieut. Thomas Flower Ellis, Thorneycroft's
M.I., was at first reported missing Jan. 24th, 1900,
but it was afterwards discovered that he had been killed
in action on that date at Spion Kop. He was 31 years
of age, and was educated at Sherborne. At Spion Kop
he was close to Capt. Saunders-Knox-Gore, who also
fell in this action. As nearly all their men had been
either killed or wounded, these two officers, standing
amidst the bodies of their comrades, were firing with the
rifles of the men who had been struck down. Several
times the Boers advanced but had been driven back, and
at last Lieut. Ellis fell. It is thought that he had no
identification card with him, hence the delay which at
first took place in reporting his death.
Ellison. ā Capt. George Paget Ellison, 9th Lancers,
died of enteric at Kroonstad April 7th, 1900. He was
the second son of Col. R. G. Ellison, of Boultham Hall,
Lincolnshire, and younger brother of Capt. R. T.
Ellison, 2nd Life Guards. Capt. G. P. Ellison was
born in Dec, 1868, and educated at Marlborough. He
entered the 9th Lancers Aug., 1888, being promoted
lieut. Jan. 1890, and capt. Dec, 1895. He served
as A.D.C. to Major-Gen. Hon. Sir R. A. J. Talbot at
Aldershot from May, 1896, and went in the same capacity
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to Egypt Jan., 1899. but gave up his appointment at
the commencement of the war in order to go on active
service. His name is inscribed on a tablet which has
been erected in Marlborough College Chapel in memory
of all Marlburians who fell in the war.
Elsworth. ā Lieut. A. Elsworth. New South Wales
M.I., was killed in action during the war.
Elton. ā Capt. Erie Godfrey Elton, 2nd Batt. Royal
Highlanders, was killed in action at Magersfontein Dec.
nth, 1899. He was a son of Col. F. C. Elton. R.A.
Capt. Elton was born June, 1869. and educated at
Wellington, where he was in the "Hill" 1S82-86. He
entered the R.M.C., Sandhurst, in the latter year, and
joined his regiment in Aug., 1888, was promoted lieut.
Aug., 1890, and capt. July, 1898. He embarked with
his battalion for South Africa in Oct., 1899.
Elworthy. ā Capt. Charles Kershaw Elworthy, 6th
Dragoon Guards (CarabiniersJ, was killed in action at
Zand River May 10th, 1900. He was the elder son of
Charles James Elworthy, Esq., of Wellington, Somerset,
was born Sept., 1865, and educated at Clifton College.
He entered the Carabiniers Jan., 1889, being promoted
capt. Sept., 1895, and at the time of his death was the
senior of his rank in his regiment. In the engagement
at Zand River he was with a detached party of cavalry
which was suddenly attacked by a strong force of the
enemy, and in the severe fighting which ensued Capt.
El worth v was killed.
Ely. ā Lieut. Thomas Butler Ely, 2nd Batt. Royal
Dublin Fusiliers, died of enteric on board the S.S.
" Orcana," at sea, April 15th, 1900. He was the only
son of Major-Gen. Ely. and was born Sept., 1S75,
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educated at Brighton, entered the Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Dec., 1897, and was promoted lieut. Oct., 1899. He
was present at the battle of Talana Hill, where he took
command of his company, as his captain was killed.
He then took part in the retirement on Ladysmith, and
went south with his battalion before the investment of
that town was complete. He was then present at all
the battles and actions on the Tugela, in which his
battalion took part, and entered Ladysmith with the
relieving force. He afterwards contracted enteric, was
invalided, and died as stated.
Engelbach. ā Civil Surgeon Engelbach was killed in
action in 1900, during the first part of the war. He was
mentioned in despatches by F.-M. Earl Roberts, L.G.,
Sept. 10th, 1901, for his services.
Englebach. ā Capt. Francis Joyce Englebach, 1st
Batt. East Kent Regt. (The Buffs), was killed in action
near Bothaville, Nov. 6th, 1900. He was born Oct.,
1867, and served in the ranks for nearly eight years,
gaining his commission in The Buffs June, 1894, being
promoted lieut. May, 1897, and capt. April, 1900. He
served throughout the operations of the Chitral Relief
Force, under Sir Robert Low, 1895, with the 1st Batt.
The Buffs, receiving the medal with clasp. He also saw
service in the operations on the Niger in 1897-98,
including the expedition to Siam, and received the medal
with clasp. He was mentioned in despatches, L.G.,
Sept. 10th, 1901, for his services in South Africa.
England. ā Capt. Alick Thornber England, p.s.c, 1st
Batt. Derbyshire Regt. (Sherwood Foresters), died at
Sterkstroom of enteric, Feb. 24th, 1900. He was born
on March 9th, 1869, educated at Bedford Grammar
School, and entered the Derbyshire Regt. Aug. 23rd,
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1888, being promoted lieut. July, 1890, and capt. July,
1895. He graduated at the Staff College in Dec., 1899,
and proceeding immediately after to South Africa, served
in the north of Cape Colony.
Erskine. ā Capt. W. C. C. Erskine, Field Intelligence
Department (attached to 16th Brigade Staff, late
Bethune's M.I.), was killed in action near Fouriesberg
Oct. 7th, 1901. He was a Fellow of the Royal Colonial
Institute, and his name is inscribed on a memorial tablet
in the Hall of the building in Northumberland Avenue,
Erskine-Flower. ā Lieut. Henry Noel Clare Erskine-
Flower, Scottish Horse, died at Rustenburg Military
Hospital Nov. 22nd, 1901, of wounds received in action
at Moedwill (seven miles east of Magota Nek), Rusten-
burg, Sept. 30th. He was the only son of the Rev. H.
H. Flower, rector of St. Columba's Episcopal Church,
Edinburgh, and grandson of the late Col. H. Knight-
Erskine,, of Pittodrie, Aberdeenshire. Lieut. Erskine-
Flower, who was 20 years of age, enlisted in Jan.,
1900, as a trooper in Lord Lovat's Corps of Highland
Scouts, and proceeded with them to South Africa. He
was first wounded in July of that year, and after being
four months in hospital at Deelfontein was invalided
home. On recovering, he received a commission in the
Duke of Edinburgh's Own (Edinburgh Artillery Militia),
and in June, 1901, again proceeded to South Africa, being
attached to the Scottish Horse, with which he served
until again wounded. He is buried at Rustenburg.
Ethelston. ā Commander Alfred Peel Ethelston, R.N.,
H.M.S. "Powerful," was killed in action at Graspan, Nov.
25th, 1899, in the splendid advance made by the Naval
Brigade. He was the son of R. P. Ethelston, Esq., of
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Hinton, Salop. Commander Ethelston entered the
Royal Navy as a cadet in July, 1875, was promoted sub-
lieut. Dec., 1882, lieut. Feb., 1885, and commander Jan.,
1897. As a sub-lieut. of H.M.S. " Helicon," he had
served during the Naval and Military operations in the
Eastern Soudan, at Suakin, in 1884-85, and was awarded
the medal and bronze star. At the battle of Graspan
Commander Ethelston was in command of the sailors
of the Naval Brigade serving with the Kimberley Relief
Force. Sir A. Conan Doyle thus describes the action of
the Naval Brigade : " the losses in that rapid rush were
terrible, yet they swarmed up, their gallant officers, some
of them little boy middies, cheering them on." Ethelston,
the commander of the " Powerful," was struck down.
Plumbe and Senior of the Marines were killed. " Little
Huddart, the middy, died a death which is worth many
inglorious years." Out of a total of 190 killed and
wounded at Graspan, it is stated that no fewer than 105
fell to the Naval Brigade. Commander Ethelston is
buried close to Enslin Station, a little east of the siding
there, beside Major Plumbe and Capt. Senior. (See
Eustace. ā Capt. Alexander Rowland Eustace, 2nd Batt.
East Kent Regt. (The Buffs), was killed in action at
Driefontein, March 16th, 1900. He was born Aug., 1859,
educated at Brighton College and Eton (Mr. Vidal's), and
joined the Buffs from the 2nd Brigade Scottish Division
Royal Artillery July, 1882, being promoted capt. March,
1893. Capt. Eustace embarked with his battalion (which
formed part of the 6th Division) for South Africa in Dec,
1899, and was present at the Battle of Paardeberg. His
death is mentioned in the despatch of F.-M. Earl Roberts,
from Bloemfontein, March 15th, 1900.
EYans. ā Lieut. Ernest C. Evans, Jannenville District
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Mounted Troops (late 2nd Tasmanian M.I.), died at
Klipplaat, during the war.
Evans. ā Lieut. -Col. R. W. Evans, Natal Volunteer
Composite Regt., was killed in action at Llangelegen, near
Vryheid, Feb. 19th, 1902. He served in the Natal
Mounted Rifles and was mentioned in despatches, L.G.,
July 29th, 1902, for his services. Lieut. -Col. Evans is
buried at Durban.
Eyans-Freke. ā Lieut, the Hon. Cecil Montague Evans-
Freke, 16th Lancers, died June 15th, 1900, of wounds
received on the 2nd idem in action near Orange Grove,
South Africa. He was the youngest son of the eighth
Lord Carbery and Victoria Lady Carbery, of Glaston
House, Uppingham, and was an uncle of the present
peer. Lieut. Evans-Freke was born in Sept., 1876, and
educated at Eton (Mr. Vaughan's). He entered the 16th
Lancers from the Royal Military College, April, 1897,
being promoted lieut. Oct., 1899. Lieut. Evans-Freke
proceeded to South Africa in Feb., 1900, and was present
at the relief of Kimberley, the battle of Paardeberg, and
the advance on Bloemfontein. A tablet has been erected
at Glaston in his memory by his brother officers.
Eykyn. ā Capt. Cecil Eykyn, 2nd Batt. Royal High-
landers, died Feb. 8th, 1900, of wounds received in action
at Koodoosberg on the previous day. He was a son of
the late Thomas Eykyn, Esq., 47, Hyde Park Gate, was
born June, 1867, and educated at Harrow. He entered
the Royal Highlanders from the 3rd Batt. King's Own
Yorkshire Light Infantry July, 1889, being promoted
lieut. Jan., 1891, and capt. Nov., 1898. He had served
with his battalion in the Kimberley Relief Column, and
was present at the battle of Magersfontein.
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Eyre. ā Lieut. C. G. Eyre, ioth Batt. I.Y., was killed
in action near Sterkfontein, Nov. 15th, 1901. He was
educated at Winchester, and joined the I.Y. Jan., 1901,
with the rank of lieut. in the army. He had previously
served in the Royal Scots Fusiliers, and when gazetted
to the I.Y. was sergt. -major of the 5th New Zealand
Falcon. ā Lieut. Guy Falcon, Roberts' Horse, was
treacherously shot dead in Cape Colony on Oct. 16th, 1901.
He was educated at St. Bee's School.
Fane. ā Capt. Ralph Nevile Fane, 4th Batt. North
Staffordshire Regt., died of pneumonia at Wynberg, Cape
Colony May 27th, 1900. He was the younger son of CoL
Francis Fane, of Fulbeck, was 30 years of age, and
educated at Wellington where he was in the Blucher
1884-86. He was appointed lieut. 1889, and promoted
capt. 1S94. His battalion was embodied Jan., 1900, and
Capt. Fane volunteering for active service, proceeded
with it to South Africa in March, and served with it till
Farmer. ā 2nd Lieut. J. C. Farmer, Royal Welsh
Fusiliers, died of wounds received in action at Burrel-
shoek Oct. 22nd, 1900. 2nd Lieut. Farmer who had
been nominated for a commission by the authorities of
universities and colleges, was gazetted to a 2nd lieu-
tenantcy Oct. 26th, four days after his death. He had
however been granted seniority in the Royal Welsh
Fusiliers from May 23rd, 1900, as he had been serving in
South Africa in the I.Y.
Fawssett. ā Capt. Rupert Fawssett, R.A.M.C., died of
dysentery at Bloemfontein May 6th, 1900. He was
the third son of the late Rev. Robert Fawssett, of 36,
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Crockerton Road, Upper Tooting, S.W. Capt. Fawssett
was born March, 1S69, and educated privately, after-
wards studying at St. Thomas's Hospital. He entered the
Royal Army Medical Corps in Jul}', 1S95, being promoted
capt. July, 189S. From 1897, Capt. Fawssett had
been attached to the 2nd Life Guards, and when the
Composite Regt. of Household Cavalry was formed, he
accompanied it to South Africa as Medical Officer. He
was present at the relief of Kimberley and the battles of
Paardeberg and Driefontein, and the capture of Cronje.
He then took part in the advance on Bloemfontein where
he died. His name is inscribed on a framed tablet placed
in the Court House of the Spelthorne Division of Middle-
sex in memory of those belonging to the Division who fell
in the war.
Feilden. ā Major Cecil William Montague Feilden,
D.S.O., 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys), died Feb.
19th, 1902, from wounds received in action at Klippan,
near Springs the previous day. He was the eldest
surviving son of Major-Gen. Randle Joseph Feilden,
C.M.G., of Witton Park, Lancashire, and Mrs. Feilden,
daughter of James Hozier, Esq., of Mauldslie Castle.
Major Feilden was born Jan., 1S63, educated at Eton
(Mr. Wolley Dod's), and entered the 2nd Dragoons Aug.,
1882, being promoted capt. Feb., 1891, and major July,
1901. He had served as A.D.C. to the Lieut. -Gen. and
General Governor of Ireland almost uninterruptedly from
Feb., 1891 to Oct., 1S95, when he was appointed Private
Secretary to the Commander-in-Chief, which post he
held till Jan., 1S97. He then returned to Ireland as
extra A.D.C. to the Lieut. -Gen. and General Governor
of Ireland, and held this position till he went to South
Africa at the outbreak of the war. He saw much service
during the campaign, having taken part in the relief of
Kimberley and the subsequent advances on Bloemfontein
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and Pretoria, and was mentioned in despatches, L.G.,
Sept. ioth, igoi, and was awarded the D.S.O.
Fellowes. ā Lieut. Navarino Bulwer Fellowes, 2nd Batt.
West India Regt., was killed in the action of Roode-
poort, Nov. 17th, igoi. He was a son of Col. C. M. N.
Fellowes, of the Croft, Milton Kingsbridge, Devon, born
June, 1874, and educated at the United Service's College,
Westward Ho. Failing to pass the army examinations
he enlisted in the 2nd Life Guards, and served in the
ranks for seven years. He went out to South Africa
with the Household Cavalry Composite Regt., and in
August, 1900, being then a corporal, was nominated for
a commission by the Commander-in-Chief. He was
appointed 2nd lieut. in the West India Regt., August,
1900, being promoted lieut. Feb., 1901. Lieut. Fellowes
was seconded in his regiment for special service. He
again sailed for South Africa with the Manchester Militia
M.I. (under Capt. Jackson the Arctic Explorer) in Jan.,
1901. He saw much fighting during the first phase of
the war, and was present at the relief of Kimberley,
and the battles of Paardeberg and Diamond Hill. At
Roodepoort, his force greatly outnumbered, was called on
to surrender, his only reply, till he was mortally wounded,
was to go on firing, his servant, Private Tierney, being
killed beside him. The warrant and non-commissioned
officers of the 2nd Life Guards have erected a tablet in
his memory, at the Chapel in Regent's Park Barracks.
His name is also inscribed on a memorial tablet at
the United Services College, Westward Ho.
Fenner. ā Vet. -Lieut. E. A. L. Fenner, 47th Company
I.Y., died of pneumonia at Vrede, South Africa, July,
1900. Lieut. Fenner was a member of the Royal College
of Veterinary Surgeons, and was appointed to the I.Y.
Feb. 21st. 1900, with the rank of Vet. -lieut.
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Fergusson. ā Lieut. Gilbert Chas. Dalrymple Fergusson,
2nd Batt. Rifle Brigade, was killed in action in a sortie
from Ladysmith Dec. nth, 1899. He was the only
surviving son of Col. J. A. Fergusson, p.s.c. (late of
the Rifle Brigade), St. Philip's Lodge, Cheltenham,
Professor of Tactics, Military Administration, and Law
at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, up to Aug.,
1900. Lieut. Fergusson was a nephew of Sir James
Fergusson. M.P., was born Aug., 1S74, and educated
at Marlborough, where he was in the football team,
being an excellent half-back. He was also capt. of the
Rifle Corps. He joined the Rifle Brigade from the
Militia Sept., 1896, being promoted lieut. Dec, 1898.
Lieut. Fergusson served in the Soudan campaign under
Lcrd (then Sir Herbert ) Kitchener, 1S98, with the 2nd
Batt. Rifle Brigade, and was present at the battle of
Khartoum, receiving the British medal with clasp. He
afterwards served in Crete, and was employed as Depart-
mental Commissioner, being mentioned in despatches by
Sir H. Chermside. Lieut. Fergusson accompanied his
battalion to South Africa in Oct., 1S99, from Crete, and
served with it in Natal till his death, being present at the
battle of Lombard's Kop. He is buried at Ladysmith.
His name is inscribed on a tablet which has been placed
in Marlborough College Chapel in memory of all Marl-
burians who fell in the war.
Ferns. ā Lieut. R. J. Ferns, Scottish Horse, died of
enteric at Durban on March 3rd, 1901.
Field. ā Lieut. Henry Norman Field, 1st Batt. Devon-
shire Regt., was killed in action at Wagon Hill, Lady-
smith, Jan. 6th, 1900. He was the third son of Mr.
Justice Field, formerly of the Calcutta High Court.
Lieut. Field was born in 1S73, and educated at Marl-
borough. He entered the Devonshire Regt., 1893, being
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promoted lieut. July, 1896, and served in the campaign
on the North-West Frontier of India, under the late
Sir William Lockhart in 1897-98 with the Mohmand
Field Force, as Assistant-Superintendent of Army Signal-
ling, including the engagement at the Badmanai Pass
(mentioned in despatches). He also saw service with
the Tirah Expeditionary Force, including the capture
of the Sampagha and Arhanga Passes, being mentioned
in despatches and receiving the medal with two clasps.
Lieut. Field commanded one of the companies in the
ever-to-be-remembered charge, made by the Devon Regt.
at Wagon Hill, which was led by Col. Park. He fell
while leading his company. At the end of the fighting the
three companies were commanded by colour-sergeants ā
Capt. Lafone being also killed ā and the third officer, who
is now in possession of the V.C., was severely wounded.
Lieut. Field, who also distinguished himself at Elands-
laagte, was mentioned in despatches by Lieut. -Gen. Sir
G. White from Ladysmith, dated Dec. 2nd, 1899, also
in the despatch of March 23rd, 1900, L.G., Feb. 8th,
1901. His name is inscribed on a tablet placed in
Marlborough College Chapel in memory of all Marl-
burians who fell in the war.
Field.ā Capt. Percy Neville Field, Scottish Horse, was
killed at Doornlaagte March 2nd, 1902. He was a son
of J. B. Field, Esq., of Worthing, and enlisted at the
beginning of the South African war as a trooper in the
Natal Mounted Rifles, and after fighting at Elandslaagte,
was in Ladysmith throughout the siege. He carried off a
wounded officer under fire at Lombard's Kop, assisted in
the destruction of the Boer Guns on Gun Hill, and was
severely wounded in the Wagon Hill engagement. On
recovering, he was given a commission, and, entering
the Scottish Horse as a subaltern, was afterwards pro-
moted to the rank of capt. After his promotion he was
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seriously wounded on three occasions. At Moedwill, Sept.
30th, 1901, he was shot through the jaw, and came to
England as a convalescent in Dec, but returned the fol-
lowing January with a draft of Lovat's Scouts. He was
twice mentioned in despatches for his " good services,"
L.G., Aug. 20th, and Dec. 3rd, 1901.
Fife.ā Lieut. Hugh Wharton Fife, Duke of Cornwall's
Light Infantry, was killed in action at Johannesburg
May 30th, 1900, when serving with Sir Ian Hamilton's
division. He was born Dec, 1870, and educated at
Bradfield College, 18S6-90, where he was in the cricket
and football teams. He afterwards went to Cambridge
University, and entered the Royal Military College,
Sandhurst, as a University Candidate 1891, passing
first on that list, and received his commission as 2nd
lieut. April, 1893, being promoted lieut. Aug. 1896. In
South Africa he first served with the Kimberley Relief
Force and was wounded at Graspan. He was after-
wards present at Paardeberg, and the advance on
Bloemfontein and Johannesburg.
Finch. ā Lieut. Edward Harlee Finch, 2nd Batt. Royal
Scots Fusiliers, was killed at Frederickstad Oct. 21st,
1900. He was the third son of Henry Finch, Esq.,
Ashurstwood, East Grinstead, Sussex, was born May,
1876, and educated at Haileybury. Lieut. Finch was
appointed to the Lancashire Fusiliers Sept. 5th, 1896,
and transferred to the Royal Scots Fusiliers the same
month, being promoted lieut. Dec, 1898. He was
assistant-adjutant of his battalion, and had served with
the Natal Field Force and in the subsequent advance
into the Transvaal. He was working his maxim gun
Finlay. ā 2nd Lieut. Francis Henry John Finlay, 1st
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Batt. Leinster Regt. (Royal Canadians), died of dysentery,
at Vrede, Dec. nth, 1900. He was born Jan., 1879,