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Tiverton, Devon, was born May 15th, 1878, and edu-
cated at Blundell's School, Tiverton. Lieut. Gardner
joined Brabant's Horse in Dec, 1899, and saw much
service during the war, having been present at the actions
at Wepener, Dordrecht, Stormberg and Senekal ; also at
Belfast, Wittebergen and Wepener. He was awarded
the medal with four clasps. He is buried in Graaf Reinet
cemetery. His commanding officer wrote of him as " a
gallant and fearless officer and a true British gentleman."

Garyey.-— 2nd Lieut. Henry Wiltshire Garvey, Border
Regt, was killed in action in the operations on the Upper
Tugela Jan. 23rd, 1900. He was the youngest son of
Toler R. Garvey, Esq., of Thornvale, King's County,
Ireland, was born April, 1876, and entered the Border
Regt. in Sept., 1S96.

Gates.— Lieut. C. A. Gates, Cape Colony Cyclist Corps,
died at Naauwpoort Nov. 22nd, 1901.

Gaussen. — Capt. Charles Louis Gaussen, 91st Company
I.Y., was killed in action at Tafelkop, O.R.C., Dec.
20th, 1901. He was the eldest son of David Gaussen,
Esq., of Duncote, Towcester, Northamptonshire. Capt.
Gaussen was born Sept. 26th 1869, educated at Charter-
house, and entered the 18th Hussars in Oct., 18S9. He
was transferred to the Indian Staff Corps May, 1892,
being promoted capt. in the 3rd Bengal Cavalry Oct.,
1900, and joined the Reserve of Officers the following
Dec. He went out to South Africa with the 23rd Batt.
I.Y. in March 1901, and served with it till his death.
Capt. Gaussen was killed while commanding his com-
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most gallantly sacrificed itself to a man. He was men-
tioned in despatches, L.G., April 25th, 1902. He is
buried at Tafelkop. His name is engraved on a Latten
Brass in St. Paul's Cathedral in memory of all ranks of
the iSth, 21st and 23rd Batts. I.Y. who fell in the war;
also on the tablet in the War Memorial Cloister erected
at Charterhouse.

Gawne. — Lieut.-Col. James Moore Gawne, Command-
in? 2nd Batt. Roval Lancaster Regt., died Dec. 12th,
1900, at Vryheid, of wounds received in action the
previous day. He was born July, 1S54, educated at
Cheltenham, and entered the 4th Foot June, 1874, was
promoted lieut. June, 1S75, capt. May, 1SS4, major June,
1893, and lieut. -col. Feb.. 1900. He served in the Zulu
War 1S79, receiving the medal with clasp, and also with
the Bechuanaland Expedition under Sir Charles Warren
18S4-85. In the action in which Lieut.-Col. Gawne fell,
our outposts surrounding Vryheid were suddenly attacked
on a dark morning at 2.15 a.m., and a desperate fight
ensued. Our troops, however, heroically held their own,
and the Boers abandoned the attack towards evening,
but Lieut.-Col. Gawne was killed. He is buried in
Vryheid cemetery.

Geary. — Lieut. Francis Sandham Geary, Hampshire
Regt., was killed in action near Thaba X'chu, April
27th, 1900. He was the second son of Lieut. -Gen. Sir
H. Le G. Geary, Governor and Commander-in-Chief at
Bermuda. He was born Feb., 1874, educated at the
United Services College, Westward Ho, and entered the
Hampshire Regt. from the Royal Military College in
Oct., 1S94, being promoted lieut. Aug., 1897. Before
going out to South Africa, Lieut. Geary served as A.D.C.
to Sir H. Le G. Geary, who was then commanding the
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regiment from Oct. 22nd, 1899, and served in South
Africa with M.I. from the commencement of the war.
His name is inscribed on a tablet erected at the United
Services College, Westward Ho, in memory of old boys
who fell in the war.

Genge. — 2nd Lieut. Charles Jarvis Genge, 2nd Batt.
Royal Dublin Fusiliers, died of wounds received in action
at the battle of Talana Hill, Oct. 20th, 1S99. He was
the sixth son of the late R. Genge, Esq., Waterston,
Dorset, and a brother of Surgeon R. E. Genge, Army
Medical Staff, who was killed in 1899 by an avalanche in
Kashmir. 2nd Lieut. Genge was born Sept. 22nd, 1877,
and educated at Weymouth College, where he was
in the school rifle team. He entered the 2nd Batt.
Royal Dublin Fusiliers from the 5th Batt. in Jan., 1899,
and was serving in Natal on the outbreak of the war.
He fell in his first battle, and is buried at Dundee.

Gethin. — Capt. H. Gethin, Marshall's Horse (late
Grahamstown Volunteers), was killed in action at Israel's
Poort April 25th, 1900.

Gething. — Lieut. James Bagnall Gething, 3rd Batt.
South Wales Borderers, died July 3rd, 1901, at Taungs,
of injuries received through falling off his horse on
the previous day. He was the son of J. E. Gething, Esq.,
47, Lancaster Gate, W., was educated at Harrow, and
entered his regiment Jan., 1900, being promoted lieut.
Jan., 1901. Lieut. Gething volunteered for service in
South Africa and proceeded there with his battalion in Feb.,
1900, and served continuously up to the time of his death.

Gibson. — 2nd Lieut. Lewis Henry Gibson, Highland
Light Infantry, died Aug. 14th, 1900, of wounds received
in action at Spitz Kop. He was born May, 18S1, entered



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the Highland Light Infantry Feb., 1900, and joined the
first battalion in South Africa. He served in the Cape
and Orange River Colonies.

Gibson-Craig. — 2nd Lieut. Robert James Gibson-Craig,
3rd Batt. Royal Scots, died of dysentery at Naauwpoort
April 23rd, 1900. He was 17 years of age, educated at
Harrow, and joined his regiment in Oct., 1S99. He
volunteered for active service and proceeded with his
battalion to South Africa in Feb., 1900.

Gibton. — Capt. Lionel William Persse Gibton, 1st Batt.
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, died of dysentery March
19th, 1900, at Ladysmith. He was the only surviving son
of the late Major William Gibton, Kingstown, Ireland,
was born Feb., 1S65, and educated at Freiburg, in the
Black Forest. Capt. Gibton entered the Royal In-
niskilling Fusiliers in March, 1SS7, from the 4th Batt.
Royal Irish Regt., being promoted lieut. May, 18S9,
and capt. Oct. 1S96. In Oct., 1S99, he accompanied
his battalion to South Africa, and was present at the
Battle of Colenso, and all the fighting on the Tugela. In
the actions of the 23rd and 24th Feb. he was one of four
officers of the Inniskillings who were untouched at the
end of the two days fighting, and succeeded to the com-
mand of the battalion. He then entered Ladysmith with
the Irish Brigade. His death made the 25th officer of the
1st Batt. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who was rendered
hors de combat during the fighting in Natal. Capt. Gibton
is buried in the Town cemetery at Ladysmith beside his
brother officer, 2nd Lieut. Hutton. A Celtic cross of
white marble marks the place, and a handsome railing
encloses both graves. A marble headstone has also been
erected in his memory by his comrades of all ranks.

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Rifles (Cape Colonial Irregular Corps), died of enteric at
Dellidilli, Basutoland, on March 28th, 1902.

Gildea. — 2nd Lieut. George Frederick Campbell Gildea,
2nd Batt. Royal Scots Fusiliers, died of enteric at Johan-
nesburg April iSth, 1901. He was the only son of the
late Maj.-Gen. Gildea, C.B., formerly of the Royal Scots
Fusiliers, who commanded a battalion in South Africa in
1881. 2nd Lieut. Gildea was born April, 1876, and
educated at Charterhouse. He entered the 1st Lanark-
shire Batt. of the Scottish Rifles May, 1S96, and was
promoted lieut. May, 1899. In May, 1900, he was
granted a commission in the Royal Scots Fusiliers, and
joined the 2nd battalion in South Africa, and served with it
till his death. His name is inscribed on the tablet in the
War Memorial Cloister erected at Charterhouse.

Giles. — Major George Edward Giles, Reserve of Officers,
formerly Royal Field Artillery, died in a railway train on
his way to Capetown Dec. 19th, 1900. He was born in
1855, and educated at Cheltenham College. He entered
the Royal Artillery 1S75, was promoted capt. 1S84, and
was serving in South Africa with the Rhodesian Field
Force as hon. major. He served in the Kaffir War 1878
in command of two mountain guns, and was present at
the attack on the Intala Ka Udoda Bush. Major Giles
was appointed afterwards to the command of the Artillery
Troop of the Cape Mounted Riflemen, and served in the
operations against Moirosi, being present at the capture
of his stronghold. He was mentioned in despatches,
L.G., June nth, 1878, and received the medal with clasp.
He also served in the Basuto War 1880-81. In the South
African War he was employed as a Special Service Officer.
The name of Major Giles is inscribed on the Eleanor
Cross War Memorial at Cheltenham College.






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Gilliat. — Lieut. Lionel Howard Gilliat, 16th Lancers,
died of enteric, at Barberton, Sept. 23rd, igoo. He was
born Oct., 1SS0, educated at Eton (Mr. Impey's), and
entered the 16th Lancers from the 5th Batt. King's Royal
Rifle Corps Jan., 1900, being promoted lieut. the follow-
ing July. He had served in the 5th Batt. King's Royal
Rifle Corps from Oct., 1S97. A tablet to his memory
has been erected by his brother officers in St. Peter's
Church, Eaton Square.

Gilpin. — Lieut. A. G. Gilpin, of the 3rd Contingent
of Mounted Rifles (Victorian Bushmen), was killed in
action at Ottoshoop, on Aug. 20th, 1900.

Girdwood. — Capt. Girdwood, Mafeking Town Guard,
was killed Feb. 13th, 1900, during the siege. He was
the youngest son of the late James Girdwood, Esq., J. P.,
of Clonaver, Belfast, and was acting as Chief Assistant
to Capt. Ryan, Army Sen-ice Corps, and is stated
to have rendered valuable service. Capt. Girdwood's
death is mentioned in the despatch of Major-Gen. Baden-
Powell from Mafeking, May iSth, 1900, L. G., Feb. 8th,
1901.

Girling. — Quartermaster and Hon. Lieut. William
Walters Girling, 1st Batt. Coldstream Guards, died at sea
on board the transport " Dilwara," May 22nd, 1902. He
was born May, 1857, served in the ranks nearly eighteen
years, and became quartermaster in the Coldstream
Guards May, 1S95. He took part in the Soudan Cam-
paign 1SS5, receiving the medal with clasp and Khedive's
star. He had seen much active service in South Africa
before he was invalided home, and took part in the
advance on Kimberley, including the actions at Belmont,
Graspan, Modder River, and Magersfontein. He was
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O.R.C., Feb. to May, igoo, including the actions at Poplar
Grove and Driefontein.



Gleeson. — Quartermaster and Hon. Lieut. Patrick
John Gleeson, Army Service Corps, died Aug. 14th, 1900,
at Naauwpoort. He was born Dec, 1861, and having
served in the ranks nearly nineteen years, was pro-
moted quartermaster, with the hon. rank of lieut., in
March, 1900. He had served in the Zulu Campaign
1879, and was awarded the medal.

Gloster. — Capt. William Gloster, Royal Irish Regt., was
killed in action at Stabbert's Nek, July 23rd, 1900. He
was born April, 1863, entered the Royal Irish Regt. from
the 4th Brigade South Irish Division, Royal Artillery in
May, 1885, being promoted capt. Feb., 1892. He served in
the Hazara expedition of 1888 with the 2nd Batt. Royal
Irish Regt., including the engagement at Kotkai, being
mentioned in despatches and receiving the medal with
clasp. He proceeded to South Africa with his battalion
in December, 1899, an d served throughout the war up to
his death.

Godfrey. — Lieut. H. Godfrey, Kitchener's Horse, died
in London on April 1st, 1901. He had served in South
Africa during the war.

Godfrey-Faussett. — Capt. Fermor Godfrey-Faussett,
2nd Batt. East Kent Regt. (The Buffs), died at Paarde-
berg Feb. 20th, 1900, from the effects of an accidental
gunshot wound. He was born Sept., 1870, was educated
at Marlborough, and entered the Buffs from the 4th Batt.
Leinster Regt. Sept., 1892, being promoted lieut. July,
1895, and capt. Nov., 1899. Capt. Godfrey-Faussett
embarked for South Africa with his battalion in Dec,
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Klip Drift and Paardeberg. His name is inscribed on a
tablet placed in Marlborough College Chapel in memory
of all Marlburians who fell in the war.

Goff. — Lieut. -Col. Gerald Lionel Joseph Goff, Argyll
and Sutherland Highlanders, of Hall Park, Hampshire,
was killed in action at Magersfontein, Dec. nth, 1899,
He was the eldest surviving son of the late Joseph Goff,
Esq., of Burton Grange, Herts, by his marriage with
Lady Adela, daughter of the 2nd Earl of Ranfurly.
Lieut.-Col. Goff was born March, 1S55, an< ^ educated at
Eton (Mr. Vidal's). He joined the 91st Foot from the
Militia in March, 1S75, was promoted capt. July, 1884,
major Sept., 1892, and lieut.-col. July, 189S. He served
with his battalion in the Zulu War of 1879, and was
present at the action of Ginginhlovo, receiving the medal
with clasp. Lieut.-Col. Goff was adjutant of volunteers
from Jan., 1SS8, to Jan., 1893. He proceeded to South
Africa in command of his battalion in Oct., 1899, served
with the Kimberley Relief Force, and was present at
the battle of Modder River.

Goff. —Capt. William Ernest Davis Goff, 3rd Dragoon
Guards, attached Bethune's M.I., was killed in action
during a reconnaissance between Blood River and
Vryheid May 20th, 1900. He was born June, 1872, and
educated at Wellington, where he was in Kempthorne's,
1886-18S9. He entered the 3rd Dragoon Guards March,
1892, being promoted lieut. June, 1893, and capt. April,
1899. Capt. Goff was killed while leading his men in an
attack on the enemy, and was mentioned in despatches,
L.G., Feb. 8th, 1901, for his services.

Going. — Capt. Alexander Charles Going, King's Own
Scottish Borderers, was killed in action near Brandfort
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Going, Esq., of Altavilla, Cahir, Ireland, was born Sept.,
1866, and educated at Clifton College. Capt. Going
entered the King's Own Scottish Borderers from the
4th Batt. Royal Irish Regt, in May, 1880, being pro-
moted lieut. Dec, 1889, and capt. May, 1897. He was
present at Paardeberg and in the advance on Bloem-
fontein. He is buried in Karee cemetery, by the side
of his school friend Capt. Marter.

Goldie. — Capt. Adrian Hope Goldie, 14th Battery
Royal Field Artillery, was killed in action at Colenso
Dec. 15th, 1899. He was born in 1869, educated at
Charterhouse, and joined the R.A. in 1889, being pro-
moted lieut. 1892, and capt. 1899. Capt. Goldie accom-
panied his battery to South Africa Nov., 1899, and joined
the Natal Field Force. At the battle of Colenso, what
has been described as " a blizzard of lead " from rifles
and automatic quick firers, was rained on the batteries,
and " every gun had its litter of dead around it." Sir A.
Conan Doyle thus continues : " Capt. Goldie dropped
dead, so did Lieut. Schrieber. Colonel Hunt fell shot
in two places. Officers and men were falling fast."
. . . " One gun on the right was still served by four
men who refused to leave it. They seemed to bear
charmed lives " ; first " one gasped and fell against the
trail, and his comrade sank beside the wheel with his
chin upon his breast. The third threw up his hands and
pitched forward upon his face, while the survivor a
grim, powder-stained figure, stood to attention looking
death in the eyes until he, too, was struck down." The
name of Capt. Goldie is inscribed on the tablet in the
War Memorial Cloister erected at Charterhouse.

Goodwin. — Lieut. William Harold Goodwin, Royal
Dublin Fusiliers (attached to the 38th Company Army
Service Corps), died of pneumonia and heart failure at



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Pretoria on July 8th, 1902. He was the only son of the
Rev. E. H. Goodwin, senior chaplain in the Home District,
and honorary chaplain to the King. Lieut Goodwin was
born in Feb., 1878, and educated at the High School,
Dublin, and at Trinity College. He entered the 4th
Batt* Royal Dublin Fusiliers, in March, 1899, was
granted a commission in the 1st battalion Feb., 1900, and
was promoted lieut. Oct., 1901. He served throughout
the war, and at the time of his death was a probationer
for the Army Service Corps.

Gore-Booth. — 2nd Lieut. Douglas Bloomfield Gore-
Booth, 2nd Batt. Dorsetshire Regt., died of enteric at
Mooi River, Natal, Jan. 19th, 1900. He was the eldest
son of Col. James Gore-Booth, late Royal Engineers,
Consulting Engineer to the Secretary for Scotland. 2nd
Lieut. Gore-Booth was born Nov. 15th, 1875, and edu-
cated at Cheltenham. He entered the Dorsetshire Regt.
Dec, 1897, and arrived in South Africa only a few weeks
before he died. His name is inscribed on the Eleanor
Cross War Memorial erected at Cheltenham College.

Gough. — Col. the Hon. George Hugh Gough, C.B.,
Assistant Adjutant-General to the Cavalry Division in
South Africa, died March 29th, 1900, at Norval's Pont.
He was the second son of the second Viscount Gough,
and was born in 1852, and educated at Eton (Mr. Durn-
ford's). Col. Gough entered the 14th Hussars Oct., 1S71,
was promoted capt. July, 1879, brevet-major Nov., 1882,
major Dec, 1885, brevet-lieut.-col. June, 1885, and col.
Dec, 1889. He served in the Boer War, 1881, first as
A.D.C. to the late Sir Thomas Baker, and afterwards
as A.D.C. to Sir Evelyn Wood ; also in the Egyptian
War of 1882 as A.D.C. to Sir Edward Hamley, com-
manding the Second Division, and was present at the
battle of Tel-el-Kebir — where he had his horse killed —

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was mentioned in despatches. L.G., Nov. 2nd, 1882,
and received the brevet of major, the medal with clasp
and Khedive's star, and the Fourth Class of the Order of
the Medjidie. He next saw service with the Nile Expe-
dition in 1884-85, in command of mounted infantry, was
present at the action at Abu Klea (where he was severely
wounded), being again mentioned in despatches, L.G.,
Aug. 25th, 1885, and awarded the brevet of lieut.-col. and
two clasps. Col. Gough was D.A.A.G., Curragh, July
1st, 1887, to Sept. 30th, 1889 ; Private Secretary to the
Commander-in-Chief, January 26th, 1897, to July 12th,
1898 ; Assistant Military Secretary, Headquarters of
the Army, July 13th, 1898, to Oct. 20th, 1898, and
Private Secretary to the Commander-in-Chief, Oct.
21st, 1898, to Oct. 8th, 1899, when he was appointed
Assistant Adjutant-General to Lieut. -Gen. French, com-
manding the Cavalry Division in South Africa. Col.
Gough is buried at Bloemfontein.

Graham. — Lieut. Charles Noel Andrews Graham, M.I.,
3rd Batt. Northumberland Fusiliers, died Oct. 13th, 1901,
at Middelburg, Transvaal, of wounds received in action
near Koornfontein, Aug. 28th, 1901. He was the only
son of the late Major-Gen. F. W. Graham, 12, Ashburn
Place, South Kensington, and Mrs. Graham, of Charle-
combe, Camberley, Surrey ; was born in Sept., 1S79,
and educated at Cheam, Eton (Mr. Hare's), and
Oxford. At Eton he was an enthusiastic volunteer,
and a 2nd lieut. in the School Corps. He entered
the Northumberland Fusiliers from the 5th Batt. Rifle
Brigade March, 1900, being promoted lieut. the follow-
ing August. Soon after joining the Northumberland
Fusiliers he was appointed assistant adjutant to his
battalion. In Feb., 1901, a mounted infantry com-
pany was formed for service ; Lieut. Graham joined it,
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OFFICERS WHO FELL IN SOUTH AFRICA. 147

death. Whilst being carried from the field wounded
and under a heavy fire, he heard a shout " another man
hit." In terrible pain and weak, he directed his bearers to
leave him and look after the other wounded man ; " his
one thought/' his commanding officer writes, " was
always for others."

Grant. — Lieut. Alister Grant, Roberts' Horse, died at
Kimberley on Feb. 21st, 1900. He was educated at
Harrow.

Grant. — Capt. Edward Chetwood Hamilton Grant,
1st Batt. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, died of
enteric fever at Kimberley Aug. 25th, 1901. He was born
May, 1868, educated at Charterhouse, and entered the
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Jan., 1888, was pro-
moted lieut. Jan., 1890, and capt. July, 1897. Having
served as adjutant of his regiment, June, 1S94, to
December, 1S97, he was then appointed an Instructor on
the Staff of the School of Musketry, Hythe, which post
he held till Oct., 1899. He was District Inspector of
Musketry at Aldershot, Nov. 1899. At the time of his
death he was serving as adjutant of the 24th Batt. I.Y.,
to which he was appointed in iVpril, 1901, having been
allowed to give up his staff appointment at Aldershot to
enable him to go to South Africa. His name is in-
scribed on the tablet in the War Memorial Cloister
erected at Charterhouse.

Grant. — Lieut. Robert Josceline Grant, 3rd Batt. King's
Royal Rifle Corps, was killed in action at Spion Kop Jan.
24th, 1900. He was the son of Lieut. -Gen. Sir Robert
and Lady Grant, was born Aug., 1877, and educated
at Harrow. He entered the King's Royal Rifle Corps in
Jan., 1897, being promoted lieut. in Feb., 1899. Lieut.
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served with it in Natal, being present at the battle of
Colenso.

Gray. — Major Edward Wolfenden Gray, M.B. r
R.A.M.C., was killed in action at Farquhar's Farm, near
Ladysmith, Oct. 30th, 1899. He was born Sept., 1862,
and entered the Royal Army Medical Corps Feb., 1887,
being promoted major Feb., 1899. He was a B.A. of
Dublin University, and took the M.B. and B.Ch. degrees
there in 1885, he also received the State Medicine Diploma
from the University in 1887, and in 1888 was elected a
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
Major Gray was also a gold medallist of Jervis Street
Hospital, and a member of the British Medical Associa-
tion. He only arrived in South Africa from Bengal a
few weeks before being killed.

Gray. — Capt. the Hon. Lonsdale Richard Douglas
Gray, 6th Dragoon Guards, died of enteric at
Johannesburg June 10th, 1900. He was the son of the
Baroness Gray, was born March, 1870, and educated at
Uppingham (where he was in the football XV.) ; and
afterwards at Pembroke College, Cambridge. Capt.
Gray entered the 6th Dragoon Guards from the 5th
Batt. Rifle Brigade Feb., 1893, being promoted lieut. July,
1895, an d capt. May, 1900. He was appointed adjutant
of his regiment, Jan., 1899, which post he held till May,
1900, when he was selected as A.D.C. to the officer
commanding the 1st Cavalry Brigade. He embarked for
South Africa with his regiment in Oct., 1899, and served
in the north of Cape Colony, and was present at the relief
of Kimberley and the advance on Bloemfontein and
Johannesburg.

Green. — Lieut. George Dymoke Green, 59th Company
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at Modderfontein, Jan. 31st, 1901. He was the eldest
son of the late Dymoke Green, Esq., Oaklands, St.
Albans, was 29 years of age, and educated at Winchester.
He went out as a trooper in the Hertfordshire Yeomanry
Jan., 1900, and was granted a commission as lieut. in
the following Oct. He is reported to have been killed
while bravely attempting to take some provisions to an
outpost, which had been surrounded by the Boers.

Greenshields. — Lieut. George Lockhart Greenshields,
13th Company I.Y., died June 9th, 1901, at Grootaf-
deeling, twenty miles south east of Zeerust, of wounds
received in action two days previously. He was the
eldest son of Robert Low Greenshields, Esq., of Liverpool,
and the Beeches, Malpas. Cheshire. He was born
Nov., 1876, and educated at Radley and Oriel College,
Oxford, being in the cricket and football teams at both
places. He was a keen sportsman and a good rider.
Lieut. Greenshields was a partner in the well-known
shipping firm of Greenshields, Cowie & Co. Being
appointed a 2nd lieut. in the Shropshire Yeomanry
March, 1900, he joined the I.Y. in Feb., 1901, with the
rank of 2nd lieut. in the army. When lying wounded
he continued to cheer his men and urge them on. He
is buried at Grootafdeeling.

Greer. — Capt. William Greer, Reserve of Officers
attached to 8th Batt. M.I., died of inflammation of the
liver, at Johannesburg, May 23rd, 1902. He was born in
1 85 1, and after nearly thirteen years' service in the ranks,
was given a commission in the 72nd Foot in 1879, being
promoted lieut. 1880, and capt. in the Border Regt. in
1886. His first experience of active service was with the
72nd Highlanders throughout the Afghan War of 1878-80



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