The Second Boer War took
place between 1899 to 1902 between the South African Republic and the
Orange Free State and the United Kingdom.
ROLL OF HONOUR TEXT READS:
The names of the following members of the Parish of Bures are entered on this Roll of Honour as a record of their patriotism in having fought for their Queen and Empire in the South African Campaign of 1899:1900:1901:1902
Private Frederick George
Trumpeter William Robbins
Private Frank Willingham
Sergeant George Tokely
The Roll of Honour hangs on
the wall, in St Marys Church.
It`s situated on the left Pillar, as you enter the Waldegrave Chapel.
Claude Fitzhardingo Jervis,
Initially served in the Imperial Yeomanry, which was a volunteer mounted force of the British Army that mainly saw action during the Second Boer War.
The rank of "Trooper" is defined as a private soldier in a Cavalry or Armoured unit.
The Yeomanry recruited from the middle and upper classes, but subsequent contingents were more significantly working class in their composition.
Later, Claude was transferred to the Regular British Army holding the same rank.
Definition of Boer : Dutch husbandman, or farmer, a South African of Dutch, German, or Huguenot descent.
Four soldiers from Sudbury
Enlisted in "D" Command, 2nd Volunteer Battalion Suffolk Regiment
One of the notable Battles with
a large loss of Suffolk life was the "Battle of Suffolk Hil"l at
Colesberg, Northern Cape 5th-6th January 1900.
The hill was originally called Red or Grassy Hill. The Suffolk Regiment was ordered to make a night attack on a Boer position on the heights.
Four companies, 354 men of all ranks, set out at midnight under the command of Col. Watson.
The Suffolks were met by a storm of bullets with the Colonel amongst the first to fall.
The party later retired with 11 officers and 150+ men killed, wounded or captured.