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Modder River Memorial
Ritchie district, Northern Cape

Date:n.d.
Type:Memorial
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
29°02'41.83" S 24°36'24.82" E Alt: 1117m

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Transcript of memorial stone:

IN MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING OFFICER,
NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE
2ND BATTALION, KINGS OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY
WHO WERE KILLED NEAR THIS SPOT DURING
THE BATTLE OF MODDER RIVER ON 28 NOVEMBER 1899
AND WHO ARE NOW INTERRED IN THE
GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE,
WEST WND CEMETERY, KIMBERLEY.

2NDLIEUT.LONGL.W.
3896SGT.WALLACEJ.H.
5397L/CPL.CATTELLC.
4621   "FULWOODR.
4133   "HILLF.
4349PTE.BROWNJ.
4534   "COWELLW.
6083   "GRIFFITHST.
4513   "HARDINGH.
3663   "SAXTONC.C.
4209   "VICKERSW.
 
4945PTE.GREENC.
DIED OF WOUNDS, ORANGE RIVER, 30 NOVEMBER 1899.

Transcript of base of memorial - panel 1:

TO THE MEMORY OF
10 OFFICERS
1 WARRANT OFFICER
1 COLOUR SERGEANT
5 SERGEANTS
4 CORPORALS &
119 PRIVATES
THE KINGS OWN
YORKSHIRE
LIGHT INFANTRY
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE
SERVICE TO THEIR COUNTRY
IN S.AFRICA.
BETWEEN 11TH OCTOBER, 1899.
& 31ST MAY, 1902.
REQUIESCANT IN PACE.

Transcript of base of memorial - panel 2:

OFFICERS
MAJOR P.W.A.A.MILTON
MAJOR A. POWER
CAPTAIN F. THOROLD
LT. E.V.I. BROOKE
LT. E.F.B. POWELL
LT. F.W.LONG
LT. R.E. SHEPHERD
LT. A.W. WALLACE
2 LT. L. MARTIN
2 LT. F. CONWAY.

Transcript of base of memorial - panel 3:

WARRANT OFFICERS
SERGT MAJOR J. CASSON
COL SERGT H. LAWTON
SERGT W. BEDFORD
   "   H WILLIAMS
   "   J.H.WALLACE
   "   E. LOCKWOOD
   "   W JONES
CORPORAL A. LANCASTER
   "   T. WILSHAW
   "   F.J. DUGGAN
   "   F.J ATKIN