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ARRAS MEMORIAL

Pas-de-Calais, France

50 South Africans who served in British units are commemorated on this Memorial.

Registered on the Roll of South Africans who fell 1914-1918 edited after the War by the South African authorities.

HOUSEHOLD BATTALION

Bay 1

Lieutenant

Humphrey Herbert Orlando BRIDGEMAN

Son of the late General The Hon. and Mrs Frances Bridgeman. Also served in German SW Africa (Source : C.W.G.C.).

Killed in action on the 11th May 1917 - Age 26

Second-Lieutenant

D'Urban John TYRWHITT-DRAKE

Son of John D'Urban Tyrwhitt-Drake and Laura Sophia Tyrwhitt Drake, of Howie West, Port Alfred, Cape Colony. Served in the Rebellion and German SW Africa. (Source : C.W.G.C.).

Killed in action on the 3rd May 1917 - Age 21

 

ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY

Bay 1

Gunner

Charles CARNEGIE

Son of David Clark Carnegie and Barbara Cuthbert Carnegie, of Apex Coal Mine, Brakpan, Transvaal (Source : C.W.G.C.).

D Battery, 79th Brigade

Killed in action on the 29th April 1917 - Age 20

Gunner

John James JOSS

Son of George Joss, of Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (Source : C.W.G.C.).

B Battery, 125th Brigade

Died on the 21st March 1918 - Age 21

 

ROYAL ENGINEERS

Bay 1

Captain

Percy Neil WHITEHEAD, M.C.

Son of Mrs Whitehead, of Orchardleigh, Praignton, Devon, and the late Percy Whitehead. Also served in German South West Africa (Source : C.W.G.C.).

174th Tunnelling Company

Killed in action on the 21st March 19178 - Age 29

 

ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY

Bay 1

Second Lieutenant

Edward Wilme COLLIER, M.C.

2nd Royal Marines Battalion (Royal Naval Division)

22nd March 1918.

 

THE ROYAL SCOTS

Bay 1 or 2

11th Battalion (27th Brigade, 9th Scottish Division)

Private

Colin CAMPBELL

7th April 1917

(From 3rd Battalion)

Second Lieutenant

John Clarkson TREDGOLD, M.C.

Son of Clarkson Henry Tregold and Emily Ruth Tregold, of Cressydale Lydiate, Southern Rhodesia (Source : C.W.G.C.).

Killed in action on the 12th April 1917. Age 21.

13th Battalion (45th Brigade, 15th Scottish Division)

(From 9th Battalion)

Second Lieutenant

Charles Hoyle SMITH

23rd April 1917

 

THE KING'S OWN (ROYAL LANCASTER REGIMENT)

Bay 2

8th Battalion (76th Brigade, 3rd Division)

Lieutenant

William Oak JAY

Son of Charles Alfred and Gertrude Mary Jay, of King William's Town, South Africa. Also served in German SW Africa (1914-1915) (Source : C.W.G.C.).

Killed in action on the 25th April 1917. Age 22.

 

THE ROYAL FUSILIERS

Bay 3

4th Battalion (9th Brigade, 3rd Division)

Captain

Stephen Van der Poel HIDDINGH

Killed in action on the 3rd May 1917

 

THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON'S (WEST RIDING REGIMENT)

Bay 6

2nd Battalion (12th Brigade, 4th Division)

Second Lieutenant

Wilfred Thomas WOOD

Killed in action on the 9th August 1917

 

THE BORDER REGIMENT

Bay 6

1st Battalion (87th Brigade, 29th Division)

Private

Moses CLULOW

16th May 1917

5th (Cumberland) Battalion (151st Brigade, 50th Northumbrian Division)

Lieutenant

Alexander Turnbull Rossell HAMILTON

Killed in action on the 9th May 1917

7th (Westmorland & Cumberland Yeomanry) Battalion (51st Brigade, 17th Northern Division)

(from 2nd Reserve Regiment of Cavalry)

Second Lieutenant

Arthur Palmer JAY

Son of Maria Rebecca Bryce (formerly Jay), of 27, Prince Alfred St, Queenstown, South Africa, and the late Charles Thomas Lane Jay (Source : C.W.G.C.).

Killed in action on the 21st March 1918. Age 27.

 

THE HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT

Bay 6

C Company, 1st Battalion (11th Brigade, 4th Division)

Private

Eugène Prosper SENEQUE

Son of Marie Augusta Seneque, of Greenwood Park, Natal, South Africa, and the late Jean Joseph Seneque (Source : C.W.G.C.).

28th March 1918. Age 25.

 

THE BLACK WATCH

Bay 6

1/7th (Fife) Battalion (153rd Brigade, 51st Highland Division)

Second Lieutenant

James Robert Hay MCINTOSH, D.C.M.

Son of James and Joan McIntosh, of Potgietersrust, Transvaal (Source : C.W.G.C.).

Killed in action on the 22nd March 1918. Age 25.

 

THE LOYAL NORTH LANCASHIRE

Bay 7

9th Battalion (74th Brigade, 25th Division)

(from the KRRC)

Major

Frank Maxfield KING

Killed in action on the 22nd March 1918. Age 25.

 

THE WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT

Bay 4

16th Battalion (93rd Brigade, 31st Division)

Second Lieutenant

Leonard Maurice PLATNAUER

Died of wounds on the 3rd May 1917

 

THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS

Bay 6

D Company, 1st Battalion (87th Brigade, 29th Division)

Second Lieutenant

Douglas Hill ROBERTSON

Son of the late John and Elizabeth McLaren Robertson (Source : C.W.G.C.).

Killed in action on the 14th April 1917. Age 34.

 

THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT

Bay 6

12th Battalion (95th Brigade, 5th Division)

(From 3rd Battalion)

Second Lieutenant

Walter Travers BURGES

Killed in action on the 8th May 1917

 

THE EAST SURREY REGIMENT

Bay 6

7th Battalion (56th Brigade, 19th Western Division)

(From 1st Battalion)

Second Lieutenant

Felix Augustus COLIN

Son of Augustus Colin, of 3, Hare Court, Temple, London (Source : C.W.G.C.).

Killed in action on the 3rd May 1917

 

THE MIDDLESEX REGIMENT

Bay 7

23rd Battalion (123rd Brigade, 41st Division)

(from 18th Battalion)

Lieutenant

Rupert Anthony GREEN

Son of the late Mr and Mrs Edward Knolles Green, of Cape Town. Also served in South Africa (Rebellion), SW Africa, East Africa and Italy (Source : C.W.G.C.).

Killed in action on the 25th March 1918. Age 34.

 

THE KING'S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS

Bay 7

2nd Battalion (2nd Brigade, 1st Division)

Rifleman

James Reid FINDLAY

30th June 1916

Rifleman

Alder Heffill FISHER

Son of Charles Ernest and Fanny Jane Fisher, of The Villas, Redenhall, Harleston, Norfolk. Served on the South African campaign with BSA Police. Came from South Africa to enlist (Source : C.W.G.C.).

1st July 1916. Age 38.

Lance Corporal

Frank GRIMSDITCH

1st July 1916.

Rifleman

Percy Henry JACKSON

1st July 1916.

Lance Corporal

Allen Hamill MCMINN

Son of Joseph and Charlotte Isabelle Wells McMinn. Came from Africa to enlist (Source : C.W.G.C.).

1st July 1916. Age 34.

Rifleman

William NESBITT

1st July 1916.

Rifleman

John Wilberforce PHILIP

1st July 1916.

Lance Corporal

John Edgar REES

Son of Captain James Rees and Eliza Annie Rees, of Swansea and Mumbles. Served in the South African campaign, and in German SW Africa with 1st Rhodesian Regiment (Source : C.W.G.C.).

1st July 1916. Age 41.

Rifleman

Charles George REEVE

Husband of Beatrice Marian Reeve, of 12, Lowman Rd, Holloway, London. Also served in Salonika (Source : C.W.G.C.).

1st July 1916.

Rifleman

Thomas ROBERTSON

1st July 1916.

Rifleman

George Edmund TAYNTON

Son of the late John Elijah and Jane Aldridge Taynton (Source : C.W.G.C.).

30th June 1916. Age 33.

Lance Corporal

Frederick Joseph WALTERS

1st July 1916.

Rifleman

Charles WILLIAMS

Son of George Williams, of Waterloo Villa, Winford, Somerset. Served in the South African campaign and Natal Rising (Source : C.W.G.C.).

1st July 1916. Age 34.

8th Battalion (41st Brigade, 14th Light Division)

Lieutenant

Robert Murray ROGERS

Killed in action on the 2nd July 1916.

16th Battalion (100th Brigade, 33rd Division)

(from 15th Battalion)

Second Lieutenant

Eric Forrester PEACOCKE

Son of Mr and Mrs Peacocke, of Learig, Salisbury, Rhodesia (Source : C.W.G.C.).

Killed in action on the 20th May 1917. Age 26.

 

THE DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY

Bay 8

10th Battalion (43rd Brigade, 14th Light Division)

Private

Harry CARR

Son of Mrs Hannah Dawson, of 22, Wotton Avenue, Benoni, South Africa (Source : C.W.G.C.).

6th January 1917 - Age 20

15th Battalion (64th Brigade, 21st Division)

Second Lieutenant

John Henry BAILLIE

Son of John and Annie Elizabeth Baillie, of 399, Torrisen St, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa (Source : C.W.G.C.).

Killed in action on the 3rd May 1917 - Age 28

 

THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY

Bay 8

10th/11th Battalion (46th Brigade, 15th Scottish Division)

Captain

Alexander SCOTT

Son of Alexander and Agnes Scott, of Silver Leaf, Rosebank, Johannesburg, Transvaal (Source : C.W.G.C.).

Killed in action on the 24th April 1917. Age 21.

 

THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS

Bay 8-9

2nd Battalion (20th Brigade, 7th Division)

(from 3rd Battalion)

Lieutenant

Herbert Forbes PUNTAN

Killed in action on the 9th April 1917.

 

THE CAMERON HIGHLANDERS

Bay 9

7th Battalion (44th Brigade, 15th Scottish Division)

Lieutenant

Alexander Robert MACDONALD, M.C.

Son of the late Roderick and Sarah Grant Macdonald. Came from Rhodesia to serve (Source : C.W.G.C.).

Killed in action on the 28th March 1918. Age 47.

 

THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS

Bay 9

2nd Battalion (98th Brigade, 33rd Division)

Private

J. CURRIE

Son of James and Elizabeth Currie, of 174, Russell Rd, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province (Source : C.W.G.C.).

24th June 1917. Age 27.

1/7th Battalion (154th Brigade, 51st Highland Division)

Lieutenant

William BELL

Killed in action on the 10th April 1917

1/8th Battalion (152nd Brigade, 51st Highland Division)

(from 5th Battalion)

Second Lieutenant

Robert LYON

Son of the late Rev. and Mrs Robert Lyon, of North Church, Perth. Graduate of  St Andrew's University. Service in the Matabeleland and South African Wars. Came from Africa to serve (Source : C.W.G.C.).

Killed in action on the 17th March 1917. Age 51.

 

THE LONDON REGIMENT

Bay 9-10

1/16th Battalion (Queen's Westminster), The London Regiment (169th Brigade, 56th London Division)

(Detached from 5th Border)

Second Lieutenant

James Harper BETTERIDGE

Son of the late Thomas Harper Betteridge and Elizabeth Betteridge (Source : C.W.G.C.).

Killed in action on the 14th April 1917 - Age 35

2/3rd Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), The London Regiment (173rd Brigade, 58th London Division)

Lieutenant

Hugh Wilfred HALL

Son of Hugh Lanion Hall, and Grace H Hall, of Torburnlea, Tomango, Eastern Transvaal (Source : C.W.G.C.).

Killed in action on the 15th May 1917 - Age 23

 

THE MACHINE GUN CORPS

Bay 10

27th Company

(Detached from 7th Royal Fusiliers)

Lieutenant

Leonard Ernest NOTCUTT

Son of Helen C Notcutt, of Cape Town, South Africa, and the late Ernest TM Notcutt. Husband of Florence C Roberts (formerly Notcutt) (Source : C.W.G.C.).

Killed in action on the 3rd May 1917 - Age 30

63rd Company

(From 5th Yorkshire)

Lieutenant

Robert Ernest Murray HOFMEYR

Killed in action on the 24th April 1917.