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5 days 14 hours ago - 5 days 2 hours ago #53132 by BereniceUK
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I walked up Twthill, overlooking Caernarfon, early one morning to photograph the county memorial. It was the work of a local mason, Hugh Jones, and was unveiled and dedicated on 2nd July, 1904.















Corporal Owen Roberts Denbighshire Hussars
Shoeing Smith J. V. Griffith Denbighshire Hussars
Trooper G. C. Goodwin Denbighshire Hussars
Trooper J. B. K. Long Norfolk Yeomanry
Corporal J. Metcalfe 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards
Private E. Dawes 2nd Battalion Scotts Guards
Private W. Joyce 1st Battalion King's (Liverpool) Regiment
Second Lieutenant Roger Williams-Ellis 2nd Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers

Private E. Roberts 1st Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers
Private W. Evans 4th Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers
Private J. T. Jones 4th Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers
Private W. Kelly 4th Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers
Private T. Mailen 4th Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers
Private W. H. Williams 4th Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers
Sergeant C. Jones 3rd Volunteer Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers
Private H. Deverell 3rd Volunteer Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers

Private J. Roberts 2nd Battalion South Wales Borderers
Lance Corporal G. Soper 2nd Battalion Royal Highlanders
Private A. Soper 2nd Royal West Kent Regiment
Sergeant J. Graham 2nd Royal Munster Fusiliers
Trooper J. Rowlands Brabant's Horse
Trooper D. E. Roberts Kimberley Light Horse
Trooper G. D. Cameron Natal Mounted Police
Dresser T. R. Eames Welsh Hospital

Roll of Honour has additional information on some of the men, but also differences in the spelling of some of the names. www.roll-of-honour.com/Caernarvonshire/CaernarfonBoer.html



Anglesey in the distance.

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5 days 18 minutes ago #53141 by Brett Hendey
Brett Hendey replied the topic: Caernarvonshire
Berenice

Thank you for posting this imposing monument. Its position high on a hill certainly adds to its splendour.

There is a common error made in the record of Trooper G D Cameron. Although the men of the Natal Police who participated in the Boer War were all mounted troops, their unit was the 'Natal Police'. The Natal Mounted Police had ceased to exist in 1894.

Cameron enlisted in the NP on 16/11/1896 (No.1779), and was killed in action on 28/4/1901 in the heroic action at Mahlabatini in Zululand. Four Natal Policemen were killed in this action, and another two were mortally wounded. Later two men were awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

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Brett

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4 days 20 hours ago #53146 by QSAMIKE
QSAMIKE replied the topic: Caernarvonshire
Thanks Berenice......

You can see the side that faces the sea is the most worn........

Thanks for your transcription......

Mike

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