Horbury is a large village, three miles to the south-west of Wakefield. The roll of honour is in the entrance to what used to be the town hall, and as the inscription refers to "the men of Horbury who served," it includes names of both regulars and volunteers.
James H. Burton
Cyrus Septimus Eland
John Hy. Goldthorpe
Charles Edward Hartley
Robert Ernest Payne
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I was planning a visit to the Wakefield area (for yesterday) and, if I remember rightly, it came up in a search for "Wakefield Boer War" -
The article has these two paragraphs -
"Inside the Town Hall are a number wall-mounted plaques including a memorial tablet to honour the men that served in the South African War 1899-1902. In 1951, two of the men listed on this Boer War plaque were alive and living in the UK, whilst a third had moved to live in Maracabo, Venezuala."
"He finished by telling the assembled crowd that there would be a brass plaque mounted in the entrance commemorating the Horbury men who gave their lives in the recent war. This was the Boer War (1899-1902). Facing this plaque would be another bearing the names of the present Council. “A little bit of vanity,” he said."
The plaque only mentions men who served; did any of them die in South Africa?