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John Rothwell, wounded at Spion Kop, died at Durban 6 years 8 months ago #16696

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In Duke Street Cemetery, Southport.



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John Rothwell, wounded at Spion Kop, died at Durban 6 years 8 months ago #16705

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A very good find.

Pte 5602 J Rothwell 2bn Royal Lancaster Rgt - shown in the official casualty rolls for the Natal Field Force as "Died at Sea 02-05-1900".

A "new Spion Kop casualty"!

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John Rothwell, wounded at Spion Kop, died at Durban 6 years 8 months ago #16707

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He doesn't come up on Find A Grave but their records for Durban cemeteries seem to be very patchy. I'll try to pop in Southport Library to look up the newspaper archives for a report of his death.

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As Meurig says a very nice find
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Steve Watt lists him as interred in Wyatt Road Military Cemetery Durban.
His name is also on the memorial wall at All Saints Church Ladysmith
The metal markers are no longer there. Perhaps one of the members in Durban can get you a better photo
See this link for name list, can't load as it is not a jpeg

Jon

kznpr.co.za/military-interest-sites/?alb...gallery=74&nggpage=7



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John Rothwell, wounded at Spion Kop, died at Durban 6 years 8 months ago #16859

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5602 private John Rothwell was with the 2nd Kings Royal Rifles and died of wounds in Durban harbour aboard SS Simla ref. Durban death register. He is buried in the military cemetery in Wyatt road at the Old Fort where most graves have been levelled; John's included. His name appears on the following memorials; All Saints in Ladysmith/Vaalkranz/Durban Wyatt road/Bury Grammar School.
The War Office casualty list in the Times for 4/5/1900 his regiment as 2nd Lancaster.
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