I am an amateur historic researcher with an interest for British society and how it was influenced by warfare from 1899 to the beginning of the national service period. Recently I undertook research for the London Borough of Bexley's Local Studies & Archive Centre which examined how the local area was involved in the South African War. This culminated in a public lecture which proved to be very popular with the local history enthusiasts. More recently I am currently researching the soldiers from the Queen's Westminster Volunteers (13th Middlesex) who served in the City of London Imperial Volunteers during the Boer War. They are memorialised in Westminster Abbey's north cloisters.
Their names are listed below;
1. Lance Corporal Charles Francis Nixon
2. Private Frederick Nance Aylen
3. Private James Chapman Appleford
4. Private John Heath Bryce
5. Private Reginald Darling Cameron
6. Private Sidney Carr
7. Private Francis Henry Welsby
If any members of this forum would like to share any information on these men please do.
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Info from the Palmer casualty roll-
L/Cpl. C.F.Nixon - " number 321, wounded Paardeburg, 18/2/00 and Died of disease, Kroonstad 2/6/00. Units shown as CLIV and MI, City Imp Vol".
Pte. J.C.Appleford - "number 1131, Died of Disease, Winburg, 6/4/00, unit shown as C.I.V."
The other names listed do not feature on the Palmer roll. However, I did have a look on the official SAFF casualty roll and found with slightly different surname spelling -
"1296 Pte. J.H.Brice, CIV, Died of Disease, Johannesburg, 31/5/1900"
"8 Pte. F.H.Wilsby, CIV. Died of disease, Pretoria 12/9/00"
It will be necessary to search the medal rolls of the CIV to ascertain the clasps awarded to each of the men you listed.
Have you considered checking one of the commercial sites for any personal papers?
Hi, I believe James Chapman Appleford is an ancestor of mine in some manner. He died of disease and was buried in a cemetery in Wynberg, Cape Town South Africa. A large boulder in the cemetery has a plaque with various British war victims inscribed including his inscribed. David Hart