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CathcartJSource: QSA and KSA rollsNatal Police
CathcartJ6044Lance Corporal2nd Battalion
Demise: Killed in action 15-12-1899
Place: Colenso
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
Royal Dublin Fusiliers
CathcartJames1749TrooperServed 21 Jul 02 to 07 Feb 03.
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Steinaecker's Horse
CathcartJohn Houston33PrivateSource: OZ-Boer databaseQueensland, 1st Mounted Infantry Contingent
CathcartRCaptain4th Battalion
Demise: Killed in action 22 Feb 1900
Place: Tugela Heights. Wynne Hill
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
King's Royal Rifle Corps
CathcartReginaldCaptainHe was killed in the operations on the Tugela, February 22nd, 1900. He was the fourth son of Earl Cathcart, was born November 1870, and educated at Eton. He entered the King's Royal Rifle Corps from the Royal Military College in November 1891, being promoted Lieutenant January 1895, and Captain January 25th, 1900. Captain Cathcart, who was known by Green Jackets as "Reggie" Cathcart, left many to mourn for him. He was an athlete and sportsman. In 1896, a team of his battalion, trained and led by him, won at Aldershot the shield presented by HRH the Duke of Connaught, for an obstacle race. Fifteen Regimental teams, each of 106 officers and men, armed and accoutred, competed, Captain Cathcart held the post of Superintendent of Gymnasia, at Malta, from November 1896, to March 1899, where he was well known. He belonged to the 4th Battalion, but volunteered for active service with the 3rd Battalion, and proceeded to South Africa in November 1899. He was present at the battle of Colenso, where his old school friend, "Freddy" Roberts, King's Royal Rifle Corps, fell, and he was one of six brother officers who carried him to his grave at Chieveley. Captain Cathcart was also at the action at Potgieter's Drift. At Spion Kop the 3rd King's Royal Rifle Corps attacked the two peaks on the north of that position, the right half battalion took the Sugarloaf hill and the left half battalion captured the centre hill of the range. Though lame, and suffering from abscess in the foot, Captain Cathcart, with his company, led the left half battalion up the precipitous hill, and they were the first to gain the summit. An account of this attack will be found in despatches published in the LG, February 8th, 1901, page 951, where "F Company leading under Captain Cathcart" is specially referred to. Captain Cathcart was also present at the various actions round Cingolo Hill. Having crossed the Tugela on the pitch dark night of February 22nd, he was killed by a random shot, which struck him in the forehead, during a charge with fixed swords. The scene of action, Green Hill, is west of Pieters Station, about three miles due north of Colenso. A marble obelisk marked the position. It bears this inscription: "In memory of officers, non commissioned officers, and riflemen, 3rd Batt, King's Royal Rifle Corps, who were killed in action at this spot, February 22nd and 23rd, 1900. They formed part of picquets which drove off the enemy's attack and held this ridge all night, in spite of determined efforts to dislodge them". Beneath this inscription appear the names of Captain the Honourable R Cathcart, Sergeant J Flower, and twenty riflemen.
Source: Donner
King's Royal Rifle Corps
CathcartSamuel36397TrooperSource: QSA Medal Rolls92nd Company, 23rd Btn, IY
CathcartT4th Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Royal Dublin Fusiliers
CathcartThomas505TrooperServed 05 Feb 02 to 18 Jun 02. Discharged W. Cathcart, c/o T. Chesney, Springburn Station, Glasgow
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Canadian Scouts
CathcartThomasSource: Attestation paper in WO126Canadian Scouts
CathcartW AA Division
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
South African Constabulary
CathcartW HLieutenantDemise: Died of disease - enteric fever 07 Jan 1902
Place: Mafeteng
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
Worcestershire Regiment
CathcartWilliam HaroldLieutenantHe died of enteric at Mafeteng, Basutoland, January 7th, 1902. He was the third son of Colonel the Honourable A M Cathcart, late Grenadier Guards, of Mowbray House, Ripon. His mother was the only daughter of the third Lord Bolton. Lieutenant Cathcart was born May 1880, educated at Eton and entered the Worcestershire Regiment from the 3rd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment, in April 1900, being promoted Lieutenant the following September. He served in South Africa during 1901.
Source: Donner
Worcestershire Regiment
CatherThomas PlunketCaptainCATHER, THOMAS PLUNKET, Captain, became Lieutenant, Royal Engineers, 15 December 1871, and Captain 15 December 1883.  He served in the Burmese War, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 26 November 1886]: "Thomas Plunket Cather, Captain, Royal Engineers.  For services in Burma".  He was given the Brevet of Major 1 July 1887.  Major Cather died in 1889.
DSO (gold), Afghan (3) Charasis Kabul Kandahar (Lt RE), Kabul to Kandahar Star (Lt RE), Egypt (1) Suakin 1885 (Capt RE), IGS 1854 (2) Burma 1885-7 Burma 1887-9 (Capt), Khedive Star.  The following with DSO missing.  Hamilton Mar 80 £1,800.  Hamilton Oct 81 £1,475.  Hamilton Mar 83 £1,327.  Hamilton May 83 £1,194.  Christies Feb 82.  Spink Jun 85 £1,400.  The following as a complete group.  Spink Apr 2000 estimate £1,800 - £2,200.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Royal Engineers
CatherallG W2nd Battalion
Source: Medal rolls
Cheshire Regiment
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