OFFICERS DIED : SOUTH AFRICA 1899 - 1902
PACK-BERESFORD - Major Arthur
William - Royal Artillery
Died of enteric at Bloemfontein. 5th March 1902. Aged 33. Second son of Denis W. Pack-Beresford, of Fenagh House, Bagnalstown. Joined Royal Artillery Feb. 1887. Went to South Africa as a Special Service Officer and served with the South African Light Horse and then commanded Robert's Horse. Severely wounded at Sanna's Post 31 March 1900. Afterwards served with the South African Constabulary.
PACKEMAN - Lieutenant John
Edward - Imperial Light Horse
Killed in action at Wagon Hill, Ladysmith. 6th January 1900.
PAGET - Captain George Leigh
- 1/Rifle Brigade
Died of wounds at Kaapmuiden. 9th October 1900. Aged 29. Eldest son of Sir George Ernest Paget, of Sutton Bonington, Loughborough (chairman of the Midland Railway Company). Born July 1871. Rifle Brigade Nov. 1891. According to other sources he was wounded 8th Oct. 1900 at Vlakfontein when a train was ambushed; he was buried at Standerton.
PALETHORPE - Lieutenant J. -
Johannesburg Mounted Rifles
Died of enteric at Pinetown, 23rd March 1901.
PALMER - Surgeon-Lieutenant
Herbert Appleton - 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles
Killed in action near Wilmansrust, Transvaal, 12th June 1901.
PARIS - Commander H.G. -
Died 19th Sept. 1900 at Bergan, Norway from sunstroke, contracted while serving at Durban. Joined the Royal Navy 1870. Served on HMS Niobe during bombardment of Omoa fort, Honduras 1873. Served Egypt 1881 on HMS Euryalus (medal and Star), Suakin 1884 (clasp). Served in Anti-Slavery operations off Zanzibar 1888.
PARKER - Captain Darwin Harry
- 5/Lancashire Fusiliers
Wounded at Wonderfontein, 15th December 1901, died same day. Joined Regiment Dec. 1888. Attached to 2nd Battalion for duty in South Africa.
PARKER - Lieutenant James
Herbert - Kitchener's Horse
Killed in action at Houtnek, 1st May 1900.
PARKER - 2nd Lieutenant
Norman James - 2/Royal Lancaster Regt.
Killed in action on the Tugela, 22nd February 1900. Aged 20. Born April 1879. Joined Regiment Feb. 1899.
PARKER - Lieutenant Percy S.
- 1/East Lancashire Regt. (volunteer Company)
Died of enteric at Heilbron, 1st February 1902. Joined 2nd Volunteer Battalion Jan. 1898. Volunteered for South Africa.
PARR - 2nd Lieutenant John
Clements - 2/Somerset Light Infantry
Killed in action near Colenso, on the Tugela, 21st February 1900. Aged 19. Son of General William Chase Parr (Indian Staff Corps) and a nephew of Major-General Hallam Parr. Born April 1880. Joined Regiment Feb. 1899. Buried near Fort Wyllie, near Colenso.
PARSONS - Lieutenant Francis
Newton, V.C. - 1/Essex Regt.
Killed in action at Driefontein, 10th March 1900. Aged 25. Born March 1875, the son of Dr. Charles Parsons, of Dover. Won the VC at Paardeburg for going to the aid of a wounded soldier under heavy fire; he was killed shortly after.
PATON - Lieutenant Harold
Percival - No.1 Troop, Protectorate Regt.
Killed in action at Game Tree Hill, near Mafeking, 26th December 1899. Buried in Mafeking cemetery.
PATTEN - Lieutenant E. -
Died of enteric at Harrismith, 9th February 1902, while attached to Rimington's column. Buried in Harrismith military cemetery.
PAXTON - 2nd Lieutenant
Llewellyn - 2/Bedfordshire Regt.
Killed in action at Thaba N'chu, 16th November 1900. Aged 19.
PEARSE - Captain Charles St.
Aubyn - Royal Canadian Dragoons
Died of tuberculosis at Pretoria, 17th October 1900.
PEARSON - Lieutenant Reginald
William - 2/Rifle Brigade
Killed in action at Ladysmith, 22nd February 1900. Aged 23. Son of Rear-Admiral Hugo Lewis Pearson.
PECHELL - Captain Charles
Augustus Kerr - 3/King's Royal Rifle Corps
Killed in action at Cannon Kopje, Mafeking, 31st October 1899. Aged 30. Son of Admiral Mark Robert Pechell. Brother of the officer below.
PECHELL - Captain Mark Horace
Kerr - 1/King's Royal Rifle Corps
Killed in action at Talana Hill, 20th October 1899. Aged 32. Son of Admiral Mark Robert Pechell. Brother of the officer above.
PEEL - Lieutenant Frank
Gerald - Loch's Horse
Died of enteric at Springfontein, 22nd May 1900.
PEEL - Captain Reginald
Arthur Hawarth - 2nd Life Guards
Died of enteric at Bloemfontein, 16th April 1900. Aged 37.
PERCEVAL - Lieutenant Edward
- 4/King's Royal Rifle Corps
Killed in action at Paardeberg, 18th February 1900. Aged 23.
PETRE - Captain Joseph Lucius
Henry - Loyal Suffolk Hussars Yeomanry
Killed in action at Spion Kop, 24th January 1900. Aged 33, youngest son of William Bernard, 12th Lord Petre.
PHILLIPS - Lieutenant A. - 49th
Co. Imperial Yeomanry
Killed in action at Nonskraal, 25th December 1901.
PICKARD - Lieutenant H.W. -
Died at Bloemfontein, 18th April 1900.
PIGOTT - Lieutenant Hugh P. -
Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry
Died of enteric at Standerton Hospital, 12th November 1900. Aged 22. Son of Major J.C.M. Pigott, late Royal Berkshires.
PILE - Major Lionel Lewis - 1/East
Died of enteric at Heilbron, 4th December 1901. Aged 42.
PILKINGTON - Lieutenant
Frederick Ernest Chomley - 18th Hussars
Killed in action at Waterval, near Vryheid, 6th October 1901. Aged 27.
PILKINGTON - 2nd Lieutenant
Thomas Douglas - 1st Royal Dragoons
Killed in action at Kaalboshfontein, 11th July 1900. Aged 24. Son of Thomas Pilkington, of Caithness.
PIPER - Quartermaster and Hon.
Lieutenant Thomas - 2/Middlesex Regt.
Died at Newcastle, Natal, 27th June 1902. Aged 44.
PIPE-WOLFERSTAN - Lieutenant
Humphrey Francis - 2/King's Own Scottish Borderers
Killed in action at Spion Kop, 24th January 1900. Aged 25. Attached to the 2/Lancaster Regt.
PLATT - 2nd Lieutenant Cecil
Sherman - 5th Dragoon Guards
Died of enteric at Ladysmith, 5th January 1900. Aged 22.
PLOMER - Captain Alfred
Durham - 1/King's (Liverpool) Regt.
Wounded at Dalmanutha, 23rd August 1900, died at Nooitgedacht, 29th August. Aged 32. Educated at Cheltenham College.
PLUMBE - Major John Hulke -
Royal Marine Light Infantry
Killed in action at Graspan, 25th November 1899. Aged 41. Son of Dr. S.A. Plumbe, of Maidenhead. When leading a charge at Graspan Major Plumbe was shot, his last words 'Forward! never mind me.' His pet dog sat with his body for 6 hours.
Memorial at West End Cemetery, Kimberley South Africa - "In memory of the Officers of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines of the Naval Brigade who fell at the battle of Graspan, 25 November 1899, Commander A.P. Ethelston, R.N. H.M.S. 'Powerful' Major J.H. Plumbe, R.M.L.I. H.M.S. 'Doris' Captain G. Senior, R.M.A. H.M.S. 'Monarch.''
POLLARD-LOWSLEY - Lieutenant
Inglis de Lisle - Royal Garrison Artillery
Died of enteric at Middleburg, Transvaal, 26th February 1901. Aged 25. Son of Lieutenant-Colonel Lowsley, Royal Engineers. He was educated at Cheltenham College.
Memorial at St. Mary's Church, Hampstead Norreys, Berkshire - "In loving memory of Inglis de Lisle Pollard-Lowsley Lieutenant Royal Artillery elder son of Lt. Colonel B. Lowsley R.E. of Hampstead Norreys. He died of enteric fever at Middleburg South Africa on Feby. 26th 1901 aged 25 years. He was selected for Maxim Gun duty and took part in all battles and actions fought against the Boers during General Buller's advance from Natal to Lydenburg. He was loved and respected by his brother officers and by his soldiers, and received the highest commendation from those under whom he served. His General and every Officer at Middleburg followed him to his grave, and a Marble Cross is erected there."
POLLOCK - 2nd Lieutenant John
Frederick - 9th Lancers
Wounded at Orange Grove, 2nd June 1900, died the same day at Bappisfontein. Aged 23. Son of John Pollock, of Lismany, co. Galway.
POOK - 2nd Lieutenant
Frederick Albert Betteley - 4/Cheshire Regt.
Died of enteric at Burghersdorp, 4th March 1901.
POOLE - Lieutenant W.J. -
Died of dysentry on board S.S. Canada, 28th July 1901.
POOLEY - Lieutenant Alfred
Ernest - 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen
Killed in action at Mokaridrift, Caledon River, 27th September 1901.
PORTER - 2nd Lieutenant John
J. - 2nd Dragoon Guards
Killed in action between Carolina and Bethel, 16th October 1900.
PORTER - Major Reginald
Whitworth, DSO - 1/Oxfordshire Light Infantry
Died of heart disease on the transport 'Orotava', 10th May 1902, after being invalided from South Africa. Aged 46. Born 18th May 1856. Son of Henry Aylmer Porter, of Windsor Forest. Educated at Cheltenham College. Served NWF India 1897-8 (medal 2 clasps).
POTT - Captain Arthur David
Ripley - 3/King's Own Scottish Borderers
Died of liver disease at Kimberley, 20th December 1901. Aged 39. Son of General David Pott, CB, of Selkirk.
POWELL - Lieutenant Charles
Folliott Borrodaile, Yorkshire Light Infantry (M.I.)
Killed in action at Rietfontein, Transvaal, 13th July 1901. Aged 21.
POWELL - Lieutenant John
William - 1st Australian Mounted Rifles Contingent
Killed at Hopkirk's Fram, near Rensberg, 9th February 1900. Born at Mount Gambier, South Australia, 12th August 1862, son of John and Lucy Powell.
Memorial at Colesburg Cemetery, South Africa - "For King & Empire - In memory of the Officers, NCO's and men who fell in this district in the Anglo-Boer War: 1899-1900.... S.Aus. M.I. Lt. John William Powell (12.2.1900)."
POWER - Major Alfred Richard
- 2/Yorkshire Light Infantry
Died of dysentry at St. Michael's Home, Bloemfontein, 8th June 1900. Aged 42.
POWER - Captain Sir Elliott
Derrick Le Poer - 1/Rifle Brigade
Died of enteric at Standerton, 20th January 1902. Aged 29. Son of Sir Richard Crampton Power and Florence Maria Elliott. He was the Fifth Baronet of Kilfane, co. Kilkenny. Brother of the officer below.
POWER - Captain Sir John
Elliott Cecil - 5/Royal Irish Regt.
Wounded near Lindley, 29th May 1900, died 1st June. Aged 29. Son of Sir Richard Crampton Power and Florence Maria Elliott. He was the Fourth Baronet of Kilfane, brother of the above officer.
POYNDER - Lieutenant Geoffrey
William - 2/Royal West Surrey Regt.
Died of enteric at Kroonstad, 18th February 1902. Aged 27.
PRATT - Captain James Bonham
Tod - 1/King's Own Scottish Borderers
Died of enteric, 23rd June 1900. Aged 38. Son of Colonel Henry Hamilton Pratt (late 94th Foot). Educated at Cheltenham College.
PRATT-BARLOW - Lieutenant F.H.
- 4th Bn. Imperial Yeomanry
Died of enteric at Lindley, 26th February 1902. Aged 19. Son of Archibald Pratt-Barlow, of Nottingham.
PRESTON - 2nd Lieutenant John
Starkie - 1/Royal Scots
Died of enteric at Dewetsdorp, 27th June 1900. Aged 21. Son of J. Preston, of Mearbeck House, near Leeds.
PRICE - Captain Rhys - 1/Welsh
Died of blood poisoning at Modder River, 3rd March 1900. Aged 34.
PRICE - Lieutenant Sir Rose -
3/King's Royal Rifle Corps
Killed in action near Villiersdorp, 9th June 1901. Aged 21. Son of Sir Rose Lambart Price, 3rd Baronet of Trengwainton, Cornwall and Isabella Tarleton.
PRICE-DENT - Lieutenant
Phillip Hampton - 1/Devonshire Regt.
Wounded at Ladysmith, 27th December 1899, died 31st December. Aged 29. Educated at Cheltenham College.
Memorial at Hallaton parish church, Leics. - "In loving memory of Phillip Hampton Price-Dent, Captain 1st Battn. Devonshire Regt. youngest son of Major General R.H. Price-Dent, B.S.C. of the Manor House, Hallaton. He served in the Chitral and Tirah Campaigns in India and fought at the battles of Rietfontein and Elandslaagte in South Africa. Working the Maxin Gun of his Regiment. He died December 31st 1899 of wounds caused by the explosion of a shell during the siege of Ladysmith aged 29 years."
(Thanks to Robin Jenkins for the memorial inscription)
PRICHARD - Lieutenant Gordon
Fairfax - 2/Lincolnshire Regt.
Killed in action at Nitral's Nek, 11th July 1900. Aged 27. Son of J.C. Collins Prichard, of Cowbridge, Glamorganshire.
PRICKARD - Captain Harry
Seddon - 2/North Staffordshire Regt.
Died of enteric at Bloemfontein, 12th May 1900. Aged 34. Son of Rev. W.E. Prickard, of Radnorshire.
PROTHERO - Captain Freke
Lewis - 1/Welsh Regt.
Wounded at Karriefontein, 22nd August 1900, died 24th August. Aged 32.