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OFFICERS KILLED - SOMALILAND 1901- 04

My thanks to Paul Geddes, great-grandson of Captain Olivey, for the images

Captain ANGUS - Royal Artillery
- killed in action at Erigo 6th October 1902
"Killed while serving the guns in a most determined manner." (The Times)

Lieutenant E.W. BELL - Suffolk Regiment, attached 2nd King's African Rifles - killed in action at Gumburru, 15th April 1903

Lieutenant C.H. BOWDEN-SMITH - killed in action at at Jidballi, 10th January 1904

Captain Cahrles Maurice Dundas BRUCE - Royal Field Artillery - killed in action at Daratoleh, 22nd April 1902

Memorial at Gordons Boys School, West End, Surrey -
"To the dear memory of Charles Maurice Dundas Bruce Captain Royal Artillery. Born June 4 1869. Killed in action Somaliland April 22 1903."

Lieutenant CHICHESTER - 6th King's African Rifles - killed in action at Galadi, 16th April 1902

Captain Duncan A. FRIEDRICHS - Royal Engineers - killed in action 17th June 1901 at Ferdiddin.

Lieutenant J.A. GAYNOR - 2nd Dragoon Guards, attached 2nd King's African Rifles - killed in action at Gumburru, 15th April 1903

Captain Charles GODFREY, DSO - British Central Africa Indian Contingent - killed in action at Daratoleh, 22nd April 1902. Born 16th Feb. 1872, son of Major-General Godfrey. Served in 26th Bombay Infantry. DSO for Ashanti Expedition.

Captain J. JOHNSTON-STEWART - 93rd Highlanders, attached 2nd King's African Rifles - killed in action at Gumburru, 15th April 1903

Captain Thomas LISTER - killed in action at Jidballi, 10th January 1904
Memorial at Eton College -
"To the dear memory of Thomas Lister, eldest son of Thomas Lord Ribblesdale and Charlotte his wife. Born May 2nd 1878. Captain 1st Royal Hussars DSO in him His Majesty lost a most gallant and promising officer. He served throughout the South African War at the Battle of Paardeberg, Poplar Grove, Driefontein, Houtnek, Vet River, Diamond Hill, Wittenbergen and the Relief of Kimberley. Killed at the Battle of Jidballi, Somaliland January 10th 1904 aged 25."

Lieutenant E.D. LUARD - Royal West Kent Regiment

Captain L. McKINNON - Sherwood Foresters, attached 2nd King's African Rifles
- killed in action at Gumburru, 15th April 1903

Captain Herbert Humphrey de Bohun MORRIS - East Kent Regiment, attached 2nd King's African Rifles - killed in action at Gumburru, 15th April 1903

Memorial at Bedford High School, Bedford -
"In loving memory of Captain Herbert Humphrey de Bohun Morris, The Buffs East Kent Regiment attached to The King's African Rifles, 2nd son of Col. G.T. Morris late B.S.C. who was killed at Gumburru Somaliland 17 April 1903 whilst fighting in Col. Plunkett's gallant stand against the Mullah's forces. Born 1st September 1874."

Captain Herbert Edward OLIVEY - Suffolk Regiment - killed in action at Gumburru, 15th April 1903. Attached 2nd King's African Rifles.

Memorial at St. Mylors Church, Mylor, Cornwall - "In loving memory of Walter Rice Olivey, Lieut. 66th Regt. son of Lieut.Col. W.R. Olivey, Army Pay Department, who was killed while carrying the Queen's Colour of his regiment at the Battle of Maiwand, Afghanistan, on the 27th July 1880, aged 20. Also of his younger brother, Herbert Edward Olivey, Capt. Suffolk Regiment who was killed in Somaliland while serving with the 2nd Battalion King's African Rifles, on the 17th April 1903 aged 32."

Major PHILLIPS - killed in action at Erigo 6th October 1902
"Killed whilst rallying his men" (The Times)

Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur William Valentine PLUNKETT - 2nd King's African Rifles - killed in action at Gumburru, 15th April 1903
Eldest son of Lt-Col. G.T. Plunkett, Royal Engineers, of Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin.

Memorial at Manchester Cathedral - "To the glory of God and in loving memory of Arthur William Valentine Plunkett. Lieut-Colonel Commanding 2nd Battn the King's African Rifles. Major in the Manchester Regiment, killed in action at Gumburru, Somaliland on April 17th 1903. Aged 34."

Captain H.B. ROWLANDS - Suffolk Regiment, attached King's African Rifles - wounded at Daratoleh, 22nd April 1902, died of his wounds at Bohotle.

Lieutenant Lionel Wilfred de SAUMAREZ - 60th King's Royal Rifle Corps - died 2nd May 1901.
Memorial at the War Memorial Church, Sandhurst Military Academy - "Lionel Wilfred de Saumarez. Lieutenant 60th Rifles. South African War 1899-1900 including defence of Ladysmith. Died during Somaliland Campaign. 2nd May 1901."

Lieutenant Francis Wheler SIME - Indian Medical Service - killed in action at Gumburru, 15th April 1903. Aged 26. Born Nov. 1876.

Captain Herbert Charles VESEY - 2nd Sikhs - killed in action at Gumburru, 15th April 1903.
Served Burma 1887-8 (medal & clasp) and Hazara Expedition 1888 (medal & clasp)

Memorial in St. Augustine's Church, Kohat -
"Sacred to the memory of Captn H.C. Vesey 2nd Sikh Infantry, Punjab Frontier Force, who was killed in action at Gumburru Somaliland on 17th April 1903. This tablet is erected by his brother officers in affectionate remembrance of him, and in admiration of him as a gallant soldier."

Lieutenant Joseph Raboteau WELLAND - Royal Army Medical Corps - killed while attending to wounded at Jidballi, 10th January 1904. Born 19th Sept. 1878, at Llandrillo, Denbigh. Attached 6th King's African Rifles.


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