The Record of a Regiment of the Line eBook

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Officers 7 12
N.C.O.’s and men 91 85
    Total casualties 195

A large memorial is erected to the memory of those who fell on January 6th at Wagon Hill, Ladysmith, on the spot where the charge took place.  It bears the following inscription: 

To the glory of God, and in memory of the following Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and Men of the 1st Battalion Devonshire Regiment, who fell in the gallant and successful charge made across this place by three companies during the fight on 6th January, 1900.  Siege of Ladysmith.

Captain W.B.  Lafone. 
Lieutenant H.N.  Field. 
Lance-Corpl.  J. Pigeon.
  " " W.D.  Pratt.
  " " A. Vern. 
Private T. Bamsey.
  " A. Bevan.
  " J. Bibb.
  " W. Brown.
  " A. Curtis.
  " W. Davidson. 
Private W. Fair.
  " W. Harvey.
  " E. Hornsby.
  " T. Litton.
  " H. Marden.
  " W. Newcombe.
  " F.W.J.  Page.
  " G. Roper.
  " J. Seager.
  " W. Woods.

Lieutenant E.E.M.  Walker, Somerset Light Infantry (attached).

“Semper Fidelis.”

A marble monument is erected in Ladysmith cemetery to those who were killed or died of disease during the siege of Ladysmith, and their names are recorded on it.  A small iron cross was also placed at the head of the grave of every man of the Regiment who was killed or who died of disease during the war.

These memorials were erected by the officers, non-commissioned officers, and men of the 1st Battalion Devonshire Regiment, to the memory of their gallant comrades.


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