Blackheath Proprietary School South African War Memorial

St Margaret Church
Lee Terrace
Lee SE13 5BT

UKNIWM: 12266

OS Map Ref: TQ380 750

Type: Plaque

Description: Brass Plaque mounted on wood board

South Africa 1899 – 1902
To The Glory Of God
And In Memory Of
Private E.M. Foster
Sapper E.C. Short
Who Died For Their Country
To Perpetuate The Names
Of Other Old Blackheathans
Who Served In
The Boer War

This Tablet Is Erected By Some Of Their Schoolfellows.

Wars Commemorated: South Africa (The Boer War) 1899 – 1902:

The memorial was unveiled on 29 May 1906 by Lt. Gen. Sir C Burnett and was re-dedicated on 21 May 1952 after renovation by the Old Blackheathian Society

Other References: Kirby, J.W. B.A., The History of the Blackheth Proprietary School, Blackheath 1933

Note: The school originally stood on the site of the present no. 42 Lee Terrace.

Private E.M Foster
Sapper E.C. Short

Lieut. W.D. Butler (36 company, 11th Imperial Yeomanry)
Lieut. A.E. Davidson
Lieut. Col. W.R.B. Doran, D.S.O. ( Royal Irish Rifles. Served as Brigade Major and on the General Staff)
Lieut. Col. B.J.C. Doran, C.B. ( Royal Irish Rifles. Served on the Staff of 5th Infantry Brigade)
Private W.M. Gordon
Lieut. L.E. Haines (4th battalion, East Surrey Regiment)
Trooper C.S. Hodgson
Lieut. B. Lamb
Lieut. C. Lamb (Imperial yeomanry)
Capt. H.D. Lawrence (3rd battalion East Surrey Regiment)
Capt. A. S. Legg
Lieut. Col. F.W.N. McCracken, D.S.O (commanded 1/Berkshires and 2/Berkshires)
Capt. P.J.F. McCracken (2nd Active Service Volunteer Company, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment))
Lieut. H. Norfolk
Col. Sir W.D. Richardson, K.C.B
Trooper G. Stokes
Lieut. E. Stone
Lieut. A.C. L. Tyrell (1st battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers. He saw service in Cape Colony, Orange Free State and the Transvaal .)
Lieut. G. Woollett

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