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From: "R Wat" <>
Subject: [ZA-EC] Boer War - Bethunes Mounted Infantry E to L
Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2006 16:54:46 +0000


These are extracts from National Archives Ref WO 126/2 for the Boer War
service records for selected names starting between E and L for the BETHUNES
MOUNTED INFANTRY. There were a variety of standard forms and also many
sections of the forms were not completed. As a result the details included
vary.

Kind Regards,

Rowena

Joseph Peter EHRHARD
Reg. no. 1707
British subject
Previous service: Natal Amb. Corps 4 months, Imp Hosp Corps 9 months
Enlisted: Durban 30 Apr 1902
Age: 36, Height: 5 ft 9 , Weight: 145lbs, Chest: 37
Complexion: Dark, Eyes: Brown, Hair: Black, Size of Head: 6 7/8, Size of
feet: 7
Wife: Elizabeth Ehrhard, 41 May St, Durban
Born: Port Elizabeth
Trade: Sign writer

William ELKINGTON
Reg. no. 971
British subject, Previous service: 3 months Colonial Scouts
Enlisted: P M Burg 7 Apr 1900
Born: Buckingham, England
Present Address: NKandhla
Next of Kin: Mr A Elkington, Rly Refreshment Rooms, Durban

Arthur ELLIS
Reg. no. 1144
British subject, Previous service: IHC 1 mth
Enlisted: P M Burg 28 Nov 1900
Age: 17, Height: 5 ft 5, Weight: 130 lbs, Chest: 33 34
Complexion: Fair, Eyes: Hazel, Hair: Brown, Size of feet: 7
Blacksmith
Mother: Mrs K Sophie, 360 Grey Ling St, P Mburg

Alfred David EVANS
Reg. no.: 862
British subject, Previous Service: 93 Matabele Reb n
Enlisted: P M Burg 4 May 1900
Wife: Mrs B Evans, ABC Barracks, Durban

Richard FARREL
Reg. no. 1173
British subject, No Previous service
Enlisted: Dundee 4 Dec 1900
Age: 19
Mother: Mrs Wheeler, 36 Strubens Rd, Mowbray, Capetown

James FLORENS
Reg. no 751
British subject, Previous service: BMI 154 dys
Enlisted: Durban 24 May 1902
Age: 29 , Height: 5 ft 6,
Complexion: Fair, Eyes: Brown, Hair: Fair
Mother: Marion Florens, G A Florens, 180 West St, Durban
Born: New Cross, Kent
Trade: Watchmaker

Daniel FOLEY
Enlisted: Durban 27 Mar 1901
Age: 29, Height: 5 ft 3, Weight: 128 lbs
Complexion: Dark, Eyes: Grey Blue, Hair: Brown, Size of Head: 6 5/8, Size of
feet: 6
Born: Limerick Ireland
Occupation: Seaman
Scar left forearm
Next of Kin: Mr Adamson, 15 Princess St, Point, Durban
Present Address: As Above

W FOURIE
Reg. no 1669
British Subject, Previous service: 8 mos Nesbitts Horse
Signed name with X
Enlisted: Steynsburg 8 Apr 1902
Age: 18, Height: 5 ft 5, Complexion: Dark, Eyes: Grey, Hair: Dark
Next of kin: Mrs Fourie, Steynsburg
Born: Burghers dorp, Cape Colony
No occupation

James FOWELS
Reg. no. 1476
British subject, No previous service
Enlisted: Durban 26 Aug 1901
Age: 26, Height: 5 ft 6, Weight: 138 lbs, Chest: 34
Complexion: Dark, Eyes: Grey, Hair: Black, Size of head: 6 , Size of feet:
7
Wife: Mrs Annie Fowels, 19 St Georges St, Durban
Born: Durban
Trade: Electrician
Cut right wrist

Edwin Montague FRANCIS
Reg. no. 1260
British subject, No previous service
Enlisted: Durban 1 Feb 1901
Born: Durban Nov 82, Age: 18
Occupation: Clerk
Height: 5 ft 5, Weight: 8 st 4 lbs, Complexion: Fair, Eyes: Brown, Hair:
Dark Brown
Present address: Back Beach Battery, Durban
Father: E M Francis, Address as above

Joseph Bosphorus FURNEY
Reg. no 36058
Age: 44, Nationality: Irish, Religion: C of E, Trade: Fireman
Previous service: W M I for 6 months
Height: 5 ft 3, Weight: 136 lbs, Chest: 35
Complexion: Dark, Eyes: Grey, Hair: Grey
Enlisted: 2 Aug 1901 Greenpoint
Son: Arthur Furney, 2 Moreland Terrace, Napier St, Capetown
Single

Henry GARRARD
Previous service: ILI 93 days discharged on own request
British subject
Enlisted: P M Burg 29 Oct 1900
Age: 30, Height: 5 ft 9, Weight: 140 lbs, Chest: 35 37
Complexion: Dark, Eyes: Brown, Hair: Brown, Size of head: 6 5/8, Size of
feet: 7
Wife: Mrs H Garrard, 333 Point Rd, Durban

Charles GILES
Reg. no. 836
British subject, Previous service: 4 years R H A
Enlisted: P M Burg 11 Aug 1900
Mother in Law: Mrs Rogus, 4 Market St, Port Elizabeth

H B GOOCH
Reg. no 665
Enlisted: Durban 16 Jan 1900
Nationality: Colonial, Trade: Cyanide hand
Rank: Jr Mr Sergeant
Discharged due to disbandment of corps 15 Oct 1902 after 2 years 283 days
service
Character: Exemplary
Address after discharge: Stowel Lodge, Rondebosch, C Colony

James GREIVE [GRIEVE also used]
Reg. no. 1276
British subject, Previous service: Colonial Forces
Enlisted: Durban 11 Feb 1901
Born: Aberdeen Scot July 1853
Occupation: Engineer
Height: 5 ft 11 , Weight: 180 lbs, Eyes: Blue, Hair: Grey
Present address: Freemantle House, Smith St, Durban
Next of kin: Michael Grieve, 1 Custern Fount, Old Broad St, EL

Joseph HAMMOND
Reg. no. 924
British subject, No previous service
Enlisted: P M Burg 18 Apr 1900
Born in Dodlaston E
Daughter: Hilda Hammond, 86 Green St, Durban

Joseph HAMMOND
Reg. no. 1261
British subject, Previous service: B M I discharged on own request
Enlisted: Durban 13 Feb 1901
Born: Dodminster, England Nov 1867
Occupation: Sign writer
Height: 5 ft 8 , Weight: 140 lbs, Eyes: Brown, Hair: Rusty
Daughter: Hilda Hammond, Ferry Side, Hampson Rd, Berea

Hans Peter HANSON
British subject, No previous service
Enlisted: Durban 2 Oct 1901
Age: 27, Height: 5 ft 9, Weight: 160 lbs, Chest: 38
Complexion: Pale, Eyes: Grey, Hair: Brown, Size of head: 6 5/8, Size of
feet: 10
Wife: Mrs Lilian Blanche Hanson, c/o Mrs Benneman, 19 West St, Durban
Born: Grangemouth, Scotland
Occupation: Cook

James Eldermour [Eldenour also used] HARDOUIN
British subject, No previous service
Enlisted: Durban 19 Jan 1901
Born: Umzinto Natal 24 Feb 1882
Occupation: Bricklayer
Height: 5 ft 8, Weight: 130 lbs, Eyes: Brown, Hair: Black
Scar on shin
Mother: Mrs Hardouin, Umzinto Drift, Natal

Thomas Arthur HARVEY
Reg. no 1649
British subject
Previous service: 133 days C in C Bodyguard Left on disbandment
Enlisted: Durban 18 Feb 1902
Age: 35, Height: 5 ft 3 , Weight: 150 lbs
Complexion: Dark, Eyes: Grey, Hair: Dark, Size of feet: 7
Wife: Mrs E Harvey, Vogelstuislaagte, District Vrede, ORC
Born: Dewsbury, Yorkshire
Trade: Mason

Gerard Emil HAUPT
Reg. no. 1055
British subject, Previous service: NMP 10 months discharged on own
request
Enlisted: P M Burg 3 Aug 1900
Age: 22, Height: 5 ft 10, Weight: 161 lbs, Chest: 37 39
Complexion: Fresh, Eyes: Brown, Hair: Light Brown
Size of Head: 6 7/8, Size of foot: 7
Mother: Mrs J Weakley, Queenstown, Cape Colony

Richard HAYES
British subject, No previous service
Enlisted: P Mburg 25 Oct 1900
Age: 24, Height: 5ft 2 , Weight: 135 lbs, Chest: 36-39
Complexion: Fresh, Eyes: Hazel, Hair: Brown, Size of Head: 6 , Size of
foot: 7
Father: Chas C Hayes, c/o F Matheus, Park St, Helstone, Durban

John Robert HAYTER
British subject, Previous service: Wiltshire Volunteers
Enlisted: Durban 26 Mar 1901
Age: 38, Height: 5ft 8 , Weight: 146 lbs
Complexion: Dark, Eyes: Brown, Hair: Grey shot black
Born: Warwick, Eng
Wife: Mrs J A Hayter, c/o W R Rennie, V C Steam Ship Coy, Durban

James HILL
Reg. no 1480
British subject, No previous service
Enlisted: Durban 26 Aug 1901
Age: 24, Height: 5 ft 6 , Weight: 130 lbs, Chest: 35
Complexion: Dark, Eyes: Brown, Hair: Black, Size of Head: 6 5/8, Size of
foot: 6
Aunt: Miss Hill, 18 Coates Lane, Redmth, Cornwall, England
Born: Simonstown, C Colony
Occupation: Clerk

William HILL
Reg. no 1114
British subject, Previous service: Naval Brig Arst 6 mths discharged on
own request
Enlisted: P M Burg 29 Oct 1900
Age: 33, Height: 5 ft 6, Weight: 144 lbs, Chest: 36-38
Complexion: Dark, Hair: Brown, Eyes: Brown, Size of head: 6 7/8, Size of
foot: 7
Sister: Agnes Hill, Point Rd, Durban

Thomas HODNETT
Reg. no. 1067
British Subject, Previous service: 3 months Colonial Scouts
Enlisted: P M Burg 18 Apr 1900
Born: P M Burg
Father: Mr Hodnett, 1 Maefailane St, P M Burg

Maurice HOUGH
Reg. no. 1047
British subject, Previous service: Nottingham Yeo 3 yrs resigned
Enlisted: P M Burg 9 Aug 1900
Age: 26, Height: 5 ft 7, Weight: 143 lbs, Chest: 37 39
Complexion: Light, Eyes: Blue, Hair: Light, Size of head: 6 7/8, Size of
foot: 7
Wife: Mrs Sarah Hough, c/o J Spencer, Sydney Rd, Durban

Henry HOUSMAN
Reg. no. 1693
British subject, No previous service
Enlisted: Durban 11 Apr 1902
Age: 25, Height: 5 ft 10, Weight: 12 stone,
Complexion: Fair, Eyes: Blue, Hair: Light, Size of Head: 7 5/8, Size of
foot: 8
Uncle: Surgeon Strebran, 52 Burg Street, P M Burg
Born: Kingwilliamstown
Occupation: Labourer

Joseph HOWARD
Reg. no. 1463
British subject, No previous service
Enlisted: Durban 19 Aug 1901
Age: 23, Height: 5 ft 6, Weight: 140 lbs, Chest: 36 38
Complexion: Dark, Eyes: Brown, Hair: Black, Size of Head: 6 , Size of foot:
6
Sister: Grace Howard, c/o Mrs Fletcher, Greyville, Durban
Born: P M Burg
Occupation: Bricklayer

Herbert IRELAND
British subject, Previous service: 3 months C Scouts
Enlisted: P M Burg 6 Apr 1900
Next of Kin: E W Ireland, 227 Church St, P M Burg

Robert Walter JONES
Reg. no. 1640
British subject, Previous service: 14 Mos DVG
Enlisted: Jamestown 2 Feb 1902
Age: 18, Height: 5 ft 8, Weight: 135 lbs, Chest: 34
Complexion: Fresh, Eyes: Blue, Hair: Brown
Father: Robert James Jones, Corporal C P, Barkly East
Born: King Williamstown

Thomas KIRK
British subject, Previous service: B M I 1 yr 15 days
Enlisted: P MBurg 26 Nov 1900
Age: 49, Height: 5 ft 7, Weight: 152 lbs, Chest: 34 36
Complexion: Dark, Eyes: Blue, Hair: Dark, Size of Head: 6 7/8, Size of foot:
7
Wife: Mrs W Kirk, Carolina, Transvaal

Henry Richard LAWSON
Reg. no. 1237
British subject, No previous service
Enlisted: Durban 19 Jan 1901
Born: Domisa near Umzinto, Natal, 23 Apr 1879
Occupation: Blacksmith
Height: 5 ft 10, Weight: 145 lbs, Eyes: Blue, Hair: Brown
Mother: Mrs Lawson, Domisa, Near Umzinto, Natal

Arthur LEASK
Reg. no. 1221
British subject, No previous service
Enlisted: Durban 12 Jan 1901
Born: Durban Aug 82
Occupation: Clerk
Height: 5 ft 6, Weight: 9 stone, Eyes: Dark brown, Hair: Light brown
Mother: Mrs A Leask, 323 Point Rd, Durban

Philip LEBOWITCH
Reg. no. 36092
Religion: Jew, Age: 21, Nationality: British, Trade: Carpenter
Height: 5 ft 3, Weight: 120 lbs, Chest: 32
Complexion: Dark, Eyes: Brown, Hair: Black
Enlisted: 5 Aug 1901 Greenpoint
Friend: Mr Globus, 52 Rose St, Cape Town
Single

William James LIVINGSTONE
Reg. no. 864
British subject, No Previous service
Enlisted P M Burg 8 May 1900
Special enlistment 7/0 day as saddler
Wife: Mrs Livingstone, 78 Bey St, P M Burg



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