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Hitchin at War - Boer War Casualty

Henry GRAY

Private in the Bedfordshire Regiment.

He died on the 6th August 1900.

He is shown as 'Grey' on the Memorial in St. Mary's Church, Hitchin. In the Lawson Thompson Scrapbooks, on a brass tablet installed in the Union Jack Working Boys Club at Hitchin and in the official Casualty Roll, he is described as 'Harry Gray'.

He was in the 4th Battalion and his Regimental Number was 3675. This was a Militia Battalion that arrived in South Africa on the 21st March 1900. It was mainly engaged in administering martial law in the areas captured from the Boers.

He died of dysentery at Kimberley, South Africa and is buried at the West End Garden of Remembance at Kimberley and has a metal cross with grave number EE8 mentioned in the Anglican Church section there. The memorial there reads "1899-1992. In proud remembrance of British soldiers who were killed in action or who died as a result of service during the South African War at places enumerated on this monument and who lie buried here at Kimberley".

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A Second Boer War Casualty

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Memorial on which he appears: