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Hitchin at War - Boer War Casualty


Private in the Bedfordshire Regiment.

He lost his life on the 13th March 1902.

He died of disease at ZeeruSt. 80 miles north east of Mafeking. He held the Regimental Number 3954 in the 4th Battalion, a Militia Battalion which arrived in South Africa on the 21st March 1900.

At the time of his death there was a considerable amount of activity in the Western Transvaal.

His gravestone is in the military precinct of the Zeerust Cemetery north east of Mafeking. It is made of Norite and reads "1899-1902 Pte C. Simmonds 4th Bedford Regt died 13.3.1902".

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A Second Boer War Casualty

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