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Officers who died in the Boer War 1899-1902

extracted from The "Last Post" being a roll of all officers (Naval, Military or Colonial) who gave their lives for Their Queen, King and Country, in the South African War, 1899-1902. by Mildred G. Dooner. J. B. Hayward & Son. 1980.

Queen's South Africa Medal

Queen's South Africa Medal (obv)

Clasps shown – Paardeberg, Driefontein, Relief of Kimberly

Grover.-Lieut. Percival Charles Grover, 1st Batt. Shropshire Light Infantry, died of wounds received in action at Bloemfontein Water Works March 31st, 1900. He was born March, 1875, educated at Rugby, and entered the Shropshire Light Infantry Feb., 1895, being promoted lieut. March, 1899. He served in the campaign on the North-West Frontier of India under the late Sir William Lockhart, 1897-98, with the Malakand Field Force, including the operations against the Mahmuds, and in Bajour, with the Utman Khel Column, afterwards with the Buner Field Force, including the attack and capture of Tanga Pass, receiving the medal with clasp. Lieut. Grover belonged to the 1st battalion of his regiment in India, but volunteering for active service he was sent to South Africa. His services are mentioned in the despatch of Brigadier-Gen. Broadwood, April 20th, 1900, who reports Lieut. Grover as having shown conspicuous gallantry on the day he was killed, L. G., Feb. 8th, 1901.
Maddocks. - Lieut. Thomas Brassey Maddocks, 2nd Batt., Somersetshire Light Infantry, was shot through the heart during the re-occupation of Potchefstroom, Sept. 10th, 1900. He was born Sept., 1874, educated at Shrewsbury School, and entered the Somersetshire Light Infantry, Dec., 1895, from the 3rd Batt. Shropshire Light Infantry, being promoted lieut. October, 1898. Lieut. Maddocks accompanied his battalion to South Africa in Oct., 1899, and served with the Natal Field Force. At the time of his death he was acting on the staff of Major-Gen. Hart-Synnot.
Simpson. - Lieut. Tom Thorp Simpson, 1st Batt., died of dysentery at Schhoeman's Kloof on April 30th, 1901. He was a son of Dr. W. S. Simpson, was born in May, 1877, and educated at Lancing College. He entered the Shropshire Light Infantry from the 4th Batt. in May, 1899, being promoted lieut. Aug., 1900. Lieut. Simpson had served with the 2nd battalion of his regiment in South Africa from the commencement of the war.
Trow. - Capt. William H. Trow, Volunteer Co., Shropshire Light Infantry, died of enteric at Kroonstad, May 26th, 1900. He came of a Worcestershire hunting family, his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather having kept packs of harriers in that county. Capt. Trow was 35 years of age, a keen sportsman, and by profession a lawyer. He had held a captain's commission in the 1st battalion since June, 1890, and passed the examination in tactics. He volunteered for active service and went to South Africa in Feb., 1900, with the temporary rank of capt. in the army.



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