Regiment: South African Imperial Forces

Barnes, William –

Of 8, Hartley Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Wounded 17/07/1916 by gunshot fracturing tibia of left leg.

Eckersley, Alfred –

Husband of Mrs. Eckersley, of 184, Manchester Road West, Little Hulton, Lancashire. Reported missing, and subsequently confirmed prisoner of war. Previously served with the Manchester Regiment Territorials in the South African Campaign.

Flitcroft, William –

Son of Thomas and Maria Flitcroft, of Rochdale, Lancashire; husband of Helena Flitcroft, of 340, Wonderboom South, Pretoria, South Africa; brother of P.C. Flitcroft, of 66, Chorley Road, Adlington, Lancashire. Died of enteric fever in German East Africa.

McCann, Fred –

Son of John W. and Elizabeth McCann, late of Nelson Street, Bolton, Lancashire.

Pearson, Harold –

Son of the late Mr. Thomas Pearson, butcher of Bolton Market Hall. Formerly Sergeant, 5th South African Infantry. Served in the South West African Campaign. A brother served in the Welsh Regiment in France.

Roberts, George A –

One of four sons of Mr. A. Roberts, of Newport Street, Bolton, Lancashire on active service. An old boy of the Bolton Church Institute. Formerly Capetown Garrison Artillery. Attached British South Africa Company’s forces. Died 1916 after suffering severe internal injuries when thrown from his horse and interred with full military honours in the Salisbury (South Rhodesia) Cemetery.

Smith, William Henry –

Adopted son of Rhoda Walkden, of 2nd House, Berridale Road, Mayville, Durban, Natal. Enlisted 1914. Died from wounds received at Warlencourt, France. His elder brother also served in France.

Stockwell, Richard –

Son of Samuel Stockwell, of 67, West Clowes Street, Trafford Road, Salford, Lancashire, and the late Rachel Stockwell.

Vansittert, Sydney Moyle –

Son of Peter John and Sarah Sophia Vansittert, of South Africa. Obituary placed by his ‘sorrowing friend’ Pte. Charles Blackshaw in the BJ&G. Previous service in the South African Campaign and in German West Africa.