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Way, A.S., Lieut., 1901
Colin Boyd has submitted the following:

Lieutenat Arthur Strachan Way, D.S.O., 2nd Batt. Durham Light Infantry, was killed in action at Tabaksberg, south of Welcome, January 29th, 1901, in the fighting with DeWet. He was the fourth son of the Rev. W.H. Bromley Way, late Rector of Warboys, Hants, was born in March 1876, and educated at Marlborough. He was a keen sportsman and a good rugby forward. He entered the Durham Light Infantry from the Royal Military College in February 1896 being promoted Lieutenant July 1897. He saw much service during the campaign and at Sannas Post, and when surrounding Prinsloo, behaved with considerable bravery. Lieut. Way was awarded the D.S.O., September 28th 1901 and the medal with five clasps for Paardeberg, Wittbergen, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill and Dreifontein. He was mentioned in despatches, L.G., September 10th, 1901. The following is an extract from the orders of his battalion (then stationed in Burmah) of February 4th, 1901 : "The Commanding Officer announces with great regret the death, in South Africa, of Lieut. A.S. Way who was killed in action January 29th. Lieut. Way was a most promising and zealous officer, and his death is a great loss to the battalion, where he was known and liked by all ranks as a good all round sportsman." His battalion has put up a marble cross in his memory at Welcome and his name is inscribed on a tablet placed in Marlborough College Chapel in memory of all Marlburians who fell in the war.
Source: The Last Post Mildred Dorner, 1903.

Lieutenant Way is remembered in Durham on D47.001

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