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Memorial

ROH 203 Battery Elswick South Africa 1899-1902 T.A. Centre

Reference

B42.48

Place

BLYTH

Map ref

NZ 300820

Original Location

T.A. Centre, Cowpen Road, Blyth (Closed).

Present Location

Gateshead T.A. Centre.

Which war

South Africa 1899-1902

Memorial Description

Roll of Honour behind glass. The dedication is at the top. A picture of a machine gun below bears the caption “One of the six guns presented by Lady Meux to Lord Roberts / manufactured at the Elswick Ordnance Works / and manned by the Elswick battery.”
To the left is a photograph of Lord Roberts, V.C. To the right is a photograph of Major Harvey Scott.
The top left hand corner tells that the men “Enrolled in Town Hall / Newcastle / January 31st 1900”. Top right hand corner states “Embarked on S.S. Devon / at London, / April 4th 1900”. The names of the officers are below the machine gun. The names of the NCOs and men are listed in four columns, under ranks, with the number to the left.

Materials used

Paper behind glass.

Inscription

Souvenir of the Elswick Battery being the / South African Service Battery / of the / 1st Northumberland Volunteer Artillery / that served through the Boer War 1900 / Major Harvey Scott in Command.

Names

Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Printed by Moran, Newcastle.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Bill Lumsden; Janet Brown

Research acknowledgements

Bill Lumsden; Janet Brown

Research In Progress

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ROH 203 Battery Elswick South Africa 1899-1902 T.A. Centre (B42.48)

 
BLYTH      T.A. Centre
  
   Souvenir of the “Elswick Battery” being the
   South African Service Battery
   of the
   1st Northumberland Volunteer Artillery
   that served through the Boer War, 1900
   Major Harvey Scott in Command.
-------------------------------------------------

    
   Officers
   Rank and Name                           Rank and Name
   Major,  Scott, Harvey                   Lieut.  Wilson, Reginald Wellesley
   Captain Wedgewood, Josiah Clement       Surgeon  }
   Lieut.  Bell, Henry Stanley             Captain  }   Wreford, John   
   “       Johnston, Francis Garvin Dillon Veterinary  }
   “       Macartney, Walter Crealock      Lieutenant  }   Dotchin, William
-------------------------------------------------
  
1st column                                  
   Non Commissioned officers               

    
   Regtl.   Rank and Name                     
   No.                                        
  
           {Battery                           
   10604   {Sergeant   Hearn, Joseph (R.F.A.) 
           {Major      
   7183     B.S.M.   Smith, William           
   7209     B.Q.M.S. Wardale, Henry           
                                              
   Sergeants                                  
   7035      Sergeant Askelund, Julios Antoro 
   7070      “        Douglas, James          
   7072      “        Drummond, Angus         
   7080      “        Foster, Benjamin        
   7103      “        Harris, Samuel          
   7107      “        Howarth, Thomas         
   7179      “        Slater, Robert          
   7038     {Farrier  Aiken, Thomas               
            (Sergeant                             
   Corporals                                      
   7045      Corporal Briggs, John Thomas Arthur  
   7071      “        Drake, Francis              
   7084      “        Gibbeson, William Addison   
   7156      “        Orange, Foster              
   7208      “        Usher, Frederick James      
   7199      “        Thompson, Frederick William 
   7184      “        Smith, Joseph Alexander 
   Bombardiers                                
   7043      Bombr.   Brewis, Robert John     
   7096      “        Harrison, John George   
   7121      “        Jones, John Henry       
   7128      “        Lushman, Robert         
   7143      “        Moore, Robert           
   7253      “        Toon, John Joseph       
                                              
   Shoeing Smiths                             
   7124     {Corporal Keen, William James     
            ( S.S.                            
   7033      S.S.     Adams, Alexander        
   7092      “        Gray, William           
   7119      “        Johnstone, Robert Scott 
   7148      “        Mortimer, Thomas        
   7197      “        Tait, Robert Purvis     
   Collar Makers and Saddlers                 
   7032      Bombr C.M. Allan, William        
   7093      “       Gunton, Henry            
   7153      “       Nesbitt, Andrew          
                                              
   Wheelers                                   
   7118      {Bombr.   Jackso, John           
             ( Wheeler                        
   7185       “      Smithson, James          
   Trumpeters                                 
   7125       Trumpeter Kemp, David Alexander 
   7159       “     Patterson, William George 
   7222       “     Worth, James William      
   Gunners                                    
   7030      Gunner Aiston, William           
   7031      “      Archibald, John Richard   
   7034      “      Atkinson, Edward A.       
   7037      “      Barty, John               
   7041      “      Blakeney, William         
   7049      “      Bunting, John Edward      
   7048      “      Burke, George Albert      
   7050      “      Butler, John              
   7051      “      Calver, William           
   7052      “      Carr, Henry               
   7056      “      Claremont, Ellesmere      
   7059      “      Crocker, Albert James     
-------------------------------------------------------
2nd column

    
   Gunners
   Regtl.    Rank and Name.
   No.

    
   7054      Gunner Clarke, Henry
   7060      “      Cumings, William
   7062      “      Dalton, John
   7063      “      Dalton, Henry
   7065      “      Dawson, Charles
   7073      “      Dumbell, Charles Harrold
   7074      “      Eglinton, John
   7076      “      Finlay, Robert
   7077      “      Fletcher, Archibald.
   7078      “      Foster, Thomas
   7082      “      Freeling, John
   7085      “      Gibson, William James
   7088      “      Gordon, John Reid
   7086      “      Gladstone, William
   7089      “      Graham, William
   7090      “      Graham, Thomas William
   7094      “      Halcrow, John Edward
   7097      “      Halliday, James
   7095      “      Hallsall, William John
   7102      “      Hamilton, Thomas
   7098      “      Hart, James
   7104      “      Heward, Thomas
   7109      “      Hogg, Joseph
   7110      “      Holder, Leonard William
   7111      “      Holt, Henry
   7113      “      Howe, John
   7115      “      Ingledew, Joseph
   7117      “      Innes, William
   7120      “      Jones, Owen
   7122      “      Joyce, James
   7123      “      Kidd, James
   7127      “      Little, John James Gordon
   7135      “      Marshall, John
   7133      “      Martin, Alexander
   7132      “      Mason, Edward
   7134      “      Mayes, George
   7142      “      Michie, John
   7227      “      Millington, James
   7146      “      Morrison, William
   7145      “      Morris, Richard
   7147      “      Moran, William Edwin
   7149      “      Moncrieff, John Bruce
   7141      “      McNaught, James
   7140      “      McMurray, Samuel
   7152      “      Murray, James
   7162      “      Piercey, Guy
   7160      “      Patterson, John
   7163      “      Priest, John
   7167      “      Richardson, George
   7166      “      Richardson, William (1st)
   7165      “      Richardson, William (2nd)
   7175      “      Robertson, John Alexander
   7172      “      Robson, John Edward
   7171      “      Robson. Launcelot
   7170      “      Robson, Rowell
   7168      “      Ross, Thomas
   7176      “      Savage, Thomas
   7177      “      Sawyer, David
   7180      “      Simpson, John William
   7186      “      Soulsby, George
   7196      “      Stephenson, James
   7193      “      Stephenson, Joshua
   7195      “      Stevens, Joseph Henry
   7194      “      Storrie, David
   7198      “      Tarbitt, Robert
-------------------------------------------------------

    
3rd Column                                  

    
   Gunners                                    
   Regtl.   Rank and Name                     
   No.                                        
   7204      Gunner Turnbull, John Henry      
   7206      “      Usher, Arthur Ernest      
   7213      “      Welsh, James              
   7214      “      Webster, George           
   7212      “      Weightman Francis William 
   7215      “      Whitehead, Arthur Joseph  
   7216      “      Whitham, Joseph           
   7220      “      Willis, Edwin             
   7219      “      Winship, Thomas           
   7221      “      Winship, Ridley           
   7223      “      Woodage, Henry            
   7225      “      Wood, James               
   7217      “      White, Robert             
   7226      “      Young, William            
                                              
   Drivers                                    
   7036      Driver   Allen, Alexander        
   7039      “      Bell, Joseph Walton       
   7040      “      Bowman, Joseph            
   7042      “      Brett, James              
   7044      “      Brown, William            
   7046      “      Brown, Richard            
   7047      “      Brown, Robert             
   7053      “      Chantler, John            
   7055      “      Cook, John                
   7058      “      Coulson, Andrew           
   7057      “      Costello, Edward          
   7061      “      Currie, Alexander         
   7064      “      Davis, Thomas             
   7067      “      Dinning, John William     
   7066      “      Develin, Charles William  
   7068      “      Dodds, Edward
   7069      “      Dodds, Martin             
   7075      “      Elliott, Robert           
   7081      “      Frame, Thomas             
   7079      “      Forsyth, Robert           
   7082      “      Gardiner, Alexander       
   7087      “      Goodwin, John             
   7091      “      Gregg, David William      
   7100      “      Hall, Robert John         
   7099      “      Hand, Henry               
   7101      “      Hardy, William            
   7108      “      Hodgson, George Robert    
   7106      “      Hills, Hunter             
   7105      “      Hewitson, James           
   7114      “      Hutchings, Ernest         
   7112      “      Hopkinson, John Thomas    
   7116      “      Ingle, Alexander          
   7129      “      Low, Alexander            
   7130      “      Love, John                
   7126      “      Lawson, Elijah            
   7136      “      McElroy, Peter            
   7138      “      McEachern, Neil           
   7137      “      McFee, William            
   7139      “      McKay, Robert William     
   7131      “      Mathieson, John Arthur    
   7151      “      Muir, Robert              
   7144      “      Morrow, William           
   7150      “      Murphy, Laurence Jeremiah 
   7154      “      Newell, James             
   7155      “      Oliver, William           
   7157      “      Parker, Thomas George     
   7158      “      Patterson, William        
   7161      “      Pennington, William       
   7164      “      Pybus, John William       
   7178      “      Robson, Hunter            
-------------------------------------------------------
4th Column

    
   Drivers
   Regtl.    Rank and Name
   No.
   7169      Driver Robson, William Hunter
   7174      “      Robson, Frank Lovibond
   7187      “      Storey, William Arthur Wodehouse
   7188      “      Storey, Herbert Frankiland
   7189      “      Storey, Peter Wodehouse      
   7190      “      Stephenson, George
   7191      “      Stewart, James
   7192      “      Stonehouse, William
   7178      “      Sheridan, John
   7181      “      Smith, George (1st)   
   7182      “      Smith, George (2nd)
   7202      “      Toole, Charles
   7201      “      Totten, James
   7205      “      Turpin, Joseph
   7207      “      Usher, William
   7210      “      Wall, Thomas
   7218      “      White, Thomas  
   7211      “      Walden, William
   7224      “      Wolland, Arthur
   7031    Gunner   Low, James David
   7229      “      Penuel, Percy
   88095     “      Coughlan, James
   7228      “      Roche, James Michael
   11335   Driver   Scragg, William Joseph
   11760     “      Silver, Leonard
   8678      “      Goat, Richard Thomas
   9657      “      McCormack, Patrick
   17784     “      Blaxall, John Bradfield
   7732    {Q.M.    Blaing, William
           {Sergeant
   9627    Driver   Wright, Robert
   Excess Numbers.  Gunners.
   Regtl
   No.     Rank and Name.
   7234    Gunner   Bell, William
   7235      “      Clarkson, James Scurr
   7236      “      Clancy, John
   7237      “      Crozier, George
   7238      “      Dodds, Ernest
   7239      “      Elliott, John
   7240      “      Hartley, Benjamin
   7241      “      Hamilton, Robert
   7242      “      Kirkland, Frank
   7243      “      Laidler, Thomas
   7244      “      Moore, George Gibson
   7245      “      Odams, Charles George
   7246      “      Ridsdale, Thomas
   7247      “      Standfast, James Percy
   7248      “      Smith, Charles Robert
   7249      “      Temple, James
   7250      “      Watts, Frank
   Drivers
   7251     Driver  Bertra, William
   7252      “      Boggon, William John
   7253      “      Carr, Ralph
   7254      “      Carr, Henry (2nd)
   7255      “      Embleton, Frederick
   7256      “      Hamlet, Edgar Hamilton
   8485      “      Horne, Robert
   8486      “      Jobson, James Blythe
   8487      “      Newton, Albert Edward
   8489      “      Rollins, David
   8490      “      Sinclair, Robert
   8491      “      Taylor, George Alexander
   8488      “      Pattie, Richard
NamesB42.48      

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