Another Soldier


The inscription on the family headstone in St Oswald’s churchyard tells us that Henry served with the 2nd East Kent Regiment, The Buffs.

There is a record for Henry’s marriage to either Rachel MATHER or Constance LINNELL in Farnham, Surrey, in the last quarter of 1899. It would appear that he came home on leave to wed and fell sick after returning to duty. I assume the enteric fever struck him down in South Africa but will do some more research to confirm this.

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