Friday 13 September 2013

St John Ambulance Brigade Memorial

Morecambe cemetery in Lancashire contains an unusual memorial to a Fred Siddle who served with the St John Ambulance Brigade in the Boer War and died in South Africa on November 21, 1900. An inscription at its base records that it was erected by his sorrowing parents.

A very useful overview of the St John Ambulance Brigade in the South African War 1899-1902 providing a wealth of information on casualties and memorials can be found HERE. It records that 1505 Pte Fred Siddle died of disease and is commemorated in the Book of Remembrance in St George's Cathedral in Cape Town.


Billy Blue Eyes said...

So sad that the memorial has fallen or been lad down, it that state it could easily become overgrown and lost or distroyed.

Bill said...

Thanks for the pictures. Great representation of the cemetery.

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