Monthly Archives: November 2015

George Henry Rosser (1885–1916)

6011 Private George Henry Rosser (1885–1916) 2/South African Infantry Regiment Died in Fulham, 23 July 1916, of severe wounds received on 11 July at The Somme. We’d planned, yesterday, also to look for the grave of Private George Henry Rosser, … Continue reading

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Do you not know…

Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken? Terry Pratchett, Going Postal Today, Remembrance Sunday 2015, we once again spoke the names of the 39 men buried in the South African section … Continue reading

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In search of Corporal John Smith of Galashiels

In my post Gala Remembered  I was unable to do more than hazard a guess as to which of seven Smiths with the initial J, listed on the CWGC database as serving with the South African Forces, could be a … Continue reading

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