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Robert Clark The Father of Henry Martyn-Clark - A missionary out in the North-West Frontier of India. One of the first Europeans to set foot in Afganistan
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A small village north of Bury, Lancashire, I can trace many of my immediate ancestors from there. On the Roman Road, Watling Street
Andrew Martyn-Clark My Father and his part in my World. Also my mother and his parents too.
Henry Martyn-Clark My Great Grandfather, his roots and his achievements. Discusses malaria but also his confrontations with Islam.

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Saturday, 2 June 2012

Shipley, South African Campaign

St Paul's Church in Shipley has an interesting collection of memorials. They seem to have "migrated " to the back of the church. This is the Parish church of Church of Shipley.

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I am however going to split the  blogpages up. The first Memorial is to the 3 men who lost their lives in the South African Campaign.

This is the transcript of the memorial:

FOR GOD FOR KING AND COUNTRY
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF HERBERT O'DONNELL
3RD ROYAL WARWICKS
KILLED IN ACTION AT NOONSKRAAL S.A.
DECR.25TH 1901 AGED 21 YEARS

HIGSON LISTER
DIED OF ENTERIC AT PINETOWN. S.A.
JUNE 12TH 1900- AGED 23 YEARS

ALBERT JOWETT
2ND KINGS OWN YORKS LIGHT INANTRY
DIED OF ENTERIC AT ELANDSFONTEIN. S.A.
SEPT 3RD 1901 AGED 27 YEARS

THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY
INHABITANTS OF SHIPLEY

Looking closely at the very base of the memorial shows the engraver. I think it reads Dell or Bell & Scott Engravers Bradford.
I cannot find any reference to this company. Nicely engraved and well kept. The memorial is in good condition and the lack of a good polish helped the photography no end! Unable to find a reference to Noonskraal on the internet. The references to Higson Lister of Shipley appear to refer to an older Higson Lister - dangerous to presume a father. But certainly seems a relative. The grave is at St Pauls church too.

Herbert O'Donnell:- This is the Ancestry record, the place of death is different.


Name:H O\'Donnell
Casualty Type:Killed
Casualty Date:25 Dec 1901
Casualty Place:Kokskraal
Rank:Lance Corporal
Force:South Africa Field Force
Regiment:Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Battalion:3rd Battalion
Number:5661



Albert Jowett :- This is the Ancestry Record, Interestingly a difference of a day.


Name:A Jowett
Casualty Type:Died
Casualty Date:4 Sep 1901
Casualty Place:Elandsfontein
Rank:Private
Force:South Africa Field Force
Regiment:Yorkshire Light Regimant
Battalion:2nd Battalion
Number:5848



I do not have an issue with the errors. I would think that communications were difficult and details difficult to come buy. There have been 100 years + to piece the history together.


SHIPLEY - BOER WAR

UKNIWM REF: 50784


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