Memorial: M4934

A captured gun dedicated to those of HMS ‘Doris’ who died in the Second Boer War 1889 – 1902.

Location

Devonport Park, Plymouth, England

Transcript

'READY . AYE . READY', 'THIS GUN CAPTURED FROM THE BOERS / DURING THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899-1902, / HAS BEEN ERECTED HERE BY THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF H.M.S. DORIS / IN MEMORY OF THE SHIPMATES WHO / LOST THEIR LIVES IN THAT CAMPAIGN'', 'J.H. PLUMBE MAJOR R.M.L.I / C.A.E. HUDDART MIDSHIPMAN R.N. / STRUAN ROBERTSON MIDSHIPMAN R.N. / JAMES MENZIES MIDSHIPMAN R.N. / LIONEL LLOYD MIDSHIPMAN R.N. / JOHN BOYLE PRIVATE R.M.L.I. / FRANCIS DORAN PRIVATE R.M.L.I.', ' FRANCIS COLEMAN A.B. / MATTHEW WISE A.B. / ALBERT G. EDWARDS A.B. / JOHN E. HOOK ORD. / WILLIAM LOCKETT STOKER / W.J. PHILLIPS 2ND S.B.S. / LEWIS WELLS 2ND DOM.'

Details

Description: A captured field gun (pom-pom) on a pedestal of Dartmoor granite. Inscription on three panels surrounded by rope twist borders, Motto above.
Type: Wall tablet
Vessel: HMS Doris

Event

Second Boer War

Event Date

1899-1902

Event Category

19th century conflicts in Africa

People

Boyle, John
Age:
Date of Death: 1899-1902
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Private
Organisation: Royal Marine Light Infantry
Coleman, Francis
Age:
Date of Death: 1899-1902
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Doran, Francis
Age:
Date of Death: 1899-1902
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Private
Organisation: Royal Marine Light Infantry
Edwards, Albert G.
Age:
Date of Death: 1899-1902
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Hook, John E.
Age:
Date of Death: 1899-1902
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Ordinary Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Huddart, C.A.E.
Age:
Date of Death: 25/11/1899
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Midshipman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Lloyd, Lionel
Age:
Date of Death: 27/4/1900
Cause of Death: Infectious disease
Rank / Occupation: Midshipman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Locket, William
Age:
Date of Death: 1899-1902
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Stoker
Organisation: Royal Navy
Menzies, James
Age:
Date of Death: 1901
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Midshipman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Phillips, William J.
Age:
Date of Death: 1899-1902
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Steward
Organisation: Royal Navy
Plumbe, J.H.
Age:
Date of Death: 25/11/1899
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Major
Organisation: Royal Marine Light Infantry
Robertson, Struan
Age:
Date of Death: 25/2/1900
Cause of Death: Infectious disease
Rank / Occupation: Midshipman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Wells, Lewis
Age:
Date of Death: 1899-1902
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Domestic?
Organisation: Royal Navy
Wise, Matthew
Age:
Date of Death: 1899-1902
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: To the fourteen man of the 'Doris' who died during the South African Campaign 1900. The gun was captured from the boers at Paardeberg.
Bibliography: 'Military Chest' July 1893.