Winsham at War

The South African Campaign 


Visitors to the Parish Church may have noted the brass memorial plaque on the north wall commemorating the death of a soldier - 4462 Private Warren of the King’s Dragoon Guards in South Africa on the 28th. August 1901 and dedicated to him by ‘his officers and comrades’.    We have not been able to find out much more about him except that his initial was R. and according to the Dragoon Guards records in Cardiff museum he actually died ‘of disease’ in Bloemfontein.  He was awarded The Queen’s South Africa medal with clasps denominated as Cape Colony and Orange Free-State. 

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