Peace Memorial




In commemoration of


And in memory of the 0fficers, N.C.Officers and Men of Clevedon and District who fell in the service of their Country in the South African War 1899 - 1902

This column was erected by their Comrades and by the General Public of Clevedon and District

Dedicated also to the memory of those Men and women of Clevedon and District who gave their lives in the two World Wars 1914 to 1918 and 1939 to 1945

Roll of Honour - Boer War

Lt Herbert C.W.BETHON

Royal Highlanders. Magersfontein.

Herbert Cecil Willoughby Berthon, of Cleeve Court, Somersetshire, 2nd Batt. Royal Highlanders (Black Watch), died on Dec. 15th, 1899, at Wynberg, Cape Colony, of wounds received at Magersfontein. He was the son of the late Major-Gen. T. P. Berthon, of West Mount, Ryde, Isle of Wight, and was born June 10th, 1865. Lieut. Berthon served in the ranks nearly seven years and gained his commission as 2nd lieut. in the East Yorkshire Regt., Jan., 1894; promoted lieut. Oct., 1896, and transferred to the Royal Highlanders, Oct., 1897. He served with the Kimberley Relief Force under Lieut.-Gen. Lord Methuen previous to being wounded at Magersfontein. (Extracted from 'The Last Post - Roll of Officers who fell in South Africa 1899-1902' by Mildred G Dooner).

2nd Lt Raymond H.WILLIAMS

2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. HIGEL.

Raymond Henry Williams, 2nd Batt. Somersetshire Light Infantry, was wounded by the accidental discharge of his revolver while on outpost duty on Sept. 6th, 1901, and died the same day at Nigel. He was born in June, 1882, educated at Wellington, and entered the 4th Batt., Somersetshire Light Infantry in Oct., 1899. His battalion was embodied in Dec., 1899, and proceeded to South Africa in Feb., 1900. 2nd Lieut. Williams served with it for over a year and was then granted a commission in the Dorsetshire Regt. in Jan., 1901, being transferred to the 2nd Batt. Somersetshire Light Infantry in the following May and joined it in South Africa. He had thus served throughout the war from Feb., 1900. (Extracted from 'The Last Post - Roll of Officers who fell in South Africa 1899-1902' by Mildred G Dooner).

Able Seaman William BAILEY

Royal Navy. HMS Doris.

Trooper Ernest RIDEOUT

6th Dragoon Guards. Springfontein.


48th Coy L.Y. (North Somerset). Johannesburg.


[worn out].

Gunner William NEADS

Royal Artillery. Ladysmith.

Driver Albert WYATT

Royal Artillery. Bloemfontein.

Sapper Charles SHEPSTONE

Devon & Somerset Royal Engineers. (Vols). Pretoria.

Private Sidney HALE

2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Leribe.


2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Maritzburg.


4th Battalion,[worn away]. East London.

Frederick HARVEY

[worn away].


[worn away]. Netley Hospital.*


2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Bloemfontein.

Henry CARD

[worn away],Gloucestershire Regiment. Denetsdorf.

* Oliver Griffin died at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley. All that remains of the hospital now is the red brick chapel which currently serves as a museum. The hospital was opened in 1863 and offered 1,000 beds. The nearby Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery contains the graves of over 700 fatal casualties. The following picture of the hospital is from the London Illustrated News.


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