Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Raiders who served in the Anglo-Boer War - the Jameson Raid 31-12-1895.

The Jameson Raid is a remarkable event even in the turbulent history of southern African land grabs by Africans, Boers and Britons.



What sets the raid apart is that it was not a state operation, but a private army - mercenaries - of the British South Africa Company run by the diamond magnate Cecil Rhodes.

There is much information on the Raid on the net and particularly www.angloboerwar.com. You can get a nominal list on the "Name Search" putting "List of Jameson raiders" (no quotes) in the Notes field. A more accessible list is available here.

This post presents a list of 66 known Raiders who went on to serve in the Anglo-Boer War. There will be more as research continues. If you can add to this list please leave a comment - thanks.


Name Primary Unit Served in the Anglo-Boer War Rank No
Adames, Ernest Gribbon II Bulawayo Div British South Africa Police Staff Sgt-Major 539
Armstrong, James St George P Imperial Yeomanry Private 2259
Belk, Samuel Waterhouse Kimberley Town Guard Sergeant
Bowden, Frank Lake II Bulawayo Div British South Africa Police Captain
Bowden, Sydney Vincent Cape Police Lieutenant
Brand, William John Warren's Mounted Infantry Sergeant 64
Bruce, Stewart Hay Phillips B Squadron Protectorate Regiment FF Trooper 307
Burgess, William Robert Kimberley Horse Sergeant 249
Burnand, John Arthur Cape Railway Sharpshooters Sergeant 1239
Callanan, Henry A A Squadron Rhodesian Regiment Trooper 43
Cazalet, Alexander Phillip Louis II Bulawayo Div British South Africa Police Captain
Chadborn, John Arthur Cape Police Private 517
Chawner, Henry William II Bulawayo Div British South Africa Police Captain
Close, Percival Thomas Stephen Imperial Light Horse Corporal 1992
Cole, Mansell Lawford D Squadron Protectorate Regiment FF Lieutenant
Constable, Harry Paley II Bulawayo Div British South Africa Police Lieutenant
Cumming, Adam Bennett E Squadron Rhodesian Regiment Captain
Davey, Thomas William G Troop Southern Rhodesian Volunteers Corporal 571
Dewar, Arthur Robert Johnson 5 New Zealand Mounted Rifles Lt & Adjutant
Dodge, James Horsefield Rimington's Guides Sergeant
Drury, Gordon Vallancy II Bulawayo Div British South Africa Police Captain
Eastwood, Francis Eastwood III Mashonaland Div British South Africa Police Lieutenant
Franklin, Benjamin Charles II Bulawayo Div British South Africa Police Corporal 761
Frost, John 1 Imperial Light Horse Trooper 39
Gibbs, Joseph Walter C Squadron Protectorate Regiment FF Trooper 55
Gibson, William Mitchell Kimberley Horse Sergeant-Major 197
Going, Gerald H I Bechuanaland Div British South Africa Police Trooper 2412
Gosling, Audley Vaughan III Mashonaland Div British South Africa Police Major
Grenfell, Harold Maxwell 1st Life Guards Bvt Lt-Colonel
Grey, Raleigh 6th Dragoons Captain
Gunn, Angus Donald E Squadron Rhodesian Regiment Trooper
Harber, Walter Alexander 1 Imperial Light Horse Trooper 276
Harris, Reginald Oke II Bulawayo Div British South Africa Police Sergeant-Major 107
Harwood, Evelyn Gwynne Armoured Trains Southern Rhodesian Volunteers Trooper 745
Holden, Edward CS Protectorate Regiment FF Captain
Hore, Arthur Henry Johnstone Southern Rhodesian Volunteers Capt & Adjutant
Ibbs, Charles Henry Imperial Light Infantry Sergeant 839
Ingham, John Seager II Bulawayo Div British South Africa Police Lieutenant
Jupp, Richard Barry Imperial Light Horse Corporal 1181
Kennedy, Leslie Coleridge Kitchener's Horse Trooper 3324
Kincaid-Smith, Kenneth John Artillery Royal Captain
Lawson, Charles Frederick Kimberley Horse Trooper 152
Levis, James George II District Cape Police Corporal
Lindsell, Charles Frederick Reserve Of Officers Captain
Little, Hugh Mervyn 1 Imperial Light Horse Trooper 688
McMillan, Donald Bather 2 Imperial Light Horse Trooper 688
Moore, Percy Henry Evelyn Imperial Light Horse Trooper 599
Parker, George Bertie A Squadron Loch's Horse Trooper 69
Pender, John Stuart Menzies British South Africa Police Troop Sgt Major 541
Pepys, Arthur Guy Leslie Northampton Regiment Lieutenant
Pescod, William Thomas Natal Field Artillery Sergeant 105
Pomeroy, Granvill George 1 Battalion Gloucester Regiment Lieutenant
Poole, Ernest Josiah Protectorate Regiment FF Trooper
Rea, Harold George E Squadron Rhodesian Regiment Trooper
Rhodes, Charles Alfred II Bulawayo Div British South Africa Police Sergeant 785
Ruck, George Gordon Loch's Horse Sergeant 29
Spring, Francis Raymond C Troop Southern Rhodesian Volunteers Trooper 525
Steadmond, Edward Protectorate Regiment FF Trooper 294
Thomas, William Llewellyn Mashonaland Sqdn Rhodesian Regiment Trooper 124
Thorn, Richard Alder A Troop Southern Rhodesian Volunteers Trooper 516
Villiers, Charles Hyde Horse Guards (The Blues), Royal Captain
Weinthal, Paul Robert's Horse Sqdn QM Sgt 2211
White, Henry Frederick Reserve Of Officers Major
Wickham, Thomas Strange South African Light Horse Unknown 806
Willows, Tom Oxden Rhodesian Field Force 2nd Lieutenant
Wood, Edward Allen British South Africa Police Lieutenant

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  1. Amended JG Lewis to LeVis and added more unit detail.

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