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Albert James Lodge - Boer War

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Christina Report 14 Jan 2013 22:47

Albert died in the Boer War in 1900 in South Africa
I am trying to find out exactly where and how he died.
I've found two A. Lodges, Soldier No. 5639 2 Battalion, The Kings Royal Rifle Corps
and No. 7085 2 Battalion The Royal Fusiliers (The City of London Regiment) but cannot look at the records as I have not subscribed.
Albert was born 1880 in Bedfont Middlesex.
I would be glad of any help,


Catherine Report 14 Jan 2013 22:50


UK, Casualties of the Boer War, 1899-1902 about A Lodge
Name: A Lodge
Casualty Type: Killed
Casualty Date: 23 Nov 1900
Casualty Place: Bronkhorst Spruit
Rank: Lance Corporal
Force: South Africa Field Force
Regiment: Royal Fusiliers
Battalion: 2nd Battalion
Number: 7082


Catherine Report 14 Jan 2013 22:50


UK, Casualties of the Boer War, 1899-1902 about A Lodge
Name: A Lodge
Casualty Type: Died
Casualty Date: 6 Jun 1900
Casualty Place: Ladysmith
Rank: Sergeant
Force: Natal Field Force
Regiment: Royal Rifle Corps
Battalion: 2nd
Number: 5639


Andrew Report 14 Jan 2013 22:52

There is this record on Find my Past.

Boer War 1899-1902 search resultsSearch criteria used:
First name(s): Albert James
Last name: Lodge

1 record found.

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Lodge A J 7082 The Welch Regiment VIEW

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Catherine Report 14 Jan 2013 22:53

Do you have his exact date of birth?


Catherine Report 14 Jan 2013 22:55

Have just noticed post by Andrew which gives number for A J Lodge as 7082 which would mean that my first posting would be the correct one.


Christina Report 14 Jan 2013 23:03

I just found out that he joined a Welsh regiment so the 7082 listing must be the correct one.
His dob was 14/03/1880 Kent Road, Camberwell.


MarieCeleste Report 14 Jan 2013 23:12

Boer War 1899-1902 - Soldier details


Rank: Lance-Corporal
Soldier number: 7082
Unit: 1 Battalion The Welch Regiment
Literary references:

Cathay Park. National Memorial Cardiff SOUTH GLAMORGAN Wales
Guildhall. Memorial. Royal Fusiliers City LONDON England

Casualty details: Killed on 23 Nov 1900 at Bronkhorst Spruit (Official casualty roll location: Bronkhorst Spruit)
Unit: 1 Battalion The Welch Regiment
Source: South African Field Force. JB Hayward & Sons
[2528: 2549-2845] a stream in the South African Republic (Bronkhorstspruit district; Gauteng) which gave its name to a station on the Delagoa Bay railway line. A mill, hotel and store were established at the station, but the modern town of Bronkhorstspruit dates only from 1904 when it was known as Erasmus after the owner of the farm on which it was laid out. In 1929 the name was changed to Bronkhorstspruit in honour of the action in the first Anglo-Boer war when a British column was successfully ambushed by Cmdt Frans Joubert in December 1880. Variants: Bronkhorstspruit Station (used by HMG); Bronkhorstspruit (Afrikaans spelling used on the 1: 250,000 map); Bronkers Spruit (used incorrectly by Doyle). The final action of the battle of Diamond Hill* (Donkerhoek)* was fought at Bronkhorst Spruit on 13 June 1900. In July, the railway bridge over the stream was blown up by the Boers and on 24 July the British 11th infantry division under Lt-Gen R. Pole-Carew arrived;

Rank: Lance-Corporal
Number: 7082
Unit: 2 Battalion The Royal Fusiliers (City Of London Regiment); served with


Christina Report 14 Jan 2013 23:23

That's great. I have been trying to find out about him for a while. Poor man he was only 20 when he was killed.