Saturday, January 10, 2015

Souvenir Saturday: William Dixon Smith, Lieut Quartermaster BMR 1899

William Dixon Smith 1857-1900. Lieut Quartermaster, Border Mounted Rifles.
Died 13 January 1900 of enteric fever at Intombi Camp, Ladysmith.

Son of John and Margaret Smith (nee Little) of Spring House farm, Slaley, near Hexham, Northumberland.

William married Charlotte Fisher Melvin Anderson 1851-1920, born in Aberdeen. Charlotte's son by her first marriage, Alick Anderson, a trooper of the BMR, also died at Intombi. Both William and Alick received the campaign medal, the QSA.

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