Saturday, January 27, 2018

Souvenir Saturday: William Dixon Smith 1899

William Dixon Smith, Lieutenant Quartermaster, Border Mounted Rifles.
Photographed at Ladysmith Natal, December 1899. He died of enteric
at Intombi Camp in January 1900.

QSA - William's medal has the bar Siege of Ladysmith
(not shown here)

William's memorial at Intombi Cemetery near Ladysmith. Unfortunately,
due to vandalism or to animals wandering through the cemetery, the top
part of the memorial, a cross with the BMR logo, is now missing. 
William's stepson Alexander Anderson's memorial, below, shows the cross
in place, with the BMR boot and spur insignia.

Intombi Camp Graveyard - early view

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