Born: 1872, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

Died: 23rd April 1900; age: 28; Died of Dysentery at DaAar, Northern Cape, South Africa.

Residence: 4, Terrace, Stone Street, St. Andrew the Less, Cambridge.

Occupation: Assistant Postman from September 1899 – Cambridge.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 3000.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion, South Africa Field Force.


Clasp Awarded: Cape Colony.




1881   4, Eden Place, St. Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.


Albert was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Holsworth Daynes, 34, a Stonemason, born Blofield, Norfolk.

Jane Edith Daynes (nee Welton), 33, born Brockdish, Norfolk.

Herbert George Daynes, 10, born Great Yarmouth..

Alfred James Daynes, 6, born Great Yarmouth.

Walter Charles Daynes, 4, born Great Yarmouth.

Ernest Lambert Daynes, 9 months, born Cambridge.

One of the notable Battles with a large loss of Suffolk life was the “Battle of Suffolk hill” at Colesberg, Northern Cape 5th- 6th January 1900. The hill was originally called Red or Grassy Hill. The Suffolk regiment was ordered to make a night attack on a Boer position on the heights, four companies, 354 of all ranks, set out at midnight under the command of Col. Watson. The Suffolks were met by a storm of bullets. The Colonel was amongst the first to fall, and the party later retired with 11 officers and 150+ men killed, wounded or captured.

The Boer War.

Suffolk Regiment 

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