GEORGE FREDERICK POMEROY

 

 

Born: 1872, Pimlico, City of Westminster, Greater London.

Died: 2nd June 1900; age: 28; Died of Disease at Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 2843.

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

 

Clasps Awarded: Cape Colony & Orange Free State.

 

CENSUS

 

1881   1, Stanley Villas, Summerhill Road, Tottenham, London.

 

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

Alexander Pomeroy, 50, a Copper Plate Printer, born Kentish Town, London.

Eliza Pomeroy (nee Tucker), 48, born Farringdown Street, City of London.

Frank Louis Pomeroy, 20, a Cook & Confectioner, born Kentish Town.

Alfred Edwin Pomeroy, 19, a Copper Plate Printer, born Kentish Town.

Ada Emma Pomeroy, 13, born Shepperton, Surrey.

 

1891   Military Camp, St. Botolph, Colchester, Essex.

 

George was 19 years old, a Soldier ranked Private for the Suffolk Regiment.

 

On the 10th June 1899, at St. Paul’s Church, Hammersmith, London, 28 year old, George, a Omnibus Conductor, of 11, Chancellor’s Road, Fulham, London, married 21 year old, Mary Cooke, of 11, Chancellor’s Road, Fulham.

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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