Born: 1879, Clare, Suffolk.

Died: 31st May 1900; age 21; died at Vet River, Orange Free State, South Africa.

Residence: Clare, Suffolk.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 4835.

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


Clasps Awarded: Cape Colony, Orange Free State.




1881   Cavendish Road, Clare, Suffolk.


George was 2 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

George Bruty, 32, an Agricultural Labourer, born Clare.

Hannah Bruty (nee Smith), 26, born Clare.

Charles Bruty, 6, born Clare.

Walter Bruty, 4, born Clare.


1891   Common Street, Clare, Suffolk.


George was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George, 42, an Agricultural Labourer.

Hannah, 36.

Charles, 17, an Agricultural Labourer.

Walter, 14.

Mary Ann Bruty, 9, born Clare.

Bessie Bruty, 7, born Clare.

Frederick Bruty, 4, born Clare.

Sarah Annie Bruty, 2, born Clare.

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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