Born: 1878, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

Died: 8th December 1901; 23; Died of Disease at Krugersdrop, Gauteng, South Africa.

Residence: 10, Derby Street, Grantchester, Cambridgeshire.

Enlistment Date: 9th March 1895.


Rank: Private/Bandsman; Service Number: 4190.

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


Clasps Awarded: Cape Colony, Orange Free State & Transvaal.




1881   14, Free School Lane, St. Edward, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.


William was 2 years old and living with his parents & sister.

William Tabor, 24, a Gardener – Domestic, born Grantchester, Cambridgeshire.

Mary Elizabeth Tabor (nee Topp), 24, born Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Martha Elizabeth Tabor, 1, born Cambridge.


1891   Argyle Street, St. Andrew the Lees, Cambridgeshire.


William was 12 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

William, 33, a Gardener.

Mary, 33.

Elizabeth, 11.

Ethel Tabor, 6, born Chesterton, Cambridgeshire.

Maud Lilian Tabor, 4, born Grantchester, Cambridgeshire.

Kate Tabor, 1, born Cambridge.


Soldiers’ Effects to Mary Tabor – mother, Martha, Florence Maria, & Maud – sisters.


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. A storm of bullets met the Suffolks. 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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