Arthur Rowland Ablett. Killed in Action 24 January 1900.

Queen's South Africa Wars.

Rank.  Private.
Force.  Natal Field Force.
Regiment.  Thorneycrofts Mounted Infantry.
Died.  24 January 1900, at the Battle of Spion Kop.  South Africa.
Age. 28.
Grave Ref.   Probably a mass grave at Spion Kop.

Medal Entitlement.  Queen’s South Africa Medal + Clasp (Relief of Ladysmith).  Confirmed by Colonel Alex Thorneycroft, 1 April 1901.

Remembered.  On the headstone of his parents grave who are buried in St. Mary Churchyard.  South Benfleet.  Essex.

Arthur Rowland Ablett was the fifth son of, William Henry Ablett and Emmeline Sophia Ablett.

William Henry Ablett.  Died. 29 May 1903.
Emmeline Sophia Ablett.  Died. 16 December 1912. 

Headstone on the grave of William and Emmeline Ablett.
Ronnie Pigram
Headstone section showing the details of Arthur Rowland Ablett.
Ronnie Pigram
Section of British graves at the site of the Battle of Spion Kop. Many of the soldiers were buried in trenches where they died.
By kind permission of Renier Maritz. Its use is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike. 3.0 Unported.

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