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Henry Elsworthy

Henry Elsworthy

Posted: 1334425610000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Elsworthy
I understand that my wife's grandfather may have served in the British Army Medical Corp during the Boer war...he was born 1n 1876 and we believe he passed away about 1900...


Re: Henry Elsworthy

Posted: 1334502047000
Classification: Query
John Dovey’s SA Roll of Honour at has his name as Elworthy/Elmsworthy (database person No 13085)

Listed on the R.A.M.C. Boer War Memorial at Gun Hill, Aldershot as “Elworthy HH Sergeant” see

He’s listed in Queen’s South Africa Medal Roll WO 100/223 page 112 covering the Royal Army Medical Corps personnel with the 18th Brigade Field Hospital as:

No 9545 Sergeant H.H. Elworthy awarded QSA with clasps Paardeburg, Driefontein & Relief of Kimberly. Remarks Died 24.4.00

The QSA Roll section WO 100/223 Stationary Brigade and Field Hospitals, Bearer Companies, Hospital Train, Refuge Camps, can be downloaded free as a very large pdf file via by entering the WO reference in the box top left and clicking “Go to reference”

Times Thursday, Aug 02, 1900; pg. 8
Deaths from Wounds and Disease
R.A.M.C. – 9545 Sgt. Elworthy, died of sickness, April 24 (place not stated)

Death Registration found in the GRO index to Natal & South African Forces Deaths 1899-1902:

Elworthy H.H. Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps; page: 414

A copy of the death registration can be obtained online, by telephone or letter using the above details from the GRO Southport, Lancashire, see and additional information at “contact us” RH side menu. Please be aware military death certificates do not have the same details on them as civil certificates.

Additional Information from the Boer War database (originally Meurig Jones’s The Register) on Findmypast states he died at Bloemfontein.

Unfortunately as he died in service there will not be any preserved record for him, records were only kept for pension purposes and were destroyed if a man died in service.

Re: Henry Elsworthy

Posted: 1334591196000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Elworthy
Thank you for the information, we have noted by the "death" certificate that the correct spelling of the name is "Elworthy"....we also note he had 2 children, Winnie (Winnifred)& Herbert, have been unable to find more information regarding wife. Marriage locale, dste of marriage and full names of spouse.

Thank you for the information, it is greatly appreciated.

Jim Quaife

Re: Henry Elsworthy

Posted: 1335306715000
Classification: Query

Could this be the family in the 1901 census?

It’s the only Elworthy/Elsworthy widow with a child called Winifred.

Address: 70, St Pauls Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire

ELWORTHY, Alice B; Head; Widow; age 26 Occupation: Fried Fish Business; Born: Wales,Canton (Glamorganshire).
ELWORTHY, Winnifred M; Daughter; Single; age 2; born Hants (Hampshire), Portsmouth.
ELWORTHY, Henry H; Son; Single; age 1; born Hants (Hampshire), Portsmouth.

Ref Piece: 20 Folio:123 Page:1004
Registration District:Portsmouth; Civil Parish:Portsmouth

This could be the marriage

Elworthy, Hubert Henry; Jun Qtr 1897; District Portsea Island; Vol 2b; page 897
THOMAS, Alice Beatrice; Jun Qtr 1897; District Portsea Island; Vol 2b; page 897

Children’s births:

Elworthy, Winifred May; Sept Qtr 1898; District Portsea Island; Vol 2b; page 471
Elworthy, Henry Hubert; Dec Qtr 1899; District Portsea Island; Vol 2b; page 505

You can obtain copies of the certificates via the GRO link in my previous message.

Only other records I can think of and it will be long shot as I’m not sure if the dates given for the records (Apr 1901- March 1960) relate to payments or dates of deaths.
There’s a set of records at the National Army Museum called “records of soldiers' effects” aka “soldier’s effects ledgers”, that contain details of payments of outstanding pay and allowances to Next of Kin.

See section 8 of and also click on the text link “Section 10” within that.


Re: Henry Elsworthy

Posted: 1342391876000
Classification: Query
I have Henry's Boer War medal. He also served in the 4th Ashantee War of 1896 and was awarded a medal.
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