^ Home
< Back
? Search
Print this page

 

Architecture

Census

Devon County

Devonshire Rgt.

Directory Listings

Education

Genealogy

History

Industry

Parish Records

People

Places

Transportation

War Memorials

THE DEATH OF PRIVATE JOHN JORDAN

 

From The (Western) Morning News:

March 1900

 

Private John Jordan*, 2nd Devon Regiment, who was killed in the fighting near Ladysmith on February 17th, belonged to Ipplepen, and was greatly esteemed by his officers, who, two or three years since sent him to London under a chef to be instructed in cooking, and he was, when the regiment left England, cook to the officer's mess. A pathetic incident in connection with his death is that he was fighting, not only for Queen and Country, but to release his sister's elder son, named Croote, who belonged to the telegraph staff in the beleaguered town. His sister and brother-in law reside in Natal, the latter being a foreman on the railway. Great sympathy is felt with Jordan's widowed mother who still lives in the village of Ipplepen.

 

*John Jordan was the son of George and Elizabeth Jordan. He was born in Littlehempston in 1877.  A record exists for a marriage between an Eliza Jordan and William Thomas Crooke so the name of Croote used in the above paragraph would appear to be a compositor's error.

 

The Boer War memorial in Ipplepen churchyard

The Boer War Memorial in Ipplepen churchyard

An ancient stone cross was restored to commemorate the men of the village who fell in the 2nd Boer War.

©Richard J. Brine

 

 
 
^ Home
< Back
? Search
Print this page