Joseph Alfred Everett
#3137, b. 16 December 1876, d. 27 April 1900
- Father: Alfred Ebenezer Everett b. 28 Aug 1847, d. 1 Oct 1935
- Mother: Selina Skinner b. Mar 1855, d. 9 Sep 1915
- Relationships: 2nd cousin 3 times removed of Sister Susan :-), 2nd cousin 5 times removed of My granddaughter Madison :-D, 2nd cousin 4 times removed of Cousin Sarah Louise :-)
- Birth: Joseph Alfred Everett was born on 16 December 1876 in Bedingham, Norfolk, England.
- Christening: He was christened on 29 July 1877 in St Andrew's Churchyard, Bedingham, Norfolk, England.1,2
- Death: Joseph died on 27 April 1900 in South Africa, from Selina's tombstone (Aged 23 years, 4 months and 11 days, worked back from recorded birth date).
- Mill_Batt: Joseph Alfred Everett took part in the Military action known as Elandslaagte. The first major war the 5th Royal Irish fought as Lancers was the Boer War. By the time they embarked from India for Africa they had acquired a fine reputation; GOC Bengal described them as: "A first rate Regiment in first rate order; I never saw a better." But the Boer War demonstrated that the new century required new tactics. The invention of smokeless gunpowder and rapid firing rifles meant that the role of the cavalry had to change, although the 5th Lancers did make a traditional cavalry charge at Elandslaagte on the 21st October 1899.
* Subsequently the Regiment had the dubious honour of being besieged in the town of Ladysmith in General Sir George White's garrison; the Boers besieged the garrison for four months before the it was eventually relieved. So short were the rations that one officer wrote: "Emaciated troop horse was issued to the troops in a disguised and more palatable form - as paste, sausage meat and even calves-foot jelly."
* The inscription on his mother's tombstone says he died in April 1900, so he must have either died of wounds received in the battle in October 1899 or was besieged until Feb 1900 in LadySmith and died later at Bloomfontein in the epidemic of enteric fever.
- Norfolk transcripts of baptisms, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~tinstaafl, event number 606 29/07/1877 Joseph Alfred EVERETT, father Alfred Ebenezer EVERETT Labourer, mother Selina DOB 16/12/1876.
- Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk, County Norfolk
Church St Andrew
DateOfBirth 16 Dec 1876
BaptismDate 29 Jul 1877
Forename Joseph Alfred
FatherForename Alfred Ebenezer
- Census data as per CD, Dwelling: Near Tripple Plea
Census Place: Bedingham, Norfolk, England
Source: FHL Film 1341473 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 1964 Folio 106 Page 9
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Alfred EVERETT M 34 M Topcroft, Norfolk, England
Occ: Agricultural Labourer
Selina EVERETT M 25 F Wortwell, Norfolk, England
Occ: Labourers Wife
Frederick J. SKINNER (EVERETT) 7 M Wortwell, Norfolk, England
Rel: Step Son
Athur W. EVERETT 6 M Bedingham, Norfolk, England
Joseph A. EVERETT 4 M Bedingham, Norfolk, England
George EVERETT 2 M Bedingham, Norfolk, England
- Census data as per CD, Alfred EVERETT (43) agricultural labourer born Topcroft
Selina EVERETT (36) wife born Wortwell
Frederick EVERETT (17) son agricultural labourer born Wortwell (1881 census has him as stepson surname SKINNER)
Joseph EVERETT (14) son agricultural labourer born Bedingham
George EVERETT (12) son born Bedingham
Arthur EVERETT (9) son born Bedingham
Horace EVERETT (6) son born Bedingham
Rose EVERETT (4) daughter born Bedingham
Frank EVERETT (2) son born Bedingham.
- Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, First name(s) J A
Last name Everett
Service number(s) 4865
Regiment 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers
Notes [Anglo-Boer War Memorials Project] [The National Archives WO100. The QSA and KSA campaign medal rolls.] [Natal Field Force. JB Hayward & Sons] EVERITT.
The Queen's South Africa (QSA) Medal Clasps: Elandslaagte, Defence of Ladysmith
Memorials St Patrick's Cathedral. Plaque. 5th Lancers. Dublin, DUBLIN, Eire
Castle Meadows. County Memorial. Norwich, NORFOLK, England
Units Unit: 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers, Rank: Private, Number: 4865
Casualty units 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers
Casualty details Disease on 27 April 1900 at Cape Town (Official casualty roll location: Cape Town)
Casualty notes -
Casualty source Natal Field Force. JB Hayward & Sons
Country Great Britain
Record set Anglo-Boer War records 1899-1902
Category Armed forces & conflict
Subcategory Boer Wars
Collections from United Kingdom.