1. Memorial:Warmbad Cemetery
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.131
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour32D GQS

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Family :

Son of John and Frances Holdsworth Northway.

His brother Richard John Northway also served in South Africa and was killed in 1901.

Education & Career :

Attended Isle of Wight College, Appley, Ryde.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 1/South African Mounted Rifles 

Action : Africa 

The East African Campaign was a series of battles and guerrilla actions which started in German East Africa (now Tanzania) and ultimately impacted portions of Mozambique, Northern Rhodesia, British East Africa, Uganda, and the Belgian Congo. The German colonial forces, led by Lieutenant Colonel Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck, skillfully fought for the duration of World War I and surrendered only after that war had ended. Other campaigns were conducted in West and South West Africa.

Detail :

He was killed in the Battle of Sandfontein in what was then German South West Africa (now Namibia) where a numerically inferior German force sprung a tactical surprise and forced the British South African force to surrender.

Probate NORTHWAY Francis Louis of Officers Quarters 1st South African Mounted Rifles King Williams Town South Africa died 26 September 1914 at Sandfontein German South West Africa Administration London 17 February to Roland Southsmead Northway solicitor. Effects £2087 8s. 7d.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Charles Egan No. 1975 E.C.South Africa (Eastern)

3rd May 1906
9th April 1907
7th May 1907

He was one of seven members of Charles Egan Lodge No. 1975 of the Overseas District of South Africa (Eastern) who lost their lives during the war. One of these was a VC winner Colonel Edmund Barron HARTLEY.

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