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Pat Purcell Papers
County of Carlow.

Death of Major A. W. Pack-Beresford.


Carlow Sentinel. 1902.

Death of Major A. W. Pack-Beresford.

With profound regret we announce the death of Major Arthur William Pack-Beresford, R.A. the sad intimation of which was received by his brother Denis Robert Pack-Beresford, Esq. D.L. of Fenagh House, Carlow by telegram on Thursday last. This gallant young officer, who was second son of the late Captain Denis W. Pack-Beresford and nephew of William Browne-Clayton, Esq. D.L. of Brownes Hill, Carlow, had only attained his 33rd year, when that hell disease, enteric fever, ended an already distinguished military career.

In the early stages and throughout the war in South Africa his battery of Royal Artillery took a prominent part, and for distinguished services he obtained his brevet majority, and was given a command in the South African Constabulary, with which he was serving up to the time of his death, on the 4th March at Bloemfontein.

In the battle of Sanna's Post he was dangerously wounded, having been shot through the body, but had quite recovered from the effects when attacked by the illness which terminated fatally.

Within a short period he was twice mentioned in Lord Kitchener's dispatches for gallant and successful services. The great grief to his family and friends occasioned by the announcement is intensified by the fact that favourable telegrams were received up to the day previous to his death.

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