Major Sydney Philip Strong, second in command, 2nd Batt. Scottish Rifles, died of wounds received In action at Spion Kop, in the operations on the Upper
Tugela, on Jan. 24th, 1900. He was born in Feb., 1858, educated at
Winchester, and entered the 90th Foot Jan., 1878, being promoted lieut. August, 1878, capt. 1883, and major Oct., 1892. He saw active service with the 90th Light Infantry in the South African War. 1877-78, in the Kaffir Campaign, and the operations against the Galekas. He also served throughout the Zulu War of 1879, and was present at the engagements at Zungen Nek, Kambula, and Ulundi, and was mentioned in despatches, L.G., May 7th, 1S79, and received the medal with clasp. Major Strong was adjutant of volunteers from Nov. 1887-92. His death is mentioned in the despatch of Lieut.-Gen. Sir C. Warren of 1st Feb1900.