Coldstream Guards - Boer War

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Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 22 July1904
  • Dedicated : 22 July1904

Current location

St Pauls Cathedral,St Pauls Churchyard,City,City Of London,Greater London,EC4,England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 320 811
Denomination: Church of England

Description

Gilt bronze relief plaque framed in stone. Principal group is composed of two men of the Coldstream Guards: one, mortally wounded, from the 1st Battalion, lying dying in the arms of his comrade from the 2nd Battalion. Above, as in a vision, is a group of Coldstreamers of former times watching, with pride and satisfaction, the courage and devotion of their successors in the Regiment. At the back of this group rides General Monck, the first Colonel of the coldstream Guards. The other figures suggest campaigns in which the Regiment has served, including those of Marlborough, the Peninsula, Waterloo and the Crimea. In the background of the relief is indicated the South African veldt, with distant kopjes, from behind which the setting sun floods the landscape and the figures with splendour. Below the panel, upon a riband, is a Garter star (the regimental badge), the motto 'Nulli Secundus', and the inscription

Inscription

(1) on a riband across the bottom of the relief below main figures: TO THE MEMORY OF (NAMES); AND 207 NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS WHO DIED FOR THE EMPIRE IN SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902. ERECTED BY THEIR COMRADES. (line breaks not known). 2) small plaque fixed to stone frame : TO THE MEMORY OF THE OFFI-/ CERS AND MEN OF THE COLD-/ STREAM GUARDS WHO DIED IN/ THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899 1902

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Total names on memorial: 13
Served and returned: Unknown
Died: 13
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank
Order of information: rank

Component

Frame
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Component

Plaque
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 1525mm , width 915mm
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 22 July1904
Attended by: General Sir Frederick Stephenson GCB

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 22 July1904
Attended by: General Sir Frederick Stephenson GCB

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund / scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Private
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Accepted on behalf of Dean and Chapter 22 July 1904

Notes

The (1) inscrip. containing names of officers and SNCOs, as described in The Times 23-7-1904 and "For Remembrance ...", is not a separate plaque, like inscrip (2), so its position at the bottom of the relief panel & the memorial's location in a rather dark corner of the Cathedral make it difficult to see.

Reference

ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL by BURMAN, PETER P 165 Source: Image Library NIWM

Reference

St Paul's Cathedral Inventory Inv no.2518

Reference

DICTIONARY OF BRITISH SCULPTORS 1660 - 1851 by GUNNIS, RUPERT P 277 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:MURRAYS SALES AND SERVICE CO. 1968 LONDON

Reference

The Times 22 July 1904 p.8 col.d; 23 july 1904 p.13 col.e

Reference

For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902 by Gildea, James p.129 Published:Eyre and Spottiswoode 1911 London

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