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Penzance Boer War

WM reference
1937
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 5 November 1904
  • Dedicated : 5 November 1904
Current location

Morrab Sub-Tropical Gardens
Morrab Road
Penzance
Penwith
Cornwall
TR18 4DA
England
OS Grid Ref.: SW 47190 29982
Denomination: Undefined

Description

In the gardens, south of the Library, a rough hewn base and plinth surmounted by a white marble figure of a soldier with reversed rifle. Inscription on the plinth in raised black lettering.

Inscription

THIS MEMORIAL / IS ERECTED BY THE INHABITANTS / OF PENZANCE / TO THE MEMORY OF THE / PENZANCE MEN (WHOSE NAMES / APPEAR BELOW) WHO LOST THEIR LIVES / DURING THE SOUTH AFRICAN War / 1898 -1902 / (names)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Champion, W Lewis
Dunn, Joseph S
Ede, Walter
Edwards, Jack
Mcdonald, M
Paynter, Geo.
Rogers, R. J
Simons, Cecil
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Subject/Period

Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Total names on memorial: 8
Served and returned: 0
Died: 8
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Rank,regiment,forename,surname
Order of information: Regiment, rank, forename, surname.

Component

Pedestal
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Granite - Cornish
Listed?: No

Component

Sculpture
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 1800 mm
Materials: Marble - Sicilian
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 5 November 1904
Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 5 November 1904
Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries

History

1999: VANDALISED FOR A SECOND TIME AND BADLY DAMAGED AS A RESULT. LOCAL CRAFTSMAN IS CARRYING OUT THE REPAIR WORK ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS 2017. October. The figure has been repaired but is showing signs of 'wear'. Penzance Council are looking for a long term solution to keep the memorial in good order.

Costs

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

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Public
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

PENWITH DISTRICT COUNCIL

Notes

REF: THE CORNISHMAN, 09-AUG-1990

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection

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