Tonbridge And District- Boer War Plaque

Our reference
2014
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 9 April 1904

Current location

St Peter and St Paul Church,Church Lane,Tonbridge,Tonbridge And Malling,Kent,TN9 1DA,England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 591 467
Denomination: Church of England

Description

PLAQUE WITH ELABORATE RELIEF SCULPTURE DEPICTING DEAD SOLDIER AND ANGELS

Inscription

TO GOD ONLY BE THE GLORY/ IN MEMORY OF THE MEN/ OF TONBRIDGE AND THE/ DISTRICT WHO FELL IN THE/ SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN/ 1899-1902/ (Names)/ THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Total names on memorial: 13
Served and returned: 0
Died: 13
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,forename
Order of information: Unknown

Component

Plaque
Condition: Unknown
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 9 April 1904
Attended by: MAJOR-GENERAL SIR REGINALD HART VC KCB

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

Unknown or N/A

Notes

At the time the plaque was designed, the sculptor was known as L Ritz Roselieb, but he changed his name to Roslyn c1916.

Reference

For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902 by Gildea, James 91 Published:Eyre and Spottiswoode 1911 London

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection

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