Bury St Edmunds - South African War

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2037
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Dedicated : 12th November 1904
  • Unveiled : 11 Nov 1904
  • Unveiled : 12th November 1904

Current location

Cornhill,Bury St Edmunds,St Edmundsbury,Suffolk,England
OS Grid Ref.: TL 853 643
Denomination: Unknown

Description

BARE-HEADED SOLDIER OF SUFFOLK REFERENCE WITH RIFLE LEANING ON ROCK SURMOUNTING RECTANGULAR SARCOPHAGUS ARMS OF WEST SUFFOLK COUNTRY COUNCIL AND MOTTO `VULNERATUS NON VICTUS'

Inscription

VULNERATUS NON VICTUS/ THIS MONUMENT/ WAS ERECTED BY SUFFOLK PEOPLE AS A MEMORIAL/ TO SUFFOLK SOLDIERS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE/ SOUTH AFRICAN WAR/ 1899-1902

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Total names on memorial: 193
Served and returned: 0
Died: 193
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,regiment
Order of information: rank

Component

Figure
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Component

Pedestal
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Stone - Portland
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 12th November 1904
Attended by: VEN G HODGES

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 11 Nov 1904
Attended by: FM Lord Methuen GCB GCMG GCVO GCB CB CMG

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 12th November 1904
Attended by: FM Lord Methuen GCB GCMG GCVO GCB CB CMG

Costs

Site: £750
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

Bury St Edmunds Town Council

Reference

For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902 by Gildea, James 193 Published:Eyre and Spottiswoode 1911 London

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection

Reference

SUFFOLK REVIEW - THE BOER WAR MEMORIALS OF SUFFOLK by THOMAS, GWYN 20 Source: Media Library NIWMN Published:SUFFOLK LOCAL HISTORY COUNCIL AUTUMN 1999 IPSWICH

Reference

Bury and Norwich Post 22 November 1904 Special Supplement

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Archive for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this will be included in the record during 2015.

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