Royal Irish Rifles

WM reference
43479
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 6th October 1905
Current location

CITY HALL
Donegal Square
Belfast
Belfast
Antrim
BT1 5GS
Northern Ireland
OS Grid Ref.: Undefined
Denomination: Undefined

Previous location

CITY HALL
Donegall Square
Belfast
Belfast
Antrim
Northern Ireland
OS Grid Ref.: Undefined
Denomination: Undefined

Description

STATUE OF A PRIVATE OF THE REGIMENT IN KHAKI UNIFORM, WITH TOPEE AND PUTTEES, WITH A RIFLE AND FIXED BAYONET AT THE READY. THE FIGURE STANDS ON A MASSIVE BOULDER, BELOW WHICH IS THE PLINTH, WHICH STANDS ON FOUR STEPS, AROUND THE TOP OF THE PLINTH IS A BELT OF BRONZE PANELS, WITH FIGURES AT EACH CORNER REPRESENTING WAR, VICTORY, DEATH AND FAME. ON THE FRONT PANEL IS A DESIGN OF A HARP AND SHAMROCK CROWNED WITH A WREATH OF LAUREL TOGETHER WITH THE MOTTO OF THE REGIMENT, "QUIS SEPARABIT".

Inscription

IN MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE ROYAL IRISH RIFLES WHO WERE KILLED IN ACTION, OR DIED OF WOUNDS OR DISEASE IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR, 1899-1902, THIS MONUMENT IS DEDICATED. (NAMES ON OTHER THREE PANELS.

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Total names on memorial: 132
Served and returned: 0
Died: 132
Exact count: no
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Plinth
Condition: Unknown
Measurements:
Materials: Granite
Listed?: No

Component

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

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 6th October 1905
Attended by: FIELD MARSHAL LORD GRENFELL GCB

Costs

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

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902 by Gildea, James 298 Published:Eyre and Spottiswoode 1911 London

Reference

CENTRAL BELFAST by PATTON, M 115 Source: Image Library

Reference

A COMPANION GUIDE TO ARCHITECTURE IN IRELAND 1837-1921 by WILLIAMS, JEREMY 22 Source: Image Library Published:IRISH ACADEMIC PRESS LTD 1994 DUBLIN

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