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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Durham
Town
Durham
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
Charles Clement Hodges, G W Milburn of York, George Gradon and Sons of Durham
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22 December 1905
    Attended by: Earl of Durham KG
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10234
Current location

The memorial is located outside the north door
to the left.
Durham Cathedral
Palace Green
Durham
Durham
Durham
DH1 3ES
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 27396 42143
Denomination: Church of England

View location on Google Maps
Description
Anglian style Cross on stone base which weighs over 12 tonnes. Badge of Regiment under shaft. The cross is elaborately carved with pictures of trees, vines, fruit, leaves, birds and animals. The dedication is on the top pedestal below the DLI badge raised in half relief inside a sunken circle. Lettering is in sans serifs capitals.
Inscription
On the Shaft-TO THE MEMORYOF/THE OFFICERS/NCO'S AND MEN/OF/THE DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY/WHO WERE KILLED IN ACTION/OR DIED OF WOUNDS OR DISEASE/IN THE/SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN/1899-1902/"FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH"/ERECTED 1905 6 o'clock face of pedestal- THE DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY/1ST BATTALION/[names on both upper & lower steps] 3 o'clock face of pedestal-THE DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY/2ND BATTALION/[names]/3RD BATTALION/[names]/4TH BATTALION/[names, for each battalion are on both upper & lower steps] 9 o'clock face of pedestal-THE DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY/VOLUNTEER BATTALIONS/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Andrew, R
Arkless, J
Armour, W
Armstrong, J
Ashmore, W
Bassett, W
Beadnell, W
Bishop, N M
Blair, W
Bradley, T
See details for all 153 names
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 153
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 153
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, regiment
    Order of information: battalion THEN rank THEN surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 27FT
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Durham Light Infantry South African War Memorial
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
DURHAM CATHEDRAL
Reference
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=7001
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902 by Gildea, James 48 Published:Eyre and Spottiswoode 1911 London

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