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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Teesdale
Town
Barnard Castle
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
Keswick School of Industrial Art
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27 Jul 1904
    Attended by: Col. Charles Freville Surtees
  • Dedicated
    Date: 27 Jul 1904
    Attended by: Dr Moule, Bishop of Durham
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10339
Current location

North aisle
St Mary's Church
Newgate
Barnard Castle
Teesdale
Durham
DL12 8NQ
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 05076 16279
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Representation of the Royal Standard in the top left corner (in uncoloured beaten copper) and an enamelled badge of the Durham Light Infantry in the bottom centre under the motto "Faithful unto Death".
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY OF THE UNDERMENTIONED/ OFFICERS,NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND/ PRIVATES OF THE 3RD MILITIA BATT DURHAM/ LIGHT INFANTRY WHO WITH THE THE BATTALION/ VOLUNTEERED FOR ACTIVE SERVICE & GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY DURING THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA/ 1899-1902 THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED/ BY THE OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE BATTALION/ (names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Byrnes, T
Dalkin, G
Dent, Jw
Finneron, J
Forrest, J
Goodwin, J
Graham, J
Gunton, Aa
Handley, P
Holmes, E
See details for all 30 names
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 30
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 30
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,initials of forenames, rank, decorations
    Order of information: rank THEN surname
Components
  • Frame
    Measurements: height 1250mm, width 1800mm
    Materials: Marble - Green
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 900mm, width 1125mm
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ST MARY
  • Grade I
  • 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
History
2009: Maintenance and refurbishment work. Funded by Town Council, English Heritage and the War Memorials Trust.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Reference
  • 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 States 'Executed by Keswick Industrial School'
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=6343
  • Sunderland Echo 28/07/1904 reports unveiling last night
  • Local Publication/Booklet Number 11/Winter 2010 The Barney Crier

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