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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
City Of Westminster
Town
St James
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
W R COLTON RA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 20th July 1910
    Attended by: FM HRH Prince Arthur Duke of Connaught KG
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11570
Current location

At the north-east corner of St James' Park.
St James' Park
The Mall
St James
City Of Westminster
Greater London
SW1A 2WH
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 29814 80158
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A sculpture of a winged figure of peace controlling a horse (the spirit of war). The sculpture surmounts a pedestal of Portland stone decorated with bronze frieze. The plinth is mounted onto a granite platform, with a curved stone wall and pillars situated behind. The wall and pillars feature bronze panels with dedications.
Inscription
ERECTED BY OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY IN MEMORY OF THEIR HONOURED DEAD IN SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 1083
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1083
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank.
    Order of information: Rank.
Components
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: height 30FT, width 50FT
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Relief
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Royal Artillery Memorial of the South African War
  • 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
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • War Memorials Trust Bulletin No.57 (May 2013) Published:War Memorials Trust London Condition in 2012 described as 'fair'.
  • For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902 by Gildea, James P 127 Published:Eyre and Spottiswoode 1911 London
  • LONDON STATUES: A GUIDE TO LONDONS OUTDOOR STATUES AND SCULPTURE by BYRON, A P 357 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:CONSTABLE 1981 LONDON
  • LONDON'S OPEN AIR STATUARY by GLEICHEN P 50 Source: Image Library Published:LONGMAN'S, GREEN & CO 1928 LONDON

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