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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
City of London
Town
City of London
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
SIR WILLIAM GOSCOMBE JOHN RA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22 July1904
    Attended by: General Sir Frederick Stephenson GCB
  • Dedicated
    Date: 22 July1904
    Attended by: General Sir Frederick Stephenson GCB
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11674
Current location

St. Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's Churchyard
City of London
City of London
Greater London
EC4M 8AD
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 32035 81148
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
In the south Nave a gilt bronze relief plaque framed in stone. Principal group is composed of two men of the Coldstream Guards: one, mortally wounded, from the 1st Battalion, lying dying in the arms of his comrade from the 2nd Battalion. Above, as in a vision, is a group of Coldstreamers of former times watching, with pride and satisfaction, the courage and devotion of their successors in the Regiment. At the back of this group rides General Monck, the first Colonel of the coldstream Guards. The other figures suggest campaigns in which the Regiment has served, including those of Marlborough, the Peninsula, Waterloo and the Crimea. In the background of the relief is indicated the South African veldt, with distant kopjes, from behind which the setting sun floods the landscape and the figures with splendour. Below the panel, upon a riband, is a Garter star (the regimental badge), the motto 'Nulli Secundus', and the inscription
Inscription
(1) on a riband across the bottom of the relief below main figures: TO THE MEMORY OF (names); AND 207 NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS WHO DIED FOR THE EMPIRE IN SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902. ERECTED BY THEIR COMRADES. (line breaks not known). 2) small plaque fixed to stone frame : TO THE MEMORY OF THE OFFI-/ CERS AND MEN OF THE COLD-/ STREAM GUARDS WHO DIED IN/ THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899 1902
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 13
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 13
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank
    Order of information: rank
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 1525mm, width 915mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
Accepted on behalf of Dean and Chapter 22 July 1904
Reference
  • ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL by BURMAN, PETER P 165 Source: Image Library NIWM
  • For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902 by Gildea, James p.129 Published:Eyre and Spottiswoode 1911 London
  • The Times 22 July 1904 p.8 col.d; 23 july 1904 p.13 col.e
  • DICTIONARY OF BRITISH SCULPTORS 1660 - 1851 by GUNNIS, RUPERT P 277 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:MURRAYS SALES AND SERVICE CO. 1968 LONDON
  • St Paul's Cathedral Inventory Inv no.2518

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