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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), First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Basil Gotto (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10 October 1906
    Attended by: FIELD MARSHAL THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EARL ROBERTS VC KG KP GCB OM GCSI GCIE
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11723
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 Crypt, Nelson Chamber, a freestone wall panel with a bronze centrepiece relief of an officer on horseback and 6 panels with rolls of names. The centrepiece, with arched top, represents a mounted Yeoman with a brimmed hat and cartridge holder across his chest. The brown freestone surround has a segmental arch and corresponding moulded border and below on a splayed base is the memorial inscription painted in gold. Below that is a bronze panel with lists of names, and a shield of arms at lower right. The memorial has a large apron bracket carved with a winged cupid, side panels inscribed with further lists of names (representing the World War I (1914-1918) and a separate inscribed panel on the wall below (representing World War II (1939-1945).
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES SERVING IN THE/MIDDLESEX COMPANIES OF IMPERIAL YEOMANRY/ IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1900-1902/ OF WHOM 55 FELL IN ACTION./ This Memorial was erected by their Comrades and Friends, 1906./ (names) left:MDCCCCXIV-MDCCCCXVIII/ IN MEMORY ... / OF THOSE OF THIS REGIMENT/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ ... right: MDCCCCXIV-MDCCCCXVIII/ .....
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 55
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 55
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze, Stone - Freestone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL by BURMAN, PETER P. 142 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 132 Published:Eyre and Spottiswoode 1911 London
  • St Paul's Cathedral Inventory Inv no.2359

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