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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
High Peak
Town
Buxton
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1474

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Current location

Buxton Town Hall
Market Place
Buxton
High Peak
Derbyshire
SK17 6EJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 05808 73334
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • TOWN HALL
    Buxton
    High Peak
    Derbyshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Elaborate board with based, pediment and four pilastres. Buxton crest above inscription in the centre, flanked by two military badges. Small relief figures of soldiers on each side of the inscription.
Inscription
ERECTED BY THE BUXTON URBAN DISTRICT COUN/ CIL TO COMMEMORATE THE BRAVERY OF THE/ GALLANT MEN OF THE DISTRICT WHO VOLUNTEERED / FOR ACTIVE SERVICE IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR/ 1900 - 2. SERGEANTS PERKINS AND BRINDLEY AND/ CORPORALS CHAPPEL AND PERKIN WERE THE/ FIRST VOLUNTEERS TO LEAVE THE SHORES OF ENGLAND/ ON ACTIVE SERVICE : SERGEANT PERKINS WAS KILLED/ IN ACTION AT RHENOSTER RIVER JUNE 7TH 1900/ (NAMES OF COUNCIL OFFICERS)/ 1902/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bentley, C
Blackney
Bouchen, S
Brindley, F
Chappell, A E
Goodman, O D
Norton, E
Perkin, W C
Perkins, C W
Perkins, W H
See details for all 12 names
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 11
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, date of death, place of death, decorations
    Order of information: rank
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: height 1500 mm, width 2000 mm
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
High Peak Borough Council
Reference

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