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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Tonbridge And Malling
Town
Tonbridge
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
Alexander Macdonald & Co (Mason)
W J Gribble ARIBA (Architect)
Hart Son Peard & Co Ltd (Founder / Foundry)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21 June 1904
    Attended by: GENERAL SIR REDVERS BULLER VC GCB GCMG
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
16422
Current location

Between riverside walk and castle wall in Castle Grounds.
Tonbridge Castle
Castle St
Tonbridge
Tonbridge And Malling
Kent
TN9 1DT
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 58957 46518
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
PANELLED PEDESTAL WITH ORNAMENTAL SCROLL TRUSSES AT EACH CORNER AND AN ENRICHED CORNICE, SURMOUNTED BY AN OBELISK. FOUR BALLS AND THE ARMS OF THE TOWN AT THE BASE OF THE OBELISK.
Inscription
ERECTED BY FRIENDS TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED BELOW, TOWNSMEN OF TONBRIDGE OR OLD BOYS OF TONBRIDGE SCHOOL. THEY LOYALLY GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR QUEEN AND COUNTRY, AND FIGHTING IN THE WAR AGAINST THE BOERS HELPED TO SAVE SOUTH AFRICA FOR THE EMPIRE 1899 - 1902/ THEIR BODIES ARE BURIED IN PEACE BUT THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 24
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 24
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,forename
    Order of information: rank
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 4650mm
    Materials: Stone - Hopton Wood
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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