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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
North Bedfordshire
Town
Bedford
County
Bedfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
Farmer and Brindley, Leon Joseph Chavalliaud
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 02 June 1904
    Attended by: Lady Cowper, wife of the Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1866
Current location

In front of The Swan Hotel.
The Embankment
Bedford
North Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire
MK40 1RN
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 05100 49624
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Bronze statue of WW1 soldier set on a plinth and base enclosed by railings. There are rectangular plaques on each side of the plinth with the names.
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY OF / THE OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED / OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE / BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENTS AND OF / BEDFORDSHIRE MEN SERVING IN / OTHER BRANCHES OF THE IMPERIAL / FORCES, WHO LOST THEIR LIVES / IN THE / SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN / WHOSE NAMES ARE HEREON RECORDED / THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED BY / PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION IN THE COUNTY / WAR DECLARED OCTOBER 8TH 1899 / PEACE PROCLAIMED JUNE 1ST 1902
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 237
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 237
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname,rank,regiment
    Order of information: Rank,surname
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 760MM, height 2500MM, width 760MM
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 1890MM
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Bedford Boer War Memorial
  • 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
Costs

Memorial: £1062:16:8

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Bedford Town Centre Statues: A Self-Guided Walk with Street Map by Stuart Antrobus p4
  • For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902 by Gildea, James p.1 Published:Eyre and Spottiswoode 1911 London

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