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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Penwith
Town
Penzance
County
Cornwall
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
MESSRS PASCOE AND CO
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 5 November 1904
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 5 November 1904
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1937
Current location

Morrab Sub-Tropical Gardens
Morrab Road
Penzance
Penwith
Cornwall
TR18 4DA
England

OS Grid Ref: SW 47190 29982
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
In the gardens, south of the Library, a rough hewn base and plinth surmounted by a white marble figure of a soldier with reversed rifle. Inscription on the plinth in raised black lettering.
Inscription
THIS MEMORIAL / IS ERECTED BY THE INHABITANTS / OF PENZANCE / TO THE MEMORY OF THE / PENZANCE MEN (WHOSE NAMES / APPEAR BELOW) WHO LOST THEIR LIVES / DURING THE SOUTH AFRICAN War / 1898 -1902 / (names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Champion, W Lewis
Dunn, Joseph S
Ede, Walter
Edwards, Jack
Mcdonald, M
Paynter, Geo.
Rogers, R. J
Simons, Cecil
See details for all 8 names
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 8
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank,regiment,forename,surname
    Order of information: Regiment, rank, forename, surname.
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Cornish
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: height 1800 mm
    Materials: Marble - Sicilian
Listing information
  • MORRAB GARDENS
  • 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
History
1999: VANDALISED FOR A SECOND TIME AND BADLY DAMAGED AS A RESULT. LOCAL CRAFTSMAN IS CARRYING OUT THE REPAIR WORK ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS 2017. October. The figure has been repaired but is showing signs of 'wear'. Penzance Council are looking for a long term solution to keep the memorial in good order.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
PENWITH DISTRICT COUNCIL
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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