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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Manchester
Town
Manchester
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
MESSRS WILLIAM KIRKPATRICK LTD, J W Singer and Sons Ltd, SIR WILLIAM HAMO THORNYCROFT RA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 26th October 1908
    Attended by: Gen Sir Ian Hamilton GCB GCMG DSO
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2036
Current location

St Ann's Square
Manchester
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M2 7JB
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 83800 98427
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two soldiers - one standing holding rifle with bayonet, the other seated below passing last cartridge to his comrade, surmounting square pedestal. Base of memorial surrounded by large granite globes.
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS, AND MEN WHO FELL IN THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1902/ (NAMES)/ AND OTHERS WHOSE NAMES CANNOT BE ASCERTAINED
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, J
Almeida, F J
Arden, A
Ashley, W
Ashton, H
Baker, A
Ball, K
Banks, W
Bannett, W
Bannister, A
See details for all 317 names
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 317
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 317
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, initials of forenames, battalion
    Order of information: regiment THEN Battalion THEN rank THEN surname
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth 750MM, width 750MM
    Materials: Granite
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 2025mm
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL (BOER WAR)
  • 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Other website www.tameside.gov.uk/museumsgalleries/mom/memorials/boerwar
  • The Manchester Genealogist (The Journal of the Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society) Volume 36 No. 2, 2000, pages 93-111 for a long, detailed article on the Manchester Regiment in the Boer war which names all who served)
  • A WALK ROUND MANCHESTER STATUES by BRUMHEAD - WYKE 46 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:WALKROUND BOOKS 1990 MANCHESTER
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902 by Gildea, James 109 Published:Eyre and Spottiswoode 1911 London

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