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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Cheltenham
Town
Cheltenham
County
Gloucestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
MARTINS OF CHELTENHAM
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 26 June 1903
    Attended by: GEN SIR ARTHUR POWER PALMER GCB GCIB
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
20681
Current location

Cheltenham College
Bath Road
Cheltenham
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL53 7LD
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 9483521512
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Queen Eleanor-style cross formed of an octagonal structure mounted on five steps. On the lowest stage of the structure are eight bronze plaques inscribed with the names of the fallen and the dedicatory inscription. The middle stage of the structure is composed of eight open arches. These are surmounted by an open lantern with buttresses and pinnacles. The whole is surmounted by a copper cross. College arms surrounded by a wreath of bay leaves appear above the inscription.
Inscription
THIS CROSS AND THE REREDOS/ IN THE COLLEGE CHAPEL HAVE/ BEEN ERECTED TO PERPETUATE/ THE MEMORY OF FIFTY FOUR/ OLD CHELTONIANS WHO LAID/ DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR/ 1899-1902/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 54
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 54
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Copper
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 9144mm
    Materials: Stone - Pea Gritstone
Listing information
  • SOUTH AFRICAN WAR MEMORIAL AT ENTRANCE TO CHELTENHAM COLLEGE
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
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  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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