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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Cardiff
Town
Cardiff
County
South Glamorgan
Country
Wales
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
Albert Toft
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 20 November 1909
    Attended by: General Sir John French (Later Earl of Ypres) KP GCB OM GCVO KCMG
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2133
Current location

Cathays Park
King Edward VII Avenue
Cardiff
Cardiff
South Glamorgan
CF10 3NL
Wales

OS Grid Ref: ST 18221 76832
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Memorial consisting of bronze figures on a Portland stone plinth on square base of granite steps with curved front and corner metal lampstands with glass globe. A seated male figure on left (representing war & courage) holds a sword and is leaning against a shield. A seated female figure on the right (representing grief) holds a wreath and is also leaning on a shield. Whole is surmounted by a winged figure of peace holding an olive branch and standing on an orb.
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY/ OF THE WELSHMEN WHO FELL IN SOUTH AFRICA/ 1899 - 1902/ ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 817
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 817
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, regiment, surname, forename, manner of death, decorations, other
    Order of information: Regiment
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
History
2006: Mossfords the Monumental Sculptors of Cardiff recut the lettering at the request of the Cardiff City Cardiff c2005. 2004: Telephone call from the council states that lettering has become illegible and the council plans to get the names re-cut. 1993-1995: attempts made to replace (93-95) but results unknown. Still missing on photos from 2001. 1993: part of rose branch stolen
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Cardiff Council Cemeteries Dept
Reference
  • For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902 by Gildea, James 251 Published:Eyre and Spottiswoode 1911 London
  • War Memorials Trust Bulletin 72-February 2017, page 11
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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