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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Calderdale
Town
Halifax
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
William Wormold Longbottom, Benjamin Sheppard, T Firth & Sons
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 7 November 1904
    Attended by: Gen Sir Leslie Rundle GCB, GCVO, GCMG, DS0
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2599
Current location

West View Park
Warley Road
Halifax
Calderdale
West Yorkshire
HX2 0BQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 06975 24933
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Serviceman surmounting circular stepped pedestal. Circular pedestal surmounts large stone hexagonal plinth with four steps. Plinth bears plaques. Arms of West Riding of York and Halifax on name plaques, carved equipment on pedestal, relief frieze of cavalry and horse artillery around drum. Soldier in tropical dress with binoculars and slung rifle.
Inscription
Front panel: THIS MEMORIAL/ WAS ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION/ IN HONOUR OF THE/ 73 GALLANT OFFICERS & MEN/ OF THE PARISH OF HALIFAX/ WHO LOST THEIR LIVES/ IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY/ DURING THE/ SOUTH AFRICAN WAR/ 1899-1902 Other panels: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aaron, F
Berry, H
Binns, W
Bland, J
Blatchford, R F
Bottomley, A
Bowker, J
Briggs, J
Brook, T
Brooke, E V I
See details for all 73 names
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 73
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 73
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, regiment
    Order of information: By regiment, rank and surname
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 6200mm, height 10000mm, width 6200mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: height 915mm, width 1829mm
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • SOUTH AFRICAN 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
History
14th July 2008: One of the bronze plaques stolen and two others damaged. Removed for safekeeping. Vulnerable due to exposed site. See Page 21 of October 2017 Dalesman magazine for appeal for funds to restore the memorial
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Reference
  • For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902 by Gildea, James p.242 Published:Eyre and Spottiswoode 1911 London
  • Biographical entry for Benjamin Sheppard on Australian Dictionary of Biography adb.anu.edu.au/biography/sheppard-benjamin-ben-8414
  • War Memorials Trust Bulletin No.58 (Aug. 2013) p.10 Published:War Memorials Trust London Ref WM511. Elaborated condition report.
  • Halifax Weekly Guardian 14 May 1921
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Evening Courier 15 July 2008

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