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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Nottingham
Town
Nottingham
County
Nottinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 26th March 1903
    Attended by: General Lord Methuen GCB GCMG GCVO GCB CB CMG
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
27491
Current location

Forest Recreation Ground
Nottingham
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 56371 41000
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Junction Of King St And Queen St
    Nottingham
    Nottingham
    Nottinghamshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Three-stepped square base surmounted by plinth and obelisk. Inscription is on the faces of the plinth. Information board is affixed next to the obelisk.
Inscription
Face one: VIVIT POST FUNERA VIRTUS/ TO THE MEMORY OF/ OFFICERS AND MEN/ OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF/ NOTTINGHAM/ WHO VOLUNTARILY AND PATRIOTICALLY/ GAVE THEIR SERVICES TO THE/ COUNTRY DURING THE/ SOUTH AFRICAN WAR/ 1899 - 1902,/ AND WHO LOST THEIR LIVES WHILE/ NOBLY PERFORMING THEIR DUTY./ THE NAMES OF ALL ARE/ RECORDED HEREON WITH THE/ REGIMENTS TO WHICH THEY/ WERE ATTACHED./ FOR QUEEN, KING AND COUNTRY./ UNVEILED 26TH MARCH 1903 BY/ GEN LORD METHUEN, KCB. KCVO, GCB, CB, CMG. PRESENTED TO/ THE CITY OF NOTTINGHAM/ BY/ THOMAS ISAAC BIRKIN, JP, DL Other faces: (Names) Information board: THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED IN HONOUR OF THE MEN WHO FELL IN THE BOER (OR AFRICAN) WAR IN THE 1890s. THE FOUR SIDES LIST FOUR DIFFERENT GROUPS OF SOLDIERS IT WAS ORIGINALLY ERECTED AT THE BOTTOM OF KING STREET BUT WAS MOVED HERE IN 1927 WHEN IT WAS GETTING IN THE WAY OF THE NEW TROLLEY BUSES. THE OBELISK AND ITS SUPPORTS ARE MADE OF RED GRANITE.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alvey, J
Bailey, E B
Basterfield, F
Bell, F
Bingham, W
Blackwell, A
Bond, R W
Boote, R
Bowness, J H
Breweill, W
See details for all 83 names
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 83
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 83
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 25FT
    Materials: Granite - Red
Listing information
  • BOER WAR MEMORIAL NEAR SOUTH WEST CORNER OF FOREST RECREATION GROUND
  • 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
Sponsorship
Private
Details: Thomas Isaac Birkin JP DL
Reference
  • For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902 by Gildea, James 167 Published:Eyre and Spottiswoode 1911 London
  • Council or Committee Minutes 1926-1927 Relocation of memorial

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