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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Barnsley
Town
Wombwell
County
South Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
STEELE AND WILKINSON (Builder)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
28135
Current location

OLD TOWN HALL
Station Rd
Wombwell
Barnsley
South Yorkshire
S73 0AH
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 401 030
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
HIGHLY ORNATE STONE TABLET WITH TWO FIGURES OF SERVICEMEN IN BOER WAR CAMPAIGN DRESS FLANKING THE DEDICATORY TABLET IN THE CENTRE. INCISED INSCRIPTION FURLED FLAG BEHIND EACH SERVICEMAN. LAUREL BRANCHES AT THE TOP OF THE FRAME. ONE SERVICEMAN HOLDS AND SWORD AND THE OTHER HOLDS A RIFLE. CROWN AND UNICORN ABOVE TEXT
Inscription
THIS TABLET/ IS ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF WOMBWELL/ IN APPRECIATION OF THE LOYALTY AND/ PATRIOTISM OF THEIR FELLOW TOWNSMEN/ NAMED BELOW WHO SO NOBLY RESPONDED/ TO THE CALL TO ARMS OF THEIR SOVEREIGN/ AND COUNTRY DURING THE BOER WAR/ 1899 - 1902/ (NAMES)/ DUTY NOBLY DONE/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 47
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 47
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: regiment
    Order of information: regiment
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 3000MM, width 1900MM
    Materials: Granite
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
  • MEMORIAL PLAQUE ATTACHED TO NORTH WEST SIDE OF FORMER TOWN HALL AT JUNCTION WITH HIGH STREET
  • 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
LOCATION POORLY MAINTAINED AND SOME REPAIR NEEDED TO CROWN AND SOLDIERS HAT BRIM. LISTED GRADE II BY BARNSLEY MDC (6/52)
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
BARNSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

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