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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Calderdale
Town
Hebden Bridge
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2839
Current location

In the entrance
Area Council Offices
St Georges Street
Hebden Bridge
Calderdale
West Yorkshire
HX7 7BY
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 99241 27332
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Large rectangular brass plaque with incised and enamelled border. Whole is set within a triangular pedimented wooden frame. Foliate and floral design carved border on the plaque. Flowers in red and while enamel. Enamelled shields in each corner, arms of York and England in the top part and badges of the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and the East Lancashire in the bottom.
Inscription
THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED / BY THE SUBSCRIBERS TO THE HEBDEN BRIDGE & DISTRICT / WAR FUND / IN MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING / LOCAL SOLDIERS AND AMBULANCE VOLUNTEERS / WHO FELL IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899-1902 / (Names) / AND IN HONOUR OF OTHER LOCAL RESERVISTS / WHO READILY RESPONDED TO THEIR COUNTRY'S CALL / AND OF OTHER THIRTY-ONE MEMBERS OF THE / HEBDEN BRIDGE ST JOHN AMBULANCE BRIGADE WHO / VOLUNTEERD FOR ACTIVE SERVICE AND RENDERED / EFFECTIVE AIDTO THE SICK & WOUNDED IN THE WAR / GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS / THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Rank, initial, surname, regiment, manner of death, place of death date of death
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname.
Components
  • Frame
    Measurements: height 1000mm, width 640mm
    Materials: Wood - Mahogany
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 1630mm, width 860mm
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Calderdale Metropolitan District Council

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