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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Kirklees
Town
Huddersfield
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
BENJAMIN CRESWICK (Artist)
Hart Son Peard & Co Ltd (Founder / Foundry)
MR ALLAN STEWART (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 20th May 1905
    Attended by: FM Sir John French (Later Earl of Ypres) KP GCB OM GCVO KCMG
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
29273
Current location

Close to Cafe. Small carpark. Charges apply.
GREENHEAD PARK
Huddersfield
Kirklees
West Yorkshire
HD1 4DT
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 13768 16903
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
TWO-STEPPED SQUARE BASE SURMOUNTED BY PEDESTAL AND SERVICEMAN. INSCRIPTION IN RELIEF ON PLAQUES ON THE FRONT FACE OF THE PEDESTAL FIGURE
Inscription
UPPER PLAQUE: IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS DISTRICT WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899 - 1902, THIS MONUMENT HAS BEEN ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION 1905/ (NAMES) LOWER PLAQUE: THIS MEMORIAL WAS UNVEILED BY LIEUT-GENERAL SIR J.D.P. FRENCH, K.C.B., ETC. 20TH MAY 1905
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bottomley, H.d.
Browning, G.
Calverley, F.g.
Coleman,, T.
Costello, J.
Dearnley, T.
Fitton, N.h.
Goodyear, J.
Hemingway, H.h.
Hey, W.
See details for all 28 names
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 28
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 28
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank, name,regiment
    Order of information: rank, name, regiment
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: height 9FT
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 6FT
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Huddersfield Boer 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902 by Gildea, James 244 Published:Eyre and Spottiswoode 1911 London
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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