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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Vale Of White Horse
Town
Shippon
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
Gawthorp and Sons, R L Boulton & Sons, Morris Singer & Co Ltd, John Edward Hyett
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 19 September 1903
    Attended by: Bishop of Oxford
  • Dedicated
    Date: 19 September 1903
    Attended by: Bishop of Oxford
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
31934
Current location

Edward Brooks Barracks
Cholswell Rd
Shippon
Vale Of White Horse
Oxfordshire
OX13 6HW
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 481 993
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Museum
    Slade Park Barracks
    Oxford
    Oxford
    Oxfordshire
    OX3 7JJ
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SP 554 054
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Cowley Barracks
    Headington
    Oxford
    Oxfordshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SP 551 051
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Old St Clements Graveyard
    The Plain
    Oxford
    Oxford
    Oxfordshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SP 522 060
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
FIGURE OF SOLDIER IN PITH HELMET AND SOUTH AFRICAN WAR CAMPAIGN DRESS, WITH RIFLE RAISED TO THE READY POSITION. ON ORNATE PEDESTAL AND TWO STEPPED BASE BATTLE HONOURS WRITTEN IN SCROLLS. RELIEF PANEL ON SIX O'CLOCK FACE DEPICTS A BUGLER WITH WATER BOTTLE, PUTTEES AND SLOUCH HAT
Inscription
(6 O'CLOCK FACE) FUENTES D'HONOR; S AFRICA 1899 - 1902; HINDUSTAN; QUEBEC; MYSORE; TIRAH; VIMIERA; CORUNNA; SALAMANCA; BADAJOS; BUSACO TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS/ NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN, 1ST BATT./ OXFORDSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY WHO FELL IN THE SERVICE OF/ THEIR COUNTRY DURING THE SOUTH AFRICA WAR 1899 - 1902 VITTORIA; ORTHES; NIVELLE; TOULOUSE; WATERLOO; PENINSULA; DELHI; NEW ZEALAND; S AFRICA 1851; CIUDAD; RODRIGO (OTHER FACES) (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 142
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 142
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,additional
    Order of information: rank
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: height 9FT
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 6FT
    Materials: Bronze
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
History
1906: Figure added.
Costs

Comments: Pedestal and plaques £262. Figure £215.
Memorial: £477

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Oxfordshire Light Infantry Regimental Chronicle 1903. pp.60-68.
  • For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902 by Gildea, James 170 Published:Eyre and Spottiswoode 1911 London

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