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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Tynedale
Town
Hexham
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 3rd September 1905
    Attended by: Colonel Lockhart
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34073
Current location

to the right just inside main entrance door
Hexham Abbey
Beaumont Street
Hexham
Tynedale
Northumberland
NE46 3NB
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 93547 64106
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Brass Plaque. There is a wide patterned border of flowers. The names are listed in two columns using black Roman capitals.
Inscription
THIS TABLET HAS BEEN ERECTED TO COMMEMORATE/ THE PATRIOTISM OF THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS OF/ THE HEXHAM CO. OF THE 1ST VOL. BN. NORTHUMBERLAND/ FUSILIERS, WHO VOLUNTEERED AND SERVED IN/ THE BOER WAR 1898 (SIC) - 1902. SOME OF WHOM/ LOST THEIR LIVES IN THEIR COUNTRY'S CAUSE/ (NAMES) AND ALSO OF THE FOLLOWING TOWNSMEN WHO/ VOLUNTEERED AND DIED DURING THE SAID WAR/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bantham, Rs
Beswick, J
Bulman, R
Burn, W
Cathrae, J
Caudle, J
Charlton, Wa
Chester, J
Cooke, H
Cooke, T
See details for all 47 names
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 47
    Served and returned: 5
    Died: 42
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,regiment,manner of death, surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: rank THEN surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 5mm, height 1070MM, width 610MM
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: £300

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • WMSH51.5
  • Hexham Parish Magazine June 1901 contains a transcript of Order of service of Thanksgiving for the safe return of Volunteers held in Hexham Abbey on May 21st 1901;
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=7595

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