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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Town
Newcastle Upon Tyne
County
Tyne And Wear
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
MR T EYRE MACKLIN RBA, MR J C FERGUSON, MESSRS MONTACUTELLI FRERES
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22nd June 1908
    Attended by: LT GEN SIR LAURENCE OLIPHANT KCVO
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34613
Current location

CITY CENTRE OUTSIDE HAYMARKET METRO STATION
Barras Bridge
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 250 640
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
LARGE FOUR-STEPPED BASE SURMOUNTED BY PLINTH, TAPERING HEXAGONAL COLUMN AND WINGED FIGURE OF VICTORY. AT THE BASE IS ANOTHER FEMALE FIGURE REPRESENTING NORTHUMBRIA. INSCRIPTION IN RELIEF ON THE FRONT FACE OF THE COLUMN. NAMES ON PLAQUES ON THE SIDES WITH RELIEF PANELS BESIDES THEM WINGED FIGURE OF VICTORY STANDS WITH HER RIGHT ARM HOLDING OUT A LAUREL GARLAND AND A SWORD IN HER LEFT HAND. FIGURE OF NORTHUMBRIA AT THE BASE STANDS LOOKING UPWARDS WITH A PALM BRANCH IN MEMORY OF HER FALLEN SONS IN HER OUT-STRETCHED RIGHT HAND AND A STANDARD IN THE OTHER. RELIEF PANEL SHOWS A BATTLE SCENE. EACH PANEL IS LINKED BY A GARLAND
Inscription
TO/ THE MEMORY/ OF/ THE OFFICERS/ NON COMMISSIONED/ OFFICERS AND/ MEN OF THE/ NORTHUMBRIAN/ REGIMENTS/ WHO LOST/ THEIR LIVES/ IN THE/ SOUTH AFRICAN/ WAR/ 1899 1902/ ERECTED BY THEIR/ COUNTY AND COMRADES/ STEADFAST IN LIFE VALIANT IN DEATH PLAQUES: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 131
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 131
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,regiment
    Order of information: regiment,rank
Components
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Relief
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • SOUTH AFRICAN 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
History
DATE UNKNOWN: THE FIGURE OF VICTORY WAS REMOVED BEFORE WORK WAS DONE ON THE MTRO TUNNELS. THE FIGURE WAS REINSTATED THREE YEARS LATER WITH AN NEW CAST BRONZE BODY AND FIBREGLASS WINGS DATE UNKNOWN: SOUTH AFRICAN EMBLEMS AROUND THE BASE WERE REMOVED FOR POLITICAL REASONS. THEY ARE NOW MISSING.
Costs

Memorial: £4707 0S 0D

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCIL
Reference
  • For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902 by Gildea, James 163 Published:Eyre and Spottiswoode 1911 London
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • WMSNUT017

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