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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Belfast
Town
Belfast
County
Antrim
Country
Northern Ireland
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
SYDNEY MARCH, MESSRS ELKINGTON & CO LTD
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 6th October 1905
    Attended by: FIELD MARSHAL LORD GRENFELL GCB
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
43479
Current location

CITY HALL
Donegal Square
Belfast
Belfast
Antrim
BT1 5GS
Northern Ireland

OS Grid Ref: Undefined
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • CITY HALL
    Donegall Square
    Belfast
    Belfast
    Antrim
    Northern Ireland

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
STATUE OF A PRIVATE OF THE REGIMENT IN KHAKI UNIFORM, WITH TOPEE AND PUTTEES, WITH A RIFLE AND FIXED BAYONET AT THE READY. THE FIGURE STANDS ON A MASSIVE BOULDER, BELOW WHICH IS THE PLINTH, WHICH STANDS ON FOUR STEPS, AROUND THE TOP OF THE PLINTH IS A BELT OF BRONZE PANELS, WITH FIGURES AT EACH CORNER REPRESENTING WAR, VICTORY, DEATH AND FAME. ON THE FRONT PANEL IS A DESIGN OF A HARP AND SHAMROCK CROWNED WITH A WREATH OF LAUREL TOGETHER WITH THE MOTTO OF THE REGIMENT, "QUIS SEPARABIT".
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE ROYAL IRISH RIFLES WHO WERE KILLED IN ACTION, OR DIED OF WOUNDS OR DISEASE IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR, 1899-1902, THIS MONUMENT IS DEDICATED. (NAMES ON OTHER THREE PANELS.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 132
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 132
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: height 15 FT
    Materials: Granite
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 8 FT
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902 by Gildea, James 298 Published:Eyre and Spottiswoode 1911 London
  • A COMPANION GUIDE TO ARCHITECTURE IN IRELAND 1837-1921 by WILLIAMS, JEREMY 22 Source: Image Library Published:IRISH ACADEMIC PRESS LTD 1994 DUBLIN
  • CENTRAL BELFAST by PATTON, M 115 Source: Image Library

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