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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Maldon
Town
Maldon
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
FREDERICK WHEELER FRIBA (Designer)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
45787
Current location

All Saints Church
Junction of High Street and Coach Lane
Maldon
Maldon
Essex
CM9 5UJ
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 84939 07049
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A cast bronze plaque , surmounted by a Royal Crown on a pediment with a flat top and a concave curve on each side . Below the pediment the sides and base of the plaque are formed by slight convex curves . On each side is a fluted column . Below the pediment is the arms of the City of London in high relief . Below this are two lines of the inscription and at the centre of the lower line the initials "CIV" within a wreath . Then a plate with impressed raised lettering and at the bottom the final part of the inscription and a cartouche with flourishes containing two dates probably connected to the period of service of the CIV . The basic plaque has been replicated to a fixed pattern , with the main part of the inscription specific to the soldier being commemorated and formed by a separate plate with raised lettering , probably brazed to the basic plaque ,
Inscription
THE CITY OF LONDON IMPERIAL VOLUNTEERS/ DULCE ET DECORUM/CIV/ EST PRO PATRIA MORI/IN MEMORY OF/FREDERICK JOHN SOFFE/ A PRIVATE IN THIS REGIMENT AND LANCE CORPORAL IN/THE 2ND VB/ THE ESSEX REGIMENT/ SECOND SON JOHN/ROBERT SOFFE AND ANNIE HIS WIFE OF THIS PARISH/WHO DIED AT BLOEMFONTEIN 21ST MAY 1900 DURING THE /SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN AGED 21 YEARS/ THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED AT THE EXPENSE OF THE REGIMENTAL FUND/ THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR ALFRED NORTON BART LORD MAYOR/ 1899 1900/
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Soffe, Frederic John
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Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename, surname, rank, regiment (repeated for both units) , relationships , place of death, date of death, age
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth c 100mm, height c 350mm, width c 700mm
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS
  • Grade I
  • 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
Private
Reference
  • For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902 by Gildea, James 152 Published:Eyre and Spottiswoode 1911 London

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