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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Hackney
Town
Shoreditch
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
47619

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Current location

119
St Leonards Church
Shoreditch High St
Shoreditch
Hackney
Greater London
N1 6NN
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 33465 82635
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 THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS OF THE/ 1st TOWER HAMLETS VOLUNTEER REGIMENT WHO/ JOINED THE CITY IMPERIAL VOLUNTEERS AND DIED/ DURING THE SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN/ (Names)/ THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED AT THE EXPENSE OF THE REGIMENTAL FUND/ THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR ALFRED NEWTON BART. LORD MAYOR
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Day, C J
Say, J
See details for all 2 names
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ST LEONARD
  • 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
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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