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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Camden
Town
Holborn
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
FREDERICK WHEELER FRIBA (Designer)
COALBROOKDALE COMPANY (Manufacturer)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
47625
Current location

60
St Giles in the Field
Flitcroft Street
Holborn
Camden
Greater London
WC2H 8LG
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 29962 81258
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/ WILLIAM RICHARD GAZZARD/ A PRIVATE IN THIS REGIMENT AND ALSO IN THE/ 22ND MIDDLESEX VOLUNTEER REGIMENT SON OF/ WILLIAM AND LOUISA GAZZARD OF THIS PARISH/ HE DIED AT WINCHINGDON BUCKS 11TH DECEMBER 1900/ DURING THE SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN AGED 21 YEARS/ THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED AT THE EXPENSE OF THE REGIMENTAL FUND/ THE RT HONOURABLE SIR ALFRED NEWTON BART LORD MAYOR/1899 1900/
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Gazzard, William Richard
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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: given names , surname , rank , inits , family relationships ,place of death , date of death , age at death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 780mm, width 770mm
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
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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