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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Blackpool
Town
Blackpool
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
61471
Current location

West side of the entrance hall
Opposite the reception desk.
Blackpool Town Hall
Talbot Square
Blackpool
Blackpool
Lancashire
FY1 1NF
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 30657 36347
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A granite tablet with a narrow rounded moulded and integral border, with incised gold lettered inscription.
Inscription
COUNTY BOROUGH OF BLACKPOOL/ ROLL OF HONOUR/ This Tablet is Erected to Commemorate the Patriotism of the Blackpool Men who at the call of Duty nobly offered their Services to their Sovereign in the South African War 1899 to 1902/ Column 1: Duke of Lancasters Own Yeomanry Cavalry/ 23rd COMPANY VIII Batt. IMPERIAL YEOMANRY/ (Names)/ RELIEVING DRAFT/ (Names)/ 32ND BATT. IMPERIAL YEOMANRY/ (Names) Column 2: 5th Lanc. Royal Garrison Artillery (Volunteers)/ COLT GUN SECTION XV. BATT. IMPERIAL YEOMANRY/ (Names)/ RELIEVING DRAFT/ (Names)/ 57TH COMPANY XV. Batt. IMPERIAL YEOMANRY/ (Names) Lower Section: St John Ambulance Brigade (Blackpool Division)/ (Names)/ Blackpool Borough Police Force/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allen, J E
Ashworth, C S
Ashworth, W
Bancroft, C W
Barnes, H
Bibby, J T
Blundell, W
Bradshaw, E G
Butcher, H W
Butler, J C
See details for all 74 names
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 74
    Served and returned: 73
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment, initials of forenames, decorations, additional, manner of death, place of death, date of death
    Order of information: regiment THEN rank THEN surname
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 1200mm, width 1500mm
    Materials: Granite - Red
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Unitary Authority of Blackpool
Reference
  • Local Publication/Booklet pp20-21/ May1996, Vol 17 No2 LFHHS Journal 'Lancashire'. Title: 'Blackpool SJAB'sin the Boer War'
  • Professor Beighton of the University of Cape Town wrote a detailed book on the service of the Blackpool Men in the War in 2000-2001, title unknown
  • The Manchester Genealogist (Journal of the Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society) Volume 36 No 3, 2000 pages 186-187 for an article on the Blackpool men
  • Other website stonechaser.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/blackpool-town-hall-memorial.html

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