Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Stafford
Town
Lichfield
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
61485

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Current location

Lichfield Cathedral
7 The Close
Lichfield
Stafford
Staffordshire
WS13 7LD
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 1149609737
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
3 Marble Tablets with dedicatory inscriptions. First tablet shows the Regimental Badge above dedication. Each with decorative leaf type edging. The tablets are positioned below a large three light stained glass window depicting medieval soldiers praying before Christ and other saints.
Inscription
Main Tablet: 1st BAT. SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE REG./ THIS WINDOW IS PLACED HERE BY THE/ 1st BATTALION STAFFORDSHIRE/ REGIMENT TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ IN MEMORY OF THEIR COMRADES/ WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR/ THEIR COUNTRY IN THE SOUTH/ AFRICAN WAR 1900-1-2 AND WHOSE/ NAMES ARE HERE INSCRIBED./ "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN/ THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE/ FOR HIS FRIENDS" St.John XV.13 On adjacent tablet 1: OFFICERS/ (Names)/ NON-COMMISSIONED-OFFICERS (Names)/ PRIVATES (Names) On adjacent tablet 2: (Names)/ VOLUNTEER-SERVICE COMPANIES/ CORPORALS (Names)/LCE COPORALS (Names)/ PRIVATES/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 122
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 122
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank
    Order of information: rank
Components
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stained Glass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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