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Memorial details

Memorial type
Clock or clock tower
District
Canterbury
Town
Herne Bay
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 9th September 1907
    Attended by: Lord Harris, Commanding Officer of the Royal East Kent Mounted Rifles and Honorary Colonel of the 1st V.B. The Buffs
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
61960

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Current location

Central Parade
Herne Bay
Canterbury
Kent
CT6 5JQ
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 17693 68412
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Clock tower with clocks on four faces. Pillars supporting the middle and lower sections of the tower and the whole set on seven steps.
Inscription
THE GIFT OF/ MRS ANN THWAYTES/ TO THIS TOWN/ 11 OCT AD.MDCCXXXVII. SOUTH AFRICA/ THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED/ BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION TO/ COMMEMORATE THE SERVICES OF/ THOSE WHO VOLUNTEERED FROM THIS/ DISTRICT FOR THE ABOVE WAR/ ROYAL EAST KENT MOUNTED RIFLES/ (Names)/ 1ST V.B. "THE BUFFS" E.K.R./ (Names)/ ST JOHN AMBULANCE BRIGADE/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Beal, E.
Beal, E.
Bowers, C. H.
Carter, J.
Chalmers, C.
Chalmers, E.(?) B.
Cottew, R. J.
Deveson, T. M.
Ellis, H.
Ells, H.
See details for all 45 names
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 36
    Served and returned: 36
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: regiment, initial, surname
    Order of information: regiment, surname (approximately)
Components
  • Tower
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Clock
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
  • THE CLOCK TOWER
  • Grade II
  • 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
Costs

Memorial: £4000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference
  • Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald - Saturday 14 September 1907 WAR MEMORIAL UNVEILED AT HERNE BAY. CEREMONY PERFORMED BY LORD HARRIS.
  • Historic Environment Record TR 16 NE 1220
  • Listed Buildings Online list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1085006
  • Kent Fallen Website www.kentfallen.com/PDF REPORTS/HERNE BAY BOER WAR.pdf
  • Army and Navy Gazette - Saturday 14 September 1907
  • Morning Post - Tuesday 10 September 1907 SOUTH AFRICAN WAR MEMORIAL.

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