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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
South Holland
Town
Holbeach
County
Lincolnshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
70176

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Current location

Holbeach Cemetery
Park Lane
Holbeach
South Holland
Lincolnshire
PE12 7PT
England

OS Grid Ref: TF 36180 25090
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Grey stone comprising undecorated Latin Cross standing on a splay sided plinth, the corners of the plinth are decorated, possibly with depiction of ivy leaves. The whole stands on horizontal retangular chamfered base, possibly within gravespace, and shows inscription in faded black lead lettering on the plinth front and right faces.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF/ SGT. WALTER SAVAGE, INTELLIGENCE SCOUT,/ 24thBATTALION, IMPERIAL YEOMANY,/ WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION/ NR. BOSHOF, SOUTH AFFRICA,/ ON FEBRUARY 16TH, 1902,/ AGED 33 YEARS./ THE DEARLY BELOVED YOUNGEST SON OF/ SETH HOLLIDAY & FRANCES SAVAGE/ OF SPALDING./ Right Face: DEEPLY LAMENTED BY HIS/ SOLDIER COMRADES & FRIENDS/ AS ONE OF THE MOST GENIAL/ AND BRAVEST OF MEN.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Savage, Walter
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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: Rank, forename, surname, rank, regiment, manner of death, place of death, date of death, age, relationships.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gravestone
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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