Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Barnet
Town
Barnet
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11th July 1903
    Attended by: Lieut.-Gen. Lord Grenfell
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
73216

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Current location

103
Christ Church
St Albans Road
Barnet
Barnet
Greater London
EN5 4LD
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 24295 97066
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Obelisk mounted on a rectangular base set on one step commemorating Old Boys of Christ Church School who died in the Second Boer War. The obelisk bears a carving of crossed carbine and sabre through a laurel wreath. Dedication below these with names of the Fallen.
Inscription
To the Glory of God / and / In Memory of / (Names)/ OLD SCHOLARS OF THE BOYS SCHOOL / CHRIST CHURCH, BARNET, / WHO FELL WHILE SERVING THEIR COUNTRY / IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN OF 1899-1902. // THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED / BY THEIR OLD SCHOOL- FELLOWS AND FRIENDS / JULY1903. // "RENDER TO ALL THEIR DUES -/ HONOUR TO WHOM HONOUR."
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, Thomas W.
Blackwell, Arthur
Colyer, Charles
Jackaman, Frederick
Mead, William
Moore, John
Phillips, William J.
Ventham, Edwin F.
See details for all 8 names
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 8
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: First name, surname, regiment
    Order of information: regiment, surname, first name
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 10ft 2in, width 2ft 6in sq
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Paving
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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