Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
Gateshead
Town
Low Fell
County
Tyne And Wear
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
Messrs Morrison and McBean, monumental sculptors of Gateshead (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: October 1903
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
84798

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Current location

Stood on the side of the road outside of number 498
498
Durham Road
Low Fell
Gateshead
Tyne And Wear
NE9 6HU
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 25896 59640
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Sculptured/cast figure wearing service clothing, mounted on top of a high stone base. Stone has marble insert stating commemoration details.
Inscription
TO/ THE MEMORY OF/ SERGEANT W.CRONE/ AND TROOPERS/ A.DODD, W.B.S.LEATHART/ F.ENGLISH, A.WILLIAMSON/ WHO FELL DURING THE SOUTH/ AFRICAN CAMPAIGN/ 1899-1902/ FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH/ ERECTED BY/ THE INHABITANTS OF LOW FELL/ 1903/ THE ABOVE MENTIONED/ WERE ALL OF THE/ IMPERIAL YEOMANRY/
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initials of forenames surname, rank, regiment
    Order of information: rank THEN surname
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
History
Inscription restored by Gateshead Council 1967, Rifle brken off by vandals in 1986- repaired
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=7869
  • Gateshead Post 27 January 1967- repairs completed -cost £50
  • Gateshead Post 10 October 1965- names eroded
  • Durham Chronicle 30 October 1903- unveiling
  • Newcastle Leader 5 March 1903- permission to erect the memorial

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