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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Penwith
Town
Penzance
County
Cornwall
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
89256

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Current location

High Street Methodist Church
Taroveor Road
Penzance
Penwith
Cornwall
TR18 2BH
England

OS Grid Ref: SW 47158 30533
Denomination: Methodist

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Description
Concave cornered white marble tablet with nowy head. The inscription is in black capital lettering.
Inscription
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF J. J. EDWARDS/ WHO SERVED IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN FROM 1900 TO 1902,/ AND WHO O THE PROCLAMATION OF PEACE WAS PREPARING TO RETURN/ HOME, WHEN HE WAS SMITTEN WITH ENTERIC FEVER, AND DIED AT/ CHARLESTOWN, 15TH JUNE, 1902, IN HIS 21ST YEAR: HIS NOBLE CONDUCT WON FOR HIM THE WARMEST COMMENDATION OF HIS/ SUPERIOR OFFICERS, AND WAS TWICE MENTIONED BY THEM IS DESPATCHES: HIS COMRADES IN ARMS HELD HIM IN THE HIGHEST ESTEEM, WHILE HIS/ FRIENDS AND COMPANIONS AT HOME, WHO MISS HIS BRIGHT PRESCENCE, AND/ MOURN HIS LOSS, REMEMBER HIM AS ONE WHO WAS BELOVED BY ALL./ "TO LIVE IN HEARTS WE LEAVE BEHIND IS NOT TO DIE."/ THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY HIS FOND PARENTS.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initials, surname, details of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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