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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Carrick
Town
Truro
County
Cornwall
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 7 March 1905
    Attended by: Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall
  • Dedicated
    Date: 7 March 1905
    Attended by: Bishop of Truro
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
9204

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Current location

South west wall near entrance
Truro Cathedral
High Cross
Truro
Carrick
Cornwall
TR1 2AJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SW 82595 44920
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Enriched cornice beneath which are two tablets, inscribing the names of the Cornishmen (Left) and the men of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (Right) respectively. In the centre is a canopied panel containing the Cornish Arms and Motto, beneath which is the dedicatory inscription. On either side are two figures of soldiers in mourning pose with sword (Left) and rifle (Right) reversed. The left hand one is in service dress and helmet, and the right with bush hat and a bandolier. The memorial is of polyphant, slightly polished with letters gilded to a dull gold, above a plain base.
Inscription
Left Panel - REGULAR FORCES/ (27 Names)/ MILITIA YEOMANRY AND VOLUNTEERS/ (14 Names)/ COLONIAL LOCAL FORCES/ (38 NAMES) Centre Panel, Beneath Cornish Crest - ONE/AND ALL/ SACRED/ TO THE MEMORY OF0/ THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE/ COUNTY REGIMENT/ AND ALL/ CORNISHMEN/ WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN SOUTH AFRICA/ 1899-1902 Right Hand Panel - DUKE OF CORNWALL'S LIGHT INFANTRY/ (101 Names in 3 Columns) Across the bottom of Left and Right Panels - FAITHFUL/ UNTO DEATH Below - (12 Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aldworth, W
Alford, S
Ames, A
Andrews, W De M M
Applebee, H
Atkins, W
Bannister, W
Bartlett, H A
Batten, G
Benton, A
See details for all 192 names
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 192
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 192
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initial, rank, regiment, decorations, home town
    Order of information: Regiment, Rank
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth c. 480mm, height c. 2850mm, width c. 4100mm
    Materials: Stone - Cornish
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902 by Gildea, James p.25 Published:Eyre and Spottiswoode 1911 London Gives names, ranks, units and decorations for 16 officers, and states there are also 174 names of NCOs and men.
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Roll of Honour www.roll-of-honour.com/Cornwall/TruroCathedralBoerWar.html

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