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WALLASEY, SOUTH AFRICAN (BOER) WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Karl Held 2010

The Wallasey South African (Boer) War memorial is located in Central Park, Wallasey, Merseyside. The memorial depicts a standing Britannia on a rough hewn pedestal; Britannia is mourning for her lost sons, while holding a wreath in her right hand and a trident in her left. The upper stonework of the pedestal has a smooth panel inset into the front that carries the inscription. Lower portion of pedestal has, in relief, depictions of flags and other war emblems. The point of Britannia's spear has been broken. There are eleven names listed with rank, forenames, surname and regiment. The memorial was unveiled by J Hoult on 7th May 1904; the site cost £140 and the sculptors were Joseph Whitehead and Sons.

Photograph Copyright © Karl Held 2010

ERECTED TO THE MEMORY
OF THE
WALLASEY MEN
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE
SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899 - 1902
AND ALSO IN RECOGNITION OF THE SERVICES OF
LOCAL MEN DURING THE CAMPAIGN

ROWLANDS Bert Corporal, 89th I Y
WILSON Harold Private, 89th I Y
CARTWRIGHT Alfred J Private, Ches Regt
OWEN Robert Thos Private, Lpool Regt
HUNTINGDON William Private, R E
SHAW Hugh Private, 1st R B
PRIESTLEY James Private, Natal M P
TORNEY J Private, 1st S Lanc Regt
CATH Arthur Private, R A M C
VIPOND Ernest Private, R W Fus
CRIGHTON Fred Private, 14th Hussars

Last updated 20 August, 2011

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