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ILKESTON SOUTH AFRICAN (BOER) WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled & Copyright © Grant Shaw 2005

The memorial is in the form of a brass plaque that is situate at the side to the old main entrance to Ilkeston Town Hall and was unveiled in 1903 by Sir John French, for whom a Civic Lunch was given by the then Ilkeston Corporation. This was attended by many prominent locals. The second photograph below shows the Civic Lunch in Ilkeston Town Hall in 1903 with Sir John French sitting third from right on the top table, next but one to the Mayor of Ilkeston.

Photograph Copyright © Grant Shaw 2005

SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899-1902
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY THE INHABITANTS OF THIS BOROUGH AS A TRIBUTE TO THE VALOUR OF OVER ONE HUNDRED ILKESTON SOLDIERS AND VOLUNTEERS WHO FOUGHT IN THE ABOVE WAR AND AS A MEMORIAL TO THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY AND THE EMPIRE

SPENCER

Charles

Private, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died at Pretoria 25th October 1900. See also Lincoln Cathedral Boer War Memorial

GOLDSMITH

John

Private, 1st Battalion, Derbyshire Regiment. Died at Johannesburg 4th January 1901.

WEBB

Frank

Private, 3rd Battalion, Derbyshire Regiment. Killed in action at Moedwill 30th September 1901.

HONOUR THE BRAVE

19 November 2005

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