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HIGHBURY BOER (SOUTH AFRICAN) ISLINGTONIANS WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled & Copyright © martin Edwards 2011

The Islingtonians Boer war memorial is located on the south western corner of Highbury Place and Highbury Crescent, Highbury, London N5. The memorial takes the form of a two-stepped base surmounted by plinth and female figure representing glory. The inscription is in relief on the bronze plaques attached to the sides of the plinth. The female figure holds a small figure of victory in her right hand, a laurel wreath in her left hand. There is a draped standard, a rifle, sword, a helmet and a laurel wreath at the base of the figure. The whole memorial is flanked by two small cannon. There are 110 names listed by surname then forename. The memorial was unveiled by His Grace the Duke of Fife 15th July 1905. The sculptor was Sir Bertram Mackennal, monies raised by public sponsorship. Details appeared in the Islington Gazette and North London Tribune, 17th July 1905.

Photographs from an old postcard

"HOW SLEEP THE BRAVE WHO SINK TO REST
BY ALL THEIR COUNTRY'S WISHES BLESS'D."
IN HONOUR OF
NINETY-EIGHT ISLINGTONIANS
WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR,
1899 - 1903.
ERECTED BY THEIR FELLOW-TOWNSMEN
JULY 1905.

 

Names not yet transcibed.

Last updated 11 July, 2011

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