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BEESTON BOER WAR MEMORIAL

South African (Boer War) - Detailed information
Compiled & Copyright © Brian Evans 2007

The Beeston South African (Boer) War memorial can be found beside the pavement in Broadgate recreation Ground, Broadgate, Beeston. It was moved here in 1912 from Beeston Square, Beeston when the Square was redeveloped. It takes the form of a pedestal upon which is mounted a female figure, representing Hope with her right hand resting on a single column. The inscription is inscribed into the face of the pedestal. The memorial was unveiled on 13th February 1904 by Colonel Sir Lancelot Rolleston; the architect was Mr Arthur maskell and the masons Messrs. Pask and Thorpe. Details appeared in the Nottingham Evening News 13th February 1904.

Photographs Copyright © Brian Evans 2007

THIS MEMORIAL
WAS ERECTED
BY PUBLIC
SUBSCRIPTION
TO THE
HONOURED MEMORY
OF BEESTON
SOLDIERS
WHO LOST THEIR
LIVES DURING
THE BOER CAMPAIGN
1899-1902
IN THE CAUSE OF A
UNITED EMPIRE
1903

CUNNINGHAM

John William

Private, 12th Company (South Notts Hussars), 3rd Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry. Killed at Lindley

STAPLETON

Frank

Lance Corporal, 4th Battalion, Derbyshire Regiment. Killed at Rhenosier.

TAFT

William

Private. Killed at Roodevals.

VILLIERS

Arthur

Private, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died at Pretoria of enteric.

WILLIAMS

George Hallam

Private, 12th Company (South Notts Hussars), 3rd Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry. Died at Naauwpoort of enteric

Last updated: 10 December, 2007

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