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NUNEATON BOER WAR MEMORIAL

Boer War - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2008

The Nuneaton Boer War Soldiers Memorial stood in Riversely Park, Coton Road, Nuneaton orginally it stood in Bond Gate, Nuneaton but was moved in 1967 when the area was redeveloped. It took the form of red granite plinth upon which stood a soldier in Boer war campaign dress with slouch hat, tipped back, loading his rifle whilst staring straight ahead. The memorial was unveiled 28th January 1905 by General Sir Redvers Buller, the monies, £160, being raised for its erection were by public subscription. The sculptor was Mr Adolphus E L Rost. The memorial listed 48 men who served and returned, and 5 who died, by rank Regiment, surname and forename. In November 2006 the statue was stolen when it was removed from the plinth with an angle grinder. An offer to replace the orginal with a replica, free of charge, was made by a local sculptor; the orginal dedication plaque went missing several years before. In January 2007 a public consultation process took place to discuss the replacement. A list of 52 names, not 53, exists in the library and has been reproduced here courtesy of Alan Munday, the names have been sorted into alphabetical order for ease of reading. These names do not denote who died and who returned.

From an old postcard

ERECTED TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF NUNEATON
DISTRICT, WHO AT THE CALL OF
DUTY WENT FORTH TO FIGHT THEIR
COUNTRY'S BATTLES IN
SOUTH AFRICA DURING THE YEARS
1899 - 1902. BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
THROUGH THE AGENCY OF THE MIDLAND
COUNTIES TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER

ADAMS

Henry

Private. Regular.

BAILEY

G R

Trooper. Yeomanry.

BATES

Isaac

Private, Veterinary Lieut. Volunteers

BAYLISS

F

Trooper. Yeomanry.

BLAIR

Campbell

Corporal. Yeomanry.

BLOXHAM

Thomas

Private. Regular.

BORNSON

M

Trooper. Yeomanry.

BUCKLER

J

Private, Veterinary Lieut. Volunteers

CLEAVER

John

Lance Corporal. Yeomanry.

CLOVER

R

Trooper. Driscolls Scouts

CRAMPHORN

W

Private, Ambulance

DAULMAN

W

Trooper. Yeomanry.

DAY

John T

Private, Ambulance

DEACON

J G P

Lance Corporal. Yeomanry.

EVANS

Brian

Lieutenant. Regular.

EVANS

Geoffrey Charles

Lieutenant. Regular.

FAIRFIELD

?

Private. Regular.

FAIRFIELD

James

Private, Veterinary Lieut. Volunteers

GREEN

George

Private, Veterinary Lieut. Volunteers

HACKETT

Joseph

Private, Ambulance

HAYES

T J

Sergeant, Ambulance

HODKINS

?

Private. Regular.

HOLLOWAY

William

Private, Veterinary Lieut. Volunteers

HOLTHAM

Frederick A

Private, Ambulance

HOROBIN

Frederick

Trooper. Yeomanry.

HYCROFTS

?

Trooper. Yeomanry.

ILLIFFE

O C

Compound, Royal Army Medical Corps.

JEFHCOTE

W

Private. Regular.

JOHNSON

J H

Private, Ambulance

KNOX

James M

Lieutenant, Veterinary Lieut. Volunteers

LEA

Charles

Trooper. Yeomanry.

LUCOCK

S H

Private, Veterinary Lieut. Volunteers

MARGETTS

T

Private, Veterinary Lieut. Volunteers

MEAKIN

James

Trooper. Yeomanry.

MEAKIN

William

Trooper. Yeomanry.

MORETON

T G

Sergeant, Veterinary Lieut. Volunteers

MUNTON

Thomas

Private. Regular.

PARKER

Albert

Private, Ambulance

PAYNE

James

Private, Veterinary Lieut. Volunteers

RYAN

John

Sergeant, Ambulance

SMITH

John

Private. Regular.

SMITH

L

Trooper. Yeomanry.

STORER

Albert E

Sergeant. Regular.

TASSELL

C

Private. Regular.

TAYLOR

F A E

Private, Ambulance

THOMPSON

James

Private. Regular.

THONE

E

Private, Veterinary Lieut. Volunteers

TITE

R

Private, Ambulance

VEASEY

J H

Corporal. South Rhodesian Volunteers

WASHBOURNE

E

Private, Veterinary Lieut. Volunteers

WHEETMAN

Ernest

Trooper. Yeomanry.

WHEWAY

J

Sergeant, Ambulance

Last updated 7 March, 2009

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