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YORK BOER WAR MEMORIAL

Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2004

The memorial stands in Duncombe Place near York Minster, York, commemorating all Yorkshiremen who fell in the second Boer War 1899-1902. The memorial was designed by George Frederick Bodley, R.A., and built by Messrs. Bridgeman & Co. of Lichfield. The memorial was unveiled 3 August 1905 by Field Marshall The Right Honourable Earl Roberts, VC, KG, KP, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE. It takes the form of a cross in perpendicular Gothic style with a complex, octagonal, structure surmounted by finials and a lantern top with flying buttresses supporting the cross and s small shield; the names are listed on slate panels set into plinth and the whole monument set on an octangonal, four, stepped base. There are statues of a Sailor, Cavalryman, Artilleryman, Infantryman, Imperial Yeoman, Militiaman, Volunteer and Nurse, with the soldiers resting on arms reversed, set into niches on front face. There are 1459 names listed.

The current set of photographs of the memorial are not clear enough to decipher the names; if anybody would like to transcribe the names then we would be very pleased to accept them.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Booker 2004

REMEMBER THOSE LOYAL
GALLANT SOLDIERS AND SAILORS
OF THIS COUNTY OF YORK WHO
FELL FIGHTING FOR THEIR COUNTRY'S
HONOUR IN SOUTH AFRICA 1899 TO
1902 AND WHOSE NAMES ARE
INSCRIBED ON THIS CROSS ERECTED BY
THEIR FELLOW YORKSHIREMEN
A.D. 1905

Last updated 26 November, 2020

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