Belfast Boer War Memorial - City Hall, Belfast, UK
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Quick Description: This Boer War memorial is located in the grounds of City Hall in Belfast. The memorial is to the east of City Hall adjacent to the Titanic memorial.
Location: Ulster, Ireland
Date Posted: 10/6/2019 6:45:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM11E5M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:

A plaque attached to the memorial reads:

In memory of the officers,
non-commissioned officers
and men of the Royal Irish
Rifles who were killed in action
or died of wounds or disease in
the South African War 1899-1902,
This monument is dedicated.

The Department for Communities website tells us about the monument:

Naturalistic bronze memorial statue of c.1905 by Sydney March, situated on the East side of the City Hall. A formal granite base of four steps carries a battered plinth capped with arch-topped rectangular bronze plaques on each elevation. At each corner between the bronze plaques stand smaller figures of angels, two armed with swords,one with a trumpet and one mourning. Standing on a roughly-hewn granite boulder is a bronze statue of a soldier in topee and puttees with bayonet at the ready. The front plaque carries a Hibernian harp, the other sides record the names of members of the Royal Irish Rifles killed in the Boer War. A subsidiary tablet on the W face records names from associated regiments, the 83rd (County of Dublin) Regiment and 86th (Royal County Down) Regiment (1793-1881) and the Royal Ulster Rifles (1921-1968). Approximately 5.5m high. The memorial is enclosed by modern iron railings. Setting The memorial is surrounded by modern railings and set on grass lawns.

Which Boer War?: Not listed

Boer War Website: Not listed

First Boer War (Alternate Name): Not listed

Second Boer War (Alternate Name): Not listed

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