Tonbridge Boer War Memorial - Riverside, Tonbridge, Kent, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 11.747 E 000° 16.416
31U E 309511 N 5675130
Quick Description: This Boer War memorial to the men of Tonbridge and former scholars of Tonbridge School is located in a lovely position between Tonbridge Castl and the River Medway adjacent to the Riverside walk.
Location: South East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/24/2020 6:19:05 AM
Waymark Code: WM12W73
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
Views: 4

Long Description:

The memorial is for the second Boer War that lasted from 1899 to 1902. It was designed by W J Gribble with Alexander MacDonald & Co undertaking the masonry work and Heart Son Peard & Co being the founders.

The memorial was unveiled on 21st June 1904 and carries 24 names.

The Imperial War Museum website describes the memorial as:

Panelled pedestal with ornamental scroll trusses at each corner and an enriched cornice, surmounted by an obelisk. Four balls and the arms of the town at the base of the obelisk.

 The inscription, above the 24 names, reads:

Erected
by friends to the
memory of those whose
names are inscribed below
Townsmen of Tonbridge
or
Old Boys of Tonbridge School.
They loyally gave their lives for Queen
and Country and fighting in the War
against the Boers helped to save
South Africa for the Empire.
1899 - 1902
'Their bodies are buried in peace
but
Their name liveth for evermore'

 

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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