Canterbury Boer War Memorial - Dane John Park, Canterbury, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 16.527 E 001° 04.742
31U E 366011 N 5682209
Quick Description: This Boer War Memorial stands in Dane John Park in Canterbury. Taking the form of an obelisk it was erected to the Royal East Kent Yeomanry and "The Buffs".
Location: South East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/14/2020 11:01:43 AM
Waymark Code: WM13DCV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
Views: 3

Long Description:

Names are listed on the memorial and it is sad to see that more soldiers died of disease than of wounds. The inscription on the memorial reads:

TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY AND IN GRATEFUL
REMEMBRANCE OF THE DEVOTED AND HEROIC SERVICE
OF THE OFFICERS NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN OF
THE BUFFS - EAST KENT REGIMENT
AND OF THE
IMPERIAL YEOMANRY OF EAST KENT
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE COUNTRY'S CAUSE
DURING THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA 1899 - 1902
THIS MEMORIAL HAS BEEN ERECTED BY THEIR COM
-RADES IN ARMS BELONGING TO EAST KENT REGIMENTS
AND BY THEIR SORROWING FRIENDS IN THE COUNTY

The War Memorials online website list the memorial and tells us:

The war memorial in Dane John Gardens remembers those of the Buffs and East Kent Yeomanry who died in the war in South Africa in 1899 – 1902. The obelisk rises from a panelled base with the names recorded on three sides. The front supports a pedestal with a figure of a soldier in the Boer War campaign, standing at ease with slouch, hat and bandolier looking towards South Africa.

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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