PARISH OF HALIFAX - SOUTH AFRICAN WAR

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Reference WMO119983

Address:

West View Park

Warley Road

Halifax

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Serviceman/woman sculpture
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Afghanistan (1900-1999)
  • Boer War, Second (1899-1902)
About the memorial: A proud soldier dressed in the uniform of an officer in the Boer War with binoculars in one hand and clasping a rifle in the other. The bronze statue sculptured by Benjamin Shepherd of Chelsea tops the 76ft high monument. Below is a circular frieze of cavalrymen in full battle - sculptor AF Smith [Keighley?]. Below this is a part marble with stone carved motifs circular plinth. This all stands on a square base which had three copper plaques with the names of 2 soldiers who died in Afghan Wars and 73 soldiers who died in South African Wars [1899-1902]. Unfortunately these are missing at the time of writing.Names include Sergeant A Bottomley a member of Kitcheners Bodyguard. Other names are recorded.
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Grade II (England)

1243130

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