Coventry Auxiliary Forces Volunteers South Africa 1900-1902

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Address:

St Mary's Guildhall

Bayley Lane

City Centre

Coventry

CV1 5RN

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Boer War, Second (1899-1902)
About the memorial: Brass tablet mounted on a wooden board. Situated in the entrance hall to St Mary's Guild Hall, the tablet was manufactured by Wailes and Strang of Newcastle Upon Tyne. It commemorates Coventry citizens who volunteered to serve in the South African War between 1900-1902 most with the 2nd Volunteer Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment and the Warwickshire Imperial Yeomanry. The badges of both units are inscribed on the tablet. There is a foliate border top and bottom, with an architectural design on the vertical edges.
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This Tablet is erected by the citizens of Coventry to commemorate the patriotism of members of the auxiliary forces who volunteered from Coventry for service in South Africa 1900-01-02. At the bottom is inscribed ' Those marked thus * lost their lives on service' And 'The initial letters opposite each name indicate the branch of service as follows: V = Volunteer IY = Imperial Yeomanry SAC = South African Constabulary CMR = Cape Mounted Rifles CAN MR = Canadian Mounted Rifles

Lt GF Du Cros V, Lt AP Smith V, Staff QM Sgt BF Jones IY, QM Sgt W Irving IY, Staff Sgt EH Barr IY, Sgt Instructor T Cooke V, Sgt AT Ball V. *Sgt H Bull IY. Sgt EC Fullwell IY. Sgt D Gee IY. Sgt GL Morrall IY, Sgt J Shepherd V, Sgt G Sutton V. Sgt E Taylor V. Sgt W Tinkler V, Sgt FW White, Cpl WA Adams IY, Cpl WJ Cole IY, *Cpl H Foster IY, Cpl H Harrow IY, Cpl J Hope V, Cpl A Knight IY, Cpl HE Liggins IY, Cpl OF Slack IY, Cpl T Summner IY, Cpl FN Trahern V, Cpl HE Weallas IY, Cpl D Welsby IY, Cpl J Wilson SAC, Lance Cpl R Branford IY, ' JW Collinge V, ' WL Moore V, ' AL Knight IY, ' EE Spicer V, ' WC Welch IY, Private J Arch IY, ' GJ Atkins IY, ' GH Austin IY, ' W Avery IY ' AJ Ball V ' G Barber IY ' O Bates IY ' T Beauchamp IY ' FA Beck V ' HF Bidmead IY ' HA Brown IY ' RJ Brown V ' H Burbidge V ' GF Cadden IY ' RW Carlisle V ' H Charley IY ' H Clarke IY ' WH Clarke IY ' GH Cooke V ' B Cross CMR ' A Cutts IY ' HG Dadley IY ' D Davidson IY ' J Dixon IY ' *FV de Dobrowolski V ' H Dodd IY ' J Dowell V ' GH Drury IY ' E Duckham V ' CP Dusson V ' S Welliott V ' WT Essex IY ' ? Evans IY ' WT Fisher IY ' *S J Fletcher SAC ' E Foster V ' W Foster V ' CH Fox V ' J France V ' J Franklin IY ' AS Gardner V ' A Gibney IY ' W Gough IY ' * H Griffiths V ' PJ Hall V ' FE Hancock IY ' J Hardy V ' JD Harnott V ' * AG Harris V ' F Hassall IY ' H Haynes V ' EC Hill IY ' *AC Hitchen IY ' J Hodierne IY ' F Hollick IY ' WH Howe IY ' T Hughes IY ' A Huxley IY ' W Irving IY ' HA Jarvis IY ' JHK Jefferson IY ' W Key V ' A King V ' J Kitchener IY ' AE Kitson IY ' G Lamb IY ' TJ Landy IY ' * WF Lane IY ' H Laxon IY ' AH Liggins IY ' LJ Liggins IY ' PW Liggins IY ' FR Loviett IY ' J Lovegrove IY ' T MacCabe V ' * W Martin IY ' W Mason IY ' A Masters CMR ' HP Matty V ' PM McMenamin V ' AE Meaden IY ' S Miles V ' W Miles V ' HWP Morton IY ' J Morton V ' E Moore IY ' CC Moore IY ' G Morgan IY ' WE Morley IY ' WH Murdey IY ' J Naismith V ' JR Newman IY ' H Nightingale IY ' HB Norman V ' A Morton IY ' W Jodell V ' H Parkes IY ' FW Parsons IY ' F Parsons IY ' H Payne IY ' BL Phillips IY ' CL Piggot V ' L Pitt IY ' * AS Player SAC ' RM Player CMR ' S Potter V ' D Powell V ' HGF Pugh V ' EF Purnell IY ' E Redgrave IY ' JC Reid IY ' E Richardson IY ' *A Robinson IY ' B Rotherham V ' WR Russ IY ' A Russell IY ' A Scarff V ' ML Scarff V ' W Short IY ' T Sibary V ' W Simms IY ' A Smith IY ' *CA Smith IY ' GT Smith V ' W Spicer V ' C Squires V ' EWC Stanton CMR ' PM Starley IY ' *J Stiles IY ' F Stovin IY ' RH Thomas IY ' AJ Thompson IY ' H Thompson V ' H Tomlinson V ' G Townend IY ' G Troup IY ' G Tuke IY ' W Veal IY ' ? Welch IY ' GVL Wells V ' DE Welsby IY ' A Williams IY ' TA Wilson IY ' P Woolgar IY Bugler G Watkins V '

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