Market Harborough : South African War.


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Reference WMO228446

Address:

Welland House,

15 -17 The Square,

(Market Harborough Building Society)

Market Harborough, Leics

LE16 7PD

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Boer War, Second (1899-1902)
About the memorial: Mounted on the north-east gable wall of Mkt. Harborough Building Society office is a portrait orientated, incised & bevel-edged grey stone tablet with white single-line border, decorated by a small swirl at top corners. Inscriptions in white lettering. Upper edge of tablet is arched.
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THIS TABLET / WAS ERECTED BY THE INHABITANTS / OF THE / MARKET HARBOROUGH URBAN DISTRICT / TO / COMMEMORATE THE PATRIOTISM / OF THE UNDERMENTIONED / WHO VOLUNTEERED / FOR / SERVICE / IN THE / SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899-1902 / VOLUNTEERS / PRIVATES / (13 NAMES) / YEOMANRY / SERGEANTS / (3 NAMES) / ST JOHN AMBULANCE / (4 NAMES)

This is a large thick slab of polished Cornish granite 33 x 14 inches / 83.5 x 114cm sitting on a thicker slab of unpolished white Cornish granite.THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY THE INHABITANTS OF THE MARKET HARBOROUGH URBAN DISTRICT TO COMMEMORATE THE PATRIOTISM OF THE UNDERMENTIONED WHO VOLUNTEERED FOR SERVICE IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899 – 1902 VOLUNTEERS PRIVATES F ALLEN W BUTLIN W C FIRR W GILBERT G DE LEGH F MAYO E W PALMER L PALMER G PAYNE F SLOPER R TOMLINSON S H WARD H WATTE YEOMANRY SERGEANTS E. COWLEY W POLLARD F RIDLEY ST JOHN AMBULANCE SEARGEANT C W H GUTTERIDGE CORPORAL R C SMITH PRIVATES H C ROBINSON C W SMITH These 19 names are those who served. Sgt. Charles William Holt Gutteridge did not die until 1958. F.Allen was a town Fire officer and a watchmaker. |Memorial on east gable of market Harborough Building Society

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