South African War 1900-02

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The Town Hall

The Slopes

Buxton

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:
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Raised
Conflicts:
  • Other
About the memorial: ELABORATE BOARD WITH BASED, PEDIMENT AND FOUR PILASTRES. BUXTON CREST ABOVE INSCRIPTION IN THE CENTRE, FLANKED BY TWO MILITARY BADGES. SMALL RELIEF FIGURES OF SOLDIERS ON EACH SIDE OF THE INSCRIPTION. in small lettering on the lower edge: A B M BROWN - CHAIRMAN, JOSIAH TAYLOR – CLERK, W H GRIEVES – TOWN SURVEYOR.
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ERECTED BY THE BUXTON URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL TO COMMEMORATE THE BRAVERY OF THE GALLANT MEN OF THE DISTRICT WHO VOLUNTEERED FOR ACTIVE SERVICE IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1900-2 SERGEANTS PERKINS AND BRINDLEY AND CORPORALS CHAPPEL AND PERKINS WERE THE FIRST VOLUNTEERS TO LEAVE THE SHORES OF ENGLAND ON ACTIVE SERVICE: SERGEANT PERKINS WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT RHENOSTER RIVER JUNE 7TH 1900.

CAPT C D GOODMAN, LIEUT R TURNER DSO, SERGT W M PERKINS, SERGT S BOUCHEN, SERGT F BRINDLEY, TROOPER C BENTLEY, CORPL A C CHAPPEL, LANCE CORPL BLACKNEY, CORPL W C PERKINS, CORPL W J TURNER, PRIVATE F NORTON, PRIVATE C W PERKINS.

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