Tadcaster Townsmen Boer War Memorial

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Reference WMO252348

Address:

St Mary's Church,

Kirkgate,

Tadcaster

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:
  • Stone Alabaster
Lettering: Raised
Conflicts:
  • Boer War, Second (1899-1902)
About the memorial: The memorial is a carved alabaster stone. It is to the right of the chancel arch on the east wall of the south aisle. At the top is an arrangement of olive barnches. On either side is a soldier in uniform with their rifles pointing to the ground. At the base is a carved Tudor Rose. The lettering is carved in bas relief with the background painted red and the letters gilded. The monument was carved/made by : G. W. Milburn. York. 1904. Not in IWM’s War Memorials Register
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This tablet was eected in the year 1903 by parishioners of Tadcaster in memory of fellow townsmen who died for their country during the South African Campaign of 1899-1902. Harold Callum M.B. CH.B. Civil Surgeon drowned in Modder River near Sanna's Post, April 1902. aged 31 Years. Private Tom Crosier, 2nd West Yorkshire Regiment killed in action on Spion Kop. Jan. 1900, Aged 21 Years. Private George Atkinson, Kings Royal Rifles, Wounded at Glencoe Oct. 1899. Died at home Feb. 1902. Aged 24 years. Private Arnold Hewick Nelson. 6th Dragoon Guards, died of enteric fever, at Wyburg, March 1901. Aged 22 years. The people willingly offered themselves Judges V 2 Render therefore to all their dues. Honour to whom honour. Romans XIII 7 33 Men of Tadcaster served in the campaign.

Harold Callum: Tom Crosier: George Atkinson: Arnold Hewick Nelson.

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