2nd Battalion, 21st Royal Scots Fusiliers, First Boer War

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Reference WMO266612

Address:

Auld Kirk of Ayr

Blackfriars Walk

Ayr

Scotland

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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
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Boer War, First (1880-1881)
About the memorial: Brass Plaque depicting the flags of the 2 country's , also soldiers of both country's, with the names in 4 columns, on a wooden backboard. This rare memorial to the First Boer War is a reminder that we often casually describe a memorial as "Boer War"! when we should say "Second Boer War", which was of course the more famous and casualty-riven of the two.
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21st/Royal Scots/Fusiliers/To the memory of the under named/Officers, Non Commissioned Officers and men of the/2nd Battalion 21st Royal Scots Fusiliers who were killed/in action or died from wounds, or disease during the wars/1879, 1880, 1881 and 1882 in South Africa/This monument is erected as a mark of respect/and esteem by their old comrades/ [Columns 1 & 2]- KILLED IN ACTION/OR DIED FROM WOUNDS/[names] [Columns 3 & 4]-DIED FROM DISEASR/OR ACCIDENT/[names]

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