Pte Benjamin James

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Reference WMO270460

Address:

St Dogmael's Church

Mynachlogddu, Pembrokeshire

Wales

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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 Bronze
Lettering: Raised
Conflicts:
  • Boer War, Second (1899-1902)
About the memorial: A cast bronze plaque , surmounted by a Royal Crown on a pediment with a flat top and a concave curve on each side . Below the pediment the sides and base of the plaque are formed by slight convex curves . On each side is a fluted column . Below the pediment is the arms of the City of London in high relief . Below this are two lines of the inscription and at the centre of the lower line the initials "CIV" within a wreath . Then a plate with impressed raised lettering and at the bottom the final part of the inscription and a cartouche with flourishes containing two dates probably connected to the period of service of the CIV . The basic plaque has been replicated to a fixed pattern , with the main part of the inscription specific to the soldier being commemorated and formed by a separate plate with raised lettering , probably brazed to the basic plaque ,
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THE CITY OF LONDON IMPERIAL VOLUNTEERS/ DULCE ET DECORUM/CIV/ EST PRO PATRIA MORI/ IN MEMORY OF/ BENJAMIN JAMES/ A PRIVATE IN THIS REGIMENT AND ALSO IN THE 3RD/ VOLUNTEER BATTALION ESSEX REGIMENT SON OF JOHN JAMES AND MARY HIS WIFE OF THIS PARISH. HE DIED/ AT BLOEMFONTEIN ON THE 1st JUNE 1900 DURING THE/ SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN AGED 22 YEARS/ THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED AT THE EXPENSE OF THE REGIMENTAL FUND/ THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR ALFRED NEWTON BART LORD MAYOR 1899 1900./ F. WHEELER. (Designer)

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