Newport-Boer War

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Calbourne Military Museum

Calbourne Water Mill

Newport Road


PO30 4JN


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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Painted
  • Boer War, Second (1899-1902)
About the memorial: A wooden panel, inscribed with the names of volunteers who served in the South African Wars. Originally installed at the Guildhall in Newport, the Memorial was placed in storage at some point in its history at Northwood House in Cowes. It was relocated to the Military Museum at Calbourne in 2002.
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BOER WAR 1899 - 1900 - 1/ This Tablet is placed in the Council Chamber by/ The Mayor, Aldermen & Burgesses of the Borough of/ Newport, in the Isle of Wight, to permanently Record/ The names of those Island Men, who nobly for their/ Country's cause, Volunteered & served at the above/ War in South Africa./G B Purkis, Mayor, 1901/ [names on 5 panels]; Panel 1-41st COMPY. IMP.YEOMANRY/[names]; Panel 2-5th V.B. HANTS. REGT./[names]; Panel 3-OTHER FORCES/[names A to M]; Panel 4-OTHER FORCES/[names N to W, plus L Golden, R P Grant, A J Hardy and A F Phillips] Panel 5-[Other Forces names out of alphabetical sequence]

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