County Borough of Sunderland-Boer War

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Reference WMO/283460


Sea and Air Museums

Washington Road




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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Brass
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Boer War, Second (1899-1902)
About the memorial: Brass Plaque on oak backboard. Relocated from The Old Town Hall when the Civic Centre was built in 1969-1970 subsequently relocated to the NE Land, Sea and Air museum.
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This tablet was erected/by/the inhabitants of The County Borough of commemorate the services of the following Sunderland men/upon whom the Honorary/freedom of the Borough was conferred in recognition of their/responding to the nation's call by nobly, bravely and patriotically volunteering to assist the/regular forces in the defence of the Empire and with credit to themselves and/their native town taking part in the South African War/1900-1902/ [Column 1]-Imperial Yeomanry/[names] [Columns 2 and 3]- 3rd Volr Battalion Durham Light Infantry/[names] [Column 4]- 3rd Telegraph Battalion/ Royal Engineers/[names]/Army Post Office Corps/[name]/Royal Army/Medical Corps/[name]/To commemorate the/services of/[3 men who fell]/and also to recognise/the heroic devotion of/[3 women's names]/in going out to South Africa and/there rendering signal service/to the sick and wounded/J.G. Kirtley/Mayor/November 1902

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