Chester-le-Street-Boer War


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Reference WMO/284232

Address:

Ropery Lane Cemetery

Chester-le-Street

DH3 3NN

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Obelisk
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
  • Stone Coade
Lettering: Raised
Conflicts:
  • Boer War, Second (1899-1902)
About the memorial: Granite Obelisk on tapering pediment standing on two steps and a concrete platform. On the top step the names of places are each set in a sunken cartouche on each side, the letters carved to stand proud. The dedication, in raised capital letters, is on a bronze plaque on the front face of the pediment. As well as Chester-le-Street the men were from Tribley, Pelton Fell and Edmondsley
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Erected by the inhabitants of/Chester-le-Street and District/in memory of/[8 names]/who lost their lives during the/South African/Campaign/1899-1902

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