Boer War Memorial, St Oswald's Church, Oswestry
- HER Number (PRN): 31383
- Site Name : Boer War Memorial, St Oswald's Church, Oswestry
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- Grid Reference: SJ
- Brief Description: A memorial in St Oswald's Church grounds commemorating two men of the K.S.L.I. who died in the 2nd Boer War (1899-1902).
- Description: Description: Square base surmounted by tapering plinth, shaft and Celtic cross. Inscription carved onto the sides of the plinth. Hat and rifle carved on the right hand corner of the front face of the plinth. Celtic knotwork design carved on the face of the cross. ->
-> Inscription: Front face: This monument is erected by the Officers/ Non Commissioned Officers and men of the/ "F" (Oswestry) company of the 2nd V. B. The/ Kings (Shropshire Light Infantry) and friends/ to commemorate the bravery and devotion of/ Lance-corporal James Kenyon/ of the above company who volunteered and served/ in South Africa in the Boer War and was mentioned/ in despatches for his services./ G. H. Bull Major/ commanding/ South African War 1900 1901. Left side: Also/ to the memory of/ Sergeant-instructor WM Lee/ of the "D" (Hodnet) company 2nd V.B./ the Kings (Shropshire Light Infantry)/ (a native of Oswestry)/ who died on active service in South/ Africa during the Boer War and was/ mentioned in despatches for his services. Right side: to the Glory of God and/ in memory of/ Lance-corporal James Kenyon/ of Oswestry/ who died on active service in South/ Africa during the Boer War. Rear face: This monument was unveiled by/ Brigadier-General Lloyd./ C.B D.S.O./ of Aston Hall/ on the 19th February 1905./ Designed and executed by Coproal D. J. Lewis. <1>
Photograph taken on 28th April 2015. <2>
- Record Type: Monument
(01) Online database: Imperial War Museum. Imperial War Museum: National Inventory of War Memorials. 37937. (02) SMR comment: Haynes J B. 2014 onwards. Comments by J B Haynes, HER Compiler.
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- For more information contact: Shropshire Council HER
- Date Created: 14/05/2015 11:59:52
- Date Last Edited: 26/05/2015 11:02:17