Plymouth's South African War Memorial
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sir Lose-a-lot
N 50° 21.971 W 004° 08.399
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Quick Description: The South African War Memorial is not the sort of monument you would expect to find in Plymouth.Its is located at the north-east corner of Plymouth Hoe, near the entrance to the Royal Citadel.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/15/2009 11:43:41 AM
Waymark Code: WM5JWB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Pensive Travellers
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Long Description:
This unusual South African War memorial is in the form of a red granite obelisk mounted on a green stone base with steps of grey Devon granite. On each side is a bronze panel measuring 4 feet 6 inches by 3 feet 6 inches.
It was dedicated to HRH Prince Christian Victor, who served with distinction under General Sir Redvers Buller, and to the officers and men of the Devonshire, Somerset and Gloucestershire Regiments who laid down their lives in the South African War. HRH Prince Christian Victor was a grandson of Queen Victoria.
The obelisk was designed by Mr F W Marks.It was unveiled by Lady Audrey Buller on August 8th 1903, wife of Sir Redvers Buller, who had been the first commander-in-chief of the War.
The obelisk was a gift to the City by Mr Alfred Mosely CMG, of London. He was a merchant in South Africa but chose Plymouth as the location for the memorial because of family ties with Devon. He had been responsible for setting up a field hospital at Natal during the campaign and it was there that Prince Christian Victor had died of injuries sustained during the War.
Which Boer War?: Not listed

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First Boer War (Alternate Name): Not listed

Second Boer War (Alternate Name): Not listed

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