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Boer War Memorial

What we know about this image :

The statue to commemorate The Boer War 1899-1902 in South Africa was designed and made by locall sculptor FW Doyle Jones.

It was unveiled on 19th July by Mrs Lauder, wife of Col. Lauder and was a bronze figure of a soldier on a granite plinth.

In early 1968, the rifle was stolen from the statue and in March 1968 the whole statue was taken leaving only a trace of its boots.

The plinth which still stands, is to honour the 320 men from the Hartlepool area who fought in South Africa and the 23 who died in battle are listed on it.


Date (of image) : 1905

Part of the "Hartlepool Museum Service" collection


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