Winsford Boer War Memorial
Type War Memorial
The memorial in now sited within Winsford Shopping Centre in an open air court opposite the Winsford Civic War Memorial. It is situated on a cobbled area, approximately 400cm wide by 400cm deep, which is marked out by a chained fence. Two octagonal base steps have been recently painted with grey masonry paint. They support a square granite base and pedestal. The pedestal has a rectangular cartouche carved in relief which bears the names of the dead in lead lettering on its front (east face). The plinth is surmounted by a white marble cornice, upon which is a white marble statue of a soldier standing at ease with a tree trunk as a support to his right leg. The soldier is dressed in a uniform appropriate to the Boer War with satchel, water flask and strips of bullets crossed over his torso and hip bag and dagger on his belt. The soldier is holding his rifle in front of him, the barrel resting on the ground, the soldier's hands clasped on to of the butt.
Applied lead lettering on east face of base: "ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION."/"1906"
Applied lead lettering on scroll on east side of plinth: DECORUM EST PRO/DULCE ET PATRIA MORI
Applied lead lettering on cartouche on east face of plinth: WINSFORD MEN WHO DIED WHILST SERVING IN THE/AFRICAN CAMPAIGN/1899-1902./-/22ND. CO. 2ND. BATTN. IMPERIAL YEOMANRY/TROOPER ALFRED CARRICK. DIED AT DRAGH DER/-/VOLUNTEER CO. 2ND. BATTN. CHESHIRE REGT./PTE. JOSEPH BOOTH. DIED AT SEA./"JOHN BLOEMFONTEIN./-/18TH. HUSSARS./TROOPER AARON WALKER. DIED AT LADYSMITH./4TH. WARWICKSHIRE REGT./CORPORAL JOHN BECKETT. DIED AT MIDDLEBURG.
Applied lead lettering below cartouche on east side of plinth: THIS MONUMENT WAS UNVEILED BY/GENERAL RIDLEY.C.B./ON THE 24TH DAY OF NOVEMBER 1906./ARTHUR HAMLETT. CHAIRMAN./J.H. COOKE. CLERK./WINSFORD URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL.
Applied lead lettering on the north face of plinth: WINSFORD MEN WHO SERVED AS VOLUNTEERS/AND SURVIVED./-/2ND. BATTN. IMPERIAL YEOMANRY./22ND. CO. SERGT. E. HOPLEY/TROOPERS/J.K. COOKE./H.H. HEATLEY./F.W. HOPLEY./J. GLEAVE./H.P. RIGBY./R.STUBBS./R. WHITLOW./21ST. CO. TROOPER W. PERRY./-/2ND. BATTN. CHESHIRE REGT. VOL. CO./PRIVATES/S.BAKER./S. BENNETT./R. BENNETT./ T. ?AR?EN./J. GREEN./A. HATTON./S. HULSE./ C. HODKINSON./E. PLANT./O. RIGBY./J.R. ROBERTS./ R. SUCH./J. TIMPERLEY./-/ST. JOHN AMBULANCE BRIGADE./PRIVATES/F. CURZON./D. MCKELVIE.
Applied lead lettering on south face of plinth: WINSFORD MEN WHO SERVED IN THE REGULAR ARMY/AND SURVIVED./-/CAPTAIN J.A. TURNER./LANCE-CORPL. C. DODD./PRIVATES/J. ALCOCK. C. ALLERT./J. BAKER H. BARLOW./E. BEBBINGTON. C. BILLINGTON/J. BRACEGIRDLE. J. BRADSHAW./J. BLAKE. D. BURGESS./W. BURKE. R. CALDERBANK./ A. COTTERILL. B. DALE./T. DEAN. J. DUDLEY./W. DUNNING. A. FINNEY./T. FOWLES. T. HATTON./T. HODKINSON. W. HODKINSON./R. HOLLAND. C. HOOLE./ R. HOOLEY. A. HULSE./W.H. JERVIS. R. JONES./A. JOYNSON. J. MOORES./T. MOORES. J. MORGAN./J. MC.DEAN. S. OAKES./E. PACE. J. PARDOE./J. PERRY. W. PICKSTOCK./S. SHAW. W. SUMNER./J.W. TOMKINSON. J. WALKER./ J. WALKER. J. WHALLEY./J.H. WHALLEY. C. WHITE./R. WOODCOCK. F. WRIGHT.
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