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South African War Memorial, St Ann's Square | by George M. Groutas
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South African War Memorial, St Ann's Square

Regimental South African War Memorial. The work of William Hamo Thorneycroft (1850 - 1925), it represents a soldier of the Manchester Regiment standing with bayonet fixed at the "ready" while a wounded comrade at his feet hands him a cartridge to continue the fight. The plinth represents a large rough rock, on the front face is a wreath of bay leaves. There are bronze plaques on all sides of the pedestal, three of which record the names of those who gave their lives in the War: 8 officers and 309 non-commissioned officers and men.

  

www.tameside.gov.uk/museumsgalleries/mom/memorials/boerwar

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Taken on May 15, 2008