United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

Journalists - South African War

Our Ref: 11704

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Address

St Pauls Cathedral
St Pauls Churchyard
City
GREATER LONDON
England
EC4
 
Type:Board/Plaque/Tablet
Denomination:Church of England
Other Location Details:

Crypt, Chapel of St Faith, south aisle

OS Map Ref:TQ 320 811

Inscription

TO THE MEMORY OF THE JOURNALISTS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES SERVING / AS SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899-1902 / (Names)/ERECTED BY THE INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISTS

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
FRAMEMARBLE - RED   Unknown
PLAQUEBRONZE   Unknown

Physical Description

Bronze gilt wall panel with memorial inscription and list of names in raised lettering. Image of a barefoot woman seated and holding a wreath on right. Beaded border to panel, which is set in a red variegated marble frame. List of names includes name of news agency or newspaper which employed those died.

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarBoer War, Second (1899-1902)
Total names on memorial:12
Served & Returned0
Died12
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?surname
What information is listed on the memorial? surname, forename, occupation, additional
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes
WarAden (20C)
Total names on memorial:1
Served & Returned0
Died1
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial? surname, year died, place of death, forename, occupation
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read?No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

Dean and Chapter of St Pauls.

Maintenance History:

Ceremonies

Date:14 January 1905
RolePerformed By
UnveiledFIELD MARSHAL THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EARL ROBERTS
Dedicated UNKNOWN

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type: Corporate
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site:Not known
Cost of Memorial:c £150
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
SIR WILLIAM GOSCOMBE JOHNDesigner

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

File includes short biographies of the fallen

Comments: 
Photographs:0
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:O
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Publications:1
Press Cuttings:2
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
ST PAUL'S CATHEDRALBURMAN, PETER1987P 131 
For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902Gildea, James1911p.3 
The Times  25 Jun. 1904 p. 13 col.f; 16 Ja. 1905 p.13 col.f 
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St Paul's Cathedral InventoryInv no. 850