United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

Kings Liverpool Regt Boer War

Our Ref: 1285

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Address

St Johns Gardens
St Johns La
Liverpool
MERSEYSIDE
England
L1 6EN
 
Type:Allegory (eg: Victory)
OS Map Ref:SD 348 907

Inscription

(Front face): THE/ KINGS/ LIVERPOOL/ REGIMENT/ THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY THE OFFICERS/ NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE/ REGIMENT AND BY THE GRATEFUL CONTRIBUTIONS/ OF THE PEOPLE OF LIVERPOOL IN MEMORY OF/ THEIR COMRADES AND FELLOW CITIZENS WHO/ DIED DURING THE CAMPAIGN IN AFGHANISTAN 1878-80/ BURMA 1885-1887 AND SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902/ SOME FELL ON THE FIELD OF BATTLE SOME DIED/ OF WOUNDS AND SOME OF DISEASE BUT ALL GAVE/ THEIR LIVES FOR THE HONOUR OF THE REG-/-IMENT THEIR CITY AND THEIR COUNTY
(Front face, left arch wing): AFGHANISTAN 1878-80. BURMAH 1885-7/ (Names)
(Front face, right arch wing: SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902/ (Names)
(Front, tomb slab): PRO PATRIA
(Front, base): NEC ASPERA TERRENT
(Rear face, left arch wing): BLENHEIM. RAMILLIES. OUDENARDE./ MALPLAQUET. DETTINGEN. DEFENCE OF
(Rear face, right arch wing): MARTINIQUE. NIAGARA. DELHI./ LUCKNOW. PEIWOR - KOTAL/ LADYSMITH

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
PEDESTALGRANITE   Good
FIGURESBRONZE   Unknown

Physical Description

CENTRAL PEDESTAL SURMOUNTED BY FIGURE OF BRITANNIA. PEDESTAL IS FLANKED BY ARCHING WALLS WITH FIGURE OF A SERVICEMAN AT EACH END. INSCRIPTION ON THE PLINTH AND WALLS

BRITANNIA STANDS WITH RIGHT HAND RAISED WHILST IN HER LEFT SHE HOLDS A SPRAY OF LAUREL AND CARRIES A ROUND SHIELD DECORATED WITH SEA HORSES. ON HER HEAD IS A HELMET TOPPED BY A SHIP'S PROW WITH A SEA HORSE CREST. BRONZE SWAGS PLACED AROUND THE UPPER EDGE OF THE PEDESTAL. A SOLDIER OF 1685 STANDS AT THE LEFT END OF THE WALL AND A SOLDIER OF 1902 STANDS AT THE RIGHT END OF THE WALL. GUNS AND OTHER MILITARY EQUIPMENT LIE ON THE SLOPING STEP AT THE FOOT OF THE PEDESTAL, INTERMINGLED WITH WREATHS AND PALMS AND COVERED WITH THE UNION FLAG. LAUREL WREATH PLACED IN FRONT.
AT THE REAR OF THE MEMORIAL, ON THE PEDESTAL, IS THE REGIMENTAL BADGE, A SPHINX AND A LAUREL TWIG DEVICE. BELOW THIS IS THE FIGURE OF A DRUMMER BOY DRESSED IN THE UNIFORM OF 1743. HE SITS ON A ROCK BEATING A CALL TO ARMS. BEHIND HIM ARE BANNERS, A CANNON AND A MUSKET.

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarAfghanistan (19C)
Total names on memorial:66
Served & Returned0
Died66
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial?None
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?No
WarBurma (19C)
Total names on memorial:110
Served & Returned0
Died110
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial?None
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?No
WarBoer War, Second (1899-1902)
Total names on memorial:179
Served & Returned0
Died179
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
Other relevant InformationDetails of name list not known/partially known
How are the names ordered?rank
What information is listed on the memorial? surname, rank
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?

Maintenance History:

DATE UNKNOWN: THE BLACK EPOXY PAINT IS WEARING OFF THE BRONZE. THERE IS MUCH GRAFFITI ON THE STONEWORK. ALL THE BRONZE LETTERING IS MISSING. TOP BLADE OF PALM AND THE PLUME FROM A MILITARY HAT IS MISSING FROM THE PILE OF MILITARY EQUIPMENT. PILE IS BADLY WORN. PARTS OF THE TRIGGER MECHANISMS OF THE GUNS HELD BY THE SOLDIERS IS MISSING. LANCE POINT OF THE LOWER OF THE TWO FLAG STAFFS BEHIND THE DRUMMER BOY IS MISSING.
1975 March 14:Listed Grade II

Ceremonies

Date:9 September 1905
RolePerformed By
UnveiledFM SIR GEORGE WHITE

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type: Public, Other
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:Not known
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
MESSRS WILLIAM KIRKPATRICK LTDManufacturer
MESSRS WILLIAM KIRKPATRICK LTDMason
SIR WILLIAM GOSCOMBE JOHNDesigner
A B BurtonFounder/Foundry

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Comments: 
Photographs:2
Other Documents:Council Minutes 1 April 1903.
Form / Letter:L
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Publications:3
Press Cuttings:1
Postcards:1
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902Gildea, James1911100Includes names of the six officers died in South Africa.
Local Publication/Booklet  'Courier' 9 Sep. 1905; 11 Sep. 1905. 
Liverpool Daily Post  17 Ap. 1903; 11 Sep. 1905; 8 Nov. 1905 
Local Publication/Booklet  ' Mercury'7 Ap. 1903; 11 Sep. 1905. 
Public Sculpture of Britain  Liverpool (1997) pp. 177-180.Detailed description and history quoting references.
Listing Description  ID 359414 
The Times  11 Sep. 1905 p.5Report of FM White's speech. Before the ceremony the Lord Mayor presented him with a silver salver engraved with a design of the front portion of the memorial.
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