United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

ROYAL IRISH RIFLES

Our Ref: 43479

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Address

CITY HALL
DONEGAL SQUARE
BELFAST
ANTRIM
Northern Ireland
BT1 5GS
 
Type:Serviceman/Woman
OS Map Ref:Not known

Previous Locations

AddressDate MovedReason for Move
CITY HALL
DONEGALL SQUARE
BELFAST
ANTRIM
Northern Ireland
 IN AN ENCLOSURE ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE CITY HALL, IT WAS FORMERLY IN THE NORTH EAST CORNER OF THE CITY HALL GROUNDS.

Inscription

IN MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE ROYAL IRISH RIFLES WHO WERE KILLED IN ACTION, OR DIED OF WOUNDS OR DISEASE IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR, 1899-1902, THIS MONUMENT IS DEDICATED. (NAMES ON OTHER THREE PANELS.

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
PLINTHGRANITE15 FT  Unknown
FIGUREBRONZE8 FT  Unknown

Physical Description

STATUE OF A PRIVATE OF THE REGIMENT IN KHAKI UNIFORM, WITH TOPEE AND PUTTEES, WITH A RIFLE AND FIXED BAYONET AT THE READY. THE FIGURE STANDS ON A MASSIVE BOULDER, BELOW WHICH IS THE PLINTH, WHICH STANDS ON FOUR STEPS, AROUND THE TOP OF THE PLINTH IS A BELT OF BRONZE PANELS, WITH FIGURES AT EACH CORNER REPRESENTING WAR, VICTORY, DEATH AND FAME.

ON THE FRONT PANEL IS A DESIGN OF A HARP AND SHAMROCK CROWNED WITH A WREATH OF LAUREL TOGETHER WITH THE MOTTO OF THE REGIMENT, "QUIS SEPARABIT".

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarBoer War, Second (1899-1902)
Total names on memorial:132
Served & Returned0
Died132
Is this an exact count?Not known
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

Maintenance

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

Maintenance History:

Ceremonies

Date:6TH OCTOBER 1905
RolePerformed By
UnveiledFIELD MARSHAL LORD GRENFELL

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type:None
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
SYDNEY MARCHSculptor
MESSRS ELKINGTON & CO LTDFounder/Foundry

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Comments:THE TIMES 4 OCT. 1905 P.9F; 7 OCT. 1905 P. 10B
Photographs:None
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:O
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Publications:2
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902Gildea, James1911298 
CENTRAL BELFASTPATTON, M1993115 
A COMPANION GUIDE TO ARCHITECTURE IN IRELAND 1837-1921WILLIAMS, JEREMY199422