TL4458 : Memorial to another war

taken 3 years ago, near to Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Memorial to another war
Memorial to another war
We usually associate war memorials with the two World Wars of the 20th century. This is older, a memorial to those who fought what we now call the Boer War, but it calls the "South African War" of 1899 to 1902.

This, and the Crimea before it, seem to have been the start of the idea of public memorials to the fallen troops.

See TL4458 : Boer War inscription for a closer view of the inscription.
War Memorials

War memorials were mainly constructed after WWI to commemorate the troops who gave their lives in the war. Many were then updated after WWII. Some war memorials date back to the Boer War. Almost every town and village in Britain has a War Memorial. They take many forms, the commonest being an obelisk, a cross or statue of a soldier. Some commemorate the inhabitants of a place, some are for schools and others are for companies or Military groupings.
Many memorials are grade II listed, 61 are II* listed, LinkExternal link*_listed_war_memorials_in_England
& 12 are Grade I listed. LinkExternal link
A search for memorials can be carried out at LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Friday, 2 November, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 12 November, 2018
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Date (from Tags)
1902 
Primary Subject of Photo
War Memorial 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4487 5846 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:12.3199N 0:7.1163E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 44876 58463
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Boer War Memorial 

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