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Cheswardine - South Africa

Town or City: Cheswardine
County: Shropshire
Country: England
WMT Reference Number: WM1063

Value of grant: £100.00
Type of memorial: Non-Freestanding
Type of work: Conservation and repair
Grant scheme: Small Grants Scheme
Year: 2003

UKNIWM reference number: 50926

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Cheswardine Boer War war memorial plaque before work © St. Swithuns Church Cheswardine 2003St Swithuns' Church in Cheswardine has a war memorial plaque commemorating those who fell in the South Africa war. It is made of brass with enamel painted letters and lacquered. It is 42in wide and 36in high.

In 2003 War Memorials Trust supported a conservation project on the plaque, alongside those for World War I and II also within the Church (War Memorials Trust reference WM3214 and WM3215), with a total grant of £300. The plaques were repaired and conserved in line with their indiviudal needs. The plaque commemorating those who fell in South Africa had remaining lacquered removed, was polished, chipped letters were retouched and the entire plaque was degreased and relacquered.

The inscription on the memorial reads

Cheswardine Boer War war memorial plaque after plaque © St. Swithuns Church Cheswardine 2003Parish of Cheswardine
County of Salop

This tablet was placed in St Swinthuns' Church as a
lasting record to commemorate the loyalty patriotism and
devotion to the Empire of the undermentioned Officers 
Non-Commissioned Officers and Men of Cheswardine who
served with the Forces in the South African Campaign


Not one or twice in our rough Island story
The path of duty was the way to Glory

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM1063
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 50926

If you have a concern about this memorial please contact the Trust on conservation@warmemorials.org

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