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Great Britain
Cardiff - Caerdydd
Cardiff - Caerdydd (C. & Cty.)

Wales

King Edward VII Avenue - Rhofda'r Brenin Edward VII

South African War Memorial - Cofeb Rhyfel De Affrica

Albert Toft
1909

Cardiff - Caerdydd /  South African War Memorial - Cofeb Rhyfel De Affrica   Cardiff - Caerdydd /  South African War Memorial - Cofeb Rhyfel De Affrica

Description

Tall portland stone plinth with a standing windblown winged figure of Peace bearing an olive tree. On the sides a seated male figure (Warfare), right hand grasping a short sword and left upper arm resting against a shield, and a seated female figure (Grief) with left arm resting on a shield and left hand holding a wreath. At the top of the plinth are on four bronze plaques the names of the main battle fields:
diamond hill - wittebergen
paardeberg - driefontein
johannesburg - belfast
ladysmith - kimberley

Cardiff - Caerdydd / South African War Memorial - Cofeb Rhyfel De Affrica
Warfare
Cardiff - Caerdydd / South African War Memorial - Cofeb Rhyfel De Affrica
Grief

Inscription(s)

to the memory
of the welshmen who fell in south africa
1899 — 1902
erected by public subscription.

[list of names, continued on the other sides
nearly 900 Welshmen and 3 women are listed]

Annotation

Unveiled on 20 November 1909 by General Sir John French.

War memorial - list of names

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Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location (N 51°29'4" - W 3°10'44")

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