Bronze statue of a soldier at a military funeral standing at the 'resting on his arms reversed' position. "Great care has been taken that the figure shall be absolutely correct from a military point of view, and the general treatment is simple yet dignified. The pedestal was designed by the honorary architects of the committee, Messrs. Prothero and Phillott. It is Corinthian character, and has been carried out in Portland stone weighing about five tons. The design originally provided for two steps, but the plinth rests on one step only."
SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902
This Memorial is erected in
memory of those Cheltenham
men, who, either as Regulars,
or Volunteers, died in their
Country's service, during the
South African War, and on
the side Panels hereof are
recorded the names of those
Cheltenham men who Volunt-
eered, and served in the war.
[List of names]
On the other sides lists of names of:
Officers, N.C.O. and Men. (Vol.),
belonging to Cheltenham,
who served in South Africa.
Unveiled by Lt.-Gen. Sir Ian Hamilton, K.C.B.
17th July 1907.
W. Nash Skillicorne, Mayor
Signed (statue): R.L. Boulton & sons / sce Cheltenham 1907
a.b. burton, founder, / thames ditton
Memorial - list of names
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- Richard Lockwood Boulton (Thornton Dale, Yorkshire c. 1832 - 1905), Sculptor, architectural sculptor, stonemason, of c. 1870 in Cheltenham.
Richard's sons became sculptors and stone carvers working for the family business: Lockwood Dutson Boulton (1857-1927) and Thomas Dutson Boulton (1860-1932) who were both born in Birmingham and Gilbert Dutson Boulton (1865-1936) and Frank Cowley Boulton (c.1877-?) both born in Cheltenham. The four sons inherited the firm on their father's retirement in 1893 and were working together at the time of their father's death in 1905 (the firm continued to be active until at least 1971) (Mapping of Sculpture).
- Ambrose Neale (ca. 1868 - Brockworth 1930 [car accident]),
chief artist of Messrs. R. L. Boulton & Sons.
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