Westminster Monument. The boys who fell in the South African War.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #51064 by dunnboer
Can anyone throw any light on the monument shown on this postcard please.



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2 months 3 weeks ago #51069 by BereniceUK
It's the Westminster Scholars War Memorial, but it seems to be for the Crimea War and Indian Mutiny only, not the ABW. Can anyone confirm that that's correct?

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Scholars_War_Memorial

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2 months 3 weeks ago #51070 by SWB
You are right Berenice: http://www.iwm.org.uk_www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/11620

The ABW memorial for Westminster is different: http://www.iwm.org.uk_www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/63575

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2 months 2 weeks ago #51085 by dunnboer
Thank you both. It is interesting that the IWM site shows the exact same location image for both the monument and the plaque so presumably very close to each other. The postcard possibly predates the unveiling of the plaque and I wonder whether it might have been initially or temporarily attached to the monument? I will see if I can find "Booklet L E Tanner: 'Westminster School' (1923) pp.30-31".

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