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"Q" Battery, Sanna's Post 4 years 3 months ago #42164

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Good Morning Everyone......

Here is a fantastic piece that has shown up on ebay.......

To a collector or historian of the battle at Sanna's Post this would be a prime piece......

It looks like a metal representation of the drawing in LIN........

www.ebay.com Boer-War-Commemorative-Cast-Copper-Plaque-By-Onslow-Whiting-1900 Item No. 271938932384

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"Q" Battery, Sanna's Post 4 years 3 months ago #42166

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Very nice, Mike.

Sold by Bonhams in Feb 2010 with a nice period frame - now missing, for £360 inc premium.

Whiting did the panels for the Plymouth Hoe memorial and the statue for the Gloucester Rgt memorial.
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"Q" Battery, Sanna's Post 4 years 3 months ago #42168

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dr.leeming wrote: Hello
I will try and scan the letter and send it next week
It is dated 28.8.50 and was to my now dead half brother from Uncle Bob who I believe was a Booth relation. But may be someone else.
The sentence reads "Q Battery R.H.A.have a large panel on whichis carved the names of the men present at Sannas post when all were recommended for the V.C. My fathers and your grandfathers names are included there. someday we may go and see this memorial together"

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Thanks David.

The panel in question is pictured in Gildea For Remembrance, 1911 - a super book on war memorials for the ABW. The names are legible with a glass, there is no Leeming and just one Booth - Driver JW Booth.

The panel was to travel with the battery to be placed in the men's dining hall. I do not know of its whereabouts today.

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"Q" Battery, Sanna's Post 4 years 3 months ago #42169

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Hi Meurig
Thanks- it seems JJL was of with pompoms- what were they? and Uncle Bob? had not seen the panel
I do recall when little being told that many Q battery memorials had been destroyed in a bombing of Woolwich during WW11
maybe thats where the panel went.
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Hello David

Pom-poms were quick-firing guns designed by Hiram Maxim firing a 1 pound shell.

That's a good lead on the fate of the panel, I will ask my contacts at the RA Library.

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