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Dewsbury, Yorkshire - Volunteers, Reservists, and St. John Ambulance Brigade 1 week 5 days ago #65774

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In Crow Nest Park, Dewsbury.

Private T. Bateman 11th Company (Yorkshire Dragoons) Imperial Yeomanry
Private A. Fisher 11th Company (Yorkshire Dragoons) Imperial Yeomanry
Corporal G. J. W. Stamp King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Private S. Cooke King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Private E. Holliday King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Private L. Senior King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Private R. Grace St. John Ambulance Brigade























Plaque #1

THIS STATUE WAS ERECTED TO COMMEMORATE THE PATRIOTISM OF THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE AUXILIARY FORCES AND ST. JOHN AMBULANCE BRIGADE OF DEWSBURY AND DISTRICT WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899-1902 AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES DURING THE CAMPAIGN.

Plaque #2

YORKSHIRE DRAGOONS

Sergeant F. W. Balance.
Corporal E. Ingle.
Private T. Bateman. DIED
Private A. Beaumont.
Private J. Colbeck.
Private A. Fisher. KILLED
Private W. Flood.
Private T. Ganter.
Private J. H. Hartley.
Private B. Johnson.
Private J. Leask.
Private J. Martin.
Private B. Metcalfe.
Private H. D. Shaw.
Private C. Whittles.

Trooper Percy G. Johnston. Duke of Cambridge Own I.Y.

1ST V.B. KING'S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY.

Lieuts. P. T. Chadwick, R. H. Eccles, E. C. St. G. Stockwell.
Sergeants E. Ellam, J. G. Kilburn, S. Newsome, G. Oxley.
Corporals F. H. Arlom, A. A. Holloway, G. Jessop, G. J. W. Stamp DIED, E. Wilcock.
Buglers R. Peate, F. Schofield.
Privates J. E. Abel, J. W. Auty, J. Asquith.

Plaque #3

Private W. Barry.
Private C. Benson.
Private G. Blackmore.
Private W. B. Bould.
Private A. Bottomley.
Private D. Bromley.
Private T. Brooke.
Private H. Brown.
Private W. Calvert.
Private R. Clegg.
Private S. Clegg.
Private S. Cooke. DIED
Private J. Convy.
Private L. Crane.
Private J. Crawford.
Private O. Cryne.
Private J. Dyer.
Private E. N. Dyer.
Private H. Eastwood.
Private J. G. Exley.
Private Isaac Firth.
Private J. W. Fletcher.

Private G. Fothergill.
Private O. Goodare.
Private G. W. Gomersall.
Private W. Hanson.
Private A. E. Harrison.
Private A. Haigh.
Private J. H. Hinchcliffe.
Private R. A. Hinchcliffe.
Private L. J. Hirst.
Private E. Holliday. DIED
Private A. Howard.
Private T. Jennison.
Private T. A. Jones.
Private J. W. Kaye.
Private T. Long.
Private W. A. Mitchell.
Private H. Morton.
Private J. Mould.
Private S. Musgrave.
Private T. Newsome.
Private J. T. Norgate.
Private E. Oldroyd.

Private R. E. Payne.
Private J. Phillips.
Private J. Rayner.
Private J. A. Rayner.
Private G. Roberts.
Private F. Robinson.
Private L. Senior. DIED
Private E. Singleton.
Private F. Smales.
Private J. Smith.
Private S. E. Smith.
Private H. A. Speight.
Private W. Speight.
Private G. F. Spencer.
Private A. Steward.
Private C. E. Steele.
Private S. H. Thewlis.
Private E. Thompson.
Private G. H. Thornes.
Private F. Ward.
Private H. Ward.
Private E. Westwood.

Private Thomas Crawshaw. 24th Middlesex P.O.R.

Plaque #4

ST. JOHN AMBULANCE BRIGADE

Staff Sergeant H. H. Greenwood.
Sergeant J. Barrett.
Private F. Barrowclough.
Private J. W. Blackburn.
Private G. Blanshard.
Private J. W. Brown.
Private J. Burdekin.
Private J. Crawshaw.
Private R. H. Crosse.
Private F. Coldwell.
Private H. Daughtry.
Private W. Dixon.
Private F. Field.
Private R. Fox.
Private R. Grace. DIED
Private J. Ianson.
Private J. Long.
Private G. Marshall.
Private M. Smith.
Private T. F. Summerscales.
Private J. W. Stansfield.
Private W. H. Terry.
Private C. H. Tolson.
Private A. Tolton.
Private A. Walker.
Private A. Whitling.
Private J. Wells.
Private G. Wood.



Leonard Crane, who was the model for the statue, was killed in France on 7.10.1916, and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. www.kirklees.gov.uk/leisure/museumsGalle..._details.aspx?mid=10
www.dewsburysacrifices.org/wp-content/up...80-Leonard-Crane.pdf

https://www.dewsburyreporter.co.uk/news/is-this-how-we-remember-our-war-dead-1-1345540

The memorial is Grade II Listed.
britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101200743-s...st-ward#.XXIgJJJCfIU

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Dewsbury, Yorkshire - Volunteers, Reservists, and St. John Ambulance Brigade 1 week 4 days ago #65792

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A cracking memorial.

Leonard was in a volunteer battalion of the KOYLI and served two tours, once as #7527 and secondly as #7691. This is how he came earn a KSA as a volunteer battalion man. He earned the clasps Wittebergen, CC & T on the QSA.

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Dewsbury, Yorkshire - Volunteers, Reservists, and St. John Ambulance Brigade 1 week 4 days ago #65793

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I take it the statue has been the subject of restoration at some point.

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Dewsbury, Yorkshire - Volunteers, Reservists, and St. John Ambulance Brigade 1 week 4 days ago #65795

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Frank Kelley wrote: I take it the statue has been the subject of restoration at some point.


The four plaques appear to my eye to be made from bronze resin; the originals may have been stolen. The railings around the memorial certainly look to be a recent addition.
www.broughtonchurch.com/war_memorial.html

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From the photographs, I would have said the "business" end of the rifle his been restored?

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