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Title South African War Memorial
Collection Public Monuments and Sculpture Association
Sculptor Toft, Albert
Date Completion 1909
Date Design 05-Sep
Description Cadw listing: 'Memorial consisting of bronze figures on a tall Portland stone plinth on square base of granite steps with, at each corner, on plinth, metal lampstand with glass globe. Standing windblown winged figure of Peace bearing an olive tree. Seated male figure (Warfare) on south-west side, right hand grasping a short sword and left upper arm resting against a shield. Seated female figure (Grief) on north-east side with left arm resting on a shield and left hand holding a wreath.'
Additional Information The memorial was unveiled in November 1909 by General Sir John French.
Id Number Current Accession CARDIFF117
Id Number Current Repository AHCARDIFF117117
Inscription Names of 900 Welshmen and 3 women who died in South Africa, 1900-1902
Location Cardiff, Cardiff
Measurements Dimensions Memorial(25ft high)
Material Bronze, Portland stone, Aberdeen granite
Notes The Western Mail launched a national campaign in 1905 for a Welsh National Memorial to the fallen of the South African War. It raised approximately 2,000.
Rights Owner Public Monuments and Sculpture Association
Source AH
Work Type War Memorial, South African / Boer
 

 

 

 

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