Keighley – South African War (Boer War) Memorial

The South African War Plaque (Boer War) for Keighley District is on display in Keighley St Andrews (The Shared Church.)

See also our list of the men known to have served in the Boer War.

It takes the form of a bronze shield divided into two columns of names, listing the sixteen local men who lost their lives in the Boer War between 1899 and 1902. There is a wooden cross fixed on top. The shield, which has a decorative relief border with an angel at top with flowers and leaves around the sides of the plaque. The coat of arms of Keighley is at the base centre.
This is mounted on an oak shield base and the whole is hung on a stone pillar to the left of the main altar in the church, opposite a number of other war memorials from the Great War and World War Two.

St Andrews Church South African War Plaque

The inscription reads:
In memory of the brave men of this district who lost their lives in South Africa during the war 1899 to 1902.

Sergeant John William Haigh
Sergeant Thomas Cadmore
Corporal William Liddimore
Corporal James Byrnes
Lance Corporal John Haran
Private William Leonard Emmott
Trooper James Heseltine Dinsdale
Private Henry Coleman
Private Samuel Holt
Trooper Tom Oxley
Private John Oates
Private Walter Coates
Private William Bramma
Drummer George Brown
Private Frank Blezard
Private Alfred Thomas

Fear God | Honour the King


2 Responses

  1. trying to find additional information on pte john swift 3/10975 .west riding regiment.he was born in york circa 1877 but lived at 109 wellington street keighley at the time of his service in the great war.he also saw service in the boer war withe 2west riding regiment (burma mounted infantry)and was breifly captured at the battle of sannas post thanks steve
    • Carole Hodge
      Hi Steve. I have found John Swift's WW1 record - do you have this already? I haven't found anything relating to the Boer War as yet. Regards, Carole.

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