This magnificent monument, in the grounds of Province House, was the work of Hamilton MacCarthy, who also sculpted the ABW memorial in Ottawa, and the Lieutenant Harold Borden monument in Canning, Nova Scotia.
BY THE PEOPLE OF
OF THOSE WHO SERVED
AND IN MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO FELL IN THE
SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN
THIS STONE WAS LAID
BY H.R.H. THE DUKE OF CORNWALL AND YORK
WHO WITH HIS ILLUSTRIOUS CONSORT
VISITED HALIFAX OCT 19 1901
GOD SAVE THE KING
DEPARTURE FROM HALIFAX
Centre-left appears to be a small group of elderly men, perhaps reminiscing on their past service in the army? Also a youth up a ladder so that he can see over the crowd of well-wishers.
Two wives of the departing servicemen comforting each other, and a small girl (with a toy?). Behind are two dogs. Are they fighting, or imitating the women in comforting each other as their masters depart?
Is that a paddle steamer out at sea?
Spot the small rowing boat. The bandsmen are drummer (with a grand moustache) and bugler. Is the one on the right playing a fife?
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Captain Charles A. Hensley
Captain John H. Laurie
Lieutenant Harold L. Burden
Lieut. Charles C. Wood L.N.L.R.
Lieut. Monson C. Blanchard R.C.R.
Lieut. Barclay Webster
Sergt. John E. Pemberton
Sergt. John R. Margeson R.C.R.
Corpl. Harry B. Williston
That must be the most elaborate Boer War memorial in existence! It must have taken a long time and much effort to complete. Even your post on it must have been a mission!