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The memorial is in Hebden Bridge Town Hall. My thanks to Hebden Royd Town Council for supplying the photographs.



THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED
BY THE SUBSCRIBERS OF THE HEBDEN BRIDGE & DISTRICT
WAR FUND
IN MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING
LOCAL SOLDIERS AND AMBULANCE VOLUNTEERS
WHO FELL IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899-1902
CORP. E. CAREY, 1 ST BATT. EAST LANCASHIRES,
KILLED IN ACTION AT KAREE, ORANGE FREE STATE,
MARCH 29TH 1900.
PTE. J. H. GREENWOOD, 2 ND YORKS. LIGHT INFANTRY,
KILLED IN ACTION AT NOOITGEDACHT, DEC. 13TH 1900.
PTE. GEORGE H. PICKLES, S.J.A.B.,
DIED AT NAUUWPOORT, OF DYSENTERY, MAY 9TH 1900.
PTE. JOHN PICKLES, S.J.A.B.,
DIED AT SENEKAL, OF ENTERIC, JULY 2ND 1900.
PTE. JOHN KING, S.J.A.B.,
DIED AT NEWCASTLE,OF ENDOCARDITIS, OCT. 30TH 1900.
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AND IN HONOUR OF OTHER LOCAL RESERVISTS
WHO READILY RESPONDED TO THEIR COUNTRY'S CALL,
AND OF OTHER THIRTY-ONE MEMBERS OF THE
HEBDEN BRIDGE ST. JOHN AMBULANCE BRIGADE, WHO
VOLUNTEERED FOR ACTIVE SERVICE AND RENDERED
EFFECTIVE AID TO THE SICK & WOUNDED IN THE WAR.

"Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends."



ENTHUSIASTIC SCENE AT HEBDEN BRIDGE.
....Hebden Bridge rose to the occasion yesterday when seven ambulance men departed for duty in South Africa. Their names are: Haigh, John Pickles, George Pickles. Nowell, Taylor. Thorp, and Wilkinson, all being privates These make 13 men from Hebden Bridge Ambulance Brigade. A crowd of 8,000 escorted them to the station, accompanied Irv a brass hand, singing and cheering at the top of their voices. Work was suspended, and the scene at the station baffles description for wild enthusiasm.
Manchester Courier, Saturday 10th March 1900
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