CARDIGAN BOER WAR MEMORIAL,
The memorial scroll tablet on the first floor of The Guildhall is not in an area open to public access. However, a polite request to view the memorial allowed me time to take these photos.
The memorial was unveiled in December 1903 by Mrs. Delme Davies-Evans, the wife of Colonel Davies-Evans, Lord Lieutenant of Highmead. The Colonel was ill and so could not attend leaving his good lady to take the honour of unveiling.
The coat of arms of Cardigan.
The makers name W H THOMAS, CARDIGAN inscribed to the brackets beneath the scroll.
The Roll of Honour of the men who made up an entire company (F Company, Ceredigion Volunteers) of the 1st Pembrokeshire Volunteer Battalion of the Welsh Regiment.
The inscription on the memorial as follows:
WAS ERECTED BY VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS
IN HONOUR OF THE OFFICERS AND MEN WHO
VOLUNTEERED AND SERVED IN THE
SOUTH AFRICAN WAR
1st Volunteer Battalion Welsh Regiment
Captain R W PICTON EVANS
Lance Corporal JOHN EVANS
Private GEORGE W JAMES
Private DAVID E OWENS
Private W M THOMAS
Private JENKIN JONES
Private W G RICHARDS
3rd Volunteer Battalion Welsh Regiment
CORPL. J E LEWIS
30th Company Imp. Yeomanry
SERGT. Major IVOR TROLLIP
SERGT. Major L E PERRY
Canadian M I
Private ARTHUR STOREY
Woejenhog Volunteer Rifles
Private JOHNNY JONES
Bethune's M I
Private T J JONES
Unfortunately, there does not appear to be a memorial in the county of Ceredigion to the men who died while on active despite there being a number of local casualties described on other websites.
To follow on from this post, I will add biographical information for the men named on the scroll, and also dedicate a post to the fallen of the county.