Boer War Memorial, Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds

Pictures and text by Joseph Reiter

I took these pictures on Saturday, 4 October 2008. The memorial rests in the center of Bury St. Edmunds market square. Saturday is a market day in Bury St. Edmunds and thus the area surrounding the memorial was crowded with dozens of vendors and hundreds of people. The memorial commemorates the 193 Suffolk men that died in the Boer War of 1899 to 1902.

The first photo gives the viewer a broad overview of the memorial. The memorial is surrounded by merchants on market days. Immediately behind me as I took this photo is a meat vendor.
The second photo depicts some of the names of the men that lost their lives in the Boer War. The names appear to be of the lower ranking enlisted corps.
The third image is another picture that shows the full memorial. It also shows more of the market in the background.
A close up shot of a different side of the memorial. This side gives a good view of the front of the soldier and also depicts more of the men that lost their lives in the Boer War.
If you zoom in close, you can even see the soldiers mustache.
This picture shows the back of the memorial. Text with more soldiers' names is also viewable.
This is a close-up of the text from picture 11. The names seem to consist mostly of officers and senior enlisted.

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