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Robert Clark The Father of Henry Martyn-Clark - A missionary out in the North-West Frontier of India. One of the first Europeans to set foot in Afganistan
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A small village north of Bury, Lancashire, I can trace many of my immediate ancestors from there. On the Roman Road, Watling Street
Andrew Martyn-Clark My Father and his part in my World. Also my mother and his parents too.
Henry Martyn-Clark My Great Grandfather, his roots and his achievements. Discusses malaria but also his confrontations with Islam.

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Monday, 21 May 2012

Lancashire Fusiliers' South African War Memorial


The Lancashire Fusiliers sent 4000 men to the war in South Africa. The idea of erecting a memorial to fallen did not materialise until 1903 when the plan became public. Initially the plan was to site the memorial in the Market Place next to John Peel. The statue remained in the Market Place until 1920.

This has been a frequently published picture. It shows the unveiling of the
memorial. The Robert Peel statue is behind. This will be examined in more detail elsewhere.
The wood framed building at the rear is the "Two Tubs" pub. The church is Bury Parish Church.
The War Memorial will be erected in front of this church. The monument was unveiled by the
17th Earl of Derby in March 1905.

The statue was moved to its place in Whitehead Clock Tower Gardens in 1920.
The design of the cheering soldier was considered radical at the time when the cliché was for soldiers to be in repose or mourning.

There is considerably more information at this site. Much research has gone into the detail. Please acknowledge with a link should you use any of this information. Photos used here are mine and copywrite free and may be used - a link would be appreciated.

On the actual memorial the letter U is not used. The letter V is used in its place. There are very few instances where it causes confusion.

The design of the memorial was by Sir George Frampton, R.A., P.R.B.S. (1860-1928) He liaised with Lieutenant Colonel Sir Lees Knowles M.P. about the design. A lengthy process it was said.


Sir Lees Knowles


He was  MP for West Salford.

He was appointed Honorary Colonel of the 3rd Volunteer Batallion - The Lancashire Fusiliers in 1899.

When war broke out in South Africa later that year and Lees is known to have encouraged the formation of the "Volunteers Active Service Companies" to support the regular Lancashire Fusiliers Batallion in SA. In addition to this he lead the setting up of a compassionate fund to assist returning servicemen and their families.  The fund still exists today and is known as "Fusiliers Aid Society" (Since reorganisation - this now encompasses the Fusilier Regiments in the UK)
After the conclusion of the Boer War in SA he sought official recognition for the Lancashire Fusiliers

and because of his friendship with King Edward VII it was successful.
The Fusiliers were honoured with a Primrose Hackle to be worn on the left side of head dress as a Battle Honour.



 Frampton was an extremely prolific sculptor. The link below will take you to his output

For those interested in Victorian sculpture this link will take you there. Clearly the figure would be controversial - he is a proud soldier, cheering for the King, sorrowfull but proud. He is dressed in the regiments home uniform, rather than that worn by the regiment in which it fought in South Africa. The primrose yellow hackle is visible. The regiment used to march on WhitSunday locally. One of my friends joined up at the very end of the 50's. Got to admit there was a certain feel about "our" regiment and the battle honours that it won.



The Whitehead clock is just visible behind.

TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY
OF LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS,
LINE, MILITIA AND VOLUNTEER
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
THEIR SOVEREIGN AND THEIR COUNTRY
IN SOUTH AFRICA 1900-2
THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED
BY THEIR COMRADES OF ALL
RANKS & BY FRIENDS OF
THE REGIMENT

The LIST OF THE OFFICERS AND NON-COMMISIONED OFFICERS BELOW:
THE NAMES OF OFFICERS
NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN,
WHO WERE KILLED OR WHO DIED
IN SOUTH AFRICA
1900-1902
CAPTAINS
C.H.HICKS
R.B.BLUNT
(BREVET MAJOR)
G.M.STEWART
V.H.A.AWDRY
R.R.CHALLENOR
G. de C.L=MARCHANT?
D.H.PARKER
LIEUTENANTS
J.J.R.MALLOCK
E.FRASER
P.F.NEWNHAM
(INDIAN STAFF CORPS)
F.O.BARKER
COLOUR SERGEANTS
ASTLEY. J.
POTTER.R.J.
SHOEBOTHAM.A
WAINWRIGHT.J
SERGEANT-DRUMMER
BROWN.T
SERGEANTS
CASS.F
COX.J
GREGORY.J
HOLMES.J.A.
HOPE.F.
HORRIDGE.J
LIGHTFOOT.R
STEWART.J
CORPORALS
ALLEN.A.J
DARBY.J
GREENHALLS.S
HEATON.J.V
KING.T
LEIGHTON.S
LUNN.J
MASON.E
LANCE-CORPORALS
CONGANNON.J
CONNOLLY.F.T
DAVIES.A
FLETCHER.T
FOY.N
KENNEDY.W
KENYON.W
LANG.J
MITCHELL.C
MITCHELL.H
NIXON.J
PRICE.D
WALSH.E
WALSH.T
DRUMMERS
BACON.J.H
GREGG.R
HODGSON.F
SHEARON.R





PRIVATES
PRIVATES
APPLETON.J
BAINBRIDGE.E
BALLARD.W
BARLOW.R
BATTINSON.W.R
BEARD.J
BECKFORD.W
BENNETT.S
BINNS.W
BIRCH.C
BOOTH.W
BRADLEY.G
BRADY.J
BRAZIER.E
BRODERICK.J
BROWN.E
BROWN.J
BUCKLEY.A
BULLO.R
BURKE.J
BUTLER.T
BUTTERWORTH.R
CADMAN.J
CARNEY.M
CARR.J
CARTER.T
CAVANAGH.P
CHANEY.J
COALSBY.J
COOKE.B.G
COPE.B
CORRGAN.P
CROSBY.J
DALE.A
DANIELS.J
DELANEY.D
DEMPSEY.W
DEVINE.D
DODD.C.E
DOYLE.G
DOYLE.J
DYER.D
EAVES.R
ESCRITT.H
EVERETT.F
FLETCHER.J
FOLEY.J
FOTHERGILL.T
FRASER.J
FRIARS.A.H
GARNER.W
GILL.L
GOUGH.A
GREEN.G
GREEN.M
GREENHALGH.S
GREENWOOD.F
GRIMSHAW.W
HANDS.W.H
HANNON.J
HARAN.J
HARMER.J
HART.J
HARTLEY.D
HASLEM.T
HAWKER.E
HAYNES.W
HEATH.G
HENDERSON.J
HENRY.J
HEYES.J
HILL.H
HILLYARD.C
HINDLEY.R
HODGSON.F ?
HOGAN.J
HOPKINS.A
HOPKINS.R
HORNER.F.M
HOULTRAM.A
HOWELL.A
JACKSON.A


PRIVATES

PRIVATES
JACKSON.J
JACKSON.T
JAQUES.H
JOHSTON.J
KAY.A
KAY.J
KAVANAGH.T
KEARNS.J ?
KENNY.J
LANE.J
LAWSON.J
LEE.J
LEVETTT.F?
LIGHTBOWN.E
LINDLEY.E
LONGWORTH.S
LYONS.J
M’CORMICK.W
M’KEOWN.W.H
M’MANNC.F
MARCHINGTON.J
MARGERISON.J.W
MARR.P
MILLER.G
MILLER.H.E
MOORE.F
MOORES.T
MOULTON.F.E
MOSELEY.A
O’HARA.J
OPENSHAW.S
ORTON.G
PEARSON.J
PENDLEBURY.J.W
PENNOCK.J
POLLARD.J
POLLIT.T.F
POWELL.T
PRATT.J
PULLEN.F
RATCHFORD.W
RAVEN.H
REED.H.E
REEVES.C
RICE.T
RICHARDSON.G.H
RIGBY.C
ROBERTS.T
ROBINSON.E
ROGERS.R
ROTHWELL.H
ROYLE.J
RUSHMAN.W
SALISBURY.W
SINGLETON.C
SINGLETON.J
SINNETT.T
SMITH.A
SMITH.E
SMITH.G
STINSON.J
STREET.A
SWALES.W
TAYLOR.J
TAYLOR.J
TAYLOR.R
TAYLOR.S
THOMPSON.E
TIERNEY.G
TIMMINS.P
TOBIN.J
TURNER.J.T
WALKER.J
WALSH.M
WANLESS.A
WELSFORD.J
WESTHEAD.J
WHITE.J
WHITEHEAD.C
WHITEHEAD.J
WILDMAN.R
WILLIAMS.A
WILLIAMSON.J
WILSON.G
WILSON.J
WOODFORD.H.J



ANOTHER VIEW OF THIS PANEL

The soldier who modelled was
Harry Ibell, he served in the 16th Lancers.
George Frampton had his studio in London

Looking towards Manchester.
This website is not meant to supplant any of the very well, and passionate research out here on the internet. Please read their work. Much of what you read here is on the links. I have drawn it together somewhat. Please use the photos they are mine and copywrite free.

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