The Memorial to the Men of Worcestershire who lost their lives in the Boer War stands outside Worcester Cathedral.
The Memorial is a bronze depiction of a soldier of the Worcester Regiment kneeling as he prepares to fire his last cartridge. A winged figure said to represent “Immortality” stands above him with a palm branch in one hand, and in the other hand a sheathed sword with laurel wreath on it. It was unveiled on 23 September 1908 by Lt. Gen. the Hon. Sir N. G. Lyttleton. The monument was restored in 2005. The sculptor was William Robert Colton and it is a grade II listed object.
There is an additional inscription on the base of the memorial that is not as legible.
Their bodies were buried in peace
but their name liveth forevermore
Inside the Cathedral there is an additional Roll of Honour.
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