Boer War Memorial, Marsden

The following memorial for those who died in the Second Boer War (1899-1902) is situated in the churchyard of St. Bartholomew, Marsden.


This monument was created by public subscription, in memory of

6119 Pte Joshua C Mellor Vol Co 1st West Ridg Regt
died at Bloemfontein June 22nd 1900[1]

9627 Pte Wm Hey of the 2nd Scots Guards
died at Harrismith Decr 28th 1900

3849 Corpl Thos Dearnley of the Liverpool Regt
died at Middleburd Jany 3rd 1901.

All of Marsden who lost their lives whilst fighting for their country in the South African War.

Historic England Listing

  • Grade II
  • first listed 27 November 2003
  • listing entry number 1390769

CHURCH LANE. Boer War Memorial to the SE of St Bartholomew's Church. Monument. 1904. Ashlar. Square in plan, with a low chamfered stone base. The lower section has three steps. The second has a carved relief of rifles, wreaths and helmet. Middle section has the following inscription within an arched panel. "This monument was erected by public subscription in memory of 6119 Pte. Joshua C Mellor, Vol 1st West Riding Regt. Died at Bloemfontein, June 22nd 1900, 9627 Pte. Wm Hey of the 2nd Scots Guards Died at Harrismith Decr. 28th 1900, 3845 Corpl. Thos. Dearnley Jany. 3rd 1901." Above the moulded cap is surmounted by an octagonal broacheed spire with a large ornate finial.



Notes and References

  1. Born 27 August 1857. Died of enteric fever. Memorial service.