Dewsbury Minster War Memorial

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  • Located in Dewsbury Minster at the east end of the North aisle
  • Dewsbury Minster is situated in the Town Centre in close proximity to the Town Hall and Dewsbury Sports Centre.

    The period commemorated is 1900 – 1902, 1914 – 1919, 1942 – 1945 and 1939 – 1945

    There are several Plaques / Memorials positioned in Dewsbury Minster including the following

    1. Boer War Memorial / Dewsbury South African War Memorial

    2. Burma Star Memorial

    3. St. Philips Church Leeds Road Memorial

    1. Boer War Memorial / Dewsbury South African War Memorial

    Description – A brass engraved plaque, with crown and KOYLI badge and motto ‘Cede Nullis’ – date 1903

    Reference – Souvenir from South Africa (1900|) (Copy in Tolson Museum Collection)


Location by map

The marker Google marker represents the location of the war memorial in Dewsbury Minster.


Names and plaques

This brass plaque is erected in gratitude to God
for the safe return of
3 officers and 82 non-commissioned Officers and Men
the Dewsbury Detachment 1st Volunteer Battalion
The King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
who served in South Africa
1899 to 1902.
and in memory of
four of their comrades who died during the campaign.

  • Private Sam Cook
  • G.J.W. Stamp
  • Lewis Senior
  • Ernest Holliday
  • Private Richard Grace

Rear panel (KOYLI badge, with scroll ‘South 1900 – 1902 Africa)
1st V. B. King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry