Memorials to those who fought or died in the Boer War are less common across Britain than those erected after World Wars One and Two. Chipping Barnet only has one – dedicated to the memory of eight old boys of Christ Church School who died serving as regular soldiers in the war. In July a ceremony of re-dedication was held.
A new book has been published which acknowledges the sacrifice of these men, and remembers others of Chipping Barnet who also served in the Second Boer War:
“The Second Boer War: Remembering Men of Chipping Barnet who served” by J.G. Gale and M.A. Noronha, £10 (available from Barnet Museum). This new book provides information about the service and family histories of several men of Chipping Barnet who served in the Second Boer War, 1899-1902. The book explains the background to the conflict and charts the course of the war. It includes a timeline which explores some key events of the British Empire from 1600-to-date.