Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: Tony Harding


Plaque Nolan South Africa 1899-1902 St. Anthony R.C.





Original Location

St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church.

Which war

South Africa 1899-1902

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled February 12th 1903 by Lt.Col. R. Saxton White, Commanding Officer of the Battalion, in the unavoidable absence of Hon. Colonel H.F. Swan, C.B., V.D.

Memorial Description

Plaque with dome at centre top set on a pattress which echoes the shape. There is a wide border of leaves. At centre top is the badge of the Northumberland Fusiliers. Lettering is a mix of elaborate upper and lower case fonts.

Materials used



In Memoriam
Of your charity pray for the soul of
Private Thomas Nolan,
of the Volunteer Service Company,
Northumberland Fusiliers,
who died of wounds in South Africa
9th December 1900, aged 22 years.
Erected by his Comrades the
Officers, Non-com. Officers and Men of the
2nd Volunteer Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers.


See above

Who commissioned

Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men of the 2nd Volunteer Service Companies of the Northumberland Fusiliers.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photo: Tony Harding

Shields Daily News 13/02/1903 reports the unveiling

Research acknowledgements

The late R.W. Gould; Tony Harding

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