Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: C. Sanders


Plaque Harrison 1900 St. Mary





Map ref

NZ 405616

Original Location

St.Mary’s Parish Church, Church Lane

Which war

South Africa 1899-1902

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

26/11/1902 unveiled by brother Lieut. Colonel T.E. Harrison D.S.O.. Service by Canon Moore-Ede assisted by Rev. W. Raine Blenkinsop

Memorial Description

Plaque 7 feet high x 4 feet wide (2.13m x 1.21m) with pointed top set on a black pattress. At centre top is the regimental badge of the Royal Scots Greys.
The panel bearing the dedication is about 2 feet high x 3 feet wide (608mm x 912mm) and is surmounted by a helmet and sword all carved in half relief, and has two crossed standards behind. Below is a crown, a badge and a motto. Lettering is a mix of fonts.

Materials used

White marble plaque on black marble pattress.


To the Glory of God and in loving memory of
John Collinson Harrison
Lieutenant Royal Scots Greys
younger son of Thomas Elliot Harrison, of Whitburn,
Born 9th August 1869, died 3rd September 1900, aged 31,
of wounds received in action near Belfast
26th Aug 1900
Buried at Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa
He gave his heart to his home, his life for his Queen & Country
and his soul to his God.
Erected by his loving Brother & Sisters


See above

Who commissioned


Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Gaffin, Regent St., London.


1. He is remembered in South Africa.

2. See his Every Name A Story entry.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photo: C. Sanders

Sunderland Echo 27/11/1902 reports unveiling. (Available on The British Newspaper Archive)

4th Royal Warwickshire Regiment For remembrance and in honour of those who lost their lives in the South African War 1899-1902 James Gildea, Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1911.

External web link

Research acknowledgements

C. Sanders; Tony Harding; South Africa War Graves Project; Terry; James Pasby; Roll of Honour Web Site; Terry Cawood

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Parish Notes

Every Name A Story