List number: 1370777
List grade: 2
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Benson Monument, Hexham


This bronze statue of Lieutenant-Colonel George Elliott Benson is located at the south end of Beaumont Street in Hexham. Benson served with the Royal Regiment of Artillery in various colonial campaigns. He died in 1901 in the Battle of Bakenlaagte of the Second Boer War. The monument is Grade II listed. It is inscribed:
"To the memory of a gallant soldier / George Elliot Benson / Lieut. Colonel / in the Royal Artillery Regiment / who was born at Allerwash May 24th 1861 / entered the Army May 19th 1880 / and after serving with distinction / in the Soudan Campaigns of 1885, 1896, 1898 / in the Ashanti Expedition 1895 / and the South African War 1899-1901 / fell while commanding his column / at the Battle of Bakenlaagte Oct 30th 1901. // He is buried with those who fought and died with him / "The Unreturning Brave" // Erected by public subscription"

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Hexham, Benson's Monument

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Lieut Colonel George Elliot Benson, Hexham

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Statue of Lieut Colonel George Elliott Benson

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STATUE OF LIEUTENANT COLONEL GE BENSON AT SOUTHERN END OF BEAUMONT STREET - Hexham - List Entry
- "Statue of Lieut. Col. G.E. Benson at southern end of Beaumont Street...Facing south. Circa 1910. Erected by subscription. Large bronze statue of Boer War hero striding forwards and ...

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Battle of Bakenlaagte
- "The Battle of Bakenlaagte occurred on 30 October 1901 during the guerrilla phase of Anglo-Boer war of 1899–1902. The battle saw the Eastern Transvaal Boer commandos of Generals Grobler ...

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