Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial

The Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial stands in St Georges Park and was erected in 1907 in remembrance to men from the guard that died in four different wars. On each of the four corners of the base of the memorial is a tablet bearing the names of officers and men who fell in the Transkei War, 1877 ; Basutoland War, 1880-1881; Bechuanaland War, 1897; and the Anglo Boer War 1899 - 1902. At the foot of each tablet is a laurel wreath.

On the top of the central pedestal is a life-size figure of a sergeant-major of Prince Alfred's Guard, in full dress and standing at the "charge" and immediately below him are four lions, each holding a shield.

The Memorial is situated on top of Port Elizabeth's second oldest water reservoir.


  1. Interesting monument - lots of wars in those days - not much has changed ....

  2. What a great looking memorial and obviously very well cared for.Lovely blue sky.Great shot.

  3. What happened to the St. Georges Swimming pool in the park right behind this memorial. The famous Athol Fugard's mother ran the 'cafe'beside the pool for many years.

  4. Greta, the pool is still there next to the cricket ground. The memorial is on the other side of the kiddies play area. As far as I know the cafe is standing empty.

  5. On each pillar there's a huge plantpot, made in several sections and also brought in from England - a few years ago two were stolen! The potters who got the contract to replace them, had quite a job!
    Louise, PE