Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

English sculptor. Sydney March, an elder brother of VERNON MARCH VERNON MARCH , made the sculpted figures of 'Death', 'War' and 'Victory' on the memorial in Omagh to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers who died during the Boer War, which was unveiled in 1904.(1)   He also made the bronze statue of a soldier which surmounts the memorial in the grounds of the City Hall, Belfast, to members of the Royal Irish Rifles who died in the same war, which was unveiled on 6? October 1905.() The monument was designed and executed by ELKINGTON & ELKINGTON & amp; CO. of London.(3)



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(1)
R.M. Young, Belfast and the Province of Ulster (1909), 152;  Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979),  448.
(2)
Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 115.
(3)
Building News 89, 13 Oct 1905, 529.


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Building: CO. TYRONE, MARKET STREET, ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS MEMORIAL
Date: 1904
Nature: Sculpted figures of 'Death'. 'War', and 'Victory' by SM, cast by Elkington & Co.  Memorial unveiled by Duchess of Abercorn, 25 Nov1904.
Refs: R.M. Young, Belfast and the Province of Ulster (1909), 152; 
Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979),  448; Omagh County Town of Northern Ireland http://www.omagh.gov.uk/culture_leisure_and_tourism/things_to_do/activities/history_and_heritage/ (last visited 27 Nov 2008).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL SQUARE, CITY HALL, ROYAL IRISH RIFLES MEMORIAL
Date: 1905
Nature: Statue of soldier with bayonet surmounting monument.
Refs: Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 115