Field Work in Calabar, Eastern Region (Nigeria): World War I Memorial
Turner, Lorenzo Dow 1890-1972
Turner, Lorenzo Dow
1 photographic negative : b&w; 35mm
Nigeria, Cross River State, Calabar
Title is provided by ACMA Archives staff based on researcher's notes.
This photograph was taken by Lorenzo Dow Turner while conducting field research in Nigeria, on a Fulbright Research Award from March 1951 through December 1951.
The Lorenzo Dow Turner papers were donated to the Anacostia Community Museum in 2003 by Professor Turner's widow, Lois Turner Williams. Additional materials were donated in the spring of 2010 by Mrs. Turner Williams.
Additional information from staff reads: "The Calabar Memorial is a war memorial bearing a complete list of war dead on bronze tablets. The Memorial commemorates 407 casualties of the 3rd Battalion Nigeria Regiment and No.2 Artillery Battery, Nigeria Regiment. It takes the form of a concrete rectangular pillar on a stepped base, flanked by two machine guns captured at Ngwende on the 24 January 1917." [Sources: Commonwealth War Graves Commission]
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams
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