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A bronze statue of Buller astride his horse 'Biffen'. The statue faces away from Crediton, Buller's birthplace, which was said to have annoyed people in the town at the time. General Sir Redvers (pronounced 'Reevers') Buller is one of the few people to have been present at the unveiling of a statue depicting themselves. Although he was a soldier of undoubted courage and unusual physical strength, his ability as a commander was increasingly questioned at the beginning of the twentieth century.
bronze & Cornish granite
H 400 x W 400 x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 335 x W (?) x D (?) cm
purchased by public subscription
Exeter City Council
Exeter City Council
Grade II (England and Wales)
6th September 1905
at all times
underneath the right rear hoof of the statue:ADRIAN JONES. Sc. / 1905; underneath the left rear hoof of the statue:A. B. BURTON
inscriptions on three faces around the base read: 1859–1900 / INDIA CHINA / CANADA ASHANTI / EGYPT SOUDAN / SOUTHAFRICA / HE SAVED NATAL; REDVERS BULLER / V.C. G.C.B., G.C.M.G / OF DOWNES; ERECTED / BY HIS COUNTRYMEN / AT HOME AND BEYOND THE SEAS / 1905; on the fourth face is the badge, in brass, of the King’s Royal Rifle Corps incorporating their motto: CELER ET AUDAX (SWIFT AND BOLD)