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Captain Oswald Carr

WM reference
33677
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Current location

St Maurice's Church
Eglingham
Alnwick
Northumberland
NE66 2TX
England
OS Grid Ref.: NU 10615 19466
Denomination: Church of England

Description

RESTORED ROOF AND PARAPET. DEDICATORY BRASS PLAQUE WITH INCISED BLACK LETTERING.

Inscription

UNTO THE HONOUR AND SERVICE OF GOD./ THE PARAPET AND ROOF OF THIS TOWER/ WERE RECONSTRUCTED IN MAY 1870/ IN TOKEN OF THE CHERISHED MEMORY/ OF OSWALD CARR, CAPTAIN IN THE ROYAL ARTILLERY./ HE WAS BORN AND BROUGHT UP IN HEDGELEY,/ AND HE OFTEN EXPRESSED A HOPE THAT THE TOWER/ OF THE PARISH CHURCH MIGHT BE/ RESTORED TO ITS LIKENESS./ HE FELL IN ACTION IN THE COLONY OF NEW ZEALAND/ ON 8TH AUGUST, 1868, AGED 31 TEARS./ FROM A SUM OF MILITARY PAY/ THEN DUE TO THEIR MOST DEAR SON,/ THE WORK HAS BEEN EFFECTED BY HIS PARENTS.

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Carr, Oswald
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Subject/Period

New Zealand Wars (1845-1872)
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: 0
Died: 1
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname, rank, date of death, regiment, place of death, forename, manner of death, age of death, relationships, additional
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Plaque
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 305mm, width 380mm
Materials: Brass
Listed?: No

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: Funded from his accrued pay

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Private
Details: His parents

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

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