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79th Queens Own Cameron Highlanders - Sudan And Egypt

WM reference
44513
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 14-07-1893
Current location

Station Sq
Inverness
Inverness
Highland
Scotland
OS Grid Ref.: NH 667 455
Denomination: Undefined

Description

THREE STEPPED SQAURE BASE SURMOUNTED BY TAPERED PLINTH AND FIGURE OF A CAMERON HIGHLANDER WITH RIFLE IN ONE HAND, THE BUTT OF WHICH RESTS ON THE GROUND. INSCRIPTION ON THE SIDES OF THE PLINTH FIGURE OF A SPHINX RESTS ON A STEP BEHIND THE FEET OF THE CAMERON HIGHLANDER

Inscription

6 o'clock face: TEL-EL-KABIR/ KILLED AT TEL-EL-KABIR/ (Names)/ DIED AT CAIRO/ (Names) 3 o'clock face: KHARTOUM/ (Names)/ 79TH/ THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS/ ERECTED BY THE OFFICERS, NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS/ AND MEN, PAST AND PRESENT, IN MEMORY OF THEIR/ COMRADES WHO DIED IN EGYPT/ 1882 - 1887/ NOMINAL ROLL OF OFFICERS, NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS/ AND MEN WHO WERE KILLED IN ACTION, OR DIED OF WOUNDS OR/ DISEASE CONTRACTED IN EGYPT AND THE SUDAN 9 o'clock face: ATBARA 1892/ KILLED AND DIED OF WOUNDS/ (Names)/ DIED OF DISEASE/ (Names)/ KOSHEH/ KILLED UP THE NILE/ (Names) 12 o'clock face: GINNISS/ (Names)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

Egypt and the Sudan (1882-1899)
Total names on memorial: 141
Served and returned: 0
Died: 141
Exact count: yes
Information shown: rank,place of death,forename
Order of information: place of death

Component

Plinth
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Stone - Portland
Listed?: No

Component

Steps
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Granite
Listed?: No

Component

Figure
Condition: Good
Measurements:
Materials: Stone - Portland
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 14-07-1893
Attended by: Mr Cameron of Lochiel, Lord Lieutenant of Inverness-shire.

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

BUILDINGS OF SCOTLAND by GIFFORD, JOHN H & I (1992) p.199 Source: Image Library

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