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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
City of London
Town
City of London
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Egypt and the Sudan (1882-1899)
Maker
Gawthorp and Sons (Manufacturer)
HERBERT JOHNSON (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 16 June1888
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11705
Current location

St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's Churchyard
City of London
City of London
Greater London
EC4M 8AD
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 32035 81148
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
In the Crypt, Chapel of Saint Faith south aisle, an engraved nowy headed brass wall panel mounted on slab of rough royal marble. Top centre panel: within a wreath a war correspondent at work making notes near a zariba. Behind him lie a wounded camel and a dead man, and soldiers are firing in action in the background. On each side of this are panels containing the arms and accoutrements of the special correspondent and the special artist. Lower down are groups of arms. The lower angles have figures representing the Muse of History and Britannia mourning, and between them is a panel within a wreath with six crosses in the desert.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF / THE GALLANT MEN / WHO / IN THE DISCHARGE OF THEIR DUTY / AS / SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS / FELL IN / THE CAMPAIGNS IN THE SOUDAN / 1883-1884-1885 / (names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Cameron, John Alexander
Gordon, William Henry
Herbert, S'leger Algernon
O'donovan, Edmond
Power, Frank
Roberts, Frank J L
Vizitelly, Frank
See details for all 7 names
Commemorations
  • Egypt and the Sudan (1882-1899)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, date of death, place of death,forename,occupation, newspaper worked for
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Backboard
    Measurements: depth 45mm, height 2070mm, width 1300mm
    Materials: Marble
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
Yes
Purpose: Balance of £100 applied to a prize in the choir school of St Paul's to be called the Soudan War Correspondents' Prize.
Sponsorship
Private
Reference
  • Other website http://(Reuter's Archive) 1/972001
  • The Times 18 June 1888 p.13 col.c
  • Illustrated London News 16 June 1888 p.652
  • St Paul's Cathedral Inventory Inv no. 886
  • ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL by BURMAN, PETER P 131 Source: Image Library NIWM

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