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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
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11841

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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 81146
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
In the Nave, North Aisle, a scribed tablet with frame of black Belgian marble. White marble wall panel with commemorative inscription, fixed to a grey variegated marble shaped slab with black marble frame; a crown at the top and shield and supporters at the base, both in brass. Six brass medals on the memorial panel.
Inscription
1746 1947 / THIS TABLET COMMEMORATES / 201 YEARS OF FAITHFUL SER- / VICE GIVEN BY BRITISH, / INDIAN & GURKHA SOLDIERS / WHO, AS COMRADES, SERVED IN THE INDIAN ARMY / IN THE EMPLOY OF THE / HONOURABLE EAST INDIA / COMPANY AND, AFTER 1858, / UNDER THE CROWN. / THE INDIAN ARMY / SERVED IN THE FORMER / INDIAN EMPIRE AND OVER- / SEAS IN PEACE AND WAR. / SINCE ITS FIRST OVERSEAS / EXPEDITION IN 1762 ITS / SOLDIERS TOOK PART IN 31 / EXPEDITIONS & FOUGHT IN / 83 FRONTIER CAMPAIGNS. / DURING THE FIRST / WORLD WAR THIS ARMY / SENT MORE THAN ONE / MILLION SOLDIERS OVERSEAS / IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR / TWO MILLIONS WERE ON / ACTIVE SERVICE. DURING THESE / CONFLICTS THE INDIAN ARMY / SERVED ALONGSIDE BRITISH / & ALLIED FORCES IN EUROPE / AFRICA AND ASIA. / IN THE TWO CENTURIES OF / SERVICE HERE COMMEMORATED / THIS WAS A VOLUNTEER ARMY
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Black
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL by BURMAN, PETER P. 156 Source: Image Library NIWM
  • St Paul's Cathedral Inventory Inv no.

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