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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
City Of Westminster
Town
Chelsea
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Colonial India
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
12155
Current location

NAM Accession Reference 1998-10-109-1
The National Army Museum
Royal Hospital Road
Chelsea
City Of Westminster
Greater London
SW3 4HT
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 27844 77947
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • In the Frontier Force Chapel within the Church
    St Luke's Church
    Sydney Street
    Chelsea
    Kensington And Chelsea
    Greater London
    SW3 6NH
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 27188 78326
    Denomination: Church of England
Description
Rectangular brass plaque, with engraved decorative border. The incised inscription in black lettering commemorates three officers who died in the line of duty.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS OF/ THE 1ST SIKH INFANTRY , PUNJAB FRONTIER FORCE/ WHO LOST THEIR LIVES AS THE RESULT OF THE/ ATTACK ON THE POLITICAL OFFICER'S ESCORT/ AT MAIZAR, TOCHI VALLEY, 10TH JUNE 1897/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bunny, A C
Cassidy, C C
Higginson, A G M
See details for all 3 names
Commemorations
  • Colonial India
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, initials, surname, manner of death, date of death , military unit, additional
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
History
Having been installed in the Frontier Force Chapel within St Luke's Church in Chelsea in 1951, in 1998 this plaque was among several Frontier Force-related memorials that were donated to the National Army Museum. (In 2013 it was among numerous items on display in the Indian Army Memorial Room at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst).
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
The National Army Museum (their reference NAM 1998-10-109-1)
Reference
  • The National Army Museum's Accession number for this plaque is NAM 1998-10-109-1. (Items held by the National Army Museum are sometimes placed on temporary display at various sites, including the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst where this plaque was photographed in 2013. As those displays are changed periodically, anyone wishing to know the precise current location of this particular memorial is advised to contact the National Army Museum, quoting the reference NAM 1998-10-109, to ascertain exactly where it is).
  • wiki.fibis.org/w/Tochi_Valley_Expedition_1897-98 gives an overview of the Tochi Valley Expedition of 1897-98.
  • The incident that resulted in the deaths of these three officers (and also of one native officer and 21 rank and file) was reported in The Graphic on 14/8/1897 (page 12). www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/9000057/18970814/020/0012
  • Information re the Indian Army Memorial Room at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst (where the plaque is on display, on loan from the National Army Museum) can be found at www.nam.ac.uk/press/memorial-british-indian-army-unveiled-royal-military-academy-sandhurst
  • Information re the setting up of the Frontier Force Chapel within St Luke's Church in Chelsea in 1951, and the subsequent donation of most of those memorials to the National Army Museum in 1998, can be found at jullundurassociation.org/punjab-frontier-force/
  • The War Memorials Trust's reference for this plaque is WMO 142722, see www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/142722/

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