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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Canterbury
Town
Canterbury
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
British East India Company Campaigns (1757-1858)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1609
Current location

The Nave
South Aisle
Bay 3
Canterbury Cathedral
Cathedral Cl
Canterbury
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 2ES
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 15097 57922
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Elaborate wall monument. Centrepiece depicts sculpted relief of a standing lancer holding reins of a horse and extending his right hand to aid another soldier, bareheaded and possibly wounded, seated on the ground beneath a palm tree. This centrepiece is flanked by two broken columns bearing the names of the fallen. Badge of the 16th Queen's Lancers above figures.
Inscription
AUTCURSU. AUT XVI. COMINUS ARMIS. ALIWAL/ TO THE MEMORY OF/ THE OFFICERS NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND PRIVATES ABOVE INSCRIBED/ OF THE SIXTEENTH QUEENS LANCERS/ WHO FELL IN THE DISCHARGE OF THEIR DUTY/ DURING THE CAMPAIGN ONTHE SUTLEJ/ IN THE YEARS 1845 - 1846/ THIS MONUMENT/ IS ERECTED BY THEIR SURVIVING COMRADES/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • British East India Company Campaigns (1757-1858)
    Total names on memorial: 66
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 66
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, forename, occupation
    Order of information: Rank
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: depth 175MM, height 2490MM, width 1580MM
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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