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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Rochester Upon Medway
Town
Rochester
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
Indian Mutiny (1857-1858)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
16478
Current location

North nave aisle
Rochester Cathedral
High Street
Rochester
Rochester Upon Medway
Kent
ME1 1SJ
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 74260 68550
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Inscription on a light coloured stone shaped as a scroll beneath a carved sword. All on a dark stone backplate.
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY OF / WILLIAM ROBERT MOORSOM / ELDEST SON OF CAPTAIN MOORSOM, C.E. / LATE OF THE 52ND. LIGHT INFANTRY, / ACTING FIRST AS AIDE-DE-CAMP, AND AFTERWARDS / AS ASSISTANT QUARTERMASTER GENERAL TO / SIR HENRY HAVELOCK, / AND FINALLY AS QUARTERMASTER GENERAL, TO THE DIVISION / OF SIR JAMES OUTRAM, / WAS ENGAGED IN NINE PITCHED BATTLES AND NUMEROUS SKIRMISHES, / WOUNDED TWICE, / HONORABLE MENTION THIRTEEN TIMES IN PUBLIC DESPATCHES,/ INCLUDING THE THANKS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, / AND PROMOTED TO A COMPANY IN THE 13TH LIGHT INFANTRY, / FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICES. / HE WAS KILLED ON THE 11TH. MARCH , 1858, IN THE 24TH. YEAR OF HIS AGE / AT THE HEAD OF A COLUMN OF ATTACK ON THE REBEL POSTS OF THE / CITY OF LUCKNOW. / --------- AND BELOW ------- / AS A TRIBUTE OF THEIR AFFECTION AND REGARD / THE OFFICERS OF THE 53ND LIGHT INFANTRY / DEVOTE THIS TABLET. /
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Indian Mutiny (1857-1858)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • A SHORT GUIDE TO THE SERVICE MEMORIALS OF ROCHESTER CATHEDRAL by TRETT, R J Source: Image Library NIWM Published:THE FRIENDS OF ROCHESTER CATHEDRAL 1990

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