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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Eastbourne
Town
Eastbourne
County
East Sussex
Country
England
Commemoration
19th Century Wars (1800-1899), Boer War; Second (1899-1902), 20th Century Wars (1900-1999), Colonial India, Egypt and the Sudan (1882-1899), Non-Combat Deaths
Maker
SIR WILLIAM GOSCOMBE JOHN RA, A B Burton
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 7 February 1906
    Attended by: Lord Lieutenant of Sussex
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
17048
Current location

Junction with Grand Parade and Elms Avenue
facing Eastbourne Pier.
Cavendish Place
Eastbourne
Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN21 3EH
England

OS Grid Ref: TV 61741 98930
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two stepped granite octagonal base, set in junction of road. Bronze plaques on SW and NW sides have pictorial reliefs of soldiers in action in the Black Mountain and Tirah expeditions. SE face inscribed dedicatory plaque and NW face has list of names. The base is surmounted by a statue of a young officer in the uniform of the Bengal Regiment prior to the Indian Mutiny. He wears a plumed shako and has a drawn sword downward facing in his right hand and his left hand resting on his hip. Cannon to rear. The two reliefs are signed by W Goscombe John, and the statue base by him and A.B. Burton, Founder, Thames Ditton.
Inscription
South-east face: ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT/ TO THE/ HONOUR AND GLORY/ OF/ THE OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED/ OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE 2ND BAT-/-TALION ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT, FORMERLY 107 REGIMENT/ BENGAL INFANTRY WHO LOST THEIR LIVES/ DURING THE SRVICE OF THE BATT-/ -ALION ABROAD IN MALTA EGYPT/ AND IN INDIA FROM 1882 TO 1902/ AND IN SPECIAL MEMORY OF THE CA-/-MPAIGNS IN WHICH THE BATTALION/ TOOK PART THE BLACK MOUNTAIN/ EXPEDITION OF 1888 AND THE TIRAH/ CAMPAIGN OF 1897-98 THIS MEMORIAL/ HAS BEEN ERECTED BY THEIR COMRADES North-west face:2ND ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT/ ROLL OF OFFICERS NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND/ MEN WHO DIED WHILE THE BATTALION WAS ON FOREIGN/ TOUR OF SERVICE FROM 21 JULY (...?) UNTIL 11 DEC 1902 1882-1902/ IN 1882/ (Names)/ IN 1883/ (Names)/ IN 1884/ (Names)/ IN 1885/ (Names)/ IN 1886/ (Names)/ IN 1887/ (Names)/ BLACK MOUNTAIN EXPEDITION 1888/ (Names)/ IN 1889/ (Names)/ IN 1890/ (Names)/ IN 1891/ (Names)/ IN 1892/ (Names)/ IN 1893/ (Names)/ IN 1894/ (Names)/ IN 1895/ (Names)/ IN 1896/ (Names)/ TIRAH EXPEDITION 1897-1898/ IN 1897/ (Names)/ IN 1898/ (Names)/ IN 1899/ (Names)/ IN 1900/ (Names)/ IN 1901/ (Names)/ IN 1902/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
no
Commemorations
  • 19th Century Wars (1800-1899)
    Total names on memorial: 328
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 328
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died
    Order of information: year died
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died
    Order of information: year died
  • Colonial India
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died
    Order of information: year died
  • Egypt and the Sudan (1882-1899)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Pink
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Red
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • BRONZE STATUE OF SOLDIER OF ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT, IN FULL DRESS UNIFORM WITH PLUMED SHAKO, AND WITH DRAWN SWORD; CANNON TO REAR
  • Grade II*
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
17 May 1971 Grade II* listed (ID 293565). April 2007 described in PMSA report as at risk, with metallic staining, corrosion of plaques, cracks etc.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Responsibility
Eastbourne Borough Council
Reference

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