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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Birmingham
Town
Birmingham
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
Crimean War (1853-1856)
Maker
PETER HOLLINS (Sculptor)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
17372

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Current location

On the south side of the square
St Philips Cathedral
St Philips Square
Birmingham
Birmingham
West Midlands
B3 2QB
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 06958 87032
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
THREE-STEPPED BASE SURMOUNTED BY A PINK MARBLE OBELISK. CARVED LETTERING
Inscription
(NORTH & SOUTH SIDES OF OBELISK) ALAM / INKERMANN / SEBASTOPOL (SOUTH FACE OF PEDESTAL) THOMAS UNETT, C.B. / LIEUTENANT-COLONEL OF THE 19TH FOOT. / BORN IN BIRMINGHAM / ON THE 12TH OF NOVEMBER 1800 / WAS MORTALLY WOUNDED / AT THE SEIGE OF SEBASTOPOL / WHILE LEADING THE BRITISH COLUMN / TO THE FINAL ASSAULT ON THE REDAN / ON THE 8TH OF SEPTEMBER 1855 / HIS FRIENDS AND FELLOW-TOWNSMEN / DEDICATE THIS OBELISK / TO HIS MEMORY / AS A RECORD OF THE NOBLE EXAMPLE / OF ONE WHO CHOSE THE FOREMOST PLACE / IN THE PATH OF DUTY / AND MET DEATH / WITH THE CALM UNDAUNTED SPIRIT / OF A CHRISTIAN SOLDIER
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Unett, Thomas
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Commemorations
  • Crimean War (1853-1856)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, surname, date of birth, date of death, regiment, place of death, forename, place of birth, manner of death, additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 5300MM, width 2000MM SQ
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Public Sculpture of Britain Birmingham including Sutton Coldfield (1998)

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