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- THREE-STEPPED BASE SURMOUNTED BY A PINK MARBLE OBELISK. CARVED LETTERING
- (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?
- Names on memorial
- Unett, Thomas
- Crimean War (1853-1856)
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: 0
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
- Crimean War (1853-1856)
Measurements: height 5300MM, width 2000MM SQ
- Listing information
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- Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
- Public Sculpture of Britain Birmingham including Sutton Coldfield (1998)
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