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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Birmingham
Town
Birmingham
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
Egypt and the Sudan (1882-1899)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: Before 20th November 1885
    Attended by: Lord Charles Beresford
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
17373
Current location

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
Two-stepped base surmounted by pedestal and Obelisk. Relief portrait on the south side of the base of the Obelisk. Military regalia directly above the portrait. Cornice separating pedestal from Obelisk decorated with Acanthus leaves
Inscription
(KILLED IN ACTION WHILST ON A MISSION TO RESCUE GEN GORDON) (EXACT WORDING UNKNOWN)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Egypt and the Sudan (1882-1899)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 17000MM, width 3600MM SQ
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Hopton Wood
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Public Sculpture of Britain Birmingham including Sutton Coldfield (1998) p. 128
  • Brecon County Times - Friday 20 November 1885 COLONEL BURNABY'S STATUE

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