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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Exeter
Town
Exeter
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
Indian Mutiny (1857-1858)
Maker
Mr Richardson
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
25229
Current location

Devonshire Regiment Chapel
Exeter Cathedral
Cathedral Close
Exeter
Exeter
Devon
EX1 1HS
England

OS Grid Ref: SX 92106 92571
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Tablet set on a backboard with a carved Regimental Badge. Above the entablature on the tablet is a carved lion killing a snake with draped flags, and the lettering in black.
Inscription
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF/ THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS OF THE THIRTY-SECOND, OR CORNWALL REGIMENT LIGHT INFANTRY,/ WHO, WITH FOUR HUNDRED AND FORTY EIGHT NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS/ AND PRIVATE SOLDIERS OF THAT CORPS,/ WERE KILLED, OR DIED OF WOUNDS, OR SICKNESS, IN THE NOBLE DISCHARGE OF THEIR DUTY,/ DURING THE MEMORABLE DEFENCE OF LUCKNOW AND CAWNPORE, A.D. 1857,/ AND IN THE SUBSEQUENT CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE MUTINOUS SEPOYS/ AND REBELS IN INDIA./ (Names)/ ALSO, TO THE MEMORY OF (Names)/ AND FORTY THREE SOLDIERS WIVES, AND FIFTY FIVE CHILDREN OF THE 32ND LIGHT INFANTRY,/ WHO WERE BARBAROUSLY MASSACRED AT CAWNPORE IN THE MONTH OF JUNE 1857./ THIS MONUMENT HAS BEEN ERECTED BY THEIR COMRADES AND FRIENDS/ AS A TOKEN OF ADMIRATION, FOR THEIR GALLANTRY, FORTITUDE, AND DEVOTION.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Indian Mutiny (1857-1858)
    Total names on memorial: 463
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 463
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank
    Order of information: Rank
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST PETER
  • Grade I
  • 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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