Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Christchurch
Town
Christchurch
County
Dorset
Country
England
Commemoration
Egypt and the Sudan (1882-1899)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
26390

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Current location

Christchurch Priory
Church Street
Christchurch
Christchurch
Dorset
BH23 1BU
England

OS Grid Ref: SZ 16000 92528
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A tablet with a Cameron Highlanders' feather bonnet, a sword and a scabbard all made of stone at the top and the Cameron Highlanders' regimental crest below.
Inscription
CUIMHNE AIR AN T-SONN NACH MAIREANN / To the Memory of / WILLIAM GORDON CAMERON , / (SON OF MAJOR-GENERAL CAMERON, C.B.) , BORN 7TH MARCH 1863 , AT POONAH EAST INDIA , / LIEUTENANT , CAMERON HIGHLANDERS , WHO FELL IN ACTION / WHILST ENGAGED WITH HIS REGIMENT IN AN ATTACK ON THE VILLAGE OF ABSARI , / OCCUPIED BY THE DERVISHES IN FRONT OF THE FORT OF KOSHEH ON THE UPPER NILE / IN THE SOUDAN [sic] 16TH DECEMBER 1885 , HE DIED OF HIS WOUNDS / THREE DAYS AFTERWARDS IN KOSHEH FORT , OUTSIDE OF WHICH HE IS BURIED / THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY HIS LATE COMRADES / THE OFFICERS OF THE CAMERON HIGHLANDERS / IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF HIM AND AS A TOKEN OF THEIR REGARD AND / ESTEEM FOR HIS GALLANT AND SOLDIERLY CONDUCT IN THE FIELD / AND OF THEIR EXTREME SORROW AT THE LOSS THAT / THEY HAVE SUSTAINED BY HIS DEATH
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Cameron, William Gordon
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Commemorations
  • Egypt and the Sudan (1882-1899)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, surname, relationships, date of birth, place of birth, rank, regiment, manner of death, place of death, date of death, place of burial.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: height 1180mm, width 940mm
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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