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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
City Of Aberdeen
Town
Aberdeen
County
Grampian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Egypt and the Sudan (1882-1899)
Maker
Colonel Nightingale (Designer)
Edwards & Son of Vauxhall Road, London (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Presented
    Date: March 1886
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
30508

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Current location

West wall of north aisle
28
St Andrew's Cathedral
King Street
Aberdeen
City Of Aberdeen
Grampian
AB24 5AX
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NJ 94451 06461
Denomination: Scottish Episcopal

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Description
A white marble tablet showing a full portrait of the deceased, with a carved ship, palm tree and pyramids in the background. The dedication is on a block at the base of the memorial, inscribed in blue.
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY OF/LIEUTENANT COLONEL R W.T. GORDON 93RD SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS/WHO DIED ON BOARD THE HOSPITAL SHIP 'GANGES' AT PORT SAID/ON THE 31ST MAY 1885, RETURNING FROM ACTIVE SERVICE/A GOOD SOLDIER AND A TRUE FRIEND/ERECTED BY HIS COMRADES
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Gordon, R W T
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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: surname, initials of forenames , rank. regiment, place of death, date of death, manner of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 100mm, height 1180mm, width 870mm
    Materials: Marble - White
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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