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Memorial details

Memorial type
Chapel or Church: Restoration or extension
District
Alnwick
Town
Eglingham
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
New Zealand Wars (1845-1872)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
33677
Current location
  • St Maurice's Church
    Eglingham
    Alnwick
    Northumberland
    NE66 2TX
    England

    OS Grid Ref: NU 10615 19466
    Denomination: Church of England
Description
RESTORED ROOF AND PARAPET. DEDICATORY BRASS PLAQUE WITH INCISED BLACK LETTERING.
Inscription
UNTO THE HONOUR AND SERVICE OF GOD./ THE PARAPET AND ROOF OF THIS TOWER/ WERE RECONSTRUCTED IN MAY 1870/ IN TOKEN OF THE CHERISHED MEMORY/ OF OSWALD CARR, CAPTAIN IN THE ROYAL ARTILLERY./ HE WAS BORN AND BROUGHT UP IN HEDGELEY,/ AND HE OFTEN EXPRESSED A HOPE THAT THE TOWER/ OF THE PARISH CHURCH MIGHT BE/ RESTORED TO ITS LIKENESS./ HE FELL IN ACTION IN THE COLONY OF NEW ZEALAND/ ON 8TH AUGUST, 1868, AGED 31 TEARS./ FROM A SUM OF MILITARY PAY/ THEN DUE TO THEIR MOST DEAR SON,/ THE WORK HAS BEEN EFFECTED BY HIS PARENTS.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • New Zealand Wars (1845-1872)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: Funded from his accrued pay

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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