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Memorial details

Memorial type
Trophy / Relic
District
Alnwick
Town
Alnwick
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
Animal Memorials
Maker
P. Spicer and Sons, Fine Art Taxidermists, Leamington
Ceremony
  • Presented
    Date: March 1919
    Attended by: Lance Corporal Unwin
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34179
Current location

Northumberland Fusiliers Museum
Abbot's Tower
Alnwick Castle
Alnwick
Alnwick
Northumberland
NE66 1NG
England

OS Grid Ref: NU 18625 13538
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Hexham TA Centre (by 2016 Army Reserve Centre)
    Dare Wilson Barracks
    Hencotes
    Hexham
    Tynedale
    Northumberland
    England

    OS Grid Ref: NY 931 639
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
STUFFED DOG IN PURPOSE BUILT CASE WITH PLAQUE. Plaque has the heading written in Gothic lower case script, the rest printed in Roman lower case.
Inscription
"SAMMY"/ REGIMENTAL PET OF THE 4TH BATTALION NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS/ LANDED IN FRANCE WITH THE BATTALION ON APRIL 20TH 1915./ TOOK PART IN THE ATTACK ON ST JULIEN DURING THE 2ND BATTLE/ OF YPRES, APRIL 26TH 1915, AND WAS WOUNDED AND GASSED IN/ THE SUBSEQUENT FIGHTING; WAS WITH THE BATTALION CONTINUOUSLY/ UNTIL ACCIDENTALLY KILLED DURING FIELD FIRING PRACTICE AT/ WARFUSEE IN THE AUTUMN OF 1916
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Sammy
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Commemorations
  • Animal Memorials
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Case
    Measurements: depth 300MM, height 475MM, width 675MM
    Materials: Glass, Wood
  • Trophy / Relic
    Measurements: height 340mm, width 610mm
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
History
Reconditioned August 1991
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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