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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Kensington And Chelsea
Town
Chelsea
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
British East India Company Campaigns (1757-1858)
Maker
C.R. Cockerell (Architect)
C. R. Cockerell (1788-1863) (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1853
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
39
Current location

In the gardens of the Royal Hospital.
22
Royal Hospital South Grounds
Chelsea Embankment
Chelsea
Kensington And Chelsea
Greater London
SW3 4LW
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 28170 77927
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Tall square obelisk surmounted by crown and gold painted globe. Names are inscribed on the shaft of the obelisk.
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY OF/ TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY-FIVE/ OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND PRIVATES/ OF THE XXIV REGIMENT/ WHO FELL AT/ CHILIANWALLA 13 JANUARY 1849/ THIS MONUMENT HAS BEEN ERECTED/ BY THEIR SURVIVING COMRADES/ AD 1853/ (Names)/ 1849 JAN XIII
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allsworth, William
Amos, John
Andrews, Stephen
Anson, Robert
Armett, Joseph
Atkinson, Thomas
Atwell, Jonah
Bailey, John
Bailey, William Henry
Barber, James
See details for all 255 names
Commemorations
  • British East India Company Campaigns (1757-1858)
    Total names on memorial: 255
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 255
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,place of death,forename,decorations
    Order of information: rank,surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 30000MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: This Memorial was erected by the surviving comrades in 1863.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • London NorthWest (1999) p. 565 B. Cherry & N Pevsner

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