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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Canterbury
Town
Canterbury
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
British East India Company Campaigns (1757-1858)
Maker
Edward Richardson (Sculptor)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
40927
Current location

NAVE
NORTH AISLE
BAY 3
CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL
Cathedral Close
Canterbury
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 2EH
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 15103 57925
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
PLAIN WHITE MARBLE INSCRIPTION TABLET WITH ORNATE DESIGNS CARVED AROUND IT. WHOLE IS MOUNTED ONTO A CONVEX HEADED BLACK BACKBOARD ABOVE THE INSCRIPTION TABLET ARE DEPICTED A GUN CARRIAGE DRAPED FLAGS AND CANNON BALLS. ADDITIONAL FLAGS FLANK THE INSCRIPTION TABLET. LAUREL GARLAND FLANKED BY TWO MEDALS CARVED AT THE BASE OF THE TABLET
Inscription
HUNTINGDONSHIRE/ XXX1/ IN MEMORY OF/ COLONEL BOLTON C.B./ AIDE DE CAMP TO QUEEN VICTORIA/ WHO COMMANDED THE 31ST REGIMENT OF INFANTRY./ CAPTAIN WILLES AND LIEUTENANT HART AND BRENCHLEY/ ALL OF WHOM FELL MORTALLY WOUNDED AT THE BATTLE OF MOODKEE/ ON THE 18 DECEMBER 1845./ MAJOR BALDWIN LIEUTENANT POLLARD AND LIEUTENANT AND ADJUTANT BERNARD/ KILLED AT THE BATTLE OF FEROZESHAH/ ON THE 21ST AND 22ND DECEMBER 1845/ ENSIGNS TRITTON AND JONES/ WHO WERE KILLED WHILST CARRYING THE COLOURS OF THE REGIMENT/ AT BATTLE OF SOBRAON/ ON 10TH FEBRUARY 1846./ ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF/ THE NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND PRIVATE SOLDIERS OF THE REGIMENT/ NUMBERING TWO HUNDRED AND THREE/ WHO FELL AT THE BATTLES OF MOODKEE, FEROZESHAH AND BUDHOWAL/ ON THE 21ST JANUARY 1846./ ALIWAL ON THE 28TH JANUARY 1846 AND SOBRAON/ WHICH LAST VICTORY CONCLUDED THE CONQUEST OF THE BRITISH OVER THE SIKHS/ IN THE CAMPAIGN OF THE SUTLEJ./ THIS MONUMENT/ IS DEDICATED BY THE OFFICERS OF THE 31ST REGIMENT/ THEIR COMPANIONS IN ARMS. TOP LEFT:MOODKEE TOP RIGHT:FEROZSHAH LOWER RIGHT:SUBRON LOWER LEFT:ALIWAL
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Baldwin
Bernard
Bolton, C B
Brenchley
Hart
Jones
Pollard
Tritton
Willes
See details for all 9 names
Commemorations
  • British East India Company Campaigns (1757-1858)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,forename,manner of death,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Backboard
    Measurements: depth 130MM, height 1905MM, width 1835MM
    Materials: Marble - Black, Marble - White
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
  • CHRISTCHURCH CATHEDRAL
  • Grade I
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other

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