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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Durham
Town
Durham
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
Crimean War (1853-1856)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
41892
Current location

In the South Transept
to the right of the clock
Durham Cathedral
Palace Green
Durham
Durham
Durham
DH1 3ES
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 27360 42133
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
White Marble tablet with shallow pedimented top set on a black pattress. At the top is a wreath with crossed swords against flags with a crown above. At the bottom is a panel with a scroll bearing the Regimental Title at centre of which is the Regimental Badge. At each side are scrolls bearing Battle Honours. Inscriptions in half relief in Roman capitals.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF/OFFICERS OF THE 68TH (THE DURHAM) LIGHT INFANTRY/ (names) /AND OF/SIX SERGEANTS, 13 CORPORALS, 4 BUGLERS/AND/ TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY FIVE PRIVATES OF THE REGIMENT/WHO WERE KILLED IN ACTION/OR DIED OF WOUNDS, OR OF DISEASE IN THE EAST/ DURING THE RUSSIAN WAR 1854-55-56./THIS TABLET IS ERECTED/BY THE OFFICERS OF THE REGIMENT/AND BY OFFICERS WHO FORMERLY SERVED IN IT
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Crimean War (1853-1856)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, manner of death
    Order of information: manner of death THEN rank THEN surname
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Reference

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