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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Chester
Town
Farndon
County
Cheshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Indian Mutiny (1857-1858)
Maker
A HEGGER
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1858
    Attended by: RELATIVES/FRIENDS OF THE FALLEN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
42827
Current location

Beside minor road from Farndon to Chester
Chester Rd
Farndon
Chester
Cheshire
CH3 6QT
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 41359 55174
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Very tall obelisk resembling a needle. Cruciform pedestal providing support for four reclining lions. Swags on each face of the obelisk at the base
Inscription
9 O'Clock Face: ERECTED IN MEMORY OF/ ROGER BARNSTON ESQRE/ OF CREWE HILL; MAJOR AND BREVET LIEUT. COLONEL/ OF HER MAJESTY'S 90TH LIGHT INFANTRY, C.B./ AND KNIGHT OF THE LEGION OF HONOUR AND OF THE ORDER OF THE MEDJIDIE;/ BY HIS TENANTS AND FRIENDS. 6 O'Clock FACE: HE SERVED IN THE CRIMEAN WAR FROM THE 5TH DECEMBER 1854;/ AND WAS PRESENT AT THE SEIGE AND FALL OF SEBASTOPOL;/ AND ALSO IN THE INDIAN MUTINY CAMPAIGN IN 1857,/ IN WHICH HE RECEIVED A SEVERE WOUND WHILST GALLANTLY LEADING AN ASSAULT/ AT THE RELIEF OF LUCKNOW ON THE 16TH NOVEMBER 1857/ FROM THE EFFECTS OF WHICH HE DIED AT CAWNPORE ON THE 23RD DECEMBER 1857,/ AGED 31 YEARS/ AND WAS INTERRED IN THE MILITARY CEMETERY AT THAT STATION/ BARNSTON
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Indian Mutiny (1857-1858)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,place of burial,manner of death,age of death,additional,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 55FT, width 23FT
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
CLEANED AND REPOINTED 1998
Costs

Site: £400

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
STILL IN THE HANDS OF THE BARNSTON FAMILY (2001)

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