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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Newry And Mourne
Town
Rostrevor
County
Down
Country
Northern Ireland
Commemoration
War of 1812 (1812-1815)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1826
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
43372
Description
Obelisk
Inscription
OBELISK COMMEMORATES MAJ GEN ROBERT ROSS (1766-1814), KILLED AT NORTH POINT,BALTIMORE,USA, AND WAS ERECTED BY HIS FELLOW OFFICERS AND THE NOBILITY AND GENTRY OF COUNTY DOWN, ' AS A TRIBUTE TO HIS PRIVATE WORTH AND A RECORD OF HIS MILITARY EXPLOITS' (exact inscription unknown)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • War of 1812 (1812-1815)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,forename,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 100 FT
    Materials: Granite
Condition
Costs

Site: £2300+

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • THE IRISH SWORD V14 PP 126-8 Source: Link Library
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography ROBERT ROSS 1766-1814 Published:Oxford University Press 2004

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