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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Bury
Town
Bury
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First and Second Anglo-Afghan Wars (1839-1842 and 1878-1880)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
43896
Current location

ROGER KAY HALL
BURY GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Bridge St
Bury
Bury
Greater Manchester
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 800 100
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
WALL-MOUNTED BRONZE PLAQUE. EMBOSSED LETTERING. RELIEF OF SOLDIER ON LEFT SIDE OF PLAQUE IN CONTEMPORARY UNIFORM HOLDING FLAG ALOFT. ENAMELED FLAGS AND REGIMENTAL BADGES AT TOP OF INSCRIPTION.
Inscription
IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR/ BRAVE OLD SCHOOLFELLOW/ WALTER RICE OLIVEY/ BORN SYDNEY N.S. WALES MARCH 19TH 1860/ HE WAS A BOY AT BURY GRAMMAR SCHOOL FROM 1873/ TO 1878 WHEN HE JOINED THE R.M. COLLEGE AT SANDHURST./ ON JAN. 13TH 1880 HE WAS MADE 2ND LIEUT IN THE 66TH/ REGIMENT AND EMBARKED FOR INDIA MARCH 10TH./ AT MAIWAND JULY 27TH, WHILE CARRYING THE COLOURS/ HE WAS WOUNDED AND SURROUNDED BY THE ENEMY/ BUT HE STILL KEPT THE FLAG FLYING AND WITH HIS/ COLONEL , FIVE CAPTAINS AND MANY OTHER OFFICERS/ FELL AT HIS POST - FIGHTING TO THE LAST/ "FRATER AVE ATQUE VALE"
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First and Second Anglo-Afghan Wars (1839-1842 and 1878-1880)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,place of birth,manner of death,age of death,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Western Front Association Bulletin by Western Front Association p20/ March 2012 'WFA Education: Schools and Remembrance 2011'

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