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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
South Lakeland
Town
Sedbergh
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
Indian Mutiny (1857-1858)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
443
Current location

Sedbergh School Chapel
Loftus Hill
Sedbergh
South Lakeland
Cumbria
LA10 5RX
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 65801 91775
Denomination: Non-denominational

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Description
Bronze Plaque
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY OF / CAPTAIN GERMAN WHEATCROFT / OF THE INNISKILLING DRAGOONS AND THE 6TH DRAGOON GUARDS / WHO CHARGED WITH THE HEAVY BRIGADE AT BALACLAVA AND, / HAVING OFFERED HIS SERVCES DURING THE INDIAN MUTINY / WAS KILLED AT LUCKNOW ON THE 14TH OF NOVEMBER 1857 / WHILE GALLANTLY LEADING A SQUADRON OF THE 9TH LANCERS / THIS TABLET IS GIVEN BY THE OLD SEDBERGHIANS A.S. 1921 / 'ANTE DEUM PERIIT SED MILES SED PRO PATRIA
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Wheatcroft, German
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Commemorations
  • Indian Mutiny (1857-1858)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, date of death,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 5mm, height 270mm, width 515mm
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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