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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
North East Fife
Town
St Andrews
County
Fife
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First and Second Anglo-Afghan Wars (1839-1842 and 1878-1880), VC or GC Recipients
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44480
Current location

ST SALVATORS CHAPEL
St Andrews
North East Fife
Fife
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NO 510 168
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
WALL-MOUNTED LAUNCET-SHAPED STONE TABLET. INCISED BLACK LETTERING. BRACKETS AT TOP AND BASE TO AFFIX TABLET TO WALL With a shield of the Arms for the branch of Mjr Cooks branch of the family " Tutum monstrat iter"
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF/ MAJOR JOHN COOK V.C./ BENGAL STAFF CORPS. 5TH GOORKHA REGIMENT/ WHO/ AFTER A DISTINGUISHED CAREER AS A SOLDIER/ WAS MORTALLY WOUNDED IN THE ATTACK/ ON THE TAKHT-I SHAHR PEAK ON DECEMBER 12/ AND DIED AT KABUL ON DECEMBER 19 1879/ IN THE THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR OF HIS AGE./ THIS MEMORIAL/ IS ERECTED BY HIS/ SURVIVING BROTHERS AND SISTERS/ IN A PLACE LONG ASSOCIATED/ WITH HIS RACE AND NAME.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First and Second Anglo-Afghan Wars (1839-1842 and 1878-1880)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,additional,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • NEF 153

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