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Current location

NAM Accession reference 1998-10-18-1
National Army Museum
Royal Hospital Road
Chelsea
Kensington And Chelsea
Greater London
SW3 4HT
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 27844 77947
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • In the Frontier Forces' Chapel
    St Luke's Church
    Sydney Street
    Chelsea
    Kensington And Chelsea
    Greater London
    SW3 6NH
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 27188 78326
    Denomination: Church of England
Description
Rectangular brass plaque with incised black lettering and three silver Regimental crests at the top. An additional plaque, listing a further two WW2 Officers' names, is placed beneath it.
Inscription
(Upper plaque): 1ST BATTALION THE FRONTIER FORCE REGIMENT/ (PRINCE OF WALES' OWN SIKHS)/ SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF ALL RANKS/ OF THE BATTALION WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE/ OF THE CROWN/ 1846 - 1947/ (NAMES)/ "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE" (Lower plaque): AND SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE 2ND WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)/ ERECTED BY THEIR BROTHER OFFICERS OF THE GUIDES
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bunny, A C
Cassidy, C C
Dickinson, A T S
Grant, R J
Harrison, R S M
Higginson, A J M
Jotham, Eustace
Knapp, P E
Peel, J
Whitfield, G H
See details for all 10 names
Commemorations
  • 19th Century Wars (1800-1899)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died
    Order of information: year died,rank
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 30
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 30
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,decorations
    Order of information: year died,rank,decorations
  • 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 24
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 24
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,manner of death,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ST LUKE
  • Grade I
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
After the Partition of India in August 1947 the Frontier Force units were divided between the Indian and Pakistan Armies. It was then decided that the memorials to the Punjab Frontier Force, 'The Piffers', erected in the garrison churches should be relocated to England, and in 1951 they were installed in the Parish Church of St Luke's, Chelsea. / Having been installed in the Frontier Force Chapel within St Luke's Church in Chelsea in 1951, in 1998 this plaque was among several Frontier Force-related memorials that were donated to the National Army Museum.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
The National Army Museum (their reference NAM 1998-10-18-1)
Reference
  • The National Army Museum's Accession number for this plaque is NAM 1998-10-18-1. (Items held by the National Army Museum are sometimes placed on temporary display at various sites, including the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. Anyone wishing to know the precise current location of this particular memorial is therefore advised to contact the National Army Museum, quoting their reference, to ascertain exactly where it is)..
  • Information re the setting up of the Frontier Force Chapel within St Luke's Church in Chelsea in 1951, and the subsequent donation of most of those memorials to the National Army Museum in 1998, can be found at jullundurassociation.org/punjab-frontier-force/
  • The War Memorials Trust's reference for this plaque is WMO 77436, see www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/77436/

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