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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Town
Newcastle Upon Tyne
County
Tyne And Wear
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902), Egypt and the Sudan (1882-1899), Colonial India
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
48423
Current location

In the North Aisle
St. Nicholas' Cathedral
St Nicholas' Churchyard
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear
NE1 1PF
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 24971 64013
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Brass plaque mounted onto a black stone backboard with moulded border. Incised inscription in enamelled white lettering.
Inscription
Erected by the Officers, Non-commissioned Officers and Men/ of The King's Own Scottish Borderers./ In Memory of their comrade/ COLOUR SERGEANT GEORGE TICKLE ARMSTRONG/ who was born 9th July 1870, at Newcastle-upon-Tyne,/ and fell in action at Karree Siding, South Africa 29th March 1900,/ while carrying a wounded comrade out of the firing line./ He served in Egypt in 1888, in the Relief of Chitral 1895/ and at the storming of the Malakand Pass;/ also in the Tirah Campaign, where for his heroic and brave actions/ he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal./ He died deeply regretted by all his comrades./ "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Armstrong, George Tickle
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Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, surname, date of death, regiment, place of death, forenames, place of birth, manner of death, date of birth, decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Egypt and the Sudan (1882-1899)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, surname, date of death, regiment, place of death, forenames, place of birth, manner of death, date of birth, decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Colonial India
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, surname, date of death, regiment, place of death, forenames, place of birth, manner of death, date of birth, decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Reference

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