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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
West Lothian
Town
Torphichen
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
British East India Company Campaigns (1757-1858)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
53699
Current location

West Gallery (Gillon Gallery) south wall
Torphichen Church
Torphichen
West Lothian
Lothian
EH48 4NB
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 96727 72716
Denomination: Unknown

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Description
Marble tablet with carved laurel wreath and trophy of flags and bugles at top and coat of arms at bottom
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY OF/ LIEUT. WILLIAM GILLON,/ OF THE 72D REGT. BENGAL NATIVE INFANTRY,/ WHO DIED AT MOOLTAN,/ ON THE 20TH JAN. 1849, AGED 23 YEARS,/ FROM THE EFFECTS OF SEVERE WOUNDS/ RECEIVED DURING THE ATTACK ON/ THAT FORTRESS ON 27TH DEC. 1848./ THIS TABLET/ IS ERECTED BY THE OFFICERS OF THE 72D REGT. B.N.I./ IN TOKEN OF THEIR AFFECTION AND ESTEEM, AND/ AND ADMIRATION OF HIS GALLANT CONDUCT IN THE FIELD.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Gillon, William
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Commemorations
  • British East India Company Campaigns (1757-1858)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, date of death, regiment, place of death, forename, manner of death, age
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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