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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Shrewsbury And Atcham
Town
Shrewsbury
County
Shropshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Colonial India
Maker
Sir RICHARD WESTMACOTT RA (Sculptor)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57460
Current location

In the porch
St Marys Church
St Marys Street
Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury And Atcham
Shropshire
SY1
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 493 125
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Recumbent effigy of Colonel Cureton in uniform. His head rests on the barrel of a cannon and a sword is in his hand.
Inscription
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF/ COLONEL C. R. CURETON C.B. AND ADC TO THE QUEEN/ ADJUTANT GENERAL OF H.M. FORCES IN INDIA/ AND LATE LIEUT COLONEL COMMANDING THE 16TH LANCERS/ WHO FELL IN AN ENGAGEMENT WITH THE SIKH TROOPS AT RAMNUGGUR/ ON THE 22ND NOVEMBER 1848/ WHEN COMMANDING THE CAVALRY OF THE BRITISH ARMY UNDER GENERAL LORD GOUGH G.C.B/ THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY HIS COMRADE AND BROTHER OFFICERS IN INDIA/ BY WHOM HE WAS HELD AS SOLDIER IN UNIVERSAL ADMIRATION AND RESPECT/ AND IN LOVE AND ESTEEM AS A FRIEND.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Colonial India
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,manner of death,occupation
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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