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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Shrewsbury And Atcham
Town
Shrewsbury
County
Shropshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First and Second Anglo-Afghan Wars (1839-1842 and 1878-1880)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57461
Current location

St Marys Church
St Marys Street
Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury And Atcham
Shropshire
England

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

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Description
Plaque depicting a gothic arch with triangular top featuring finials and striped pilasters at sides. Regimental badge at the top and the names listed in two columns. Lettering in black with capitals distinguished in red.
Inscription
In memory of/ the undermentioned Non-commissioned Officers and Men/ of the 85th King's Light Infantry,/ who lost their lives while on active service in Afghanistan during the years 1879-80/ erected by the Offices, Non-commissioned offices and Men of the Regiment/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allsworth, P
Ball, J H
Baron, E
Beeston, J
Best, T
Brady, J
Cleve, W
Fountain, J
Goggins, S
Goode, R
See details for all 29 names
Commemorations
  • First and Second Anglo-Afghan Wars (1839-1842 and 1878-1880)
    Total names on memorial: 28
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 28
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank
    Order of information: rank
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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