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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
City Of Aberdeen
Town
Aberdeen
County
Grampian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Colonial India
Maker
Messrs Henderson and Webster (Mason)
Mr Douglas Strachan (Designer)
Mr Pomeroy (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 01 December 1900
    Attended by: Colonel Mathias, who led the charge at Darqai
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5818

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Current location

Duthie Park
Great Southern Road
Aberdeen
City Of Aberdeen
Grampian
AB11 7WE
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NJ 93979 04331
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stepped base and tapering triangular pillar surmounted by a small stand made of three carved mythical heads fused together and each facing a different direction. Originally a bronze angel holding a laurel wreath stood on top of the memorial but the angel was missing by 1997, and still missing in 2007. NW face: Regimental badge SW face: St Andrews cross against a wreath of thistles, a sphinx, and a royal tiger. NE face: Badge of the Aberdeen Volunteers.
Inscription
NW base: ERECTED BY THE 1ST BATTALION GORDON HIGHLANDERS IN MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN WHO SW base: WERE KILLED OR DIED OF WOUNDS OR DISEASE DURING THEIR TOUR OF SERVICE IN INDIA FROM JANUARY 1892 TO NOVEMBER 1898 NW Pillar: (Names) SW pillar: GORDON HIGHLANDERS/ EGYPT/ INDIA/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Andrews, W
Armstrong, G
Bailey, J
Baker, E
Barry, R
Bartle, J
Bell, J
Black, R
Bramly, R D Jennings
Brice, C
See details for all 45 names
Commemorations
  • Colonial India
    Total names on memorial: 60
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 60
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, initials of forenames, surname, regiment
    Order of information: Rank THEN alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: height 4500mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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