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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Undefined
Town
Undefined
County
Undefined
Country
Undefined
Commemoration
VC or GC Recipients, Indian Mutiny (1857-1858)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1937
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
61071
Previous locations
  • No.2 Military Port (Closed)
    Cairnryan
    Wigtown
    Dumfries And Galloway
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: NX 060 680
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Longmoor Military Railway (Closed)
    Longmoor Camp
    East Hampshire
    Hampshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SU 790 300
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Cast Brass Plaque as a nameplate on London Midland & Scottish Railway Stanier 2-8-0 locomotive class 8F. At Longmoor Military Railway it was painted black. Sergeant Smith was one of three soldiers awarded the VC for the storming of the Kashmir Gate at Delhi on 14 September 1857 during the Indian Mutiny.
Inscription
SERGEANT J. SMITH VC
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Smith, J[ohn]
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Commemorations
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,decorations, initial of forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Indian Mutiny (1857-1858)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,decorations, initial of forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 1400mm, width 585mm
    Materials: Brass
Condition
History
London Midland & Scottish Railway Loco No. 8021.Built at Crewe Works, 1937. Transferred to War Department c 1942 as No. 575. Worked on Iranian State Railways 1941-44, then on the military railway serving the Canal Zone base in Egypt. Renumbered 511 in 1952. Overhauled at Derby and held at Longmoor Dec. 1954 to 1955, when it was sent to Carnryan. Scrapped 1959.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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