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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Kensington And Chelsea
Town
Chelsea
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Non-Combat Deaths
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
61746
Current location

West colonnade in Figure Court
Royal Hospital
Royal Hospital Rd
Chelsea
Kensington And Chelsea
Greater London
SW3 4SR
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 281 781
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone Tablet with elaboarate decoration and two pillars each side of inscription. Associated brass tablets.
Inscription
This Monument / is erected by command of/ HER MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA/ to record the heroic constancy and unbroken/ discipline shewn by Lieutenant-Colonel Seton/ 74th Highlanders and the Troops embarked under his/ command on board the Birkenhead when that Vessel was/ wrecked off the Cape of GOOD-HOPE on the 26th. Feby. 1852/ and to preserve the memory of the Officers/ Non-Commissioned Officers & Men, who perished on that occasion./ Their names were as follows./ (Names)/ In all three hundred & fifty-seven Officers and men. The names of / the Privates will be found on brass plates adjoining
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 357
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 357
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment
    Order of information: rank,regiment
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Reference
  • THE IRISH SWORD Vol. 2 pp. 360-363 (1954-56). Source: Link Library

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