previous
next
  • Use this image under non-commercial licence

    This image was created and shared by: Tim Needham

    The image is free to reuse for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non Commercial Licence. By downloading any images or embedding any media, you agree to the terms and conditions of the IWM Non Commercial Licence, including your use of the attribution statement specified by IWM. For this item, that is: © Tim Needham (WMR-64618)

    Embed
    HTML: BBCode:

Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Gordon
Town
Leochel Cushnie
County
Grampian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Anglo-Zulu War (1879)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
64618
Current location

Parish Church
Unamed road
Leochel Cushnie
Gordon
Grampian
AB33 8LJ
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NJ 52999 10780
Denomination: Church of Scotland

View location on Google Maps
Description
Polished white marble tablet with Celtic style decoration.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF/ PETER SHEPHERD MB / UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN / SURGEON-MAJOR HER MAJESTY'S ARMY / BORN AT CRAIGMILL IN THIS PARISH / ON 25TH AUGUST 1841 / WHO SACRIFICED HIS OWN LIFE / AT THE BATTLE OF ISANDHLWANE, ZULULAND/ ON 22ND JANUARY 1897/ IN THE ENDEAVOUR TO / SAVE THE LIFE OF A WOUNDED COMRADE / ERECTED BY / FRIENDS AND BROTHER OFFICERS / ISANDHLWANE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Shepherd, Peter
See details
Commemorations
  • Anglo-Zulu War (1879)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, date of death, place of death, forename, date of birth, additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
Yes
Purpose: Shepherd Gold Medal to be competed for annually as a surgical prize in the University of Aberdeen.
Sponsorship
Other
Reference
  • British Medical Journal 10 July 1880 page70 Arranged by committee which also placed a plaque at the Royal Victoria Military Hospital (our reference 49766).

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

This information is made available under a Creative Commons BY-NC licence.

This means you may reuse it for non-commercial purposes only and must attribute it to us using the following statement:

© WMR-64618

For queries, please contact memorials@iwm.org.uk.