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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Carlisle
Town
Carlisle
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
Regimental Memorials, VC or GC Recipients, Crimean War (1853-1856), Colonial India, First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 8 Nov 1998
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
66975
Current location

The Border Regiment Chapel monument area
west wall
Carlisle Cathedral
The Abbey
Carlisle
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA3 8TZ
England

OS Grid Ref: NY3990155957
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Slate Plaque within a sandstone surround
Inscription
COLONELS OF/THE KING’S OWN ROYAL BORDER REGIMENT/ Major General Valentine Blomfield CB DSO 1959-1961/ Lieutenant General Sir Richard Anderson KCB CBE DSO 1961-1971/ General Sir William Scotter KCB CBE MC ADC Gen 1971-1981/ Major General David Miller CB CBE MC 1981-1988/ Major General Robert Hodges CB OBE 1988-2004/ Brigadier Michael Griffiths 2004-2006 THE BORDER REGIMENT/VICTORIA CROSS MEMORIAL/ Pte Thomas Beach VC 55th Foot Inkerman 1854/ Pte William Cuffey VC DCM 34th Foot Sevastapol 1855/ Pte John Sims VC 34th Foot Sevastapol 1855/ Maj Frederick Elton VC 55th Foot Sevastapol 1855/ Pte George Richardson VC 34th Foot Sinhara Chat 1859/ Pte Abraham Acton VC 2nd Border Rouges Bancs 1914/ Pte James Smith VC 2nd Border Rouges Bancs 1914/ Sgt Edward Mott VC DCM 1st Border Le Transloy 1917/ Sgt Charles Spackman VC Mascoing 1917/ Lt Col James-Forbes Robertson/VC DS & Bar MC Vieux Bequin 1918/ In Memory of/Major General D E Miller CB CBE MC
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abraham, Acton
Anderson, Richard
Beach, Thomas
Blomfield, Valentine
Cuffey, William
Elton, Frederick
Griffiths, Michael
Hodges, Robert
Miller, David
Mott, Edward
See details for all 16 names
Commemorations
  • Regimental Memorials
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 6
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, Christian Names, Decorations, dates when regimental colonel
    Order of information: Date Order
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames, battalion, decorations
    Order of information: By date & place of VC action
  • Crimean War (1853-1856)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, Christian Names, Battalion
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Colonial India
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, Christian Names, Battalion
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, Christian Names, Battalion
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 880, width 740
    Materials: Slate
  • Frame
    Measurements: depth 110, height 1370, width 890
    Materials: Sandstone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Cumbria Magazine March 2016 pgs 54-58 for the Crimean War VC's

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