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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Ross And Cromarty
Town
Cromarty
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First and Second Anglo-Afghan Wars (1839-1842 and 1878-1880)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
67285

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Current location

East Church
Church Road
Cromarty
Ross And Cromarty
Highland
IV11 8XG
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NH 79115 67274
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Ornate white marble plaque on a black marble backing
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF/HUGH ROSE ROSS/LIEUTENANT ROYAL ARTILLERY/SECOND SON OF/GWH ROSS OF CROMARTY/BORN 31ST MAY 1854/ WAR WITH AFGHANISTAN HAVING BROKEN OUT/LT ROSS VOLUNTEERED TO JOIN ANY/FIELD BATTERY GOING TO THE FRONT/AND WAS AT ONCE POSTED TO G BATTERY.. BRIGADE/WHICH FORMED A PART OF/GENERAL STEWART’S ARMY./ATTACKED BY DYSENTRY AT QUETTAH/HE DID NOT REPORT HIS ILLNESS/LEST HE SHOULD BE LEFT BEHIND,/BUT MARCHES ON WITH HIS BATTERY,/DOING HIS DUTY TO THE LAST,/TILL HE REACHED PISHIN VALLEY,/WHERE, IN CAMP ON THE 12TH JANY 1879 HE DIED/IN THE 25TH YEAR OF HIS AGE,/A BRIGHT EXAMPLE OF SOLDIERLY ZEAL/AND DEVOTION TO DUTY
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ross, Hugh Rose
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Commemorations
  • First and Second Anglo-Afghan Wars (1839-1842 and 1878-1880)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames, regiment, place of death, dates of birth and death, age
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Black
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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