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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Peterborough
Town
Fletton
County
Cambridgeshire
Country
England
Commemoration
19th Century Wars (1800-1899)
Maker
T. Pratt & Sons, Tavistock Street, London (Founder / Foundry)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
68089
Current location

On the south wall of the south aisle.
St Margaret's Church
Fletton Avenue
Fletton
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
PE2 8DW
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 19748 97081
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Brass shield topped by a cross, which is mounted on a black slate background; the engraved letters are painted black and red.
Inscription
IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ EDWARD ELGIE PAGE/ OF HER MAJESTY'S ROYAL MARINES,/ SON OF HENRY WILLIAM PAGE/ CHURCHWARDEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO WAS MURDERED BY A/ BAND OF ROUMANIAN SOLDIERS/ AT HESTENJEH ROUMANIA/ MARCH 10TH 1890, AGE 22 YEARS./ DEATH COMETH AS A THIEF/ IN THE NIGHT.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Page, Edward Elgie
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Commemorations
  • 19th Century Wars (1800-1899)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Name, place and date of death, age.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 2, height 660, width 400
    Materials: Brass
  • Backboard
    Measurements: depth 25, height 760, width 560
    Materials: Slate
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
Church of England
Reference
  • Hansard dated 24/3/1890 (Murder of a British subject in Roumania), reported the question from Mr Broadhurst (MP for Nottingham West): "I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what action the Government proposes to take with regard to the case of the Marine, named Page, belonging to Her Majesty's Ship Cockatrice, who was recently murdered by some Roumanian soldiers?"

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