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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Glasgow
Town
Glasgow
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Anglo-Egyptian War (1882), Regimental Memorials
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
69803
Current location

Glasgow Cathedral
Cathedral Square
Glasgow
Glasgow
Strathclyde
G4 0RH
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 60235 65574
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
White marble plinth surmounted by the figure of a sphinx, carved helmets and three flag poles with flags. Plinth features three vertical panels. The central panel depicts a scene of combat with carved figures. This is flanked by two panels carved with the dedication and names. Ornate carvings with Egyptian theme throughout the memorial.
Inscription
Left panel: IN/ MEMORY OF/ THE OFFICERS/ NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS/ AND MEN/ 2ND BATTALION/ HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY/ (74TH HIGHLANDERS)/ WHO WERE/ KILLED OR MORTALLY WOUNDED/ AT THE BATTLE OF/ TEL-EL-KEBIR/ ON THE 13TH SEPTEMBER 1882/ (Names) Header of central panel: 74TH HIGHLANDERS/ EGYPT/ 1882/ TEL EL-KEBIR Right panel: (Names)/ ALSO/ OF THOSE WHO DIED FROM/ DISEASES CONTRACTED DURING/ THE CAMPAIGN IN/ EGYPT/ (Names)/ ERECTED BY/ COMRADES AND FRIENDS
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Anglo-Egyptian War (1882)
    Total names on memorial: 35
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 35
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forenames, surname, manner of death
    Order of information: manner of death THEN rank
  • Regimental Memorials
    Total names on memorial: 35
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 35
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forenames, surname, manner of death
    Order of information: manner of death THEN rank
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Details: Erected by comrades and friends of deceased

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.

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