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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cairn
District
Southend On Sea
Town
Shoeburyness
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
Non-Combat Deaths
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 26 February 1985
    Attended by: Colonel R A Spackman
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
69969
Current location

The memorial is described as a plaque and may be an additional memorial to cairn described elsewhere in this record
9
Garrison Church of Saints Peter and Paul - Horseshoe Barracks
Chapel Road
Shoeburyness
Southend On Sea
Essex
SS3 9QU
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 93545 84767
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A rectangular plaque with wooden backboard based is mounted on the cairn. The inscription depicts the event of incident, casualties and the event of commemoration.
Inscription
IN MEMORIAM/ ON 26TH FEBRUARY 1885, NEAR THIS SPOT, A 6 INCH SHELL BEING PREPARED/ FOR FIRING, DETONATED, KILLING./ COLONEL W A FOX - STRANGWAYS COMMANDANT AND SUPERINTENDENT/ OF EXPERIMENTS./ COLONEL F LYONS SUPERINTENDENT, ROYAL LABORATORY,/ WOOLWICH./ CAPTAIN F M GOOLD - ADAMS ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF/ EXPERIMENTS./ SERGEANT MAJOR S DAYKIN/ GUNNER R ALLEN/ GUNNER J UNDERWOOD/ ARTIFICER RANCE/ THIS MEMORIAL WAS UNVEILED BY COLONEL R A SPACKMAN, SUPERINTENDENT./ PROOF AND EXPERIMENTAL ESTABLISHMENT, SHOEBURYNESS ON 26 FEBRUARY 1985./ THERE IS ALSO A PLAQUE COMMEMORATING THE EVENT IN THE GARRISON CHURCH.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allen, R
Daykin, S
Fox-strangways, W A
Goold-adams, F M
Lyons, F
Rance
Underwood, J
See details for all 7 names
Commemorations
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, initials of forenames, surname, regiment
    Order of information: rank
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Cairn
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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