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- 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.
- 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?
- Names on memorial
- Allen, R
Fox-strangways, W A
Goold-adams, F M
See details for all 7 names
- Non-Combat Deaths
Total names on memorial: 7
Served and returned: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: rank, initials of forenames, surname, regiment
Order of information: rank
- Non-Combat Deaths
- Listing information
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- Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
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