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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Wigtown
Town
Creetown
County
Dumfries And Galloway
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Colonial India
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
71905
Current location

Kirkmabreck Parish Church
Kirk Brae
Creetown
Wigtown
Dumfries And Galloway
DG8 7JE
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NX 47612 58501
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Decoratively designed marble tablet in the shape of a scroll
Inscription
To The loved memory of Major Joseph Johnstone Muir, Madras Staff Corps, Eldest son of the Rev. John Muir, Minister of Kirkmabreck, Born 18th July 1833 He entered the madras army in 1850: served in the second Burmese war in 1852: was present with the Martaban column during the advance to Tonghoo under the command of General Steel, KCB (medal for Pegu) he also served with the Madras Rifles against the mutineers in Bengal: was present at the defence of Azimghur agains Kooer Singh's force in March 1858, & joined in the pursuit of that chieftain with the force under Brigadier Douglas in April of the same year? present at the actions of Azimghur & Ghoossee, & at the attack on the rebels in the Jugdespore Jungles on the 4th June 1858, [medal.] He was for some time Adjutant of his corps, after the breaking up of his own regiment 49th NI he died at Bangalore, Madras Pressidency on the 28th Dec 1871 and was buried in the new cemetery there. A thorough soldier & a true man, he was beloved & esteemed by brother officers & by sepoys alike, & his death sincerely mourned by all. This tablet is erected by his widow.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Muir, Joseph Johnstone
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Commemorations
  • Colonial India
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, regiment, date of birth, military career, date of death, place of death, place of burial, relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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