Memorial details

Memorial type
Addition to gravestone
District
Southampton
Town
Southampton
County
Hampshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Sudan Campaign (1882-1899)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
74320

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Current location

26
St Mary Extra Cemetery
Butts Road
Southampton
Southampton
Hampshire
SO19 1BE
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 45688 10891
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Gravestone with straight sides, inward sloping top surmounted by a plain cross with "IHS" in an incised circle on the cross , commemoration incised in the gravestone
Inscription
/IN/LOVING MEMORY OF/WALTER J MILLER/LATE ARMOURER OF HMS MONARCH/WHO FELL AT THE BATTLE OF ABU KLEA/SOUDAN EGYPT/JANUARY 17TH 1885 AGED 26 YEARS/GODS HOLY WILL BE DONE/ALSO /THOMAS C MILLER/WHO DIED MARCH 6TH 1886/AGED 21 YEARS/HE GIVETH HIS BELOVED SLEEP/
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Miller, Walter J
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Commemorations
  • Sudan Campaign (1882-1899)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: given name,surname , trade , unit.manner of death,place of death , date of death,age at death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gravestone
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/25465/page/1914 . This is an account of the battle of Abu Klea which includes an eyewitness description of the death of Walter Joseph Miller . This account gives his date of death as 16th January 1885 , one day earlier that the date inscribed on the gravestone

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