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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Cumnock And Doon Valley
Town
Dalmellington
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First and Second Anglo-Afghan Wars (1839-1842 and 1878-1880)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
77389
Current location

Parish Church
Shalloch Place
Dalmellington
Cumnock And Doon Valley
Strathclyde
KA6 7TW
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 48017 04580
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Highly decorative marble tablet
Inscription
SACRED/TO THE MEMORY/OF/CAPTAIN JAMES WOODBURN/OF THE/44TH REGIMENT BENGAL NATIVE INFANTRY,/WHO WITH THE WHOLE OF THE DETACHMENT/UNDER HIS COMMAND./FELL GLORIOUSLY IN ACTION/BETWEEN GHUZNE AND CAROOI/IN/AFGHANISTAN/ON THE/4TH NOVEMBER 1841,/IN THE 39TH YEAR OF HIS AGE/ THIS TABLET IS ERECTED/TO THE MEMORY OF THEIR DEPARTED FRIENDS/BY HIS BROTHER OFFICERS OF THE REGIMENT/IN TESTIMONY OF THEIR HIGH ESTEEM AND REGARD/BOTH AS AN OFFICER AND GENTLEMAN/AND OF THEIR UNBOUNDED ADMIRATION/AMIDST A HOST OF ENEMIES/IN THE TRYING HOUR OF DANGER AND OF BATTLE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Woodburn, John
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Commemorations
  • First and Second Anglo-Afghan Wars (1839-1842 and 1878-1880)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, rank, regiment, manner of death, place of death, date of death, age
    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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