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Memorial details

Memorial type
Animal figure
District
Reading
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First and Second Anglo-Afghan Wars (1839-1842 and 1878-1880)
Maker
Mr George Simmons, Messers Young and Co
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1st December 1886
    Attended by: Lord Wantage
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
7812
Current location

Forbury Gardens
Forbury Gd
Reading
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 1AR
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 71835 73619
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Very large bronze Lion on rectangular stone pedestal with inscription panels and names.
Inscription
THIS MONUMENT/ RECORDS THE NAMES AND COMMEMORATES/ THE VALOUR AND DEVOTION OF/ XI OFFICERS AND CCCXVIII NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS/ AND MEN OF THE LXVI BERKSHIRE REGIMENT/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ AT GIRISHK MAIWAND AND KANDAHAR/, AND DURING THE AFGHAN CAMPAIGN/ MDCCCLXXIXC-MDCCCLXXX/ "HISTORY DOES NOT AFFORD ANY GRANDER/ OR FINER INSTANCE OF GALLANTRY AND/ DEVOTION TO QUEEN AND COUNTRY THAN /THAT DISPLAYED BY THE LXVI REGIMENT /AT THE BATTLE OF MAIWAND, ON THE /XXV11 JULY MDCCCLXXX ."/ -DESPATCH OF GENERAL PRIMROSE./ ERECTED IN 1884 BY RESIDENTS IN BERKSHIRE AND BY THE COMRADES AND FRIENDS OF THOSE WHOSE NAMES ARE HERE RECORDED
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First and Second Anglo-Afghan Wars (1839-1842 and 1878-1880)
    Total names on memorial: 354
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 354
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank
    Order of information: rank,surname
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth 2652 mm, height 3810 mm, width 7071 mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 4084 mm, width 9449 mm
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • MAIWAND MEMORIAL
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
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  • Historic England
Condition
History
restored in 1910 when original terra-cotta base replaced with Portland stone.
Costs

Site: £1088-12-9

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Wikipedia; biography of sculptor George Blackall-Simmonds

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