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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Perth And Kinross
Town
Perth
County
Tayside
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
VC or GC Recipients, Indian Mutiny (1857-1858), Non-Combat Deaths
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
79648
Current location

St Martin's Church
St Martin's
Perth
Perth And Kinross
Tayside
PH2 6AP
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: Undefined
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Simple marble tablet on the outside face of the church building. This does not mark his grave as he is buried at Balbeggie Churchyard
Inscription
SACRED TO THE MEMORY/OF/MAJOR JOHN SIMPSON V.C./ROYAL HIGHLANDERS,/"THE BLACK WATCH"/WHO DIED 27TH OCTOBER 1884,/AGED 59 YEARS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Simpson, John
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Commemorations
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, rank, regiment, decorations, date of death, age, decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Indian Mutiny (1857-1858)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, rank, regiment, decorations, date of death, age, decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, rank, regiment, decorations, date of death, age, decorations
    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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