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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Perth And Kinross
Town
Perth
County
Tayside
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Indian Mutiny (1857-1858), First and Second Anglo-Afghan Wars (1839-1842 and 1878-1880), Non-Combat Deaths
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
81899
Current location

St John's Kirk
St John's Place
Perth
Perth And Kinross
Tayside
PH1 5SZ
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NO 11919 23578
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Marble Tablet
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY/OF/COL. SIR ROBERT GROVES SANDEMAN KCSI/SECOND SON OF MAJR GENRL ROBERT TURNBULL SANDEMAN/BORN AT PERTH 25TH FEB 1835/DIED AT LUS BEYLA BALUCHISTAN 29TH JAN 1892/HE SERVED WITH DISTINCTION IN THE INDIAN MUTINY/WINBEYLA CAMOAIGN AND FURTHER EXPEDITIONS/RESORED PEACE TO BALUCHISATN AFTER 20 YEARS CIVIL WAR/RECEIVED THE THANKS OF HER MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT/WAS MADE AGENT TO THE GOVERNOR GENERAL AND/CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF BALUCHISTAN/HE DIED AS HE HAD LIVED/IN THE DISCHARGE OF HIS DUTY/THIS TABLET IS ERECTED IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE/BY HIS BROTHERS AND SISTERS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Sandeman, Robert Groves
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Commemorations
  • Indian Mutiny (1857-1858)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, relationships, place of birth, date of birth, place of death, date of death, rank, decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First and Second Anglo-Afghan Wars (1839-1842 and 1878-1880)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, relationships, place of birth, date of birth, place of death, date of death, rank, 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, forenames, relationships, place of birth, date of birth, place of death, date of death, rank, 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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