Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Ashford
Town
Tenterden
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
Sudan Campaign (1882-1899)
Maker
JONAS & WILLIS (Manufacturer)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
82541

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Current location

On nave north wall
St Mildred's Church
Church Road
Tenterden
Ashford
Kent
TN30 6AS
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 88370 33370
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A rectangular brass plaque with a flower and leaf border. Inside this a series of curves with a central badge at the top. The text is beneath this. On a black backplate.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD. / AND / IN MEMORY OF / LANCE CORPORAL. / FRANK WILLIAM SPAIN ELLIOTT. / SON OF / WILLIAM AND JANE BUXON ELLIOTT. / BORN IN TENTERDEN, KENT. ON THE 27TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1874 / KILLED IN THE BRAVE CHARGE OF THE XX1ST [EMPRESS OF INDIA ‘S] LANCERS / IN THE / BATTLE OF OMDURMAN. / ON THE 2ND DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1898. / THIS GLORIOUS VICTORY. GAINED OVER THE DERVISHES, / DELIVERED THE SUDAN FROM THE TYRANNNY OF THE / KALIFA AND HIS FANATICAL FOLLOWERS. // “THUS THIS MAN DIED. LEAVING HIS DEATH FOR / AN EXAMPLE OF A NOBLE COURAGE, AND A / MEMORIAL OF VIRTUE, NOT ONLY UNTO YOUNG MEN, BUT UNTO ALL HIS NATION.” // 2 MACC: CHAP VI. V. 31. // THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY HIS FELLOW TOWNSMEN.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Sudan Campaign (1882-1899)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forenames, surname, relationship, place of birth, date of birth, manner of death, place of death, date of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Black
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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