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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Southampton
Town
Upper Shirley
County
Hampshire
Country
England
Commemoration
19th Century Wars (1800-1899), Indian Mutiny (1857-1858)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
84226
Current location

St James church by the Park
Church Street
Upper Shirley
Southampton
Hampshire
SO15 5LW
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 40277 14305
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A rectangular white marble tablet set on brackets and with a plain base , surmounted by an off white low relief depiction of a cannon on a gun carriage above which is a furled flag with a wreath . Below the tablet is a heraldic shield probably with the arms of the Sotheby family . All this is set on a black marble back board with straight edges at bottom and sides which curve inwards to form a shallow point at the top .The inscription is incised and coloured black .
Inscription
/TO THE MEMORY OF/GEORGE MAGUIRE WELLINGTON SOTHEBY,/LIEUTENANT IN THE REGIMENT OF BENGAL ARTILLERY, /ONLY SON OF THE LATE /GEORGE HALL SOTHEBY ESQRE CAPT.34TH REGT M.L.I. /A YOUTH OF MUCH PROMISE, /WHO IN HASTENING TO JOIN HIS REGIMENT /SUFFERED AN UNTIMELY DEATH AMONGST THE MARTYRS IN THE /CALAMITOUS MASSACRE AT CAWNPORE IN JUNE 1857./IN THE 19TH YEAR OF HIS AGE/A BEREAVED MOTHER SORROWING ,BUT NOT WITHOUT HOPE,/INSCRIBES THIS MEMORIAL,AND ADDS/"I SHALL GO TO HIM ,BUT HE SHALL NOT RETURN TO ME"/GEORGE HALL SOTHEBY,ESQRE/CAPTAIN IN THE 34TH REGT MADRAS LIGHT INFANTRY. /DEPARTED THIS LIFE AT HYDERABAD IN THE EAST INDIES/ON THE 14TH MARCH 1838/IN THE 34TH YEAR OF HIS AGE./"WITH ALL JOY AND PEACE IN BELIEVING"/
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Sotheby, George Hall
Sotheby, George Maguire Wellington
See details for all 2 names
Commemorations
  • 19th Century Wars (1800-1899)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Given name,surname,rank,unit , place of death , date of death , age at death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Indian Mutiny (1857-1858)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: given names , surname , rank , unit , family relationship , manner of death , place of death , date of death, age at death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth c 75, height c 650, width c 400
    Materials: Marble - White, Marble - Black
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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