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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Tandridge
Town
Lingfield
County
Surrey
Country
England
Commemoration
First and Second Anglo-Afghan Wars (1839-1842 and 1878-1880)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
86163
Current location

On north wall of nave
St Peter and St Paul Church
Church Road
Lingfield
Tandridge
Surrey
RH6 6HA
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 38890 43770
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
White marble tablet with a sword and helmet above draped in a robe/cloak. The tablet is mounted on a larger black marble tablet
Inscription
/In/Loving Memory/WILLIAM AUGUSTUS ST.CLAIR,/OF "THE BEACON" IN THIS PARISH./BORN 8TH OCTR. 1811. DIED 8TH JANY. 1879./HE SERVED FOR 24 YEARS IN/THE BOMBAY HORSE ARTILLERY/WAS ENGAGED IN/THE AFFGHANISTAN (sic) CAMPAIGN OF 1838-39,/AND PRESENT AT/THE STORM AND CAPTURE OF GHUZNEE;/IN 1853 JOINED/THE ROYAL SUSSEX ARTILLERY MILITIA,/OF WHICH REGIMENT HE WAS FOR THE LAST 18 YEARS/OF HIS LIFE THE BELOVED AND RESPECTED/COLONEL COMMANDANT./"RINASCE PIU GLORIOSA."/
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
St Clair, William Augustus
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Commemorations
  • 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: Forenames, surname, date of birth and death, army service, rank
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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