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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
City Of Edinburgh
Town
Edinburgh
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
British East India Company Campaigns (1757-1858)
Maker
Sir John Steell RSA (Sculptor)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8771
Current location

Far end of Cathedral to left of altar when facing altar
St Giles' Cathedral
Royal Mile
Edinburgh
City Of Edinburgh
Lothian
EH1 1RE
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 25728 73590
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Rectangular, dowy headed tablet depicting a bowed figure over a funeral urn with a Highlander's helmet by the side. central portion of tablet bears inscription in black lettering; whole is mounted on wall by two rectangular blocks.
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY OF/ TWO OFFICERS/ TWENTY ONE SERJEANTS, TWENTY SEVEN CORPORALS/ NINE DRUMMERS, FOUR HUNDRED AND THIRTY NINE PRIVATES/ FORTY SEVEN WOMEN AND ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FOUR CHILDREN,/ OF THE SEVENTY EIGHTH HIGHLAND REGIMENT/ IN ALL AMOUNTING TO SIX HUNDRED AND SIXTY NINE, /WHO DIED ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER INDUS IN SINDE BETWEEN/ THE SIXTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND FORTY FOUR,/ AND THE FOURTH DAY OF MARCH ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND FORTY FIVE.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • British East India Company Campaigns (1757-1858)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
St. Giles' Cathedral

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