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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
City Of Westminster
Town
Westminster
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Non-Combat Deaths, VC or GC Recipients
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
903
Current location

Hyde Park Barracks
South Carriage Drive
Westminster
City Of Westminster
Greater London
SW7 1SE
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 27582 79743
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Green copper plaque with inscription between two columns, above two panels showing a sphinx and a tiger, and underneath a pediment with a deer, the symbol of the Gordon Highlanders.
Inscription
TO THE HONOURED/ MEMORY OF MAJOR/ MATTHEW FONTAINE/ MAURY MEIKLEJOHN/ VC GORDON HIGH/ LANDERS KILLED ON/ DUTY OPPOSITE THIS/ SPOT ON JUNE 28TH/ ANNO DOMINI 1913/ He gave his life/ to save/ others
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Meiklejohn, Matthew Fontaine Maury
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Commemorations
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank, date of death,regiment,place of death,forename,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank, date of death,regiment,place of death,forename,additional,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Copper
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: A fund chaired by Earl Roberts was formed to raise funds, and closed in January 1914 having raised £2200. The surplus money was to fund a memorial bed in the Hospital for Sick Children.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • The Times 7 July 1913, p.3; 16 July 1913, p.11; 25 July 1913, p.10; 4 Aug 1913, p.9; 1 Nov 1913, p.10; 20 Dec 1913, p.6.

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