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Memorial details

Memorial type
Chapel: Dedicated within church building
District
Kensington And Chelsea
Town
Chelsea
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First and Second Anglo-Afghan Wars (1839-1842 and 1878-1880), Third Anglo-Afghan War (1919), First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 03 June1951
    Attended by: The Bishop of London performed the dedication; others present included Field Marshal Lord Slim &, General Lord Ismay
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
91134
Current location

St Luke's Church
Sydney Street
Chelsea
Kensington And Chelsea
Greater London
SW3 6NH
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 27180 78326
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Large side chapel with altar and pews. The side adjacent to the aisle has around 15 wooden tablets commemorating the constituent Indian Army regiments of the PFF and 25-30 glazed panel commemorating British officers who served or died in the PFF. Above the altar are a further 7 glazed panels commemorating regiments and those who died. (N.B. Many of the memorials that the inscription mentions as being in the vault were removed from St Luke's in 1998 and donated to the National Army Museum).
Inscription
+THIS CHAPEL IS DEDICATED+/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND/ IN MEMORY OF THOSE OFFICERS/ WHO SERVED WITH THE/ PUNJAB FRONTIER FORCE/ BETWEEN 1846 AND 1947/ AND WHO FELL IN ACTION/ OR DIED: THEIR MEMORIAL/ TABLETS ARE PLACED IN/ THE CRYPT OF THIS CHURCH
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First and Second Anglo-Afghan Wars (1839-1842 and 1878-1880)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Officers of the Punjab Frontier Force
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Third Anglo-Afghan War (1919)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Officers of the Punjab Frontier Force
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Officers of the Punjab Frontier Force
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Officers of the Punjab Frontier Force
    Order of information: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: Punjab Frontier Force Association (now disbanded)
Responsibility
Church of England
Reference

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