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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Kensington And Chelsea
Town
Chelsea
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 23rd October 1924
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
93912
Current location

NAM Accession references 1998-10-105-1 and 1998-10-105-2
National Army Museum
Royal Hospital Road
Chelsea
Kensington And Chelsea
Greater London
SW3 4HT
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 27844 77947
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • In the Punjab Frontier Force Memorial Chapel and Sanctum
    St Luke's Church
    Sydney Street
    Chelsea
    Kensington And Chelsea
    Greater London
    SW3 6NH
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 27188 78326
    Denomination: Church of England
  • St Augustine's Church
    Kohat
    Pakistan

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Church of Pakistan
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Description
Two long brass plaques with cross and leaves motif against black background at top. The first plaque has the dedication in black etched lettering below the motif, followed by names in black etched lettering. The second plaque is a continuation of the first and so has no dedication but just names in black etched lettering below the cross and leaves motif at top.
Inscription
First plaque: IN MEMORY OF/ THE OFFICERS OF,/ OR ATTACHED TO,/ THE FRONTIER FORCE,/ WHO LOST THEIR LIVES/ IN THE WAR./ 1914-1918./ Q.V.O CORPS OF GUIDES /(Names) Second plaque: 51 SIKHS (CONTINUED)/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Acworth, D H
Adams, R M
Anderson, J B C
Arbuthnot, W J
Arnott, R L I
Banks, P D'a
Barker, C M C
Barron, S J
Beadon, W
Bell, M A R
See details for all 84 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
History
After the Partition of India in August 1947 the Frontier Force units were divided between the Indian and Pakistan Armies. It was then decided that the memorials to the Punjab Frontier Force, 'The Piffers', erected in the garrison churches should be relocated to England, and in 1951 they were installed in the Frontier Force Chapel within St Luke's Church in Chelsea. After the Punjab Frontier Force Association was disbanded due to the dwindling numbers of members, the memorial and other relics were donated to the National Army Museum in 1998.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
National Army Museum
Reference
  • The National Army Museum's Accession references for this memorial are NAM 1998-10-105-1 for the first plaque and NAM 998-10-105-2 for the second plaque. Items held by the National Army Museum are sometimes placed on temporary display at various sites, including the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. Anyone wishing to know the precise current location of these particular memorials is therefore advised to contact the National Army Museum, quoting the Accession reference numbers, to ascertain exactly where they are.
  • Information re the setting up of the Frontier Force Chapel within St Luke's Church in Chelsea in 1951, and the subsequent donation of most of those memorials to the National Army Museum in 1998, can be found at jullundurassociation.org/punjab-frontier-force/

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