Pennycuick Memorial

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Reference WMO199364

Address:

Cheltenham Minster

44 Clarence Street

Cheltenham

GL50 3PL

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • 19th Century Wars
About the memorial: Marble plaque with central rectangular block with inscription. Coat of arms top centre. Crossed banners draped in relief. Crossed swords with laurel wreath. Chillianwallah was a battle in the 2nd Anglo-Sikh War.
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Brigadier General John Pennycuick C.B.K.H. Lieut. Colonel of the 24th Regt. entered the army as ensign in the 78th Regiment, fought in fifteen general actions, and after a service of forty three years, fell at the head of his Brigade in the battle of Chillianwallah 13th January 1849. Alexander, his son, ensign in the 24th Regiment who fell in the same engagement while defending the body of his father, aged 17 years. Sarah Pennycuick, widow. To the memory of her husband and son.

John Pennycuick, Alexander Pennycuick.

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