Lieut. Grenville P. Gurdon, 32nd Sikh Pioneers

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St. Mary's Church

Cranworth

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
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  • Other
About the memorial: Within the church, on the right hand (south) wall of the chancel.A white marble tablet upon a black mount, commemorating the death of Lieutenant Grenville Pulteney Gurdon, 32nd Regiment, Sikh Pioneers, who was killed in action at Gyantse, Tibet, on 6 July, 1904.
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SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF/ GRENVILLE PULTENEY GURDON,/ LIEUTENANT INDIAN ARMY 32ND REGIMENT SIKH PIONEERS;/ YOUNGEST SON OF/ MAJOR GENERAL EVELYN PULTENEY GURDON, INDIAN ARMY,/ LATE COMMISSIONED AND JUDGE IN THE PUNJAB,/ AND GRANDSON OF THE REVD. PHILIP GURDON,/ MANY YEARS RECTOR OF THIS PARISH;/ WHO WAS KILLED AT GYANTSE, TIBET, ON 6TH JULY1904,/ WHILST GALLANTLY LEADING A STORMING PARTY AFTER/ PERSONALLY BLOWING THE WALL OF THE JONG./ BORN AT WORTHING, SUSSEX, 30TH AUGUST 1878,/ DIED 6TH JULY 1904./ DEEPLY LAMENTED BY HIS FAMILY AND BY/ HIS BROTHER OFFICERS./ THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY HIS SORROWING PARENTS./ 'The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord.'

GRENVILLE PULTENEY GURDON.

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