2nd Battn Royal Sussex Regiment 1882-1902

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Reference WMO223877

Address:

Grand Parade

jct Elms Ave & Cavendish Place

Eastbourne

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Serviceman/woman sculpture
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Boer War, Second (1899-1902)
  • Colonial India
  • Egypt and the Sudan (1882-1899)
About the memorial: Two stepped granite octagonal base, set in junction of road. Bronze plaques on SW and NW sides have pictorial reliefs of soldiers in action in the Black Mountain and Tirah expeditions. SE face inscribed dedicatory plaque and NW face has list of names. The base is surmounted by a statue of a young officer in the uniform of the Bengal Regiment prior to the Indian Mutiny. He wears a plumed shako and has a drawn sword downward facing in his right hand and his left hand resting on his hip. Cannon to rear. The two reliefs are signed by W Goscombe John, and the statue base by him and A.B. Burton, Founder, Thames Ditton. (c IWM)
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