Gen. J. A. Ballard

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Reference WMO230987

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Rochester Cathedral

High Street

Rochester Kent

ME1 1JY

England

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Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Stained glass window
Conflicts:
  • Crimean War (1853-1856)
About the memorial: Location: South Quire Transept - east wallSTAINED GLASS WINDOW WITH DEDICATORY BRASS PLAQUE WINDOW DEPICTS CHRIST WITH MARTHA AND MARY AT THE RAISING OF LAZARUS
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To The Glory Of God And In Memory Of General John Archibald Ballard, C.B. LL.D. Royal [later Bombay] Engineers. He Distinguished Himself Greatly In The Russian War Of 1854-6, In The Defence Of Silistria, At The Siege Of Sebastopol, At The Occupation Of Kertch, And In Omar Pasha's Campaign In Mingrelia, Including The Battle Of The Ingour, Where He Commanded A Turkish Brigade When Only A Subaltern Of Engineers He Received The Honorary Rank Of Lieutenant-Colonel In The Turkish Army. The Military Companionship Of The Order Of The Bath, And TheThird Class Of The Order Of The Medjidie. In 1856-7, He Served As Assistant Quartermaster General With The Persian Expeditionary Force, And In 1857-8, During The Indian Mutiny, He Held The Same Post With The Rajputana Field Force And Malwa Division Of The Indian Army. In 1861, He Was Appointed Mint Master At Bombay And Subsequently, In Addition, Chairman Of The Bombay Post Trust; The Former Post He Held Until His Retirement From The Service In 1879. He Was Born on The 20th. June 1829, And Died Suddenly At Molos, Near The Battlefield Of Thermopylæ, in Greece, On The 2nd April 1880, And Is Buried In Athens. The Above Window Is Erected By His Brother Officers Of The Corps Of Royal Engineers.

Gen. J. A. Ballard

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