Lt Col D W S Ogilvy, 8th Earl of Airlie


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Reference WMO249979

Address:

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

The Strand

Derby, Derbyshire

DE1 1BS

England

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Trophy/Relic
Materials:
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Boer War, Second (1899-1902)
About the memorial: A cavalry lance and a rectangular brass plaque with inscription incised in upright capital lettering.
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TO THE MEMORY/ OF/ DAVID/ 8TH. EARL OF AIRLIE./ LIEUTENANT-COLONEL/ 12TH. ROYAL LANCERS,/ WHO DIED THE DEATH HE DEEMED GLORIOUS/ GALLANTLY LEADING HIS REGIMENT./ HE FELL AT DIAMOND HILL,/ JUNE 11TH. 1900./ HE WAS BURIED WHERE HE FELL, AND/ IT WAS SAID BY A TROOPER IN HIS/ REGIMENT "I THINK WE BURIED THAT/ DAY THE BRAVEST AND MOST FEARLESS/ MAN IN THE BRITISH ARMY."/ THIS LANCE, WHICH WAS CARRIED/ BY HIS ORDERLY THROUGHOUT THE WAR/ IS PLACED HERE/ BY HIS WIFE AND THEIR SON/ DAVID/ 9TH EARL OF AIRLIE

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