Captain Balfour Ogilvy

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Reference WMO252235

Address:

St John's Episcopal Church

East High Street

Forfar

Scotland

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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: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Crimean War (1853-1856)
About the memorial: ELABORATE WALL MONUMENT REPRESENTATION OF SARCOPHAGUS (?) ABOVE INSCRIPTION PANEL, SURMOUNTED BY AN OPEN BOOK AND A CROSS. BELOW THIS IS ARE TWO CROSSED FLAGS. SEPARATE FAMILY (?) CREST BELOW EVERYTHING ELSE (C IWM)
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SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF/ COLONEL BALFOUR OGILVY/ WHO DIED AT BALACLAVA 12TH JULY 1855 AGED 41/ HE EARNED WELL MERITED DISTINCTION/ FOR HIS GALLANT CONDUCT ON THE DANUBE/ AND IN THE CRIMEA/ A MONUMENT ERECTED IN THE VALLEY OF THE TCHERNAYA/ BEARS WITNESS TO THE REPECT AND AFFECTION/ FELT TOWARDS HIM BY HIS BROTHER OFFICERS/ DEUS TUORUM MILITUM/ SORS ET CORONA PRAEMIUM

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