85th King's Light Infantry

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Reference WMO254676

Address:

St Mary's Church

St Mary's Street

Shrewsbury

SY1 1DX

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:
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Afghanistan (1800-1899)
About the memorial: Brass Plaque depicting a gothic arch with triangular top featuring finials and striped pilasters at sides. Regimental badge at the top and the names listed in two columns. Lettering in black with capitals distinguished in red, with crown, motif, battle honours, and decorative leaves etc
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In memory of/ the undermentioned Non-commissioned Officers and Men/ of the 85th King's Light Infantry,/ who lost their lives while on active service in Afghanistan during the years 1879-80/ erected by the Offices, Non-commissioned officers and Men of the Regiment/ Motto over the wording "Honi soit qui mal y pense" Battle honours are on banners on the top either side of the crown "Fuentes de Onoro/ Nive Peninsula/Bladensburg/Afghanistan 1879-80 and "Aucto Splendore Resurgo" above the dedication.

Sergt Instr of Musketry T Hinkley/Lce Sergt E Baron/Corporals W Rock/J H Ball/Bugler J Horlow/ Privates R Goode/H Kempster/W Cleve/T Kingston/C Pollee/W Smith/J Brady/W Hyatt/W Slater/A Thompson/T Best/ S Goggins/B Honey/G Simmons/J Fountain/H A Richardson/F Allsworth/E Sutton/W Smith/P Smith/J Beeston/B Shanler/J Surman/J May

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