Alfred Williams memorial

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Reference WMO256632

Address:

St Lawrence's Church

Church Lane

Off Bibbs Hall Lane

Ayot St Lawrence

Welwyn

AL6 9BZ

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:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Afghanistan (1800-1899)
About the memorial: commemorating the death of alfred williams 2nd grenadiers bombay infantry. During the First Afghan War (1839-1842) a detachment of British troops were stationed at the fort of Kahan in Baluchistan under the command of Captain Lewis Brown. The force of 140 men held off attacks from Baluchi tribesmen from May until September 1840 before a relieving party under Major Clibborn approached. In an attempt to storm the Naffusak Pass Major Clibborn’s forces were repulsed receiving heavy losses; of 650 men, 179 were killed and 92 wounded. Many of his force died of heat and thirst. The fort of Kahan was forced to capitulate with the honours of war.
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monier williams. alfred williams

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