24th Regiment South African Campaigns 1877 - 1879

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • 19th Century Wars
About the memorial: Large, rectangular, metal plaque with decorative embellishments along the top edge. Set into wooden panelling, the left hand plaque of three. Red and black lettering. Fleur-de-lis pattern across the top; foliate around the borders. Three Regimental badges across the top. Associated with the East Window in the church.
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To the Glory of God and in Memory of 22 Officers and 655 Non-Commissioned Officers and men of the 24th Regiment who fell in action or died of wounds or disease in the South African Campaigns of 1877 - 78 - 79 the East Window in this church is erected by their comrades past and present. 1st Battalion /names/ and 429 Non-Commissioned Officers and men. 2nd Battalion /names/ and 226 Non-Commissioned Officers and men. 210 Officers and 590 non-commissioned Officers and men were killed in action on the field of Isandhlwana or in the defence of Rorke's Drift. They gave their lives for Queen and Country. Jesu Mercy.

1st Battalion - Lieut. Col. H.B. Pulleine. Captains W. Degacher, W.E. Mostyn, G.V. Wardell, R. Younghusband. Lieutenants F.P. Porteous, C.W. Cavaye, N.J.A. Coghill, E.O. Anstey, J.P. Daly, G.F.J. Hodson, C.J. Atkinson. 2nd Lieutenant E.H. Dyson. Lieut. & Adjutant T. Melville. Paymaster F.F. White. Quartermaster J. Pullen. 2nd Battalion - Lieuts. C. D'A. Pope, H.J. Dyer, F. Godwin-Austen. Sub-Lieut. T.L.G. Griffith. 2nd Lieut. R.W. Franklin. Quartermaster E. Bloomfield.

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