Captain George Gordon McBarnet

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Reference WMO260751

Address:

St Columba's Parish Church

High Street

Kingussie

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:
  • Indian Mutiny (1857-1858)
About the memorial: Marble tablet on internal church wall, would have been replaced after the fire in 1924. Nairnshire Telegraph and General Advertiser for the Northern Counties - Wednesday 05 January 1859 THE LATE CAPTAIN GEORGE GORDON MACBARNET Jullunder. Bengal, 12th Nov. 1858.— Dear Sir,— The officers of the 55th Regiment, Bengal, N.I., having resolved to erect a monument the memory of their much-lamented brother officer, Captain George Gordon M'Barnet, who fell at the assault of Delhi, and his parish church being considered the most appropriate place for such a tablet to placed, I do myself the pleasure of addressing you on the subject, with the view of ascertaining if any objections exist to such a tablet being placed the parish church of Kingussie, where we understand Captain M‘Barnet was born.
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SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF / GEORGE GORDON McBARNET, / CAPTAIN 55TH REGIMENT BENGAL NATIVE INFANTRY / WHO BEING ATTACHED TO THE 1ST BRIGADE EUROPEAN / REGIMENT, "FUSILIERS" FELL AT THE ASSAULT OF DELHI / ON THE 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 1857, AGED 33 YEARS. / FEW AMONG THE MANY HEROES SLAIN ON THE SOIL / OF DELHI WILL LIVE LONGER IN MEMORY. / YOUNG, GALLANT, AND GIFTED WITH THE / NOBLEST QUALITIES - MENTAL AND PERSONAL - / HE FELL WHEN HE COULD LEAST BE SPARED. / COULD SOLDIER ASK A MORE GLORIOUS DEATH? / IN TOKEN OF THE LOVE THEY BORE THEIR LATE COMRADE / THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY HIS BROTHER OFFICERS. / "BY THY CROSS AND PASSION, GOOD LORD, DELIVER US."

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