Colour Sergeant George Tickle Armstrong

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Reference WMO262263

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Newcastle Cathedral

St Nicholas Square

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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:
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Boer War, Second (1899-1902)
About the memorial: Brass plaque on wooden backboard with white enamelled lettering
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ERECTED BY THE OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN/ OF THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS./ IN MEMORY OF THEIR COMRADE/ COLOUR SERGEANT GEORGE TICKLE ARMSTRONG/ WHO WAS BORN 9TH JULY 1870 AT NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE,/ AND FELL IN ACTION AT KARREE SIDING SOUTH AFRICA 29TH MARCH 1900/ WHILE CARRYING A WOUNDED COMRADE OUT OF THE FIRING LINE./ HE SERVED IN EGYPT IN 1888, IN THE RELIEF OF CHITRAL 1895/ AND AT THE STORIMNG OF THE MALAKAND PASS;/ ALSO IN THE TIRAH CAMPAIGN WHERE, FOR HIS HEROIC AND BRAVE ACTIONS/ HE WAS AWARDED THE DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL./ HE DIED DEEPLY REGRETTED BY ALL HIS COMRADES./ "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS."

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