Lt George Alfred Croly

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Reference WMO263042

Address:

St Stephen Walbrook Church

Walbrook

City of London

London

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:
  • Colonial India
About the memorial: Ornate white marble tablet with decorative ogee-shaped top, carved pillars on left and right edges and carved impressions of two medals - (left) Kabul, (right) Sutlej. Stated by iWM register to be an Afghan casualty but in fact survived that and was killed in 1845 in one of the Sikh Wars, by artillery fire - it came as a surprise to the British that the Sikh artillery was better than theirs.
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SACRED/ TO THE MEMORY OF/ GEORGE ALFRED CROLY/ (ELDEST SON OF/ THE REVEREND GEORGE CROLY L.L.D/ RECTOR OF THIS PARISH)/ LIEUTENANT IN THE 26TH REGIMENT/ OF THE BENGAL LIGHT INFANTRY/ WHO/ AFTER GALLANTLY DOING HIS DUTY/ IN THE VICTORIOUS CAMPAIGN OF CABUL/ A.D.1842/ FELL GLORIOUSLY BY A CANNON SHOT/ IN THE BATTLE OF FEROZESHUSHUR, IN THE ASSAULT ON/ THE ENTRENCHED CAMP OF THE SIKHS,/ DECEMBER 21ST A.D. 1845,/ AT THE AGE OF TWENTY-THREE/ ALL OF HIM THAT WAS MORTAL/ RESTS IN BURIAL GROUND/ OF FERZEPORE./ IN TESTIMONY/ OF HONOUR AND ESTEEM/ THIS MEMORIAL HAS BEEN ERECTED BY THE OFFICERS/ OF HIS REGIMENT

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