Lt Gilbert Charles Dalrymple Fergusson

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
  • Boer War, Second (1899-1902)
About the memorial: Memorial to Lieutenent Gilbert Charles Dalrymple Fergusson, 2nd Battalion the Rifle Brigade. The only surviving son of Colonel John Adam Fergusson, psc (late of the Rifle Brigade) of St Philip's Lodge, Cheltenham, Professor of Tactics, Military Administration, and Law at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, up to August 1900, and Sarah Fergusson. Baptised on 11 Sep 1874 in Hale, Surrey. Educated at Marlborough College. Commissioned into the Rifle Brigade from the Militia in Sep 1896. Promoted Lieutenant Dec 1898. He served in the Soudan campaign in 1898. Present at the battle of Khartoum, receiving the British medal with clasp. Afterwards served in Crete, and was employed as Departmental Commissioner, being mentioned in despatches by Sir H Chermside. Deployed with his battalion to South Africa in Oct 1899, from Crete. He fought in the battle of Lombard's Kop and was at the seige of Ladysmith. He was killed in a sortie to Surprise Hill from Ladysmith. He was buried in Ladysmith cemetery.
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The steps to this Chancel and the chancel rail were erected to the Glory of God and in thankful remembrance of Gilbert Charles Dalrymple Fergusson Lieutenant 2nd Battn Rifle Brigade who fell in the sortie to Surprise Hill, Ladysmit, December 11th 1899.

Gilbert Charles Dalrymple Fergusson

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