Brigadier General James George Smith Neill (statue)

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Reference WMO266019

Address:

Wellington Square

Ayr

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Figure sculpture
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Leaded
Conflicts:
  • Indian Mutiny (1857-1858)
About the memorial: Sculpture of the Brigadier on a granite pedestal and 3 stage granite base. The name of the sculptor is a the base of the figure, on the front side, and of the foundry in the same position on the rear face. The lettering is leaded. On the front face of the top base there is a bronze panel depicting scenes from the Siege. See SWMP link for detailed photos.
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6 o'clock face-JAMES GEORGE SMITH NEILL, C.B./AIDE-DE-CAMP TO THE QUEEN,/LIEUTENANT COLONEL IN THE MADRAS ARMY/BRIGADIER GENERAL IN INDIA./A BRAVE, RESOLUTE, SELF-RELIANT SOLDIER,/UNIVERSALLY ACKNOWLEDGED AS THE FIRST/WHO STEMMED THE TORRENT OF REBELLION/IN BENGALL/HE FELL GLORIOUSLY/AT THE RELIEF OF LUCKNOW./25TH SEPTEMBER 1857,/AGED 47. 12 o'clock face-ERECTED/BY/PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION/1859

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