Longdon Richard Stone Crimean War Memorial

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Reference WMO266421

Address:

St Mary's Church

Longdon

Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

GL20 6AT

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Other cross
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Crimean War (1853-1856)
About the memorial: The Memorial is a plain cross on 4 rectangular plinths increasing in size. There is a bronze plaque on one side of the top plinth, and incised lettering on one side of the cross.
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THE REMAINS OF R.THORLEY STONE WERE BURIED AMID A BAND OF HEROES ON CATHCARTS HILL, SEBASTOPOL. TO RECORD THIS FACT AND IN TESTIMONY OF THEIR AFFECTION AND RESPECT, THE PARISHIONERS OF LONGDON CAUSED THIS CROSS TO BE DEDICATED TO HIS MEMORY. JANY. 1856. TO THE MEMORY OF RICHARD J THORLEY STONE LIEUT 55TH WHO FELL WHILE GALLANTLY LEADING HIS PARTY AT THE ATTACK ON THE QUARRIES ON THE NIGHT OF THE 7 JUNR 1856 AGED 18

Richard J Thorley Stone

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