Longdon Edgar Stone Memorial

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Reference WMO266423

Address:

St Mary's Church

Longdon

Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

GL20 6AT

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • 19th Century Wars
About the memorial: The Memorial is a rectangular marble tablet with sword and furled flag over and a prominent stepped ledge below. This is mounted on a marble backing with domed top, and crucifix within.
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AT DACCA EAST INDIES A MONUMENT IS ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF CAPT. EDGAR GRESLEY STONE H.M.s BENGAL STAFF IN COMMAND OF THE LEFT WING OF H.M. 5TH. NATIVE INFANTRY (LATE 2ND. IN COMMAND OF THE MEINPOORIE IRREGULAR HORSE) WHO DIED OF ASIATIC CHOLERA 7TH. NOVB. 1864 AGED 27. HE WAS ENGAGED AT THE CAPTURE OF MARTABAN AND RANGOON IN THE LAST BURMAH WAR THE SUTLETJ CAMPAIGN. AS A VOLUNTEER TO THE RELIEF OF LUCKNOW. AND THE FINAL TAKING OF CAWNPORE. THE ALUMBAGH, AND LUCKNOW TRUE TO HIS COUNTRY AND HIS GOD HE LIVED AND DIED AN HONOUR TO HIS GRATEFUL FAMILY.

EDGAR GRESLEY STONE

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