Lt Col George Wright Stratford Sherlock

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The Royal Memorial Chapel

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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
  • Colonial India
About the memorial: Memorial to Lieutenant Colonel George Wright Stratford Sherlock, 6th Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army. Eldest son of Lt Col Wright Sherlock and Ellen Edith Lloyd Collins. Husband of Florence Marguerite Sherlock (nee Morris). Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned into the Indian Army 20 Jan 1897. Promoted to Captain 20 Jan 1906. Promoted to Major 20 Jan 1915. Appointed as Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion 21st Punjabis. On 29 Jun 1921, with three companies and an armoured car, he deployed his force in support of a line-repairing party of the 110th Mahrattas, who had been attacked and had suffered some casualties near Jandola, in Tank District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The force became involved in an action with about 120 Jala Kheh Malsuds, who had taken up a skillfully chosen position on high ground, and in trying to dislodge them he was shot and killed, in addition to one other British officer killed and one British officer and one Indian officer wounded, and 16 Indian other ranks killed and 35 Indian other ranks wounded. He was buried in grave 44 of Jandola Cemetery, Tank District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, India (now Pakistan). His is also commemorated on the Delhi Memorial (India Gate), New Delhi, Delhi Capital Territory, India.
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India, 1921. Lieut Col G W S Sherlock, 6th Gurkha Rifles I.A.

George Wright Stratford Sherlock

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