Surgeon Patrick Davidson

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Reference WMO268548

Address:

St John's Kirk

St John's Place

Perth

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Painted
Conflicts:
  • Kaffir Wars (1779-1878)
About the memorial: Marble Tablet. The tablet refers to him being killed in action in Caffraria. This is an error and should say Kaffraria, an area of the eastern Cape in South Africa. It was inhabited by the Xhosa tribe, then known as Kaffirs (a politically incorrect term today of course, but it is what they said then).
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SACRED/TO THE MEMORY OF/PATRICK DAVIDSON ESQRE. M.D./SURGEON OF THE 43RD LIGHT INFANTRY/WHO, WHILST IN THE ACT OF ATTENDING UPON/A WOUNDED SOLDIER,/FELL IN ACTION WITH THE CAFFRES AT 'BAILEY'S GRAVE'/IN BRITISH CAFFRARIA/ON THE THIRTEENTH OF FEBRUARY 1852/THIS MONUMENT/IS ERECTED BY HIS BROTHER OFFICERS/AS A MARK OF THEIR AFFECTIONATE REGARD.

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