68th (The Durham) Light Infantry

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Reference WMO268848

Address:

Durham Cathedral

The College

Durham

Durham

DH1 3EH

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: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Crimean War (1853-1856)
About the memorial: White Marble tablet with shallow pedimented top set on a black pattress. At the top is a wreath with crossed swords against flags with a crown above. At the bottom is a panel with a scroll bearing the Regimental Title at centre of which is the Regimental Badge. At each side are scrolls bearing Battle Honours. Inscriptions in half relief in Roman capitals.
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IN MEMORY OF/OFFICERS OF THE 68TH (THE DURHAM) LIGHT INFANTRY/ (names) /AND OF/SIX SERGEANTS, 13 CORPORALS, 4 BUGLERS/AND/ TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY FIVE PRIVATES OF THE REGIMENT/WHO WERE KILLED IN ACTION/OR DIED OF WOUNDS, OR OF DISEASE IN THE EAST/ DURING THE RUSSIAN WAR 1854-55-56./THIS TABLET IS ERECTED/BY THE OFFICERS OF THE REGIMENT/AND BY OFFICERS WHO FORMERLY SERVED IN IT

Major Heneage Griffith Wynne; Captain Richard Lloyd Edwards; Lieut Frederick Grote Barker; Lieut James Marshall, Assistant Surgeon John Francis O;Leary; Lieut Colonel Harry Smyth; Lieut Harry Edmund Smyth; Captain Thomas Whitmore Storer; Paymaster William Hadley; Assistant Surgeon Alexander Johnston

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