Assistant Surgeon Dr Robert Wilson

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Reference WMO/275815


Sheuchan Cemetery

Leswalt High Road




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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
  • Crimean War (1853-1856)
About the memorial: Addition to family gravestone, which is a tapering obelisk surmounted by an urn. Extract from an auction sale of medals in 2001: Robert Wilson was born at Stranraer, Wigtownshire, on 20 May 1825. MD (Edinburgh) 1845; Assistant Surgeon, 7th Dragoons, 25 August 1848; Surgeon, 6th Dragoons, 9 February 1855; Staff Surgeon, 2nd Class, 16 March 1855. Lord Raglan’s second despatch as to the battle of Inkerman, dated Before Sebastopol, 11th November 1854, contains the following passage: “ ...His Royal Highness (the Duke of Cambridge) speaks also in the highest terms of the spirited exertions of Assistant Surgeon Wilson of the 7th Hussars, who at a critical moment rallied a few men which enabled them to hold the ground till reinforced.” Wilson retired and was granted a military allowance from 1 January 1856 to 31 December 1858.
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..../ALSO OF HIS ELDEST SON/DR ROBERT WILSON/WHO DIED 6TH AUGUST 1860/AGED 35 YEARS/His gallantry at the Battle of/Inkerman enthused for him the thanks of/H.R.H. The Duke of Cambridge whom he/was instrumental in rescuing who/surrounded by the Enemy, For which/he was specially commended by Lord/Raglan in the despatches which ..../

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