Colonel Robert Balgrie

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Reference WMO/277618


Old Edderton Church


IV19 1JU


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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 Granite
Lettering: Incised
  • Colonial India
About the memorial: Addition to family gravestone
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Sacred to the memory of John Baigrie who died at Fearn Cottage, Ross-Shire 24th Aug 1866 and Mina Ann Clark his wife who died 1st Dec 1855. This monument was erected by their son Colonel Baigrie. His tomb in India bears the following inscription. Sacred to the memory of Colonel Robert Baigrie to the Viceroy Officiating Quarter Master General of the Bombay Army. He died at Poona on the 25th Sept 1877 aged 47 years. A gallant soldier of such distinction and promise that his death was lamented by the Army and the Government as a public calamity and by his numerous friends who have erected this monument to his memory as an irreparable private loss. Also in memory of their children Elizabeth Sutherland died 9th Dec 1851, James died 5th April 1858, George Sutherland died 11th Feb 1859, Mary Ann died in Ceylon 28th Aug 1851, William died in Ceylon Dec 1855, John died at Sydney 28th Sep 1865 age 28, Williamina died at Acton 28th May 1886 aged 68

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