Lieutenant Arthur William Swanston


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Reference WMO/280920

Address:

Holy Trinity and St Mary's Parish Church

Wallace Green

Berwick-upon-Tweed

TD15 1DE

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:
  • Metal Brass
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Boer War, Second (1899-1902)
About the memorial: South wall of chancel. BRASS PLAQUE SET WITHIN A WOODEN FRAME. INCISED INSCRIPTION IN RED AND BLACK ENAMELLED LETTERING. There are regimental badges incised in top left and right corners. Letters are sunk in casting and enamelled in red and black plain capitals. The regimental badge appears in the top right hand corner.
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IN MEMORY OF/ ARTHUR WILLIAM SWANSTON/ OF MARSHALL MEADOWS/ LIEUTENANT 6TH INNISKILLING DRAGOONS/ FORMERLY OF NORTHUMBERLAND ARTILLERY MILITIA/ KILLED IN ACTION NEAR CAROLINA, SOUTH AFRICA 16TH OCTOBER 1900/ WHILST TRYING TO SAVE/ THE LIFE OF A WOUNDED TROOPER/ HIS COMMANDING OFFICER WROTE OF HIM/ "THERE WAS NOT AN OFFICER OR MAN IN THE REGIMENT WHO DID NOT LOVE HIM"/ THIS TABLET WAS PLACED HERE BY HIS BROTHER OFFICERS/ OF THE NORTHUMBERLAND ARTILLERY MILITIA AUGUST 1901

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