Joseph Fitzgerald MacCartie

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Reference WMO/291122


Durham School Chapel

Margery Lane




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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Burma (19C)
About the memorial: Brass Plaque with a single line border. The Chapel itself is a war memorial- WMO/201125. He was an alumnus of Durham School and a graduate of Oxford Hertford College and of Sandhurst. He was commissioned into the 1st Battalion Durham Light Infantry and served as a Lieutenant. He was attached to the 26th Bengal Native Infantry and took part in the Burmese Expedition. He was involved in a skirmish with some Kachins on 8 May 1886 at Mansi. 15 miles from Bhamo and suffered wounds. He died at Bhamo on 12 May, just short of his 18th birthday on 18 May. He was the son of Revd J MacCartie of Wilton, Redcar.
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IN PIAM MEMORIAM ALUMNI DILIGENTIS DELECTI/JOSEPHFITZGERALD MACCARTIE/QUI COHORTI DUNELMENSIS ADSCRIPTUS APUD INDOS/ABHINC ANNOS VII DE CORAM PRO PATRIA MORTEM OBIIT/P.C. HUJUSQUE SCHOLAE GUBERNATORES/ANNO. P.N. MMDCCCXCIII. [Translates from the Latin as-To the pious memory of a chosen, caring pupil, Joseph Fitzgerald MacCartie who enrolled in the ranks of Durham School, met openly his death, for his country, in India, seven years ago. The leaders of this School put this up in 1893]

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