Captain Edward Duncombe Shafto, Royal Artillery Afghanistan 16 Oct 1879

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St Alban the Martyr Garrison Church

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Afghanistan (1800-1899)
About the memorial: Relocated from Woolwich Garrison, London to Larkhill, Wiltshire and erected on the Memorial Wall outside St Alban the Martyr Garrison Church. Captain Edward Duncombe Shafto was the eldest son of Reverend A Shafto and Dorothea Wilkinson. He was born 14 Jun 1843 in County Durham. He was gazetted to the Royal Artillery in 1861 and in 1870 went to India as Adjutant to the 16th Brigade Royal Artillery. At Kabul he was killed when the magazine in the Bala Hissar exploded on 14 Oct 1879.
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In memory of Captain E Duncombe Shafto, RA, who perished in the explosion of the magazine at Cabul October 16th 1879. This tablet was erected by his father.

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