Cheshire Regiment Memorial, Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary, Chester.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman
N 53° 11.498 W 002° 53.436
30U E 507309 N 5893594
Quick Description: A marble canopied tablet attached to the south wall of the south trancept of this magnificent cathedral.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/13/2013 2:16:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMG504
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
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Long Description:
This memorial is fixed to the south wall of the south trancept. It is a canopied tablet with arches, angels and statuettes of uniformed soldiers. There is much fret-work and corbelled spires, all in limestone. The name panel is white marble with the dedication inscription and names of the fallen inscribed in black. These names are arranged by Battalion with the senior officers first and the Privates last without alphabetic arrangement. The honours that the Regiment gained are arranged along the bottom of the memorial.

Louisburg; One of the battles in the French and Indian War also known as the Seven Year War (1757 to 1762). Date: 27th July 1758. Place: On the North East coast of Nova Scotia on the eastern seaboard of Canada. See:- Louisburg

Meeanee, Hyderabad, and Scinde; Sir Charles Napier led a small force of 2,500, consisting of native infantry and cavalry and one British regiment, The Cheshire Regiment, against the Baluchi Army of the Ameers of Scinde. The desert fortress of Emaun Ghur was destroyed and then, on the 17th February 1843, Napier's small force defeated 30,000 Baluchis at Meeanee. A month later the Baluchis were defeated again at Hyderbad. The province of Scinde fell into British hands and the Cheshire Regiment gained the honours of Meeanee, Hyderbad and Scinde. The honours of Meeanee and Hyderbad are shared with some Indian Regiments. That of Scinde is borne by The Cheshire Regiment alone. See:- Meeanee, etc.

                                 To the Glory of God / and in Memory
           of Those Gallant Soldiers of the Cheshire / Regiment, Who Died for Their Country in
                             South Africa During the / Wars 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902.

                         2nd Battalion		  R.Makin		R.Hetherington
                         ---------		  R.Butler		H.Tavenor
                         Captain		  J.Howarth		E.W.Shaw
                           C.W.Collins		  P.Murphy		J.Graney
                             ---------		  H.Upton		A.Fisher
                         Lance Sergeants	  C.Eberall		P.Tuffs
                           J.Dickson		  B.Greenhalgh		P.Healey
                           J.Patchett		  J.Adnitt		T.Ebblewhite
                             ---------		  H.Lee			A.Pearson
                         Corporals		  J.Tomlinson		A.Cornforth
                           H.Littler		  J.Allen		A.J.Tudor
                           C.Bradbury		  A.Elkes		J.Allen
                             ----------		  T.Bourne		W.Jackson
                         Lance-Corporals	  W.James		W.Garrett
                           W.Magee		  W.Rowlett		W.Holden
                           D.Dunn		  C.Lillie		B.Norris
                           G.Barton		  T.Simmonds		D.Dickens
                           D.Reid		  W.McGuiness		W.Kelly
                             ----------		  R.Kimber		J.H.N.Daley
                         Privates		  J.Bilton		T.Stott
                           R.Evans		  J.Jeffs		J.Cartwright
                           H.Simpson		  R.Whittingham		T.Hemmings
                           J.Hare		  S.Goodier
                           T.Weaver		  G.French
                             ------------------------------------------------------

                         3rd Battalion		Drummer			  W.Groom
                           ----------		  W.Greenland		  J.Dillon
                         Sergeant		    ----------		  B.Collins
                           W.J.Rolfe		Privates		  T.Darmody
                           ----------		  G.Cottrell		  L.Lynham
                         Lance-Corporals	  F.Heesom		
                           P.Mc.Gerty		  T.Mahoney		
                           F.Kirkham		  A.Caldwell		
                            -------------------------------------------------------	

                        4th Battalion		Lance-Corporals		  G.Mellor
                             ----------		  J.H.Rowbotham		  T.Walsh
                         2nd Lieutenant	          W.McKay		  J.Golden
                           F.A.B.Pook		  J.Westwood		  F.Downey
                             ----------		    ----------		  J.Cusick
                         Colour Sergeants	Privates		  M.Thomas
                           J.White		  J.McGarry		  J.Whitfield
                           J.McCaffrey		  W.Greenhalgh		  H.Hague
                             ----------		  J.Gerrighty		  J.Bradley
                         Sergeants		  J.H.Higginbotham	  J.W.Flynn
                           H.Lawford		  S.Sheppard		  W.Stonier
                           J.J.Bailey		  S.Sheldon		  C.Holt
                             ----------		  A.Mellor		  A.Haye
                         Corporal		  A.Reynolds		  J.T.Owens
                           E.Mendes		  W.Turner		  A.Scragg
                         			  J.Gilligan		  J.McManus
                             ------------------------------------------------------


                         VOLUNTEER		Lance Corporal	  	  J.Booth
                          SERVICE		  F.Newstead		  W.Johnstone
                         COMPANIES		    ----------		  W.H.Jones
                           ----------		Privates		  W.Price
                         Corporal		  J.Banks		  J.Hancock
                           J.Buckley		  J.Ellis		  J.C.Heffern
                             ----------		  J.Cox			  H.Orchard
                             ------------------------------------------------------

   THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY ALL RANKS SERVING IN THE CHESHIRE REGIMENT AND SOME FRIENDS IN THE COUNTY

              LOUISBURG,    MEEANEE,   HYDERABAD,    X     SCINDE,   SOUTH AFRICA 1899, 1902.

[ X = Cheshire Regiment Badge ]

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