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74th Highlanders - St Giles Cathedral

 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:54 pm    Post subject: 74th Highlanders - St Giles Cathedral Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: 8769

OS Map Ref: NT 257 736





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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM ref amended, previously had incorrect number.

Update including photo sent to UKNIWM 24 Sep 2007

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this memorial is number 17 on the St Giles plan
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:00 pm    Post subject: 74th Highlanders St Giles cathedral edinburgh Reply with quote

This memorial is to the Officers and men from the 74th Highlanders (later the HLI ) who were casualties in the 8th XHOSA WARS or CAPE FRONTIER WARS .



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to clarify Pat's comments. The South Africa names are from the 8th XHOSA WARS or CAPE FRONTIER WARS

The wars listed are:

In India 1789 - 1805

In the Peninsula and France 1810 - 1814

In South Africa 1851 - 2

In Egypt 1882

Loss of HMS 'Birkenhead' 1852


the memorial was erected in 1886 when the 74th Highlanders were officially called the 2nd Bn Highland Light Infantry.

They had been 2nd Bn HLI since 1st July 1881 but were still wearing their 74th trews at Tel-el-Kebir in September 1882 (as were the old 72nd who had become 1st Bn Seaforth Highlanders but were still in trews for this campaign)

Interestingly it doesn't show the Indian Mutiny. The 74th were in India in 1857-58 but were not involved in the main campaigns so did not suffer many losses. Without any officers dying during that war I'm assuming that it why it was left off the memorial.

It also doesn't list the officers and men the regiment would have lost to disease in India and Africa over that period.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lt Col Fordyce, listed under South-Africa 1851-2, is also commemorated on a plaque inEdrom Parish church

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=8115

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The men lost at Tel-el-Kebir are also commemorated on a memorial in Glasgow Cathedral

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=5083

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