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John Woodburn, Afghanistan 1841, St John's Episcopal

 
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:19 pm    Post subject: John Woodburn, Afghanistan 1841, St John's Episcopal Reply with quote

Captain John Woodburn Memorial
Location:St Johnís Episcopal Church, Junction of Lothian Road and Princes Street, Edinburgh
OS Ref: NT 247 736

At the base of this memorial is another memorial to John Woodburn's great grand nephew who died in the Second World War. I will post it in another thread.



To
The Honoured Memory of
Captain John Woodburn
44th Bengal Native Infantry,
And Commandant
Of the 5th Disciplined Hindostanee
Regiment of Infantry
In the service of His Majesty the late
Shah Soojah-Ool-Moolk
Who nobly fell
At the head of a small band
Of devoted followers,
In action with an overpowering number
Of Ghilzie Insurgents
Near Ghuznee in Afghanistan
On the 4th of November 1841.

This Cenotaph
Has been erected by the surviving
British Officers of that Service
Friends and Companions in Arms,
Who-deeply lamenting his untimely fate
Knew and admired
Hhis great skil as a soldier
His sterling worth
And honesty as a man

Adam
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to this Officer's Died website

http://members.tripod.com/~Glosters/FAfghan.htm

This was Captain Woodburn's fate:

Captain John WOODBURN - 44th N.I. - Aged 38. Son of David and Janet. Born at Dalmellington, Ayr, 4th April 1803. Murdered in Sydabad fort whilst leading a party of invalids from Ghazni to Kabul 15th November 1841.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:04 pm    Post subject: Captain James Marshall Mclaren, Whitefoord House, Edinburgh Reply with quote

Thanks to Susie Hamilton from Whitefoord House for permission to post the photographs and for further information.

Captain James Marshall McLaren, Gordon Highlanders
Died 24 December 1910
Memorial in Dean Cemetery photos at this link https://www.flickr.com/photos/woolamaloo_gazette/9373268184/in/photostream/




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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:10 pm    Post subject: Lieut. William Victor St.Clair Mclaren, Whitefoord House, Ed Reply with quote

Thanks again to Susie Hamilton for permission to use the photograph here. Also for the links relating to Lieut. McLaren.

Lieutenant William Victor St Clair McLaren, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Died of syncope at Pretoria 26 July 1900 aged 23
Remembered on Stirling Castle War Memorial (info here http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Stirlingshire/StirlingAandHSouthAfrica.html) and in St Cuthbertís Church, Edinburgh (photo here http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-post-6305.html )
Also more about his death here https://southafricaremembers.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/william-victor-st-clair-mclaren-a-gallant-scottish-soldiers-link-to-whitefoord-house.

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