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1st Seaforth's 1908

 
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john burnett



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:25 pm    Post subject: 1st Seaforth's 1908 Reply with quote

Got the following from Caroline Gerard.
Can someone confirm it is at St Paul's Church Rawalpindi?
If so, did anyone get a picture whilst passing by!
If not there, where?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:58 pm    Post subject: 1st Seaforths - St. Paul's Church, Rawalpindi Reply with quote

It appears it does, but as a stained glass window.
Another source gives the following as the text which suggests the drawing is only , in part, accurate.


Memorial in St. Paul's Church, Rawalpindi:

"To the glory of God and in memory of the officers and men of the 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders who were killed in action or died of wounds or disease in the Bazar Valley and Mohmand Expeditions, North West Frontier 1908.


Names of the officers, NCOs and men in memory of whom the above window was erected by the regiment:
Major the Hon Douglas Forbes-Sempill, DSO
Major Neil Campbell MacLachlan
2nd Lieutenant Ian Campbell MacFadyen
Sergeant Alexander Evan Mackenzie
Private Robert Fordyce
Private John White
Private Albert Ecclestone
Private John Smith
Private Murdo Morrison."
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was also known as the Zakka Khel Expedition.

Perhaps the sketch is of a memorial at the spot where they were buried?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From

http://glosters.tripod.com/india1908.htm

Here are the three officers listed by Kinnethmont. Only two are on the sketch but it does say 2nd Lt MacFadyean is attached to the regiment.

2nd Lieutenant Ian MacFADYEAN - attached 1st Seaforth Highlanders - wounded 18th February 1908, in Chinar area. Died 19th February 1908.

Major Douglas FORBES-SEMPILL, DSO - 1st Seaforth Highlanders - killed in action in the Chinar Hills 21st February 1908.
Born 1865, second son of the 17th Lord Sempill and his wife Frances. Served in the Hazara Campaign (1888), Chitral Campaign, and South Africa (DSO 1901). Aged 42. **On sketch**

Major Neil CAMPBELL-MACLACHLAN - 1st Seaforth Highlanders - accidentally killed 24th May 1908.**On sketch**

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