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1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment at
Wellington Barracks, Southern India.
This wall plate is made of Muntz Metal; it looks life brass, yet
requires no cleaning. The Lion and IV are in raised Silver, and
the lettering beneath is in Sunk Black. The Rose is in raised Red
Enamel, and the Numbers, Ranks, Names and dates are in Sunk Red.
This Plate was put in the St. George's Garrison Church, Wellington,
before the final move of the 1st Battalion to Madras in September 1937.
The Plate was purchased by subscriptions from Serving Officers, NCOs and
men of the 1st Battalion.
Accession Number: KO0552/01 and KO0552/02
Tom Irlam, number 3710110, King’s Own Royal Regiment.
10 Feb 1935
1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, whilst stationed at
Wellington, Southern India.|
James Cottam, number 3710934, 1st Battalion, King’s Own
Royal Regiment. Died 12 Apr 1936. Buried in
South India. |
James Martin, number 3710067, 1st Battalion, King’s Own
Royal Regiment. Died
21 Sep 1936
whilst stationed at Wellington, accidentally drowned.|
William Francis Waterworth, number 3710381, 1st
Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Died
13 Oct 1936.
Buried in Wellington, South India.|
William L Robinson, number 3710602, 1st Battalion, King’s
Own Royal Regiment. died 9 Nov 1936. Buried in Wellington, South India.|
Charles Gerrard Samuels Irvine, 1st Battalion
King’s Own Royal Regiment. Found dead in the garden of his home
“Flagstaff House”, Main Barracks, Wellington, South India,
2 Mar 1937. Cause of death: gunshot wound in
the head. Buried in the
Military Cemetery, Wellington. Commanding Officer of the Battalion. Born
11 Dec 1891.
Educated: Oundle School, Northamptonshire & RMC Sandhurst. 2nd
11 Oct 1911
13 Sep 1914,
10 Oct 1915.
1 Dec 1928
8 Nov 1935.
Severely wounded & prisoner of war: 26 Aug 1914. A flower stand to his memory was
placed In the Regimental Chapel.|
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