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San Sebastian, Spain
The memorial at San Sebastian in Spain is the only one to British troops who died in Spain, it is located on the slopes of Monte Orgullo (Urgull) and was unveiled by the Spanish Queen on 28th September 1924. The figure with arm raised, leading the group representing the Forlorn Hope, is Lieutenant Francis Maguire. Beneath the group is the inscription in English and Spanish: "England has confided to us her Glorious Dead, Our Gratitude will Guard Their Eternal Repose." Behind the sculpture is a tablet with the arms of Great Britain and Spain and the inscription: "In memory of the Gallant British Soldiers who gave their lives for the greatness of their own country and for the Independence of Spain."
We recommend The King's Own The Story of a Royal Regiment Volume 2 1814-1914 by Colonel Lionel I Cowper - the best history of the King's Own. On a CD-rom, viewable through a computer. Price including UK postage £12.75
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