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NSW Field Battery Soudan Memorial, St Andrew's Cathedral

NSW Field Battery Soudan Memorial, St Andrew's Cathedral
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NSW Field Battery Soudan Memorial, St Andrew's Cathedral
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NSW Field Battery Soudan Memorial in surroundings
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Description / Background

The memorial is a circular brass plaque, dedicated to four men of the New South Wales Contingent who died serving in Soudan (Sudan) in March–June 1885. The plaque features a cut-out of a Maltese Cross, with a small artillery piece inscribed in the centre. The dedication and names are engraved on the arms of the cross and the circular edge of the plaque. Most of the letters have been coloured black, with some highlighted in red.

The memorial is located inside St Andrew's Cathedral in Sydney, NSW. It was unveiled on 26 February 1888 and the service was covered in detail in The Sydney Morning Herald the following day. 

Inscription

Circular edge

NEW SOUTH WALES FIELD BATTERY SOUDAN 1885

Cross

[Names]

Erected by the Officers, Non-Commissioned. Officers, Gunners, Drivers & Trumpeters of the Field Battery N.S.W.A. [New South Wales Artillery] Soudan, 1885.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Gnr T Coburne Soudan NSWA view
Gnr E Lewis Soudan NSWA view
Drvr J Robertson Soudan NSWA view
Capt A Willows Soudan NSWA view

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Address
St Andrew's Cathedral
Cnr George and Bathurst Streets
Sydney NSW 2000
Local Government Area
Sydney, City of
Setting
Building – inside
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
David Roden
Year of construction
1888
Dedication date
26 February 1888
Conflict/s
Sudan, March–June 1885
Materials
Brass