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Royal Sussex Memorial
Royal Sussex Memorial
Royal Sussex Memorial
Royal Sussex Memorial
Royal Sussex Memorial
Royal Sussex Memorial
Royal Sussex Memorial
Royal Sussex Memorial
Royal Sussex Memorial
Royal Sussex Memorial
Royal Sussex Memorial
Royal Sussex Memorial
Royal Sussex Memorial
Royal Sussex Memorial

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Lawrence Suss / Art UK

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A pink granite obelisk in two sections with bronze plaques on all sides on a two-stepped granite octagonal base, set in the junction of the road. The south-west and north-east sides have pictorial reliefs of soldiers in action. The south-east and north-west faces have inscribed plaques. It is surmounted by a statue which represents a young officer of the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Sussex Regiment, clad in the uniform worn prior to the Indian Mutiny; he has a drawn sword downward-facing in his right hand, his left hand is resting on his hip.


Date

1906

Medium

granite & bronze

Measurements

H 190 x W 90 x D 90 cm;
Plinth: H 683 x W 305 x D 305 cm

Accession number

BN21_LS_S008

Acquisition method

the Royal Sussex Regiment

Work type

War memorial

Custodian

Eastbourne Borough Council

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade II* (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

7th February 1906

Listing date

17/05/71

Access

at all times

Signature/marks description

relief facing north-east, at bottom left: W. GOSCOMBE JOHN ARA; relief facing south-west, at bottom right: W. GOSCOMBE JOHN ARA; on statue base, facing south-west: A.B.BURTON. FOUNDER. / THAMES DITTON.; on statue base, facing north-east: W. GOSCOMBE JOHN

Inscription description

bronze plaque on south-east face of top plinth, on sash: ROYAL.SUSSEX.REGIMENT; underneath sash: TO.THE / HONOUR.AND.GLORY. / OF / THE.OFFICERS.NON-COMMISSIONED. / OFFICERS.AND.MEN.OF.THE.2NDBAT- / -TALION.ROYAL.SUSSEX.REGIMENT. / FORMERLY.107.REGIMENT.BENGAL. / INFANTRY.WHO.LOST.THEIR.LIVES. / DURING.THE.SERVICE.OF.THE.BATT- / -ALION.ABROAD.IN.MALTA.EGYPT. / AND.IN.INDIA.FROM.1882.TO.1902. / AND.IN.SPECIAL.MEMORY.OF.THE.CA- / -MPAIGNS.IN.WHICH.THE.BATTALION. / TOOK.PART.THE.BLACK.MOUNTAIN. / EXPEDITION.OF.1888.AND.THE.TIRAH. / CAMPAIGN.OF.1897-98.THIS.MEMORIAL. / HAS.BEEN.ERECTED.BY.THEIR.COMRADES.; regimental badge underneath inscription; bronze plaque on north-west face of top plinth, on sash: 2ND ROYAL.SUSSEX.REGIMENT; underneath sash: ROLL.OF.OFFICERS.NON.COMMISSIONED.OFFICERS.AND / MEN.WHO.DIED.WHILE.THE.BATTALION.WAS.ON.FOREIGN / TOUR.OF.SERVICE.FROM.21.JULY.UNTIL.11.DEC.1902


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Located at

Cavendish Place, Eastbourne

BN21 3YL

Sited at the junction of Elms Avenue and Cavendish Place, opposite the Pier.