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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.
granite & bronze
H 190 x W 90 x D 90 cm;
Plinth: H 683 x W 305 x D 305 cm
the Royal Sussex Regiment
Eastbourne Borough Council
Grade II* (England and Wales)
7th February 1906
at all times
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
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