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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Shanklin -
- St Saviour's Church : H C Lumsden Memorial -

Location

St Saviour's Church, Queens Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 21853  
 
Historic England Listing Status

St Saviour's Church is Listed Grade II. Since the Memorial forms part of the fittings of the Church, it is assumed to be covered by the Listing.
 
Description

Brass memorial plaque.
Memorial

Shanklin St Saviour's Church H C Lumsden memorial
 
Inscription


TO THE
GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF
HENRY CHARLES
THIRD SON OF HENRY LUMSDEN
OF PITCAPLE, ABERDEENSHIRE
WHO AS A VOLUNTEER IN
LUMSDEN'S HORSE FELL IN ACTION
AT THABA 'NCHU, SOUTH AFRICA
APRIL 30TH 1900 AGED 26 YEARS
THIS TABLET IS PLACED HERE
BY HIS BROTHERS
AND SISTERS
"Faithful unto death"


Further Information

Henry (Harry) Charles Lumsden was born in Aberdeen on 27 October 1873, the son of Henry and Edith Jane Lumsden, of Pitcaple. By 1891 he was 17 and studying for Civil Engineering College. It is presumed that he went to India sometime in the 1890's and became an indigo planter at the Chuckhea Concern, Sewan, Saran.

From Burke's landed gentry, ed. 1937 :- Lumsden of Pitcaple " Bihar Light Horse. It would appear the troopers joined Lumsden's Horse from various units, the Calcutta Light Horse, the Assam Valley, the Surma Valley, and the Punjab, Mysore and Rangoon Volunteer Corps. Henry Charles Lumsden, who joined as a trooper from the Bihar Light Horse, was a son of the Lumsdens of Pitcaple. He was an indigo planter. He was killed in the first action of the regiment at Thabanchu on 30 April 1900. The Boers, finding his name on the body, thought he was the Commanding Officer, and gave him a full military burial."

See description of Lumsden's Horse (the Indian Mounted Infantry Corps) at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lumsden's_Horse

Henry Lumsden and his family were recorded at The Warren, Queens Road, Shanklin, in 1891, and at Elmdon, Highfield Road, Shanklin, in 1901.
 


H C Lumsden
 
Henry Charles Lumsden

Calcutta, St Paul's Cathedral Lumsden's Horse memorial
 
Memorial to Lumsden's Horse, St Paul's Cathedral, Calcutta

Photographs from "The History of Lumsden's Horse" by Henry H S Pearse, 1903, London, Longmans
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page updated : 14th October 2009 : biography and photos added


 
 

 
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