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© Ms Pamela Jackson LRPS

IoE Number: 38938
Location: MAIWAND MEMORIAL, FORBURY GARDENS
  READING, READING, BERKSHIRE
Photographer: Ms Pamela Jackson LRPS
Date Photographed: 18 April 2001
Date listed: 14 December 1978
Date of last amendment: 14 December 1978
Grade II

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FORBURY GARDENS5128Maiwand MemorialSU 7173 NE 1/485II

FORBURY GARDENS 1. 5128 Maiwand Memorial SU 7173 NE 1/485 II 2. 1886. Sculptor George Simmonds. (son of George Simmonds of Simmonds Brewery). Casters Young and Co, Pimlico; terracotta pedestal Wheeler Bros. Kilns, soley supervised by the sculptor. 3 times life size cast iron statue of an enraged lion courant weighing 16 tons. Anatomically impossible stance. Rectangular pilastered plinth records the names of the dead. Tablet to south-west inscribed "This monument records the names and commemorates the valour and devotion of xi officers and cccxviii non-commissioned officers and men of the lxvi Berkshire Regiment who gave their lives for their country at Girisk, Maiwand and Kandahar during the Afghan campaign 1879-80 'History does not afford any grander or finer instance of gallantry and devotion to Queen and Country than that displayed by the lxvi Regiment at the battle of Maiwand on the 27 July 1880' - Dispatch of General Primrose". Erected by public subscription.

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