Just back from Exeter, with its wonderful medieval cathedral, which has a whole series of moving military memorials. Above is the grandest - erected in 1860 by 'the officers, non-commissioned officers and privates of the 9th Queens Royal Lancers who served with the regiment in India'. It's 'in memory of their comrades who fell there in the service of their country, killed in action or died of wounds'.
The list of those who fell in action constitutes the whole of the first column and the first few names of the middle column. The remainder, the greater part of those commemorated, is a list of those members of the regiment who 'died from effects of climate' while in India.
What a quixotic project, to create and defend an Empire!
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