Monday, 15 September 2008

War and Pestilence

This is the monument in Exeter Cathedral to the 8th Queens Royal Lancers who died in India in the 1850s. As with many wars the number who died from the 'effects of the climate', i.e. fever and disease, were nearly twice as many as were killed in action or died from their wounds.

Anyone researching military uniforms can hardly do better than visit their local churches and cathedrals. Some of the detail shown in brasses, monuments and stone statues is quite remarkable and dates from Norman times to the present day.

East Devonshires - Crimea 1830s

Royal Lancers - India 1860

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