Lieut. Col. Thomas Unett, 19th Foot, Sebastopol

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Lieut. Col. Thomas Unett, 19th Foot, Sebastopol

Postby BereniceUK » 21 May 2014 20:02

Outside St Philip's, Birmingham Cathedral.

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ALMA

INKERMANN

SEBASTOPOL

THOMAS UNETT, C. B.
LIEUTENANT COLONEL OF THE 19TH FOOT
BORN IN BIRMINGHAM
ON THE 12TH OF NOVEMBER 1800
WAS MORTALLY WOUNDED
AT THE SIEGE OF SEBASTOPOL
WHILE LEADNG THE BRITISH COLUMN
TO THE FINAL ASSAULT ON THE REDAN
ON THE 8TH OF SEPTEMBER 1855.
HIS FRIENDS AND FELLOW TOWNSMEN
DEDICATE THIS OBELISK
TO HIS MEMORY
AS A RECORD OF THE NOBLE EXAMPLE
OF ONE WHO CHOSE THE FOREMOST PLACE
IN THE PATH OF DUTY
AND MET DEATH
WITH THE CALM UNDAUNTED SPIRIT
OF A CHRISTIAN SOLDIER

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Re: Lieut. Col. Thomas Unett, 19th Foot, Sebastopol

Postby Mark A. Reid » 21 May 2014 20:27

Thanks again, BereniceUK for posting yet another fascinating memorial. Colonel Unett was obviously highly regarded by his peers for such a magnificent obelisk to be built, and in such a prominent location too.

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Re: Lieut. Col. Thomas Unett, 19th Foot, Sebastopol

Postby BereniceUK » 21 May 2014 20:53

I assume that it's granite?
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Re: Lieut. Col. Thomas Unett, 19th Foot, Sebastopol

Postby Mark A. Reid » 22 May 2014 00:01

Hello again;

It certainly looks like it might be well-polished granite, but perhaps one of our Birmingham-based or mineralogically-trained members could verify?

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