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THE LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS,
I9I4-I9I8
(7) Marble Tablet.
TO COMMEMORATE
THE OFFICERS
~ON-COM~nSSIONED
OFFICERS
AND MEN OF
THE FIRST BATTALIOK
THE LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS
WHO FELL IN ACTION
AT GALLIPOLI IN 1915
THIS TABLET
IS PLACED HERE BY THE
OFFICERS AND SHIP'S COMPANY OF
H'M'S EURYALUS
THE SHIP WHICH LANDED THE
FuSILIERS AT C.\PE HELLES
APRIL 25TH 1915
This beautiful and unique memorial is of Italian Botticino
marble of a soft amber colour, highly polished; and the sur–
rounding moulding is of a French Lunel marble of a slightly
darker tone, carved with a cable enrichment. The anchors and
roses at the corners, with the crest of H.M.S.
Euryalus
between
the anchors, are carved out of the face of the marble and gilded.
The Regimental crest, supported by two dolphins symbolizing
the Royal Kavy, surmounts the "vhole and is carved
in
strong
relief in alabaster and tinted in heraldic colours. The tablet was
designed by Mr. ]. Hubert Worthington, O.B.E., F.R.LB.A., a
former assistant to Sir Edwin Lutyens, and executed by Messrs.
Earp, Hobbs and Miller, of Manchester. During the annual
Gallipoli commemoration service on 27th April, I930, it was
dedicated by the Rt. Rev. ]. C. Hill (Rector of Bury and Bishop
of Hulme); and, on the invitation of the Rev. D. Jones (who
was Chaplain of H.M.S.
Euryalus
at the Landing) on behalf of the
donors, it was unveiled by Admiral of the Fleet Lord Wester
Wemyss, G.C.B., C.M.G., M.V.O., who flew his flag as rear–
admiral commanding the squadron at Cape Helles in H.M.S.
Euryalus.
Over it were laid up on 29th April, I934, the old
Colours of the Ist Battalion when these had been replaced by a
new set presented by H.R.H. The Duke of Gloucester. And
over them hangs a wreath of fresh laurels, provided and peri–
odically renewed by Major A. H. Peacock, T.D., and his sister.