Indian Mutiny Rifles Monument, Camden Square, Dover, Kent, United Kingdom

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The south face of a Victorian memorial erected shortly after the Indian Mutiny. The north face inscription reads: IN MEMORY OF COMRADES WHO FELL DURING THE INDIAN CAMPAIGNS OF 1857, 1858 and 1859. ERECTED BY THE 1st BATTALION 60th ROYAL RIFLES AUGUST 1861. West face: ROHILCUND (alt. Rohilkhand, Rohilkhund); East face: OUDE (alt. Oudh); South face: DELHI - CELER ET AUDAX (Motto: 'Swift and Bold').

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John Latter on October 5, 2012

The Rifles monument is located close to the On the Crest of a Wave Artwork on the seafront (New Bridge, behind the viewer). On the far side, Cambridge Terrace leads via an underpass to Bench Street, King Street, and the Market Square. To the right is Camden Crescent (of Charles Dickens fame), and to the left is Cambridge Road that runs between Waterloo Crescent and the Wellington Dock (both Listed Buildings).

There is a chip on the corner of the obelisk's north and south face. This happened in World War I "during the first moonlight raid on Dover on 23 January 1916 by an enemy seaplane which dropped nine bombs. The second bomb fell in the middle of the road outside Cambridge Terrace, chipping the memorial." (1)

The Rifle Brigade Memorial webpage shows a postcard of how the memorial looked in 1912.

The Indian Rebellion of 1857 began as a mutiny of sepoys of the East India Company army on 10 May 1857, in the town of Meerut, and soon escalated into other mutinies and civilian rebellions largely in the upper Gangetic plain (River Ganges) and central India, with the major hostilities confined to present-day Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, northern Madhya Pradesh, and the Delhi region. The rebellion posed a considerable threat to Company power in that region, and was contained only with the fall of Gwalior on 20 June 1858. The rebellion is also known as the India's First War of Independence, the Great Rebellion, the Indian Mutiny, the Revolt of 1857, the Uprising of 1857, the Sepoy Rebellion, and the Sepoy Mutiny. (Source: Indian Rebellion)

The King's Royal Rifle Corps was a British Army infantry formation, originally raised in colonial North America as the Royal Americans, and recruited from American colonists. Later known as the 60th Rifles, the regiment served for more than 200 years throughout the British Empire. In 1956 the regiment became part of the Royal Green Jackets. (2)


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(1) From The Dover War Memorial Project.

(2) From Kings Royal Rifle Corps.

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lizab on November 10, 2012

Beautiful monument and very good shot, i liked!!

John Latter on December 11, 2012

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