The plaque is on the second pew from the west end on the north side of the chancel aisle.
DURING THE CRIMEAN
WAR DD: HARROVIANS
There are two references to Old Harrovians who died during the Crimean War in the church, but the only record of who they were is in the 1873 Guide to the Church. How the author came by these names is unknown - the entries are of uniform content but differ in a few respects from other available records. Recorded below are the entries from the 1873 Guide in dark blue and our additions in a grey font. Much of the additional information is sourced from the Officers Died site.
MAJOR-GENERAL JAMES BUCKNALL ESTCOURT, Adjutant General of the Army in the East, died of cholera in the Crimea on the 24th June 1855, aged 53 years.
LIEUT-COLONEL THE HON. THOMAS VESEY DAWSON, Coldstream Guards, fell at the battle of Inkerman on the 5th November, 1854, aged 35 years. Memorial: Royal Military Chapel, Wellington Barracks, London - "In memory of the late Lieut-Col. The Hon. T. Vesey Dawson, Coldstream Guards, born September 3rd 1819, who entered the Regiment August 11th 1837, and proceeded with the 1st Battalion to Turkey in 1854, serving during the campaign in the Crimea, including the Alma, till the Battle of Inkerman, where he died a soldier's death, on the 5th November 1854, aged 35 years. Placed by his brother, Richard Earl of Dartrey, K.P. and his two sons, Vesey John Dawson, and Douglas F. Rawdon Dawson, Coldstream Guards."
LIEUT-COLONEL JAMES BRODIE C.B. (sic), 30th Regiment. Fell mortally wounded on the attack on the Redan, on the 8th September 1855, aged 32 years. Buried on Cathcart's Hill - "Sacred to the memory of Lieutenant Colonel James Brodie Patullo, CB 30th Regiment." [Harrow School records give his name as James Brodie Pattullo]
CAPTAIN HYLTON JOLLIFFE, Coldstream Guards, died of cholera in the Crimea, on the 3rd October 1854, aged 28 years. The 'Redcoats' site has the date of death as 4th October.
CAPTAIN GEORGE LOCKWOOD, 8th Hussars, Aide-de-Camp to the Earl of Cardigan, fell in the Light Cavalry Charge at Balaklava on the 25th October 1854, aged 36 years.
CAPTAIN WILLIAM KENT ALLIX, 1st Royal Regiment, Aide-de-camp to General Sir de Lacy Evans, fell at the battle of Inkerman, 5th November 1854, aged 32 years.
CAPTAIN THE HON. CHARLES WELBORE HERBERT AGAR, 44th Regiment, fell at the assault upon Sebastopol on the 18th June, 1855, aged 31 years.
CAPTAIN WILLIAM HENRY CECIL GEORGE PECHELL, 77th Regiment, fell in the trenches before sebastopol, on the 3rd September, 1855, aged 21 years.
[Harrow School records show his surname as PECHALL and his age as 24 years.]
CAPTAIN JAMES AUGUSTUS LOCKHART, 41st Regiment, fell in the advanced trenches before the Redan on the 8th of September, 1855, aged 21 years.
CAPTAIN JAMES ERNEST KNIGHT, 77th Regiment, died of fever before Sebastopol on the 2nd October, 1855, aged 19 years.
LIEUTENANT HENRY ANSTRUTHER, 23rd Regiment, fell in the battle of the Alma, on the 20th September, 1854, aged 18 years.
LIEUTENANT THE HON. ROBERT ANNESLEY, 11th Hussars, died of cholera in the Black Sea on the 28th September, 1854, aged 20 years.
LIEUTENANT HENRY CHARLES DAWSON, Enniskillen Dragoons, died of fever in Balaklava Bay on the 5th November, 1854, aged 19 years.
LIEUTENANT CAVENDISH HUBERT GREVILLE, Coldstream Guards, fell at the battle of Inkerman, 1854, aged 19 years. He entered the regiment on the 10th June 1853 and joined the 1st Battalion in the Crimea, in October 1854; he was killed at the battle of Inkerman, on the 5th November 1854.
LIEUTENANT PERCIVAL HART DULKE, Rifle Brigade, died of fever in Balaklava Harbour, on the 9th April, 1855, aged 18 years.
[Harrow School Archive give his name as Percyval Hart Dyke.]
LIEUTENANT ROBERT JOHN BROWN CLAYTON, 34th Regiment, died in camp on the 12th July, 1855, of wounds received at the assault on the Redan, on the 18th June 1855, aged 20 years. The 'Redcoat' site has Clayton's rank recorded as Ensign.
LIEUTENANT HENRY CHARLES EVANS, 55th Regiment, fell mortally wounded in the trenches before Sebastopol on the 4th of August, 1855, aged 18 years.
LIEUTENANT HENRY STEWART RYDER, Rifle Brigade, fell within the Redan in the assault on the 8th September, 1855, aged 20 years.
LIEUTENANT EDWARD SHUTTLEWORTH HOLDEN, 23rd Welsh Fusiliers, fell mortally wounded at the assault on the Redan on the 8th of September, 1855, aged 18 years.
CORNET HUGH MONTGOMERY, 13th Light Dragoons, fell in the Light Cavalry Charge at Balaklava on the 25th October, 1854, aged 24 years.
ENSIGN JAMES HULTON CLUTTERBUCK, 63rd Regiment, fell at the battle of Inkerman, on 5th November 1854, aged 19 years.
[In addition to the names recorded in the 1873 Guide, the Harrow School records also include the name of Captain Sir Robert Lydston Newman, Bart. Genadier Guards fell at the battle of Inkerman, on the 5th November 1854, aged 33 years.]