William Morris Monument, Hatherleigh, Devon, UK
N 50° 49.354 W 004° 03.250
30U E 425748 N 5630623
Quick Description: An obelisk in Devon.
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/27/2010 2:11:42 AM
Waymark Code: WM8FMW
This obelisk is dedicated to William Morris, who was a local man, who joined the military; he was a Commanding Officer in the Crimean War. He led the 17th Lancers in the first line of the Charge of the Light Brigade. After being wounded he was nursed by Florence Nightingale when he returned to England. William Morris died of sunstroke in India, in 1858 at the age of 38.
The obelisk was erected in 1860 by the County of Devon, by subscription; it has been placed at the top of the hill overlooking Hatherleigh Moor, where there are some lovely views.
Date Created/Placed: 1860
Website: [Web Link]
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