Drinking Fountain, Thornbury, South Gloucestershire

This drinking fountain was built to commemorate a soldier who died during the Second Afghan War in 1870. The inscription reads "Erected by Public Subscription/in Addition to a window in Thornbury Church/to the Memory of Lieut Hector Maclane, Royal Horse Artillery/who was taken Prisoner while trying to get Water/for the Wounded, after the Battle of Maiwand/and was afterwards Murdered/in the Camp of Ayoub Khan, Near Candahar/on 1 September 1880".


South Gloucestershire Thornbury


Victorian (1837 - 1901)


fountain memorial remembrance commemorate war afghanistan Victorian (1837 - 1901)