Memorial to Colonel James De Renzie Brett

12 November 2021

Memorial to Colonel James De Renzie Brett

12 November 2021

Memorial in Kirwee to Colonel James De Renzie Brett (1809-1889). Unveiled by his son in 1930. The memorial, set atop a water race, commemorates Brett's introduction of Indian irrigation methods to the Canterbury plains. The memorial mentions Brett's membership of the Order of Medjidjie (نشانِ مجیدی), awarded to him after he raised Albanian troops for the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Abdulmejid I (عبد المجيد اول) during the Crimean War.

Creator: Simon Daisley

Area: Other / Wider Canterbury

Reference ID: CCL-DW-142871

Uploaded by: Daisleys

Copyright status: In copyright

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