Alice Charlotte Pitt


Died aged 23

The unfortunate Alice Pitt was killed by lightning on Wednesday 21 June 1865 whilst on her wedding tour. She was resting during an attempt to climb the Schilthorn Alp, near Mürren in Switzerland. She was buried in the Montbijou Cemetery in Berne, and the slab of rock she had been resting on when she was killed, was placed on the grave.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

In memory of Alice Charlotte wife of Capt. M. Arbuthnot. XIV Hussars daughter of George Lord Rivers killed by lightning on the Shilthorn Alp 21. June 1865 aged 23 memorial plaque re-erected 1990 schilthornbahn

Trail between Birg and Schilthorn peak, Mürren, Switzerland where they died near (1865)