Colonel L.W.G. Yea

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Reference WMO249316

Address:

St James Church

St James Street,

Taunton

Taunton

TA1 1JS

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Crimean War (1853-1856)
About the memorial: Black, stone plaque with memorial detail in relief in white comprising a large scroll with the inscription, flanked by two soldiers with rifles reversed. Above the scroll is the Regimental badge and battle honours for Alma and Inkermann.
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In memory of Colonel Lacy Walter Giles Yea, Lieut. Colonel of the 7th Royal Fusiliers aged 47 eldest son of Sir William Walter Yea, Bart. of Pyrland Hall in this county. He was killed on the 18th June 1855 at the head of his Regiment while leading the assaulting division which he commanded with dauntless intrepidity, in a desperate attack on the Redan, during the siege of Sevastopol. After nearly 30 years service, on the commencement of the war with Russia up to the moment of his heroic death, he lost none of the many opportunities of distinction offered on the battle fields of Alma and Inkermann, and by the arduous duties of the trenches exertions honourably recognised in the despatches ofField Marshall Lord Raflan. He was no less conspicious throughout the severity of this memorable campaign for the parental attention which he successfully bestowed on the condition of his Regiment, a solicitude requited by their most devoted respect and affection. He was buried in the Crimea in the presence of the Brigade he commanded. This monument is erected by his eldest sister.

Colonel Lacy Walter Giles Yea

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