J H Baker Tablet


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Reference WMO250150

Address:

Cawston Parish Church

Church Lane

Cawston, Norfolk

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: Unknown
Conflicts:
  • Revolutionary/Napoleonic (1792-1815)
About the memorial: Marble tablet
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TO THE MEMORY / OF JAMES HARRISON BAKER / MAJOR OF THE 34TH REGIMENT / SECOND SON OF RICHARD BAKER DD RECTOR OF THIS PARISH / AND ELIZABETH HIS WIFE / WHO FELL IN THE BATTLE OF TOULOUSE ON THE 10TH OF APRIL 1814 / AS HE WAS GALLANTLY LEADING HIS MEN AGAINST AN ENTRENCHMENT / IN THE 33RD YEAR OF HIS AGE. / THE EXCELLENT CONDUCT OF THIS DESERVING OFFICER DURING 16 YEARS / SERVICE IN JERSEY, THE CAPE AND INDIA ALWAYS GAINED HIM / THE COMMENDATION OF HIS SUPERIORS AND IN THE PENINSULA / HIS COURAGE, ENTERPRISE AND ABILITY WERE SO CONSPICUOUS / THAT THEY WERE ACKNOWLEDGED AND RECORDED. / HE LIVED 28 HOURS TO HEAR OF THE GLORIOUS DELIVERANCE OF / EUROPE FROM A DESOLATING AND DEGRADING TYRANNY. / NOR WAS HE LESS DISTINGUISHED IN PRIVATE LIFE FOR HIS / AMIABLE AND ATTRACTIVE VIRTUES, MODEST, HUMBLE, GENTLE. HIS FEELING HEART AND ACTIVE HAND WERE EVER READY FOR THE / SERVICE OF THOSE IN EVERY STATION WITH WHOM HE LIVED...(AND IN MEMORY OF HIS MOTHER AND FATHER)

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