Lieutenant Edward Salwey

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Reference #252264

Address:

St Oswald's Church

40-42 Church Street

Oswestry

SY11 2SY

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 Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Indian Mutiny (1857-1858)
About the memorial: attached to the inside of the church wall is a stone tablet supported on 2 stone brackets. Fixed to this is the carved memorial comprising an unfurled banner supported on a curved sword with decorative ribbons above.
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In memory of/Lieutenant Edward Salwey/Bengal Horse Artillery/(oldest son of the Revd Thos Salwey B D /vicar of this parish)/who died at Simla in the East Indies/Oct0ber 28th 1857/in the 25th year of his age/this highly talented and promising young officer/was cut off by disease contracted through exposure/and overwhelming fatigue at the siege of Delhi/He died in peace trusting only in the merits of his saviour/"Them that sleep in Jesus will God bring with him" 1 Thess 4.14

Edward Salwey

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