WALTER CAREY

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Reference WMO253469

Address:

TOWN CHURCH

CHURCH SQUARE

ST PETER PORT

GUERNSEY

Channel Islands

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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 Portland stone
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • 19th Century Wars
About the memorial: PLAQUE IN CHURCH
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SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF WALTER CAREY Esq. ENSIGN IN THE 15th REGIMENT OF FOOT. YOUNGEST SON OF JAMES CAREY Esq. OF THIS ISLAND WHO PERISHED IN THE CONFLAGRATION OF THE BARRACKS AT CHAMBLY LOWER CANADA ON THE NIGHT OF THE 10th OCTOBER 1858 AGED TWENTY ONE YEARS. HE HAD ESCAPED FROM THE FLAMES BUT UNHAPPILY RETURNED TO RESCUE THE CROSS OF SAN FERNANDO CONFERRED ON HIM FOR HIS GALLANTRY IN THE BATTLE OF THE 5th MAY 1856 NEAR St SEBASTIAN WHILE AN OFFICER OF THE BRITISH LEGION IN SPAIN. A YOUTH OF MORE THAN COMMON AMABILITY AND PROMISE, HE IS DEEPLY LAMENTED AND HIS DISCONSOLATE PARENTS HAVE ERECED THIS TABLET IN SAD REMEMBRANCE OF HIS WORTH AND THEIR BEREAVEMENT

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