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- ERECTED/ IN MEMORY OF/ EDWARD THOMAS MITCHELL/ YOUNGEST SON OF THE/ REVD JOHN MICHELL, L.L.D./ OF HUISH/ COMPANION OF THE ORDER OF THE BATH./ COMMANDER OF ISABELLA THE CATHOLIC,/ AND KNIGHT OF ST FERDINAND,/ AND OF CHARLES III OF SPAIN,/ LT COLONEL OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY,/ AND BRIGADIER GENERAL/ COMMANDING HER MAJESTY'S FORCES IN SYRIA./ IN THAT HOLY LAND,/ AND IN A SACRED CAUSE,/ THE RESCUE OF ITS CHRISTIAN INHABITANTS/ FROM THE OPPRESSIONS OF THE EGYPTIANS,/ HE CLOSED A LONG AND BRILLIANT CAREER/ IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE OF HIS COUNTRY,/ HONORED, (SIC) ESTEEMED, LAMENTED,/ AND BELOVED,/ ON THE 24TH JANY 1841, AGED 57./ AT JAFFA,/ A PLACE CONSECRATED BY/ FREQUENT MENTION OF HOLY WRIT,/ AND TO THE CLASSIC AUTHORS WHOM HE LOVED NOT UNKNOWN/ HIS MORTAL REMAINS REPOSE,/ AND A MONUMENT PLACED ABOVE HIS GRAVE/ BY HIS GALLANT COMPANIONS IN ARMS/ TESTIFIES TO "HIS GREAT AND NOBLE QUALITIES."/ MANY WHO ASSOCIATED WITH HIM IN YOUTH,/ OR SHARED HIS FRIENDSHIP IN ADVANCING LIFE/ WILL LOOK UPON THIS TRIBUTE OF AFFECTION REMINDFULL (SIC) OF/ HIS PRIVATE WORTH/ AND THE GENEROUS FRANKNESS OF HIS NATURE,/ RATHER THAN HIS ATTAINMENTS AS A SOLDIER.
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- Non-Combat Deaths
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: Undefined
Exact count: no
Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,place of burial,manner of death,age of death,additional,decorations
Order of information: Undefined
- Non-Combat Deaths
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Purpose: Unknown or N/A
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