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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
West Devon
Town
Bere Ferrers
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
Crimean War (1853-1856)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
25997

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Current location

St Andrew's Church
Church Lane
off Fore Street
Bere Ferrers
West Devon
Devon
PL20 7JH
England

OS Grid Ref: SX 45934 63411
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Wall mounted, curve-headed grey marble backboard supporting a white marble incised tablet. Decorative cornice at top of tablet.
Inscription
Sacred TO THE MEMORY OF / EDWARD BAYLEY, ESQ., / LATE MAJOR, 88TH. REGIMENT, CONNAUGHT RANGERS, / AND SON OF THE LATE JAMES BAILEY ESQ., / OF WILLASTON HALL, CHESSHIRE, / WHO AFTER SERVING SIXTEEN YEARS IN THIS REGIMENT, / AND HAVING BEEN PRESENT WITH IT FROM THE COMMENCEMENT / OF THE CAMPAIGN IN THE CRIMEA, / FELL MORTALLY WOUNDED, / WHILST GALLANTLY LEADING A PARTY TO STORM AND CAPTURE / OF THE QUARRY WORKS, BEFORE SEBASTOPOL, / ON THE NIGHT OF THE 7TH. JUNE, 1855, / AGED 38 YEARS. / BELOVED BY ALL, HIS DEATH WAS ESPECIALLY REGRETTED / BY THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF HIS REGIMENT, WHO / WITH ONE ACCORD, DECLARE THAT / " HE DID HIS DUTY." / THIS TABLET IS ERECTED, / THE TOKEN OF A SORROWING MOTHER'S LOVE.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Crimean War (1853-1856)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, rank, regiment, place of death, relationships, manner of death, place of death, date of death, age
    Order of information: Forename, surname, rank, regiment, place of death, relationships, manner of death, place of death, date of death, age
Components
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Grey
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: His mother.

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