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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Taunton Deane
Town
Taunton
County
Somerset
Country
England
Commemoration
Crimean War (1853-1856)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
46407
Current location

St James Church
St James Street
Taunton
Taunton Deane
Somerset
TA1 1JP
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 22846 24839
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
ELABORATE WALL MONUMENT IN THE FORM OF A SCROLL FLANKED BY TWO SOLDIERS OF THE CRIMEAN PERIOD, IN MOURNING POSE WITH HEADS BOWED AND RIFLES REVERSED. EACH SOLDIER WEARS THE CRIMEA MEDAL WITH TWO CLASPS, PRESUMABLY ALMA AND INKERMAN. ABOVE THE SCROLL IS A TROPHY OF ARMS CONSISTING OF FURLED BANNERS, SWORDS, DRUMS AND TRUMPETS. ABOVE THIS IS THE FAMILY COAT OF ARMS
Inscription
ALMA/ INKERMAN/ IN MEMORY OF/ COLONEL LACY WALTER GILES YEA/ LIEUT. COLONEL OF THE 7TH ROYAL FUSILIERS AGED 47/ ELDEST SON OF SIR WILLIAM WALTER YEA BART/ OF PYRLAND HALL IN THIS COUNTY./ HE WAS KILLED ON 18TH JUNE 1855/ AT THE HEAD OF HIS REGIMENT/ WHILE LEADING THE ASSAULTING DIVISION/ WHICH HE COMMANDED WITH DAUNTLESS INTREPIDITY/ IN A DESPERATE ATTACK ON THE REDAN/ DURING THE SEIGE OF SEBASTOPOL/ AFTER NEARLY 30 YEARS SERVICE/ ON THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE WAR WITH RUSSIA/ UP TO THE MOMENT OF HIS HEROIC DEATH/ HE LOST NONE OF THE MANY OPPORTUNITIES OF DISTINCTION/ OFFERED ON THE BATTLEFIELDS/ OF THE ALMA AND INKERMAN/ AND BY THE ARDUOUS DUTIES OF THE TRENCHES/ EXERTIONS HONOURABLY RECOGNISED IN THE DESPATCHES OF FIELD MARSHAL LORD RAGLAN/ HE WAS NO LESS CONSPICUOUS THROUGHOUT/ THE SEVERITY OF HIS MEMORABLE CAMPAIGNS/ FOR THE PARENTAL ATTENTION WHICH/ HE SUCCESSFULY BESTOWED/ ON THE CONDITION OF HIS REGIMENT/ A SOLICITUDE REQUITED BY/ THEIR MOST DEVOTED RESPECT AND AFFECTION./ HE WAS BURIED IN THE CRIMEA/ IN THE PRESENCE OF THE BRIGADE HE COMMANDED/ THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY/ HIS ELDEST SISTER
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Crimean War (1853-1856)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,place of birth,place of burial,manner of death,age of death,relationships,additional,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private

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