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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Tunbridge Wells
Town
Speldhurst
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
Indian Mutiny (1857-1858)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
72642
Current location

On north wall of tower room.
St Mary the Virgin Church
Speldhurst Hill
Speldhurst
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN3 0NN
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 55343 41430
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A white square tablet with a projecting top resting on a pair of corbels. All on a dark stone backboard.
Inscription
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF/ CHARLES GRANT BECHER,/ SON OF CHARLES BECHER ESQRE,/ LATE OF CHANCELLOR HOUSE IN THIS PARISH;/ LT COLONEL IN THE 8TH BENGAL CAVALRY,/ WHO DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE AT INDORE,/ DURING THE INDIAN MUTINY;/ ON THE 2ND APRIL 1859, AGED 46 YEARS./ THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY HIS ELDEST SON/ CHARLES ADRIAN GOUGH BECHER,/ CAPTAIN 1ST KINGS DRAGOON GUARDS./ ALSO TO/ HENRIETTA MACDONALD,/ WIDOW OF THE ABOVE./WHO DIED AT BRIGHTON 18TH JANUARY, 1890/ AGED 65 YEARS./ --------/ LORD ALL PITYING JESU BLEST/ GRANT THEM THY ETERNAL REST./
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Indian Mutiny (1857-1858)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, relationship, rank, regiment, manner of death, place of death, date of death, age at death.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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