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MISTAKEN ENTRY - Captain RG Egerton - Ladykirk Parish Church

 
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Merseman



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:58 pm    Post subject: MISTAKEN ENTRY - Captain RG Egerton - Ladykirk Parish Church Reply with quote

WHOOPS!! (See posts).

Remembered on a cross in Ladykirk Parish Church is this man of Queen's Own Corps of Guides, part of the 'Punjab Frontier Force'.

There were several prominent Egertons in the Indian military.

Perhaps a relation.






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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From thepeerage.com

Lt.-Gen. Sir Raleigh Gilbert Egerton was born on 25 September 1860. He was the son of Sir Robert Eyles Egerton and Mary Warren Hickey. He married, firstly, Bridget Watson Askew-Robertson, daughter of Watson Askew-Robertson of Pallinsburn and Ladykirk, on 22 August 1894.
(So only married for 3 months) He married, secondly, Maud Helen Prescott, daughter of Sir George Rendelsham Prescott, 4th Bt., on 21 March 1903.1 He died on 2 May 1931 at age 70.
He fought in the Hazara Expedition in 1888 and in the Isazai Expedition in 1892. Between 1894 and 1895 Waziristan Campaign. The Chitral Campaign in 1895. The Dongola Campaign in 1896. The Waziristan Campaign between 1901 and 1902. He fought in the First World War where he was commander of the 7th Infantry Brigade, Indian Expeditionary Force between 1914 and 1916 and was commander of a Division of the Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force between 1916 and 1917. He was commander of the 3rd Indian Army Corps between 1917 and 1919. He was invested as a Knight Commander, Order of the Indian Empire (K.C.I.E.) and as a Knight Commander, Order of the Bath (K.C.B.).
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah - so this isn't a memorial to Captain RG Egerton at all!! When you read it now it's clear but there you go.

At least I'm not alone, Coldstream History Society made the same error.

Sad story, they must barely have arrived in India before she died.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It threw me for a while Confused That's what made me look into it Smile

The marriage was registered in Berwick. (FreeBMD)
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