Memorial: M3

Memorial in Tawstock, Devon commemorating Captain Sir Robert Bourchier Sherard Wrey RN d.1916

Location

St Peter's Church, Tawstock, Devon, England

Transcript

‘IN LOVING AND HONOURED / MEMORY OF / SIR BOURCHIER ROBERT / SHERARD WREY 11TH BART. / J.P., D.I., ELDEST SON OF SIR HENRY / BOURCHIER TOKE WREY 10TH BART. / AND OF THE HONBLE. MARIANNE / SARAH HIS WIFE ONLY CHILD OF / PHILIP CASTELL 9TH LORD SHERARD / CAPTAIN IN THE ROYAL NAVY / MAJOR AND LIEUT. COL. / ROYAL NORTH DEVON HUSSARS / OFFICER COMMANDING THE / ROYAL WINDSOR CASTLE GUARD / 1914-1916 / DECORATED FOR THE / ZULU, EGYPTIAN AND BURMESE / CAMPAIGNS BORN 23RD MAY 1855 / DIED 26TH JANUARY 1917. / THIS TABLET IS DEDICATED / BY HIS WIDOW JESSIE MAUD / LADY WREY DAUGHTER OF / WILLIAM THOMSON FRASER’

Details

Description: Alabaster wall tablet. The inscription tablet is flanked by pilasters, the entablature carved with three knots and the badges of the Royal Navy and North Devon Hussars. The family arms in the centre of a scrolled pediment. Heraldry painted and gilded.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: Interior
Materials: Alabaster

Event Category

19th century conflicts in Africa; 19th century conflicts in Asia

People

Wrey, Robert Bourchier Sherard
Age: 61
Date of Death: 26/1/1917
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Captain
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Recorder: Professor Norman Hammond & Dr J. L. Wilson
Photographer: Professor Norman Hammond