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Captain Leicester William Le Marchant Carey - Ea20

The Mural Tablet of Leicester William

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LEICESTER WILLIAM
LE MARCHANT CAREY
CAPTAIN 4TH BATT.
ROYAL FUSILIERS
WHO FELL NEAR
HERLIES LA BASSEE OCT
20TH 1914 AGED 37 SON OF
MAJOR GENERAL CONSTANTINE
PHIPPS CAREY CP R.S.

b. Nov. 9th 1877 - d. 17 Oct 1914 s.p.

Married: 19 July 1910

Hilda Marguerite Stracey

daughter of Gilbert Hardinge Stracey and Louisa Anne Groucock.

He was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant to the Royal Fusiliers, 1898
Lieutenant, 1898
Captain, 1901
In the South African War, 1899-1902, he took part in the operations for the relief of Ladysmith, including the actions at Colenso and the Tugela Heights.

Medals: Queen's South African Medal with five clasps, King's South African Medal with two clasps.

From July 1903 till Oct. 1910 he was employed with the Egyptian Army
In Mar. 1912 he was appointed A.D.C. to the G.O.C. Southern Command.
He was 'reported wounded and missing, now believed killed,' in Casualty Reports of 20 Oct. 1914.
Mentioned in dispatches - Oct. 1914.

The Mural Tablet (above) to his memory is in the South Nave Aisle of the Town Church, Guernsey.