Captain Leicester William Le Marchant Carey - Ea20
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LE MARCHANT CAREY
CAPTAIN 4TH BATT.
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
He was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant to the Royal Fusiliers,
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.
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.