Walter Carey Ea7
b. 17 May 1817 - d. 19 Oct 1838
son of James Carey
and Caroline Guille Le Marchant
Walter Carey has a Mural Tablet
to his memory is in the South Nave Aisle of the Town Church, Guernsey.
Educated at Elizabeth College, 1825-33, College No 64;
Joined the British Legion in Spain during the Carlist Revolution of
With the 6th Scotch Grenadiers, he took an enemy Battery which had been
previously turned by the 3rd or Westminster Grenadiers, and in which
upwards of eighty officers and eight hundred men of the British Legion
were killed or wounded.
He was awarded the Cross of San Fernando for conspicuous gallantry.
He shortly afterwards was posted to the 15th Regiment, and went with
the Regiment to Canada.
During the sudden burning of the Barracks at Chambly, he got out safely,
but returned to save his Fernando Cross, and perished in the fire in