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Walter Carey Ea7

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b. 17 May 1817 - d. 19 Oct 1838

coel.

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.

Walter Carey

Educated at Elizabeth College, 1825-33, College No 64;
Joined the British Legion in Spain during the Carlist Revolution of 1836.
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 doing so.