Being stories that I may stumble across during my perambulations around cemeteries near and far

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

John Caldwell, Hospital Sergeant

This tomb has a nice clear inscription:

John Caldwell
Hospital Serjeant 1st. Battalion
The Royal Regiment
who departed this life on
the 20th. June 1832
aged 38 years

He has left a wife and daughter
to lament the loss of an affectionate
husband and tender parent

The summer of 1832 appears to have been particularly unhealthy for the Royal Regiment.


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