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From: "Mary Hester" <>
Subject: [DEV] West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser. Friday 23rd, November,1855 - Captain DREWE
Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2012 15:17:07 -0000
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someone on the Devon List :
> West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser. Friday 23rd, November, 1855.
> THE 23rd REGIMENT, ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS - We understand that in this
> Regiment, the "Fighting 23rd," there are several Cornishmen, and it
> will be gratifying to them and their relatives at home to know, that
> the citizens of London, in Canada West, have erected in St. Paul's
> church, in that place, an elegant mural monument, with the following
> inscription:- "In memory of Lieut-Colonel CHESTER and the officers and
> men of H.M. Royal Welsh Fusiliers, who fell at the battle of the Alma,
> September 20th, 1854." The late Colonel Chester, with his regiment,
> was quartered a considerable time in Canada, and gained general esteem.
> This demonstration of feeling in Canada for the "Old Country" and its
> brave soldiers, cannot but be highly gratifying. The monument is
> sixteen feet high and six feet wide, and is of freestone, the
> inscription slab being marble. It will occupy a prominent position in
> the tower porch of the church of St. Paul. Another of the officers of
> this regiment, Captain DREWE, who had returned from the Crimea
> invalided, has had a splendid banquet given in his honour at
> Cullumpton, Devon, and has received a most enthusiastic reception from
> all classes in the Cullumpton district, where his father lives.
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