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Bodmin in Cornwall County, England, United Kingdom
 

Bodmin Beacon

 
 
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1. Bodmin Beacon Monument
Inscription.
Walter Raleigh Gilbert

Born
March 18 1785

Died
10 May 1855

To the Memory of
Sir Walter Raleigh Gilbert.
Lieutenant General in the Bengal Army
who, after sharing as a Subaltern
in the campaigns of 1803 and 1804 under Lord Lake
greatly distinguished himself in 1845 and 1846
as Major General commanding
the second Division of the Army in the Battles of
Moodkee, Ferozshah and Sobraon.
on the Sutleje
and subsequently in 1849 in those of
Chillianwala and Goojerat
in the Punjab.
And having eventually compelled the Sikh Chiefs
to surrender themselves to him at Rawul Pindee
with their whole Force of 16,000 Men and 41 Guns,
drove their Afghan Allies across the Indus at Attock,
and thus brought the War to a triumphant conclusion,
for which distinguished Services,
the Queen conferred on him the dignity of
a Baronet, and the Grand Cross of the order of the Bath
The Mouses of Parliament twice voted him thanks.
The Court of Directors appointed him to the Supreme Command India.
And This Monument
raised on this spot
at the earnest request of his fellow town’s men of Bodmin
has been erected by Companions in Arms and private Friends
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By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2018
2. Bodmin Beacon Monument

in testimony of their admiration
of his eminent Public Service as a Soldier,
and their regard and respect for his
estimable Personal Qualities

Erected in 1856 and 1857

E. Gilbert Hamley, Mayor

 
Erected 1857.
 
Location. 50° 27.919′ N, 4° 43.446′ W. Marker is in Bodmin, England, in Cornwall County. Marker is at the intersection of Barn Lane and Robartes Road, on the right when traveling east on Barn Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bodmin, England PL31 1BQ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry Memorial (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Bodmin Militia Stores Keep (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); U.S. Army 29th Infantry Division Memorial (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); RAF Linguists Association (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Bodmin War Memorial (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The Trafalgar Way (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Sir Arthur Quiller Couch House (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); St Breward War Memorial (approx. 11.5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bodmin.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bodmin Beacon Nature Reserve.
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By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2018
3. Bodmin Beacon Monument
(Submitted on October 4, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Sir Walter Gilbert, 1st Baronet on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 4, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2018
4. Bodmin Beacon Monument
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By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2018
5. Bodmin Beacon Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 4, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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