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Frederick G. Egerton, H.M.S. Powerful - died of wounds at Ladysmith, 2.11.1899 2 years 2 months ago #65707

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An alabaster tablet in St John the Baptist Church, Flookburgh, Furness. The memorial was already in place by 20th October 1900, that being the date that the new parish church was consecrated.

There are also memorials to Egerton in King Charles the Martyr Church, Peak Forest, Derbyshire, and in St Mary's Church, Byfleet, Surrey, and his name is included on a memorial plaque in St Ann's, the Portsmouth Dockyard church, which was dedicated to the men of H.M.S. Powerful, who died in South Africa.


TO THE MEMORY
OF WILLIAM 7TH DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE BORN APRIL 27: 1808. DIRD DEC: 21: 1891. OF
BLANCHE GEORGIANA HOWARD HIS WIFE BORN JAN: 11: 1812. DIED APRIL 27: 1840.
AND OF THEIR TWO SONS FREDERICK CHARLES CAVENDISH BORN NOV: 30: 1836
KILLED IN DUBLIN MAY 6: 1882. AND EDWARD CAVENDISH BORN JAN: 23: 1836.
DIED MAY 17: 1891. ALSO OF FRANCIS EGERTON ADMIRAL R.N. BORN 1824. DIED DEC: 15:
1893. AND OF FREDERICK GREVILLE EGERTON COMMANDER R.N. WHO FELL AT
LADYSMITH IN SOUTH AFRICA NOV: 2: 1899, IN HIS 31ST YEAR.
THIS TABLET RECORDING THE NAMES OF HER BELOVED DEAD IS PLACED HERE
BY LOUISA C. EGERTON DAUGHTER OF THE 7TH DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE.
THE SOULS OF THE RIGHTEOUS ARE IN THE HAND OF GOD.



THE FIGHTING NEAR LADYSMITH.
The following telegram has been addressed by the chief of the Staff at Ladysmith to the Secretary of State for War: -
Ladysmith, Nov. 2.
Lieutenant Egerton, her Majesty's ship Powerful, Royal Navy, dangerously wounded this morning by shell left knee, right foot. Life not in danger at present.

The Times, Friday 3rd November 1899
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It is extremely sad to learn that the dangerous wounds received by Lieutenant Egerton, the gunnery-lieutenant of her Majesty's ship Powerful, during the artillery duel which took place on Thursday morning have necessitated the amputation of both the gallant officer's legs. The brilliant service rendered by the contingent which owes its proficiency to Lieutenant Egerton's training will accentuate the public sympathy with him in his honourable misfortune, and it is earnestly to be hoped that special and congenial employment may still be found for him in the service in which he has incurred, in the prime of life, such a melancholy loss.

The Times, Saturday 4th November 1899
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Lieut. F. Greville Egerton has been promoted to the rank of Commander, for special service with the forces in South Africa, to date November 3.
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The following telegram from Sir Redvers Buller, dated Cape Town, November 5, 8 40 p.m., has been received at the War Office: -
Following message by pigeon post from Ladysmith received to-day through commandant at Durban:
………."Lieutenant Egerton, R.N., of her Majesty's ship Powerful, wounded in the naval battery since dead."...…….
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DEATH OF COMMANDER EGERTON.
Much sympathy will be felt with the Duke of Devonshire and the Cavendish family on account of the news, published in another column, that Lieutenant Frederick Greville Egerton has died from the effect of his wounds sustained in action at Ladysmith on Monday. As will be seen by our Naval Intelligence, Lieutenant Egerton's promotion to the rank of commander in her Majesty's Fleet for special service with the force in South Africa, to date from November 3, was officially announced on Saturday.

Commander Egerton was the younger son of the late Admiral the Hon. Francis Egerton, of St. George's-hill, Weybridge, and Lady Louisa Egerton, sister of the present Duke of Devonshire. He was born in 1869, and became a naval cadet in 1882, midshipman in 1884, sub-lieutenant in 1888, and lieutenant in 1891. The last 2½ years were spent by him on the China Station as gunnery lieutenant of the Powerful.

The Times, Monday 6th November 1899

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Certainly a most impressive family memorial, the unfortunate Commander was buried in Ladysmith, I assume he is also remembered in All Saints church Ladysmith.

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There is a suburb in present-day Ladysmith called Egerton - I wonder if the two are linked?

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From The Black and White Budget, No.6.


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Rory wrote: There is a suburb in present-day Ladysmith called Egerton - I wonder if the two are linked?


If you go to page 88 at the link below ('Ladysmith: The Siege' by Lewis Childs), there'a caption to a photograph, part of which reads "It was here that Lieutenant F. Egerton RN, after whom this suburb is named, fell in action on 2 November 1899."
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Hello Berenice

In the Black & White Budget for May 5, 1900 there is a picture of a memorial to Egerton "in Stockport Church". I have been unable to find this "Stockport Church". Looking at the NIWM record for the memorial in Forest Peak the description and inscription match that tablet illustrated in B&W.

Begs the question, would this memorial have been moved from Stockport to Forest Peak?

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