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Lieutenant G.E.S. Salt, 1st Royal Welch Fusiliers 8 years 5 months ago #16088

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A memorial celtic cross, dedicated to George Edmund Stevenson Salt, in Holy Trinity churchyard, Baswich, near Stafford.

The inscription reads -
"In memory of
George Edmund Stevenson Salt
Lieutenant 1st Battn. Royal Welch Fusiliers
Third son of Sir Thomas Salt Bart. of
Weeping Cross Stafford
Born 19th Feby. 1875
Died of enteric fever in hospital
at Modderspruit near Ladysmith Natal
on 3rd April 1900
while on active service in South Africa
and buried in the Cemetery of
that place

The Lord is on my side I will not fear
what man doeth unto me Ps.CXIII.6
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Quite remarkable, just no expense spared here, I suppose his family must have been very upset indeed, he is also remembered at Charterhouse.

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Hi there,

Here is a pic of his grave in SA. Picture courtesy of the eGGSA Library.





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Berenice,

That's an excellent photo and Adrian's is a great addition too.

This name rang a bell for me. I remember doing some research at the National Archives for,someone a few years ago. I will see if I still have it.

Can I ask if you are connected to Lt Salt?

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djb wrote: Can I ask if you are connected to Lt Salt?


No, no relation. There's a small village called Salt not too far from Baswich and there was a salt mining industry in the area.

In addition to G.E.S Salt from the S.A. War there's a Captain Walter P. Salt on the parish's WW1 memorial.

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