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Captain J. H. Borton, 74th Highlanders - died at Cape Town, 16.8.1852 1 month 3 weeks ago #79982

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In St Mary's Church, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
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SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN HENRY BORTON ESQUIRE,
CAPTAIN IN H. M. 74TH HIGHLANDERS
ONLY SON OF JOHN HENRY BORTON, ESQUIRE,
OF THIS TOWN.
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BELOVED AND LAMENTED BY HIS REGIMENT,
HE DIED AT CAPE TOWN
FROM THE EFFECTS OF A PAINFUL DISEASE
BROUGHT ON BY THE TOILS AND PRIVATIONS
OF THE WAR WITH THE KAFFIR TRIBES
16TH AUGUST 1852
IN THE 30TH YEAR OF HIS AGE.
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"HE BROUGHT DOWN MY STRENGTH IN MY JOURNEY
AND SHORTENED MY DAYS."
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"MY LOVERS AND FRIENDS HAST THOU PUT AWAY
FROM ME AND HID MINE ACQUAINTANCE OUT OF
........................................................................MY SIGHT."
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