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Lieutenant George Edmund Stevenson Salt, Royal Welsh Fusiliers 5 months 1 week ago #52979

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In All Saints' Church, Standon, Staffordshire.


S ACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
LIEUT. GEORGE EDMUND
STEVENSON SALT

1ST BATTN ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS,
AND THIRD SON OF SIR THOMAS SALT.
1ST BARONET BORN IN 1873.
HE SERVED WITH HIS REGIMENT IN TIMES
OF PEACE IN INDIA AND ADEN AND AC-
COMPANIED IT IN 1899 TO THE WAR IN
SOUTH AFRICA. HE WAS PRESENT AT THE
BATTLE OF COLENSO, AT THE SEVERE
FIGHTING AT THE TUGELA HEIGHTS AND
THROUGHOUT THE RELIEF OF LADYSMITH,
AND WAS MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES
FOR CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY AT HORSE-
SHOE HILL, WHERE HE BROUGHT A MAXIM
GUN INTO ACTION UNDER A HEAVY FIRE AND
KEPT IT IN ACTION TILL THE SIGHTS WERE
SHOT AWAY. FIFTY BULLET MARKS WERE
COUNTED ON THE GUN AND GUN CARRIAGE,
AND ONE PASSED THROUGH HIS OWN HELMET
BUT HE ONLY ENTERED LADYSMITH WITH
THE RELIEVING FORCETO SUCCUMB TO EN-
TERIC FEVER OF WHICH HE DIED AT THE
AGE OF 27 AT MODDER SPRUIT ON 3 APRIL 1900.
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