Captain Robert Salusbury Trevor, Kabul, 1841

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Captain Robert Salusbury Trevor, Kabul, 1841

Postby BereniceUK » 12 May 2014 18:29

In St Mary's Church, Eastham, Wirral.

TO THE MEMORY OF
CAPTAIN ROBERT SALUSBURY TREVOR
FORMERLY OF THE 3RD BENGAL CAVALRY
FIFTH SON OF THE
REV. THOMAS TREVOR TREVOR, L.L.D.
(VICAR OF EASTHAM AND PREBENDARY OF CHESTER CATHEDRAL)
BORN AT EASTHAM 30TH DECEMBER 1802, KILLED AT KABUL 23RD DECEMBER 1841
ONE OF THE VICTIMS OF THE TREACHEROUS MASSACRE OF THE BRITISH ENVOY BY AKBAR KHAN IN AFGHANISTAN.
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF MARY, HIS WIDOW.
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM SPOTTISWOODE, (LAIRD OF GLENFERNET, PERTH.)
BORN 17TH MARCH 1810, DIED IN LONDON 11TH OCTOBER 1889.
SHE ACCOMPANIED HER HUSBAND TO KABUL AND WITH HER EIGHT CHILDREN WAS AMONG THE FEW SURVIVORS OF THE
DISASTROUS RETREAT OF THE BRITISH ARMY IN 1842, WHO WERE HELD CAPTIVE FOR TEN MONTHS.

"THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH I WILL FEAR NO EVIL FOR THOU ART WITH ME" 23:4 PSALMS

ERECTED BY THEIR FIVE SONS AND TWO SURVIVING DAUGHTERS 1891

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Re: Captain Robert Salusbury Trevor, Kabul, 1841

Postby Frogsmile » 12 May 2014 20:00

Very interesting. I think that he is mentioned in the recently published book on that disaster - Return of a King, by William Dalyrymple. If you have not read it I do recommend it as a thoroughly good and rather sobering read.
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