Meanee and Hyderabad 1843
Chester Cathedral - "This tablet was moved from St. Thomas Church
Hyderabad, Sind, in 1952."
"To The Memory Of The Officers And Men Who Fell In The. Battles Of Meanee And Hyderabad Under Major General Sir Charles Napier, KCB, The Conqueror Of Sind.
MEANEE 17th February 1843
Major H.C. Teasdale Commanding 25 Regt B'bay NI
Capt W.W. Tew HM's 22 Regt.
Capt (Brevet Major) W.H. Jackson 12 Regt B'bay NI
Lieut (Brevet Capt) R.N. Meade 12 Regt B'bay
Lieut E. Wood 12 Reg't B'bay NI
European non Commissioned Officers 24
Privates of HM's 22 Regiment 2
Native non Commissioned Officers 30
HYDERABAD 24th March 1843
Capt Garratt 9 Regiment Bengal Light Cavalry
Lieut J.C. Smith 1 Troop Horse Artillery
Lieut Frank Burr 21 Reg't NI Mortally Wounded
European non Commissioned Officers 23
Privates of HM's 22 Regiment 14
Frank Burr - 21st Bombay
Memorial in All Saints church, Maidstone, Kent- "Sacred to the memory of Lieutenant Frank Burr of the 21st Regiment Bombay NI who died at Hyderabad on the 4th of April aged 19 years from wounds received in the battle of fought by Major-General Sir Charles Napier KCB with a force of 4500 men against Neer Sheer Mohamed of Meerpor with 20,000 Baloochees on the 24th March 1843. This tabler was erected by his brother officers as a token of their regard and sense of his merits as a friend and as a comrade and in honour of his gallantry and good conduct in the field on which he so gloriously fell."
Charles Garrett - 9th Bengal Light Cavalry.
Born 15th July 1809 at Deptford, Kent. Son of Vice-Admiral Henry Garrett, RN. Cadet 1825. Married Frances Smith at Nimach, 1832. Killed at Hyderabad (medal).
Edward Wood - 12th Bombay
Memorial in St. Matthew's church, Pentrich, Derbyshire - "In Memory of Lieutenant Edward Wood, of the 12th Regt. Bombay Native Infantry; Son of the Revd. John Wood, & Emilia Susanna his wife; He was Killed In Action at Meeanee, near Hyderabad, On the 17th Day of February, 1843, And was buried on the field of battle: He fell whilst bravely cheering on his men to victory, In that unequal and dreadful conflict, When Sir C. Napier with 2400 men Totally routed above 30,000 Beloochees. Esteemed and Beloved by his Brother Officers And fellow soldiers, Regretted and Lamented By all who knew him, he died aged 31 years."
(thanks to Alan Wood, Tasmania, Australia for this memorial)