Lt E Wood
Derbyshire War Memorials
|  Home  |  Search  |  About war memorials  |  About us |  Other projects  |  
Memorial Title

Lt E Wood

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial tablet to Lt Edward Wood in St Matthew's Church, Pentrich, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Matthew's Church
Main Rd (B6016)
Pentrich
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE5 3RE

NGR:
38974 52615 ±5m
(Map opens in new window.)
Location details:
On the north wall of the chancel.
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A wall-mounted white marble tablet on a black stone backboard. The plain oblong tablet bears an inscription incised in upright capital roman lettering. 

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet White marble c535 c820 20 Fair
Backboard Black stone 710 990 25 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF
LIEUTENANT EDWARD WOOD, OF THE 12TH. REGT.
BOMBAY NATIVE INFANTRY;
SON OF THE REVD. JOHN WOOD, AND 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.
ALSO IN MEMORY OF SUSANNA, DAUGHTER OF THE
ABOVE NAMED JOHN, AND EMILIA SUSANNA WOOD.
SHE DIED FEBRUARY THE 12TH. 1849, AGED 38 YEARS,
AND IS BURIED IN THIS CHURCH-YARD.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Colonial India
(British Invasion of Sindh).
Totals
Action Battle of Miani (or Meeanee)
(7 Feb 1843)
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council

Local authorities:
From 19th century: Pentrich Parish Council; Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Pentrich Parish Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
13th February, 1967: The church was listed Grade I, Heritage List for England number 1109151.

26th July, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
References
Comments
The aggressive and exaggerated description of the battle bears little resemblance to modern analysis and interpretation of the invasion.

Can you add to or correct anything on this page? Let us know.
Page © Roy Branson