Colonel E. H. Cheney, CB

Battle of Waterloo (1815)

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  • Listing Status: Grade I
  • District: Melton
  • Made by: Joseph Gott
  • Parish: Gaddesby

Marble carving of deceased astride wounded horse pointing forwards with sword in right hand. Relief carved into pedestal beneath of deceased defending regimental colours from French officer. Inscription under sculpture at top of pedestal and on accompanying wall plaque (white oval of stone on grey background). Originally at Gaddesby Hall - moved to church by rollers in 1917 when family vacated. Brass rails of gate at entrance of Chancel also used to surround statue at the Hall. Appears soldier still buried at Hall.

View Further Details Memorial Type:Serviceman or woman Ref: WMP0443 Other Designation: N/A UKNIWM Ref: 37683 Information Sources: LCC, Rfp Special Categories: Images, Survivors

Location

St. Luke's Church - Gaddesby
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Inscription Reads

MONUMENT: EDWARD H CHENEY CB COLONEL IN THE ARMY LATE SCOTS GREYS. J COTT. FT.
"TANNAR" ONE OF FOUR HORSES KILLED UNDER HIM JUNE 18TH 1815
WATERLOO PLAQUE: FATO PRUDENTIA MAJOR
IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
EDWARD HAWKINS CHENEY, CB
COLONEL IN THE ARMY
SECOND SON OF ROBERT CHENEY ESQR
OF MEYNELS LANGLEY, DERBYSHIRE; HE WAS BORN 4TH NOV 1778,
HE JOINED, AS CORNET THE SCOTCH GREYS IN HOLLAND;
UNDER THE DUKE OF YORK 1794; WHERE HE WAS SEVERELY WOUNDED;
AND SERVED WITH HONOUR IN THE SAME REGIMENT AT WATERLOO
IN THE BATTLE OF THE 18TH JUNE. FOUR HORSES WERE KILLED
AND THE FIFTH WOUNDED UNDER HIM, AND THE COMMAND
OF THE REGIMENT DEVOLVED UPON HIM
HE MARRIED IN 1811 ELIZA, YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AYRE ESQR, OF GADDESBY;
AND DIED THERE 3RD MARCH 1848.

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Name Rank Unit Batt Died Cheney - Edward Hawkins Colonel Royal Scots Greys 2 Dragoons 03/03/1848