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Probationer Veterinary Surgeon Paul ANTHONY — 11th Hussars


Born at Bakewell, Derbyshire, on the 8th of December 1833.

Death & burial

Died 16th of June 1866 in Bakewell, Derbyshire, aged 32.

Death registration

Paul Anthony, aged 32, June Quarter 1866, Bakewell.

His death certificate shows that the cause of death was "Fungus Haematodis", and that he died, aged 32 years, on the 16th of June 1866 after a three-month illness. A Joseph Sharratt was in attendance and the informant of his death.

His will states that he was formerly of Rotherham, Yorkshire, and died at Bakewell, Derbyshire, leaving his estate (of under 600) to his mother, Mary, she being the sole Executrix. This is borne out by an extract from the Doncaster Chronicle, 22nd of June 1866:

"Death — On Sunday the 17th inst. at Bakewell, Mr. Paul Anthony, Veterinary Surgeon, late of Rotherham, Yorkshire. Aged 32 years."

Mr. Hodgkinson, of Bakewell, has provided further information about Paul Anthony's burial.

Both Paul Anthony and his parents were buried in Bakewell Cemetery (opened circa 1860, in what is now known as Yeld Road Cemetery). The graves are both in Plot Number 104, Section 6, and there are two gravestones.

Paul Anthony's headstone bears the inscription:

"In memory of Paul Anthony, who died June 16th 1866 in his 32nd year. 'In my hand no price I bring, Simply to thy Cross I cling'"

That for his parents shows:

"In the memory of Charles Anthony, who died August 6th 1859, in his 65th year. 'Father, thy will be done.' Also of Mary, his relict, who fell asleep in Jesus February 16th 1879 in the 67th year of her age. 'The Master is come and calleth for thee.'"

There appears to have been no reference to his military service.


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