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Name: George Way

Burial Number: 0322

Gender: Male

Occupation: Indian Army; Colonel;

Born: 06/03/1837

Died: 19/10/1899

Buried: 23/10/1899

Story

George Augustus Way was born at Great Yeldham, Essex, on 6 March 1837, eldest son of Rev. Charles John and Georgina Augustus Way.

He was educated at Eton and joined the 58th Bengal Native Infantry in 1855. He served in the Mashood Wuzeeree expedition in 1860, and was present at the action of the Berrara heights, both of which were campaigns to protect the region of the British Indian Empire, for this he gained a medal with clasp.  He was attached to 38th Native infantry in 1865-68, and became Captain in 1867; He was Station Staff Officer at Jubulpore and Saugor, 1868-73, these were administrative divisions of the central provinces of British India; He was promoted to Major in 1875; officiating the 7th Native Infantry 1877-78, and the 4th Native Infantry 1879. He Became Lieutenant-Colonel in 1881, and then served in the Akha Expedition 1883-84, this was a military expedition in India’s north-east frontier, for this he was mentioned in despatches. He was promoted to Colonel in 1885, and was subsequently Commandant of the 7th Bengal Native Infantry until 1892 (The Bengal Native Infantry were the regular components of the East India Company’s Bengal Army following the Indian Mutiny of 1857). He was placed on the retired list on 6th July 1894. He was also made a Companion of the Bath in 1896.

George married Catherine Corbould Warren on 3rd August 1864 at North Repps parish Church in Norfolk.

They had 9 children-

George John Way born 1865 India, Lewis Norman Way born 1867 India, Rupert Edward Way born 1868 India, Mabel Catherine Way born 1870 India, Winifred Way born 1872 India, Charles Gregory Way born 1872 India, Sybilla Way born 1875 Colchester Essex,   Katherine Way born 1876 Great Yeldham Essex,   Ehret Way born 1878 India (Ehret is also buried in Heene cemetery, he was a Mechanical engineer and spent time in India working for the Central Indian Railway Company)

George died on 19th October 1899 in Worthing Sussex, George and Catherine were living at 1 Heene villas at the time. He left £1363 10s (£106548 in 2020) to Catherine his widow. Catherine died in 1923 in Cranleigh surrey

 

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for George Way

Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 6 Plot: 2

Exact Location (what3words): dozed.lucky.larger

Ashes or Urn: Unknown

Headstone

Description:

Grave of George Augustus Way

Inscription:

Sacred to the memory of Colonel George Augustus Way C.B. ....born 6th March 1837 died 19th October 1899 and of his wife Katharine born 30th January 1842 died 23rd November 1923 Also of Ehret Way son of Co. George Augustus Way C.B. born 1st September 1857 died 29th August 1919

Further Information

Birth

Name: George Augustus Way

Gender: Male

Born: 06/03/1837

Town: Unknown

County: Essex

Country: England

Marriage

Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 3/8/1864

Spouse First Name: Catherine

Spouse Second Name: Corbould

Spouse Last Name: Warren

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Norfolk

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 19/10/1899

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1:

Address line 2:

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England

Obituary

Civil and Military Gazette – November 18th 1899

Colonel George Augustus Way, late Commandant 7th Bengal Native Infantry, has died at Heene Villas, Worthing, at the age of sixty two. He entered the Indian Army in March 1895, served with the Mahsud Wazirl Expedition, and was present at the action at Berrara, for which he received the medal and clasp. In 1883-4, he served with the Akba Expedition, obtaining mention in Despatches. Colonel Way, who, on her Majesty’s birthday celebration in 1896, was created a C.B., was a Magistrate of Essex.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1364 10 s d

Current value of effects: £106548

Census Information

1881

United Hotel Pall mall Westminster London

George A Way, visitor at hotel, age 44

Miscellaneous Information

Morning Advertiser August 6th 1864

Marriages – On the 3rd inst., at North Repps Church, by the Rev. P.C. Law, rector, George Augustus Way, Esq., Lieut. in H.M. Bengal Staff Corps, eldest son of the Rev. Charles Way, vicar of Bursham, Essex, to Catherine , eldest daughter of the late Rev. William Carbould-Warren, rector of  Talconeston, in the county of  Norfolk, and the granddaughter of the late Sir William Cubitt, F.R.S.,