Anglesea Barracks, Hobart, Tasmania / BOWDEN, Mathew

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BOWDEN, Mathew

Sacred to the memory of
Late Principal Surgeon of
this Colony,
to which he came with
the late Govr. COLLINS
Departed this life Octr. the 23
1814. Aged 35 years 12 days
Leaving a family of 4 children
with a disconsulate mother
to lament the loss of their
dear protector who fullfilled
the duties of an affectionate
Husband a tender father
and a faithful friend.
In the early part of his life he had
the honor to bear His Majesty's
Commission as Surgeon in the Royal
Lancashire or King's own Regt. under
the Command of Sir H. Houghton and
after faithfully and honourably conduct
-ing himself so as to gain the admi-
ration of his cuntry the awful hand
of death summoned him to an imm-
ortal crown of glory.
All earthly honours soon or late must die
And in the silent tomb neglected lie
But Christian worth and virtue so renowned
In Glorious immortality is found.

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