Client: Valentine Baker Pasha

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19.09.1885

THE MONUMENT TO THE DAUGHTER OF BAKER PASHA. …just completed by Mr. Forsyth, of Worcester… We understand that the memorial will be sent shortly to Cairo, to be placed in the cemetery there. [Worcestershire Chronicle]

08.10.1885

“…designing and executing Memorial in / the best sicilian Marble with sculptured lilies / in high relief” for General Baker Pacha [or Pasha] of Cairo, Egypt. Death of Fanny Baker nee Wormald in Egypt 1885, d/o Frank Wormald of Potterton Hall and 1865 w/o Valentine Baker, afterwards known as Baker Pacha, cavalry officer and brother of Sir Samuel White Baker, explorer, traveller and sportsman. Convicted of criminal offence which inspired the 1894 pornographic novel ‘Raped on the Railway: a True Story of a Lady who was first ravished and then flagellated on the Scotch Express’ and dismissed from army in 1875. Later served in the Russo–Turkish war and defended Tashkessan. Entered Egyptian service as Police Commander and served on the intelligence staff of force under Sir Gerald Graham in Egypt, and published works on military service.

22.12.1888

MONUMENTAL ART. …handsome monument has just been placed over the family vault in Claines churchyard, to the memory of the late Mr. James Dyson Perrins. … The whole of this work has been carefully carried out by Mr. W. Forsyth, of the Tything; who has also another monument in hand, which will be placed in Worcester Cemetery to the memory of the late Mr. Walter Holland. Mr. Forsyth has also received a commission to execute a monument for the late General Baker Pasha, who died in Egypt, and which will be placed in Cairo cemetery. [Worcestershire Chronicle]

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