“Sacred to the memory of Christopher Peach Pemberton, late Captain and Leut. Colonel Scots Fusilier Guards, eldest son of Christopher Robert Pemberton esq.of this parish. He was killed at the Battle of Sedan on the 1st September 1870 in the 31st year of his age. Being present with the 12th Corps. of the Prussian Army for the purpose of observing and recording the events of the war between France and Germany. He fell towards the close of the battle whilst advancing with the staff of the Crown Prince of Saxony. With more than ordinary talent was blended a chivalrous personal courage coveined with a warm and affectionate heart revealed by the beautiful sentiments of christian piety and benevolence pervading his published letters on this sanuinary war. Beloved and lamented by all who knew him, deeply deplored by his afflicted family”. (Memorial Inscription, St Margaret’s Church, Newton, Cambridgeshire, England).
Christopher Peach Pemberton was born in London, the son of Major Christopher Robert Pemberton, a descendent of Sir Francis Pemberton, Lord Chief Justice of England in 1681 and Henrietta Elizabeth Harriet Peach, daughter of Nathaniel William Peach M.P., of Ketteringham Hall, Norfolk. In 1869 The Oxford University Press published Christophers book ‘The Scapegoat’ under the pseudonym ‘Leo’. A copy is available from Google Books