mounted into the South facing wall
St Clements Church
Leigh On Sea
Southend On Sea
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 840 860
Denomination: Church of England
Plain tablet with incised lettering.
ON THE CENTENARY OF/ TRAFALGAR/ THE FOUR SURVIVING SONS OF CAPTAIN W H BRAND/ WHO IS BURIED HERE, HAVE PLACED THIS STONE TO/ RECORD THAT, AS MIDSHIPMAN OF H.M.S. REVENGE/ HE WAS ONE OF THOSE WHO, IN THE MOMENTOUS/ BATTLE OF 21ST OCTOBER 1805, SO AMPLY/ SATISFIED THEIR COUNTRY THAT THEY HAD DONE/ THEIR DUTY./ THROUGHOUT THE TEN YEARS OF ALMOST CEASELESS/ WARFARE FOLLOWING NELSON'S VICTORY, CAPTAIN/ BRAND BORE A GALLANT PART IN MANY DANGEROUS/ ENGAGEMENTS AND ENTERPRISES, DISTINGUISHING/ HIMSELF BY DEVOTION TO DUTY, DARING AND SEAMANSHIP/ WORTHY OF ENGLAND'S NAVAL TRADITIONS./ IN THE PERIOD OF HIS COUNTRY'S GREAT STRUGGLE/ CAPTAIN BRAND'S FATHER, HIMSELF FORMERLY IN/ THE NAVY, GAVE FOUR OTHER SONS TO HER SERVICE, ONE TO THE MILITARY AND THREE TO THE NAVAL/ FORCES. OF THE LATTER, LIEUTENANT GEORGE/ ROWLEY BRAND, LOST HIS LIFE IN ACTION IN 1806,/ UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES PUBLICLY RECOGNISED AS OF/ HEROIC GALLANTRY, GOING DOWN ON H.M.S. UNIQUE,/ WHICH HE COMMANDED WITH COLOURS FLYING AND/ HIMSELF COVERED WITH TWENTY SEVERE/ WOUNDS.
Names on memorial
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Total names on memorial: 2
Served and returned: 1
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,relationships,additional
Order of information: Undefined
Measurements: height 1240mm, width 750mm
Date: 21 October 1905
Attended by: UNKNOWN
Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A
Unknown or N/A
Local Publication/Booklet 1978 Leigh Parish Church of St Clement, John Bundock
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