Captaim W H Brand.

WM reference
22546
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Ceremony
  • Dedicated : 21 October 1905
Current location

Lady Chapel
mounted into the South facing wall
St. Clement's Church
The Broadway
Leigh on Sea
Southend on Sea
Essex
SS9 2DE
England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 84158 85839
Denomination: Church of England

Description

Plain tablet with incised lettering.

Inscription

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.

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Brand, W H
See details

Subject/Period

Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Total names on memorial: 2
Served and returned: 1
Died: 1
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,relationships,additional
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Tablet
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 1240mm, width 750mm
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 21 October 1905
Attended by: UNKNOWN

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Private
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

Local Publication/Booklet 1978 Leigh Parish Church of St Clement, John Bundock

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