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Napoleonic French Prisoners of War 1809 - 1814

WM reference
2878
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 1865
Current location

North east of HMP Dartmoor
in cemetery / grounds
29
HM Prison Dartmoor
Blackabrook Avenue
Princetown
West Devon
Devon
PL20 6RH
England
OS Grid Ref.: SX 58912 74200
Denomination: Undefined

Description

Raised ground with stone edging surmounted by granite obelisk with incised inscription on the south east face

Inscription

IN/ MEMORY OF/ FRENCH PRISONERS/ OF WAR/ WHO DIED/ IN DARTMOOR PRISON/ BETWEEN THE YEARS/ 1809 & 1814/ AND LIE BURIED HERE/ DULCE ET DECORUM EST/ PRO PATRIA/ MORI

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Obelisk
Condition: Good
Measurements: depth 500mm, height 3000mm, width 500mm
Materials: Granite
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 1865
Attended by: Cpt. W.J. Stopford (Governor of HMP Dartmoor)

Costs

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

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Mr Brett Johnson, museum curator of HMP Dartmoor

Notes

Ref: ‘Princetown - its Rise and Progress' by William Crossing

Reference

Our Blog http://ukniwm.wordpress.com/2008/02/27/i-am-the-enemy-you-killed-my-friend/

Reference

Our Blog http://ukniwm.wordpress.com/2007/10/01/dulce-et-decorum-est-pro-patria-mori/

Reference

'Princetown -it's Rise and Progress' - William Crossing

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