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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
City Of London
Town
City of London
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Maker
MR JOHN BACON, JNR
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11680
Current location

St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's Churchyard
City of London
City Of London
Greater London
EC4M 8AD
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 32025 81148
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
In the Crypt, Nelson Chamber west bay, a sculpted marble wall monument with a medallion portrait on a sarcophagus flanked by two life-size figures and a lion. In the centre, a medallion portrait of a man, facing left, is set in a sarcophagus with lions' feet and draped with an oak trail, standing on a plain podium with the memorial inscription. On the left a female allegorical figure (Britannia) wearing a plumed helmet arranges the wreath with her left hand, her right resting on a shield. To the left is a seated mournful lion and on the right a young midshipman with naked torso kneeling before the podium and holding a banner on a mast. The figures stand on a narrow naturalistic base.
Inscription
ERECTED AT THE PUBLIC EXPENSE / TO THE MEMORY OF / CAPTAIN GEORGE DUFF, / WHO WAS KILLED THE XXIST. OF OCTR. / MDCCCV / COMMANDING THE MARS, / IN THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR, / IN THE FORTY-SECOND YEAR OF HIS AGE / AND THE TWENTY-NINTH OF HIS SERVICE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Duff, George
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Commemorations
  • Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 260mm, height 3960mm, width 2980mm
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £1,575

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Reference
  • ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL by BURMAN, PETER P 147 Source: Image Library NIWM
  • DICTIONARY OF BRITISH SCULPTORS 1660 - 1851 by GUNNIS, RUPERT P 28 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:MURRAYS SALES AND SERVICE CO. 1968 LONDON
  • St Paul's Cathedral Inventory Inv no. 2392

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