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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
War of 1812 (1812-1815)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11689
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 South Transept a marble free-standing monument with a pair of life-size statues of generals. The figure on the left has a long cloak which is draped over his right shoulder, his hands placed one on top of the other on the pommel of a sword; the figure on the right rests his hand on the other's shoulder and also has a sword and wears a cloak which is carried across his chest and falls over the shoulder of the other figure. The whole stands on a moulded surbase on a low rectangular pedestal with the memorial inscription on the front.
Inscription
ERECTED AT THE PUBLIC EXPENSE/ TO THE MEMORY OF/ MAJOR GENERABLE THE HONBLE. SIR EDWARD PAKENHAM, K.B./ AND OF/ MAJOR GENERAL SAMUEL GIBBS,/ WHO FELL GLORIOUSLY ON THE 8TH. OF JANUARY 1815,/ WHILE LEADING THE TROOPS TO AN ATTACK/ OF THE ENEMY
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Gibbs, Samuel
Pakenham, Edward
See details for all 2 names
Commemorations
  • War of 1812 (1812-1815)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank, date of death,forename,manner of death,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Reference
  • St Paul's Cathedral Inventory Inv no.2488
  • DICTIONARY OF BRITISH SCULPTORS 1660 - 1851 by GUNNIS, RUPERT p.426 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:MURRAYS SALES AND SERVICE CO. 1968 LONDON
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Sir Samuel Gibbs (1770-1815) Published:Oxford University Press 2004
  • ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL by BURMAN, PETER P 161 Source: Image Library NIWM

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