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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
City of London
Town
City of London
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
American Revolution (1776-1783), Non-Combat Deaths
Maker
JOHN CHARLES FELIX ROSSI RA (Sculptor)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11695
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 32035 81148
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
In the South Transept, east bay, a marble free-standing monument with an over-life-size statue of a General holding a sword, a tricorn hat at his feet. The figure has a cloak draped over his left shoulder and falling onto a plinth; he wears boots and spurs. The statue stands on a pedestal carved in high relief with a scene at the front showing a Roman soldier, a lion and winged Victory, and the sides carved with oak leaf festoons. The low base carries the memorial inscription on the front.
Inscription
ERECTED AT THE PUBLIC EXPENSE/ TO THE MEMORY OF/ GENERAL GEO.AUGS.ELLIOT LORD HEATHFIELD, K.B./ IN TESTIMONY OF THE IMPORTANT SERVICES WHICH HE RENDERED TO HIS COUNTRY/ BY HIS BRAVE AND GALLANT DEFENCE OF GIBRALTAR/ OF WHICH HE WAS GOVERNOR/ AGAINST THE COMBINED ATTACK BY THE FRENCH AND SPANISH FORCES/ ON THE 13TH. SEPTEMBER 1782./ HE DIED ON THE 6TH. JULY 1790.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Elliott, Godfrey, Geoffrey
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Commemorations
  • American Revolution (1776-1783)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,forename,additional,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    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.2489
  • Art & Architecture, The Courtauld Institute of Art B95/921;B95/922
  • ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL by BURMAN, PETER P 161 Source: Image Library NIWM

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