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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
City of London
Town
City of London
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Non-Combat Deaths, Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814), War of 1812 (1812-1815), 19th Century Wars (1800-1899)
Maker
GEORGE GAMON ADAMS (Sculptor)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11713
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 Crypt, Chapel of St. Faith Vestibule, an inscription tablet surmounted by bust. Carved marble At the top of the panel is a bust of a man with full beard, his head turned slightly to the right, with bare chest and shoulders (classical herm type). Behind are the masts of four battle standards, two with tasselled rope ties and banners. The bust rests on a base carved in relief with an image of a cannon, beneath which is a tall tapering plinth with the memorial inscription. This stands on a projecting base carved in relief with a bayonet rifle and sword crossed within a wreath.
Inscription
ERECTED/ TO THE MEMORY OF/ COLONEL SIR DUNCAN MACDOUGALL, K.C.S.F.,/ OF SOROBA, ARGYLLSHIRE/ BY THOSE FRIENDS AND COMRADES TO WHOM HIS PUBLIC SERVICES AND PRIVATE WORTH/ WERE BEST KNOWN/ HE SERVED WITH THE 53RD AND 85TH REGIMENTS AT THE CAPE, IN THE PENINSULA AND IN FRANCE/ AT THE SIEGES OF BADAJOZ, BURGOS AND ST SEBASTIAN,/ AT BAYONNE AND AT THE BATTLE OF SALAMANCA,/ WHERE, THOUGH WOUNDED, HIS GALLANTRY SAVED THE COLOURS OF HIS REGIMENT./ IN AMERICA, HE WAS AT THE BATTLES OF BLADENSBURG, BALTIMORE AND NEW ORLEANS,/ ALSO AT THE CAPTURE OF WASHINGTON/ HE FINALLY COMMANDED THE 79th HIGHLANDERS, UNTIL HE HE RETIRED FROM THE BRITISH ARMY/ TO JOIN THE BRITISH AUXILIARY LEGION IN SPAIN,/ AS QUARTER MASTER GENERAL UNDER HIS FRIEND SIR DE LACY EVANS LACY EVANS/ AND RECEIVED THE ORDER OF ST FERDINAND FROM QUEEN ISABELLA II./ IN HIS LATTER YEARS HE RAISED THE LANCASHIRE ARTILLERY MILITIA/ AND WAS AMONG THE FIRST TO PROMOTE THE VOLUNTEER MOVEMENT./ HE WAS A CHIVALROUS SOLDIER AND A WARM HEARTED FRIEND./ HE DIED ON THE 10TH DECEMBER 1862/ IN THE 76th YEAR OF HIS AGE.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Macdougal, Duncan
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Commemorations
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,forename,age of death,additional,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • War of 1812 (1812-1815)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 19th Century Wars (1800-1899)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • St Paul's Cathedral Inventory Inv no.424
  • Local Publication/Booklet pp.7-9 'Friends of West Norwood Cemetery' Newsletter' No.79 (Jan. 2014) Bob Flanagan: 'Who made the White House White?'. Biographical account of Sir D MacDougall, who is buried at Norwood (grave 8,306, square 22/36)
  • DICTIONARY OF BRITISH SCULPTORS 1660 - 1851 by GUNNIS, RUPERT P. 13-14 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:MURRAYS SALES AND SERVICE CO. 1968 LONDON
  • ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL by BURMAN, PETER P. 127 Source: Image Library NIWM

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