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- In the North Transept, west aisle, a marble wall monument carved in the round with a bust of a soldier on a pedestal, and two supporting figures. In the centre is a bust of a young man on a convex pedestal, its inscription surrounded by a wreath; to the left is an allegorical female figure with plumed helmet, spear and masked shield; on the right a naked man with animal skin and club; the two figures clasp each others' hands in front of the bust. The whole stands on a plain rectangular podium with the memorial inscription.
- between the two figures: MYERS below on panel: ERECTED AT PUBLIC EXPENSE TO THE MEMORY OF//LIEUTENANT COLONEL SIR WILLIAM MYERS BART/WHO FELL GLORIOUSLY IN THE BATTLE OF ALBUERA MAY 16th 1811/ AGED 27 YEARS/ HIS ILLUSTRIOUS COMMANDER THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON BORE THIS HONOURABLE TESTIMONY/ TO HIS SERVICES AND ABILITIES IN A LETTER TO LADY MYERS WRITTEN FROM ELVAS MAY 20th 1811/ "IT WILL BE SOME CONSOLATION TO YOU TO KNOW THAT YOUR SON FELL IN AN ACTION IN WHICH, IF POSSIBLE, THE BRITISH TROOPS SURPASSED ALL THEIR FORMER DEEDS, AND AT/ THE HEAD OF THE FUSILIERS BRIGADE, TO WHICH A GREAT PART OF THE FINAL SUCCESS/ OF THE DAY WAS TO BE ATTRIBUTED. AS AN OFFICER HE HAD ALREADY BEEN HIGHLY/ DISTINGUISHED AND, IF PROVIDENCE HAD PROLONGED HIS LIFE, HE PROMISED TO BECOME/ ONE OF THE BRIGHTEST ORNAMENTS TO HIS PROFESSION AND AN HONOUR TO HIS COUNTRY".
- Inscription legible?
- Names on memorial
- Myers, William
- Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank, date of death, place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,additional
Order of information: Undefined
- Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
- Listing information
- This memorial is not currently listed. Find out how to nominate this memorial for inclusion on the National Heritage List for England
- More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
- Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
- ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL by BURMAN, PETER P. 158 Source: Image Library NIWM
- DICTIONARY OF BRITISH SCULPTORS 1660 - 1851 by GUNNIS, RUPERT P. 226 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:MURRAYS SALES AND SERVICE CO. 1968 LONDON
- St Paul's Cathedral Inventory Inv no.2482
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