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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
THOMAS BANKS RA (Sculptor)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11849
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 Nave, Chapel of All Souls, Burges stands on large oval plinth. BURGES IS CLAD ONLY IN A BRIEF CHLMAYS. VICTORY HANDS HIM A SWORD IN A SCABBARD. A CANNON STANDS BETWEEN THEM. FIGURES, BASED ON TRAJANS COLUMN, CARVED IN HIGH RELIEF ON THE PLINTH
Inscription
SACRED TO THE MEMORY / OF / RICHARD RUNDLE BURGES ESQUIRE / COMMANDING HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP THE ARDENT / WHO FELL IN THE XLIIID YEAR OF HIS AGE / WHILE BRAVELY SUPPORTING THE HONOUR / OF THE BRITISH FLAG / IN A DARING AND SUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT TO BREAK THE ENEMY'S LINE / NEAR / CAMPERDOWN / ON THE ELEVENTH OF OCTOBER / MDCCXCVII / HIS SKILL COOLNESS AND INTREPIDITY EMINENTLY CONTRIBUTED / TO A VICTORY / EQUALLY ADVANTAGEOUS AND GLORIOUS TO HIS COUNTRY / THAT GRATEFUL COUNTRY / BY THE UNANIMOUS ACT OF HER LEGISLATURE / ENROLLS HIS NAME / HIGH IN THE LIST OF THOSE HEROES / WHO UNDER THE BLESSING OF PROVIDENCE / HAVE ESTABLISHED AND MAINTAINED HER NAVAL SUPERIORITY / AND HER EXALTED RANK AMONG NATIONS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Burges, Richard, Rundle
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Commemorations
  • Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,additional
    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 by BURMAN, PETER P. 165 Source: Image Library NIWM

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