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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Allerdale
Town
Bassenthwaite
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Maker
PAUL NIXON (Sculptor)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13043
Current location

North wall of chancel
St Bega's Church
near the Lakeshore
behind Mirehouse
Bassenthwaite
Allerdale
Cumbria
CA12 4QE
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 22657 28738
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
MARBLE TABLET SET ON A RECTANGULAR ANGLED SLAB DARK GREY IN COLOUR. ACHIEVEMENT ABOVE THE TABLET DEPICTS A PLUMED HELMET WITH GR I I I ON IT. IT IS FLANKED BY TWO FLAGS WITH COLOURS AND ALSO A BUGLE AND SWORD
Inscription
THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED BY SIR F. F. VANE TO THE / MEMORY OF HIS SON WALTER VANE ESQ LATE CAPTAIN / OF THE 1ST FOOT GUARDS OF DUKE OF YORK'S REGIMENT / WHO WAS MORTALLY WOUNDED AT THE BATTLE OF BAYONNE / ON THE 14TH APRIL 1814 & DIED ON THE 19TH OF THE / SAME MONTH IN THE 19TH YEAR OF HIS AGE / HIS REMAINS WERE INTERRED WITH MILITARY HONOURS / BETWEEN THE CITY OF BAYONNE & THE VILLAGE OF BOUCAT / ALONG WITH MANY OF HIS BROTHER OFFICERS / WHO BRAVELY FELL IN THE SERVICES OF THEIR COUNTRY / ON THE SAME MEMORABLE OCCASION.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Vane, Walter
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Commemorations
  • Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, full forenames, rank, date of death, place of burial, regiment, relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 90mm, height 1235mm, width 1020mm
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Backboard
    Measurements: depth 25mm, height 158mm, width 1145mm
    Materials: Marble - Grey
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: By the casualty's father
Reference
  • DICTIONARY OF BRITISH SCULPTORS 1660 - 1851 by GUNNIS, RUPERT P 273 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:MURRAYS SALES AND SERVICE CO. 1968 LONDON

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