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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
North Norfolk
Town
Melton Constable
County
Norfolk
Country
England
Commemoration
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
20139
Current location

CHURCH LOCATED ON THE MELTON HALL ESTATE
ST PETERS CHURCH
Melton Constable
North Norfolk
Norfolk
England

OS Grid Ref: TG 038 320
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
SHAPED WHITE STONE TABLET WITH MOULDED FRAME MOUNTED ONTO A OVAL BASE. URN DRAPED WITH GARLANDS IN RELIEF SURMOUNTS THE PLAQUE
Inscription
IN / REMEMBRANCE OF / FRANCIS / THIRD SON OF / SIR EDWARD ASTLEY BART / BY RHODA DELAVAL / HIS FIRST WIFE / WHO WAS SLAIN JUNE 17TH 1778 / IN HIS 21ST YEAR / ON BOARD THE ARETHUSA / FRIGATE IN THE ENGAGEMENT / WITH THE FRENCH FRIGATE / LA BELLE POULE / OFF THE ISLE DE BASS / ON THE COAST OF FRANCE / DULCE EST PRO PATRIA MORI
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: year died,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height C 1500MM, width C 1000MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
PCC
Reference

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