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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Southend on Sea
Town
Leigh on Sea
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 21 October 1905
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
22546
Current location

Lady Chapel
mounted into the South facing wall
St. Clement's Church
The Broadway
Leigh on Sea
Southend on Sea
Essex
SS9 2DE
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 84158 85839
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Plain tablet with incised lettering.
Inscription
ON THE CENTENARY OF/ TRAFALGAR/ THE FOUR SURVIVING SONS OF CAPTAIN W H BRAND/ WHO IS BURIED HERE, HAVE PLACED THIS STONE TO/ RECORD THAT, AS MIDSHIPMAN OF H.M.S. REVENGE/ HE WAS ONE OF THOSE WHO, IN THE MOMENTOUS/ BATTLE OF 21ST OCTOBER 1805, SO AMPLY/ SATISFIED THEIR COUNTRY THAT THEY HAD DONE/ THEIR DUTY./ THROUGHOUT THE TEN YEARS OF ALMOST CEASELESS/ WARFARE FOLLOWING NELSON'S VICTORY, CAPTAIN/ BRAND BORE A GALLANT PART IN MANY DANGEROUS/ ENGAGEMENTS AND ENTERPRISES, DISTINGUISHING/ HIMSELF BY DEVOTION TO DUTY, DARING AND SEAMANSHIP/ WORTHY OF ENGLAND'S NAVAL TRADITIONS./ IN THE PERIOD OF HIS COUNTRY'S GREAT STRUGGLE/ CAPTAIN BRAND'S FATHER, HIMSELF FORMERLY IN/ THE NAVY, GAVE FOUR OTHER SONS TO HER SERVICE, ONE TO THE MILITARY AND THREE TO THE NAVAL/ FORCES. OF THE LATTER, LIEUTENANT GEORGE/ ROWLEY BRAND, LOST HIS LIFE IN ACTION IN 1806,/ UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES PUBLICLY RECOGNISED AS OF/ HEROIC GALLANTRY, GOING DOWN ON H.M.S. UNIQUE,/ WHICH HE COMMANDED WITH COLOURS FLYING AND/ HIMSELF COVERED WITH TWENTY SEVERE/ WOUNDS.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Brand, W H
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Commemorations
  • Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,relationships,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 1240mm, width 750mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ST CLEMENT
  • Grade II*
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Local Publication/Booklet 1978 Leigh Parish Church of St Clement, John Bundock

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