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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
North Wiltshire
Town
Malmesbury
County
Wiltshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Colonial India, Crimean War (1853-1856)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
24218
Current location

MALMESBURY ABBEYMalmesbury Abbey
Gloucester Street
Malmesbury
North Wiltshire
Wiltshire
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 9326887300
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
WALL MONUMENT
Inscription
SACRED/ TO THE MEMORY OF/ THOMAS AND EDWARD LUCE/ SONS OF THOMAS LUCE ESQ/ SONS OF THOMAS LUCE ESQ./ OF THIS BOROUGH AND SUSAN HIS WIFE/ THOMAS WAS BORN AT MALMESBURY/ ON THE 13TH OF AUGUST 1824 AND DIED/ ON THE 22ND OF OCTOBER 1845 AT BOMBAY/ ON BOARD THE AUCKLAND STEAM FRIGATE/ A MIDSHIPMAN IN THE INDIAN NAVY/ HIS BROTHER OFFICERS ERECTED A TOMB/ OVER HIS REMAINS IN THE COLABA CEMETERY/ AT BOMBAY IN TOKEN OF THEIR ESTIMATION/ OF HIS ADMIRABLE QUALITIES AND THEIR SORROW FOR HIS LOSS/ EDWARD WAS ALSO BORN AT MALMESBURY/ ON THE 3RD OF FEBRUARY 1831 AND WAS/ KILLED BY A CANNON BALL AT THE BOMBARDMENT OF SEBASTOPAL (SIC), ON THE 11TH OF APRIL 1855/ A LIEUTENANT IN THE ROYAL ARTILLERY/ LORD RAGLAN'S DESPATCH SAID OF HIM/ "THE ROYAL ARTILLERY HAS TO LAMENT THE/ DEATH OF LIEUTENANT LUCE, WHO WAS A/ ZEALOUS OFFICER OF MUCH PROMISE."/ IN EVERY STAGE OF HIS SHORT LIFE/ HE WAS CONSPICUOUS FOR GENTLENESS OF/ DISPOSITION, EXEMPLARY CONDUCT AND/ A DEEP SENSE OF RELIGION/ HIS GRAVE IS ON THE FIELD OF INKERMAN
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Loce, Thomas
Luce, Edward
See details for all 2 names
Commemorations
  • Colonial India
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,place of birth,place of burial,manner of death,relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Crimean War (1853-1856)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,place of birth,place of burial,manner of death,relationships,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private

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