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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
West Devon
Town
Princetown
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1865
    Attended by: Cpt. W.J. Stopford (Governor of HMP Dartmoor)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2878
Current location

North east of HMP Dartmoor
in cemetery / grounds
29
HM Prison Dartmoor
Blackabrook Avenue
Princetown
West Devon
Devon
PL20 6RH
England

OS Grid Ref: SX 58912 74200
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Raised ground with stone edging surmounted by granite obelisk with incised inscription on the south east face
Inscription
IN/ MEMORY OF/ FRENCH PRISONERS/ OF WAR/ WHO DIED/ IN DARTMOOR PRISON/ BETWEEN THE YEARS/ 1809 & 1814/ AND LIE BURIED HERE/ DULCE ET DECORUM EST/ PRO PATRIA/ MORI
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: depth 500mm, height 3000mm, width 500mm
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • H M Prison Dartmoor: Obelisk in the French Prisoner of War Cemetery
  • 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
Responsibility
Mr Brett Johnson, museum curator of HMP Dartmoor
Reference

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