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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Sedgemoor
Town
Shapwick
County
Somerset
Country
England
Commemoration
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
30420
Current location

The Blessed Virgin Mary Church
Church Road
Shapwick
Sedgemoor
Somerset
TA7 9NE
England

OS Grid Ref: ST41774 38244
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Marble Tablet surmounted by a Marble Urn
Inscription
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF/ THOMAS HENRY GRAHAM, ESQ. OF THE HON. EAST INDIA COMPANY'S/ SERVICE AT BENGAL: WHEN ON HIS RETURN TO CALCUTTA IN THE KENT/ EAST INDIAMAN, WAS SLAIN BY A MUSKET BALL FROM A FRENCH/ PRIVATEER OF 36 GUNS ON THE 7TH OF OCTOBER, 1800 IN THE BAY OF BENGAL./THE JUST PROPENSITY OF AN HONEST AND GOOD HEART/ GAVE A GODLY PRESAGE OF TALENT AND VIRTUES, ADAPTED/ TO BENEFIT, TO DELIGHT AN IMPARTIAL SOCIETY/ WHEN THE VALUED AND VERSATILE POWERS OF A VIGOROUS MIND DID ACQUIRE/ WHATEVER OF [GOODNESS] OR USE THE SCHOOL OF WESTMINSTER OR UNIVERSITY/ OF GLASGOW COULD BESTOW./ HE INDULGED THE FOND BUT FRUITLESS WISH TO RETURN TO THE EAGER EXPAECTATION AND THE ARDENT HOPE OF AN ANXIOUS FATHER WHO SAW IN HIS SON THE WELL-EARNED RECOMPENSE OF AN HONOURABLE LIFE WITHIN VIEW OF A DESTINED PORT THUS FATALLY INTERCEPTED./ RIGHTEOUS ART THOU, OH LORD, WHEN I PLED WITH THEE YET LET ME TALK WITH THEE OF THY JUDGMENTS. THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED BY HIS UNCLE, GEORGE TEMPLER, ESQ. OF THIS PARISH
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Graham, Thomas Henry
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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, date of death, place of death, forenames, manner of death, relationships, additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 1430MM, width 640MM
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
  • 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

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