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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Sedgemoor
Town
Wedmore
County
Somerset
Country
England
Commemoration
Anglo-Spanish War (1585-1604)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
30523
Current location

St. Mary's Church
Church Street
Wedmore
Sedgemoor
Somerset
BS28 4AA
England

OS Grid Ref: ST43468 47927
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
ROUGHLY SHIELD-SHAPED PLAQUE
Inscription
WOUNDE/ NOT/ VANQUISHT/ SACRED/ TO THE MEMORIE OF CAPTAINE/ THOMAS HODGES/ IN THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET, ESQ., WHO/AT THE SIEGE OF ANTWERPE ABOUTE 1583/ WITH UNCONQUERED COURAGE WONNE TWO/ ENSIGNES FROM THE ENEMY; WHERE/ RECEIVING HIS LAST WOUND HE GAVE/ THREE LEGACYES; HIS SOULE TO HIS LORD/ JESUS: HIS BODYE TO BE LODGED IN FLEMISH/ EARTH; HIS HEART TO BE SENT TO HIS DEARE/ WIFE IN ENGLAND./ HERE LYES HIS WOUNDED HEART FOR WHOME/ ONE KINGDOME WAS TOO SMALL A ROOME;/ TWO KINGDOMES THEREFORE HAVE A THOUGHT/ GOOD TO BURY/ SO STOUT AND SO BRAVE A HEART
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Anglo-Spanish War (1585-1604)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,place of burial,manner of death,relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 690MM, width 470MM
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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