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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Bristol
Town
Clifton
County
Avon
Country
England
Commemoration
Seven Years' War (1756-1763)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1767
    Attended by: Gen Sir William Draper
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3168
Current location

Near the roundabout
Clifton Down
Clifton
Bristol
Avon
BS8 4AG
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 56981 73276
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Near Christ Church
    Manilla Hall
    Bristol

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Large stone urn mounted on stone sarcophagus. Inscribed slate panels on each face.
Inscription
12'o clock inscription on the basement: SACRED/TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE DEPARTED WARRIORS/OF THE [...] REGIMENT/BY WHOSE VALOUR, DISCIPLINE AND PERSEVERANCE/ THE FRENCH LAND FORCE IN INDIA/ WERE FIRST WHITHOLD AND REPELLED/ THE COMMERCE OF GREAT BRITAIN PRESERVED/ HER SETTLEMENTS [...] FROM UNPENDING DESTRUCTION/ THE MEMORABLE DEFENCE OF MADRAS/ THE DECISIVE BATTLE OF WANDEWASH/ TWELVE STRONG AND IMPORTANT FORTRESS/ THREE SUPERB CAPITALS/ APCOT PONDICHERRY MANIJLA/ AND THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS/ ARE LASTING MONUMENTS OF THE MILITARY GLORY/ THEIR GENEROUS TREATMENT / OF A VANGUISHED ENEMY/ EXHIBITS AN ILLUSTRIOUS EXAMPLE/ OF TRUE FORTITUDO AND MODERATION/ WORTHY OF HEROES TRANSMITTED/ TO LATER POSTERITY/ THAT FUTURE GENERATIONS MAY KNOW HUMANITY IS THE CHARACTERISTIC/ OF BRITISH CONQUERORS. 6' clock: illegible on photos inscription on the urn: SISTE GRADUM QUI EST BRITONUM TIBI CURA VIATOR/ SISTE GRADUM VACUO REGOLAS INSCRIPTA SEPULCHRO/ TRISTIA [...] VIRUM QUOSBELLICUS ARDOR EORUM/ PROH DOLOR [...] UNQUAM REDITUROS MISIT AD [...]/[...] TIBI SIT LUGERE PUDOR SI FORTE TUORUM/ NOMINA NOTA LEGAS SED CUM TERRA [...]/ INVICTOS HEROUM ANIMOS ET FACTAS REVOLVAS/ SI PATRIA TE TANGIT AMOR SI FAMA BRITANNUM/ PARCE TRIUMPHALES LACHRYMIS ASPERGERE LAUROS/ QUI SI ASIAE PENETRARE SINUS ATQ[UE]ULTIMA GANGIS/ PANDERE CLAUSTRA PANES [...]N LACESSERE BELLO/ EX HIS VIRTUTEM [...] LABOREM/ FORTUNA[...] EX ALIIS BATTLE TABLETS: SIEGE OF/ MADRASS/ RAIF'D FEB 17/1759/ BATTLE OF/ WANDEWASH/ GAINED JAN 22/1760/ AROOT/ RECOVER'D/ FEB 10/1760/ (5 FURTHER TABLETS ILLEGIBLE FROM PHOTOGRAPH)
Inscription legible?
no
Commemorations
  • Seven Years' War (1756-1763)
    Total names on memorial: 23
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 23
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Urn
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
  • MEMORIAL TO THE 79TH REGIMENT
  • 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
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
Bristol City Council - Public Works Committee

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