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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
Beverley
Town
Beverley
County
Humberside
Country
England
Commemoration
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Maker
MESSRS COADE & SEELEY (Designer)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34697
Current location

BEVERLEY MINSTER
Beverley
Beverley
Humberside
England

OS Grid Ref: TA 03767 39231
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
RELIEF SCULPTURE OF A WINGED FIGURE HOLDING AN OPEN BOOK AND RESTING ONE FOOT ON A CANNON. COLUMN CARVED BEHIND THE FIGURE AND WEAPONRY CARVED AT THE BASE. BELOW THIS IS THE INSCRIPTION TABLET WITH INSCRIPTION IN BLACK PAINTED LETTERING CANNON, CANNON BALLS AND OTHER EQUIPMENT CARVED AT THE FEET OF THE WINGED FIGURE. TWO FURLED FLAGS CARVED IN THE BACKGROUND. FAMILY CREST FLANKED BY FRONDS CARVED BELOW THE INSCRIPTION TABLET
Inscription
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF/ MAJOR GENERAL BARNARD FOORD BOWEN/ A BELOVED LAMENTED HUSBAND WHOSE VIRTUES ARE RECORDED/ IN THE HEARTS OF HIS SORROWING RELATIVES AND FRIENDS./ HIS DEEDS OF VALOUR IN THE ARMY ARE PERPETUATED ON/ A MONUMENT ERECTED IN THE CATHEDRAL CHUCH OF ST PAULS/ BY HIS MOST GRATEFUL COUNTRY AS A TRIBUTE OF RESPECT/ DUE TO THE MERITORIOUS ACTIONS PLACING HIM AMONG THE/ FOREMOST IN THE LIST OF THOSE GALLANT HEROES WHO HAVE/ BLED IN THE DEFENCE OF THEIR KING AND CONSTITUTION/ HE FELL ON THE 23RD OF JUNE 1812 IN THE 43RD YEAR OF HIS AGE/ AFTER ALMOST A LIFE DEVOTED TO THE SERVICE/ AND WHILE LEADING THE FORLORN HOPE TO THE ASSAULT/ OF THE FORTRESS LA MARCI SALAMANCA/ NO SLEEP THE BRAVE NOW SUNK TO REST/ BY ALL THIER COUNTRY'S WISHES BLEST.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bowes, Barnard Foord
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Commemorations
  • Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,relationships,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • YORKSHIRE HEROES VOL. II HISTORIC EAST RIDING TOWN OF BEVERLEY by MANN, MALCOLM K 66-67 Source: Image Library NIWM

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