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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Kingston Upon Hull
Town
Cottingham
County
Humberside
Country
England
Commemoration
Non-Combat Deaths
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
35900
Current location

St Mary the Virgin
Hallgate
Cottingham
Kingston Upon Hull
Humberside
England

OS Grid Ref: TA 04752 32938
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
LARGE TABLET. SURMOUNTED BY TAPERING STONE MOUNT, TOPPED WITH URN. TABLET SURMOUNTS ON TWO-STEPPED BASE DECORATIVE RELIEF ON TAPERING PART OF TABLET OF CROSSED FLAGS AND OTHER MILITARIA.
Inscription
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF/ RALPH BURTON ESQ./ COLONEL OF THE 3RD REG OF INFANTRY/ MAJOR GENERAL OF HIS MAJESTYS FORCES AND MEMBER OF THE/ HOUSE OF COMMONS/ WHO HAVING DEDICATED HIMSELF FROM HIS EARLIEST YOUTH TO THE PROFESSION OF/ ARMS. QUITTED HIS NATIVE COUNTRY TO TAKE PART IN A RUDE AND SAVAGE WAR./ BEGUN ON THE CONTINENT OF AMERICA AD 1754./ WHERE DURING TWELVE SEVERE CAMPAIGNS HE SHEWED A MOST UNWEARIED ZEAL/ AND FIRM COURAGE AT THE CLOSE OF WAR./ UNASSISTED BY PARTY BUT KNOWN TO COURT BY HIS DISTINGUISHED SERVICES./ HE WAS HONOURED BY HIS SOVEREIGN./ WITH THE COMMAND OF CANADA. APPOINTED COLONEL OF THE 3RD/ REG. LIEUT GOVENOR OF MONTREAL AND MAJOR GENERAL WITH EVERY TALENT/ THAT COULD FIT HIM FOR THE MOST SOILSOME FATIGUES OF WAR./ HE POSSESSED/ A PECULIAR COMPLACENCY OF MANNER WHICH RENDERED HIM MOST AMIABLE./ IN PRIVATE LIFE HE WAS MOST AFFECTIONATE HUSBAND A TENDER PARENT AND A WARM/ FIRM (?). THE LIFE OF THIS MOST VALUABLE MAN ESTEEMED BY HIS KING USEFUL TO HIS COUNTRY. EVER REGRETTED BY HIS FRIENDS ENDED SEPTEMBER THE 24TH 1768.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,age of death,relationships,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • HULL & YORKSHIRE MILITARY MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS VOL 1 by MANN, M & M Source: Image Library NIWM Published:HOME 1991 HULL

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