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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Beverley
Town
Cottingham
County
Humberside
Country
England
Commemoration
19th Century Wars (1800-1899)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
36130
Current location

ST MARY THE VIRGIN CHURCH
Hallgate
Cottingham
Beverley
Humberside
England

OS Grid Ref: TA 060 330
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
WHITE MARBLE TABLET WITH BLACK MARBLE PATTRESS. BRACKETS AT BASE. RELIEF AT TOP OF DRAPED FLAG ON POLE.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF CHARLES WILLIAM THOMPSON, MASTER OF ARTS OF QUEENS COLLEGE,/ CAMBRIDGE./ SOMETIME ONE OF THE TRAVELLING BATCHELORS OF THE UNIVERSITY./ LIEUT AND CAPTAIN IN HIS MAJESTY'S 1ST REGIMENT OF FOOT GUARDS/ WHO FELL IN ACTION BEFORE BIDART IN FRANCE ON THE 12TH DECEMBER 1813/ AET XXV/ WHILST SERVING WITH THE ARMY OF THE PENINSULA UNDER THE COMMAND OF/ THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON. HE WAS THE 3RD SON OF THOMAS THOMPSON ESQ. M.P./ OF THIS PLACE./ POSSESSED OF AN ARDENT MIND WHICH HE ENRICHED WITH A PROFOUND AND VIRIOUS/ LEARNING HE APPLIED HIS POWERS TO THE STUDY OF MILITARY SCIENCE AND UNITED/ TO A GENIUS FOR ELEGANT LITERATURE. AN ACCURATE TASTE IN ALL THOSE ARTS/ WHICH EMBELLISH LIFE./ THE LORD GAVE LIFE AND THE LORD HAS TAKEN AWAY./ BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD./ HIS REMAINS WERE DEPOSITED IN THE GARDEN OF M. COMMAMALLE NEAR THE ROAD/ FROM ST JEAN DE LUZ TO BAYONNE.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • 19th Century Wars (1800-1899)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,place of birth,place of burial,manner of death,relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Black
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
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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