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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Reading
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Maker
Michael R Eastham, Conservator of Sculpture (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: 29 Oct 2009
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
41386
Current location

Reading Minster (St Mary's Church)
St Marys Butts
Reading
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 2LQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 71413 73335
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Stone tablet mounted on southern exterior wall.
Inscription
TO/ THE MEMORY OF/ LAURENTHES BRAAG/ A DANISH MERCHANT/ BORN/ IN THE ISLAND OF ST CROIX/ IN THE WEST INDIES 21ST JULY, 1783/ AND DIED/ AS A PRISONER OF WAR ON PAROLE IN READING/ THE 3RD OF SEPTEMBER 1808/ IN THE 26TH YEAR OF HIS AGE/ HE LIVED/ ESTEEMED AND BELOVED BY HIS/ FRIENDS AND COUNTRYMEN/ BY WHOM THIS STONE/ IS RAISED
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Braag, Laurenthes
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Commemorations
  • Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, date of death, place of death, forename, manner of death, date of birth, place of birth, occupation, manner of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 100MM, height 500MM, width 1000MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
2009: Text and border restored by Reading Civic Society (works by Michael Eastham and Joscelyn Schmidt at a cost of £1,300); 2007: Cleaned, secured and stone plinth set over. 2001: BADLY WEATHERED
Costs

Comments: The total cost to re-touch the memorial after the surface deterioration caused by weathering was £1,311. This was paid for by the Reading Civic Society.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
St Marys Reading Minster

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