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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Guildford
Town
Seale
County
Surrey
Country
England
Commemoration
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Maker
Lord Byron
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
41726
Current location

St Lawrences Church
Seale
Guildford
Surrey
GU10 1HX
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 89693 47896
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
STONE TABLET WITH INSCRIPTION. CARVED DRAPES AT THE TOP OF THE TABLET. BELOW THE INSCRIPTION IS A THREE MASTED SHIP STRIKING ANOTHER VESSEL AMIDSHIPS ON THE PORT SIDE IN A TURBULENT SEA. THIS VESSEL IS KEELING OVER TO STARBOARD. AT THE BASE IS THE REGIMENTAL BADGE OF THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS
Inscription
THIS STONE IS ERECTED IN MEMORY OF/ EDWRD NOEL LONG/ ENSIGN IN THE COLDSTREAM REGIMENT OF FOOT GUARDS,/ ELDEST SON OF EDWARD BEESTON LONG, OF THIS PARISH/ HE WAS BORN MARCH 22ND 1788,/ AND ON HIS VOYAGE TO JOIN THE BRITISH FORCES IN SPAIN,/ HE, WITH OTHERS OF THE REGIMENT,/ PERISHED IN THE OCEAN NEAR CAPE ST VINCENT,/ DURING THE CONFUSION OF A FATAL ACCIDENT,/ OCCASIONED BY THE ISIS MAN OF WAR/ FALLING ON BOARD THE TRANSPORT WHEREIN HE WAS EMBARKED/ THE NIGHT OF THE 8TH OF MARCH/ 1809./ THE EXCELLENT QUALITIES OF HIS HEAD AND HEART,/ WHICH SO DEEPLY ENDEARED HIM TO HIS RELATIONS,/ AND TO HIS MANY YOUTHFUL COMPANIONS,/ HAVE BEEN THUS COMMEMORATED/ BY HIS EARLY FRIEND AND SCHOOLFELLOW./ NOW LAST, BUT NEAREST OF THE SOCIAL HAND,/ SEE, HONEST, OPEN, GENEROUS CLEON STAND,/ WITH SCARCE ON SPECK. TO CLOUD THE PLEASING SCENE,/ NO VICE DEGRADES THAT PUREST SOUL SERENE,/ ON THE SAME DAY OUR STUDIOUS RACE BEGUN,/ ON THE SAME DAY OUR STUDIOUS RACE WAS RUN,/ THUS, SIDE BY SIDE, WE PASS'D OUR FIRST CAREER/ THUS SIDE BY SIDE, WE STROVE FOR MANY A YEAR,/ AT LAST, CONCLUDED OUR SCHOLASTIC LIFE,/ WE NEITHER CONQUER'D IN THE CLASSIC STRIFE:/ AS SPEAKERS, EACH SUPPORTS AN EQUAL NAME,/ AND CROUDS ALLOW TO BOTH A PARTIAL FAME;/ TO SOOTHE A YOUTHFUL RIVAL'S EARLY PRIDE,/ THOUGH CLEONS CANDOUR WOULD THE PALM DIVIDE;/ YET CANDOUR'S SELF COMPELS ME NOW TO OWN,/ JUSTICE AWARDS IT TO MY FRIEND ALONE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Long, Edward Noel
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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: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 55MM, height 770MM, width 61MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private

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