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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Babergh
Town
Alpheton
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
4380
Current location

St Peter and St Paul's Church
Church Lane
Alpheton
Babergh
Suffolk
CO10 9BL
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 87341 50472
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Rectangular white marble tablet on a black marble base.
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY OF/ JOHN SHEPHERD/ LATE A CAPTAIN IN THE ROYAL MARINES/ WHO ON THE JULY 1805, WHILE ENGAGED UNDER THE IMMORTAL NELSON/ IN AN ATTACK ON THE HARBOUR OF BOULOGNE/ RECEIVED A SEVERE WOUND IN THE HEAD, WHICH AFTER AFFLICTING HIM/ FOR TEN YEARS BROUGHT HIM TO AN UNTIMELY GRAVE/ ON 3RD NOVEMBER 1815 IN THE 34TH YEAR OF HIS AGE./ THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY HIS DISCONSOLATE WIDOW AS A SMALL TESTIMONY OF HER AFFECTIONATE AND A TRIBUTE TO THOSE/ DOMESTIC VIRTUES WHICH ENDEARED HIM/ TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, year died, regiment, place of death, forename, manner of death, age of death, relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 736mm, width 1016mm
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Black
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private

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