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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Babergh
Town
Long Melford
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
4460
Current location

Holy Trinity Church
Church Walk
Long Melford
Babergh
Suffolk
CO10 9DL
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 86505 46761
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Tablet with stone canopy and two coats of arms above inscription.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF ADMIRAL SIR HYDE PARKER/ SECOND SON OF/ VICE ADMIRAL SIR HYDE PARKER BART./ DIED 16TH MARCH 1807 AGED 67/ AND OF HIS THREE SONS BY HIS FIRST WIFE ANNE/ DAUGHTER OF JOHN PALMER BOTELER ESQ./ 1 VICE ADMIRAL HYDE PARKER C.B./ WHO DIED WHILE SENIOR NAVAL LORD OF ADMIRALTY/ 26TH MAY 1854 2 MAJOR GENERAL JOHN BOTELER PARKER C. B./ OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY/ WHO LOST HIS LEFT LEG AT THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO/ AND DIED LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE, WOOLWICH/ 25TH MAY 1851/ 3 LIEUTENANT HARRY PARKER COLDSTREAM GUARDS/ KILLED AT THE BATTLE OF TALAVERA/ 27TH JULY 1809/ ALSO IN MEMORY OF HIS SECOND WIFE FRANCES/ DAUGHTER OF ADMIRAL SIR RICHARD ONSLOW BART CGB/ LIEUTENANT GENERAL OF THE MARINES/ BY WHOM HE LEFT ISSUE/ ADMIRAL SIR HYDE PARKER COMMANDED A SQUADRON/ OF FRIGATES IN THE FIRST AMERICAN WAR AND FOR THE SERVICES/ OF THAT PERIOD REICEIVED THE KNIGHTHOOD. HE WAS AFTERWARDS COMMANDER IN CHIEF/ IN THE WEST INDIES AND OF THE BALTIC/ FLEET AT THE BATTLE OF COPENHAGEN FOR WHICH/ ACTION HE WAS VOTED THE THANKS OF THE PARLIAMENT.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Parker, Harry
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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: Forename, surname, rank, regiment, manner of death, date of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 1524 mm, width 750 mm
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
PCC

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