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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Canterbury
Town
Canterbury
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
19th Century Wars (1800-1899)
Maker
Thomas Longley (Sculptor)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
54435
Current location

Nave
north aisle
bay 3
Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 2EH
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 15064 57936
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Rectangular tablet with carved inscription in black Roman lettering, some of which is in italics. It is flanked by two columns sheathed in palm leaves and it rests on a shelf supported by two brackets. On top is a small pediment with a military insignia (a grenade) in the middle and with a semi-circular floral disc at either end. The whole is backed by a black marble slab.
Inscription
WITHIN THE CLOISTER OF THIS CATHEDRAL/ ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF/ HENRY BOSWELL BENNETT,/ LIEUTENANT IN THE 45TH REGIMENT./ "WHO FELL IN THE STRICT AND MANLY DISCHARGE OF HIS DUTY,"/ IN BOSENDEN WOOD, IN THE VILLE OF DUNKIRK;/ ON THE 31ST MAY 1838,/ AGED 29 YEARS./ AS A LASTING MARK OF SINCERE REGRET/ FOR THE MELANCHOLY LOSS/ OF AN AMIABLE AND ESTEEMED COMPANION;/ THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY HIS BROTHER OFFICERS.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bennett, Henry Boswell
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Commemorations
  • 19th Century Wars (1800-1899)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, date of death, regiment, place of death, forenames, place of burial, manner of death, age
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Backboard
    Measurements: height 1000mm, width 1350mm
    Materials: Marble - Black
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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