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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Bath
Town
Bath
County
Avon
Country
England
Commemoration
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
55406
Current location

Bath Abbey
A3039
Bath
Bath
Avon
BA1 1LY
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 75091 64771
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Wall mounted marble tablet with inscriptions in black lettering.
Inscription
This Tablet is erected to the Memory of/ SOPHIA LOUISA GOMM, Daughter of Lieut Col GOMM and MARY ALLEYNNE GOMM (formerly MAYNARD)/ LIEU Col GOMM was killed when serving under/ Sir CHARLES GREY July the 2nd 1794 at the storming/ of Point a Petre in the Island of Guadaloupe./ His commander gave sincere and undoubted proofs/ of regret at his fall, He previously had been/ actively employed during the whole of the American/ War, and had gained the approbation of all those/ under whom he served. She whose loss is here/ commemorated died December the 10th 1817 at the age/ of 29 years. She had endeared herself to her relations/ and friends by an early Piety, and active Charity/ and all the milder Virtues of her Sex./ But to none could her merits be so well known as to her/ support, her comfort, and the adviser of her old age./ and whose grief at her early removal must be as/ lasting as breath and recollection remain.
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,place of death,forename,relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 600 mm, width 900 mm
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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