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- Tablet with a stele of classical design background. The top has curved shoulders to a central point and proud at the sides by 2.5cm. The tablet inscription is white marble tapering outwards towards the bottom. On top it is surmounted by a stepped ridge. The top edge is similarly shaped as stele. The pediment has a shell design above recumbent scroll work and the bottom edge is chipped. The inscription is in black Roman capital lettering.
- SACRED/ TO THE MEMORY OF/ LT COL. SIR FRANCIS D'OYLY, K.C.B./ OF THE FIRST REGIMENT OF FOOT-GUARDS./ HE ENTERED THE MILITARY PROFESSION AT AN EARLY AGE,/ AND HAVING SERVED IN THE EXPEDITION/ AGAINST HOLLAND, IN THE YEAR 1799,/ AND AGAIN IN 1809, IN THE ATTACK/ OF THE BRITISH FORCES UPON WALCHEREN;/ HE WAS AFTERWARDS ACTIVELY EMPLOYED AS FIELD-OFFICER,/ DURING THE GREATER PORTION OF THE CAMPAIGNS IN SPAIN,/ UNDER THE COMMAND OF/ FIELD MARSHAL THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON,/ AND BORE A SHARE IN THE VICTORY OF SALAMANCA, OF VITTORIA,/ OF THE PYRENNES, OF THE NIVELLE, AND OF ORTHES./ IN THE GREAT BATTLE OF WATERLOO, JUNE 18TH 1815,/ HE COMMANDED A BATTALION OF THE GUARDS,/ AND WAS KILLED AT THE CLOSE OF THAT DECISIVE ACTION, AT THE MOMENT WHEN HIS MEN WERE ADVANCING/ AGAINST THE FRENCH LINE,/ AND WHEN THE VICTORY WAS NO LONGER DOUBTFUL./ HE WAS THE 3D SON OF MATTHIAS AND MARY D'OYLY;/ AND DIED IN THE 39TH YEAR OF HIS AGE./ A TABLET INSCRIBED TO HIS MEMORY, AS WELL AS TO THE MEMORY/ OF OTHER BRITISH OFFICERS,/ IS PLACED IN THE CHURCH AT WATERLOO./ IN THE SAME VAULT WITH THE REVD. M.D'OYLY IS INTERRED/ MARY, HIS WIDOW, WHO DIED AUGUST 13TH 1827 AGED 76./ THEIR SECOND SON SIR JOHN D'OYLY BART./ DIED AT KANDY IN CEYLON,/ MAY 25TH 1824 AGED 49.
- Inscription legible?
- Waterloo Campaign (1815)
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,place of burial,manner of death,age of death,relationships,additional,decorations
Order of information: Undefined
- Waterloo Campaign (1815)
Measurements: depth 20mm, height 1080mm, width 740mm
Materials: Marble - White
- Listing information
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- Lieutenant Colonel Sir Francis D'oyly KCB
- WMO ID: 217489
- Condition: Undefined [last updated on 11-10-2015]
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- Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
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