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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Wealden
Town
Buxted
County
East Sussex
Country
England
Commemoration
Waterloo Campaign (1815)
Maker
Sir RICHARD WESTMACOTT RA
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
58535
Current location

On the south wall of the south aisle
St Margaret the Queen Church
Off A272 Buxted Park
Buxted
Wealden
East Sussex
TN22 4AY
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 48600 23040
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
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.
Inscription
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?
yes
Commemorations
  • Waterloo Campaign (1815)
    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,place of burial,manner of death,age of death,relationships,additional,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 20mm, height 1080mm, width 740mm
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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