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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Wigtown
Town
Minnigaff (Monigaff), near Newton Stewart
County
Dumfries And Galloway
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814), 18th Century Wars (1700-1799)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
71949
Current location

Minnigaff Parish Church
Minnigaff (Monigaff)
near Newton Stewart
Wigtown
Dumfries And Galloway
DG8 6AB
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NX 41011 66604
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Marble Tablet on a Black Marble Backboard
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF/LIEUT-GENERAL THE HON SIR WILLIAM STEWART/2ND SON OF JOHN, EARL OF GALLOWAY /KGCB AND KTS/COL OF THE 1ST BATN. RIFLE BRIGADE/HE WAS BORN ON THE 10TH JANUARY 1773 AND DIED ON THE 7TH JANUARY 1827 AT CUMLODEN/FROM 1792 TO THE CLOSE OF THE WAR IN 1814 HE WAS ACTIVELY ENGAGED/IN THE SERVICE OF HIS COUNTRY DURING SEVENTEEN FOREIGN CAMPAIGNS/IN THE WEST INDIES, IN EGYPT AND IN VARIOUS PARTS OF EUROPE./IN ITALY HE SERVED WITH THE ALLIED ARMIES UNDER SUWARROWAND OTHERS. AT FEROL HE WAS SEVERLEYY WOUNDED/AT COPENHAGEN HE COMMANDED THE TROOPS EMBARKED WITH LORD NELSON,/AT WALCHEREN THE LIGHT BRIGADE AND IN SPAIN AND PORTUGAL/THE 2ND DIVISION OF THE ARMY UNDER THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON/IN EIGHT GENERAL ACTIONS/HE REPRESENTED THE COUNTY OF WIGTOWN IN THREE PARLIAMENTS/AND RECEIVED IN HIS PLACE THE THANKS OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS/FOR THE ABLE AND GALLANT SERVICE HE HAD RENDERED TO HIS COUNTRY/HIS HEALTH BEING GREATLY IMPAIRED/BY ARDUOUS DUTY AND NUMEROUS WOUNDS HE SPENT THE/LATER YEARS OF HIS LIFE IN RETIREMENT, WHEN HIS/UNAFFECTED PIETY, BENEVOLENCE AND RESIGNATION PROVED/HIM TO BE A SINCERE CHRISTIAN/HE DIED AT A PREMATURE AGE/A VICTIM TO HIS ZEAL FOR THE PUBLIC SERVICE/HONOURED AND ADMIRED BY HIS COUNTRY/BELOVED AND LAMENTED BY HIS FRIENDS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Stewart, William (the Hon Sir)
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Commemorations
  • Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, date of birth, date of death, rank, full details of military service, additional
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 18th Century Wars (1700-1799)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, date of birth, date of death, rank, full details of military service, additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Black
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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