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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Wigtown
Town
Stranraer
County
Dumfries And Galloway
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
72100
Current location

Holy Ground Community Church
Church Street
Stranraer
Wigtown
Dumfries And Galloway
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NX 060 605
Denomination: Non-denominational

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Description
Large Marble Family Tablet
Inscription
Sacred to the memory/of/Captain John Taylor/son of Hugh Lewis Taylor MD/ born in Stranraer 1st June 1793 and died there 30th September 1863/and is interred in the tomb at the entrance of this churchyard/He was one of the few remaining veterans of the peninsular war, having served through these campaigns/in the 91st Highlanders until dangerously wounded at the battle of Orthes, the bullet being in his head four years/ Vittoria, Pampeluna, Pyranees, Nive, Nivelle, Bayonne, Toulouse and Orthes,/ were some of the hard won fields in which he was engaged, and for which he received a Penisular medal. /He afterwards filled the duties of Staff Officer of Pensioners in the Carlisle District/and was for many years a magistrate of his local county, he was a man of great benevolence/and the strictest integrity, esteemed and respected by all who knew him, and deeply mourned/by his widow and family.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Taylor, John
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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, relationships, other, additional, rank, date of birth, date of death, place of burial, regiment, place of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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