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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Huntingdon
Town
Yaxley
County
Cambridgeshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1813
    Attended by: Unknown
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
76519
Current location

Wall mounted in North Chapel
St Peters Church
Church St
Yaxley
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
PE7 3LH
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 17700 91852
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Classical style white marble tablet with pillars at each side and urn at top, set on grey marble backboard. Captain Draper's grave is under a floorstone in the aisle nearby.
Inscription
INSCRIBED / BY THE DESIRE AND THE SOLE EXPENCE (sic) / OF THE FRENCH PRISONERS OF WAR / AT NORMAN-CROSS. / TO THE MEMORY OF / CAPTAIN JOHN DRAPER R.N. / WHO FOR THE LAST 18 MONTHS OF HIS LIFE / WAS AGENT AT THE DEPOT / IN TESTIMONY OF THEIR ESTEEM AND GRATITUDE / FOR HIS HUMANE ATTENTION TO THEIR COMFORTS/ DURING THAT TOO SHORT PERIOD / HE DIED FEB. 23. 1813. / AGED 53 YEARS.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Grey
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Details: French Prisoners of War

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