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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
St Edmundsbury
Town
Wickhambrook
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
Nine Years' War (1688-1697)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8976
Current location

All Saints Church
Church Road
Wickhambrook
St Edmundsbury
Suffolk
CB8 8XH
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 75353 54440
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
The deceased reclining on his side wearing armour. A replica helmet and crest hang above the memorial.
Inscription
DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THE WORTHY AND WELL-DESERVING SOULDIER THOMAS HIGHAM ESQ......SYEGE OF NIMEGAN......ACTION BEFORE THE CYTTE OF ROAN, SHOTT WITH A BULLETT AND MAYMED......TAKE CHARGE OF A COMPANY IN IRELAND......TAKING IN OF BELNEY BREKET ETNEY AND SKILLEN AND AT THE WINNING OF SLEGO CASTELL IN CONNAUGHT......BLACKWATER......(DIED) UPPON YE 15 DAY OF AUGUST 1630 The inscription is too long to transcribe - see references for further information
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Nine Years' War (1688-1697)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Black
Listing information
Condition
History
Original helmet and crest stolen in the 1970s. they were recovered by the police near Dereham and are now in safe storage
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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