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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Mendip
Town
Wells
County
Somerset
Country
England
Commemoration
19th Century Wars (1800-1899)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1818
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
93160

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Current location

Wells Cathedral
Cathedral Green
Wells
Mendip
Somerset
BA5 2UE
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 55144 45887
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Large wall mounted tablet with inscription in black lettering.
Inscription
Sacred to the Memory/ of/ ANDREW FOSTER ESQUIRE/ A Native of this City/ Captain in the twenty fourth Regiment of Foot/ Who/ At the Capture of the Cape of Good Hope/ By the Forces under the Command/ of/ Lieutenant General Sir DAVID BAIRD Bart GCB. KC./ Fell in Battle/ On the eighth day of January 1806/ At the head of the Grenadiers of his Regiment/ He had dislodged from a Commanding Eminence/ A very Superior Number/ of/ The Enemy/ When he Received/ A Mortal wound/ In the thirty eighth year of his Age/ After a Zealous Service/ Of Sixteen Years./ In Testimony of Esteem/ for/ a Brother Officer/ Whose Life was as honourable/ as his/ Death was Glorious/ This Monument has been erected/ by his/ Companions in Arms/ 1818
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • 19th Century Wars (1800-1899)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, rank, unit and details of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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