Col. Holman Custance, late 50th, 9th and 10th Regts of Foot

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Reference WMO209604

Address:

St. Andrew's Church

North Pickenham

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Revolutionary/Napoleonic (1792-1815)
About the memorial: Within the church, high on the west wall of the north transcept.A white marble plaque surmounted upon a grey marble tablet, commemorating the life of Colonel Holman Custance, who served in the 50th Regiment of Foot, who served in the Walcheren Expedition and the Peninsular War, being severely wounded. He later commanded the 9th and 10th Regiments of Foot, and lastly appointed Commandant of the military barracks at Parkhurst on the Isle of Wight.
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THIS TABLET IS ERECTED IN MEMORY OF COLONEL HOLMAN CUSTANCE. (ELDEST SON OF WILLIAM AND MARTHA CUSTANCE) HE SERVED MANY YEARS IN THE 50TH REGT, OF FOOT, AND WITH THAT REGIMENT JOINED THE WALCHEREN EXPEDITION. AND ALSO SERVED IN THE PENINSULA WAR, WHERE HE WAS ENGAGED IN MANY OF THE PRINCIPAL BATTLES, AND ALSO MINOR AFFAIRS AND WAS SEVERELY WOUNDED. HE SUBSEQUENTLY COMMANDED THE 9TH AND 10TH REGIMENTS OF FOOT, AND LASTLY WAS APPOINTED COMMANDANT OF THE MILITARY DEPOT AT PARKHURST BARRACKS, IN THE ISLE OF WIGHT. HE DIED AT EDINBURGH, ON THE 4TH DAY OF OCTOBER 1850, AND LIES BURIED THERE IN THE CHURCHYARD OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN.

HOLMAN CUSTANCE

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