Whiston : Honourable E.M.Irby Memorial Tablet.


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Reference WMO217254

Address:

St. Mary the Virgin Church,

Whiston, Northampton

NN7 1NN

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Revolutionary/Napoleonic (1792-1815)
About the memorial: The wall mounted marble tablet is located in the Church. Tablet is crown-shaped at top, with image of a cannon, flags & spears at base.
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SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE HONOURABLE EDWARD METHUEN IRBY, SIXTH SON OF FREDERICK AND CHRISTIAN, LORD AND LADY BOSTON, AND ENSIGN IN THE 3RD REGT OF FOOT GUARDS. HE WAS BORN MARCH 21ST 1788 HE WAS KILLED AT THE BATTLE OF TALAVERA, JULY 28TH 1809, ON THE DAY OF THE SPLENDID VICTORY GAINED BY THE BRITISH ARMS. AS A SON, HE WAS MOST EXEMPLARY AND DUTIFUL; AS A BROTHER, KIND AND AFFECTIONATE; AS A FRIEND, SINCERE AND FAITHFUL; TO HIS GOD, AND KING, MOST TRUE; IN HIS PERSON GRACEFUL AND ELEGANT; IN MANNERS COURTEOUS AND ENGAGING; ZEALOUSLY ATTACHED TO, AND INDEFATIGABLE IN HIS PROFESSION; BY HIS REGIMENT UNIVERSALLY BELOVED, AND AS DEEPLY LAMENTED. HIS CONDUCT WAS SUCH AS TO OBTAIN THE HIGH APPROBATION OF HIS SOVEREIGN TO WHOM HE HAD FORMERLY BEEN ONE OF THE PAGES OF HONOUR. HE WAS BURIED WITH HIS BRAVE COMPANIONS WHO FELL IN THE FIELD OF BATTLE.

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