Capt F A C Montague


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Reference WMO241546

Address:

St Cyriacs Church

Lacock North Wiltshire

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: Unknown
Conflicts:
  • Revolutionary/Napoleonic (1792-1815)
About the memorial: ROUND HEADED BLACK MARBLE TABLET SUPPORTING A PLAIN TABLET AND CORNICE. TROPHY OF ARMS ABOVE THE INSCRIPTION
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TO FREDERICK AUGUSTUS COURTENAY MONTAGUE/ CAPT OF THE 23RD REGIMENT, OR ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS/ AND MAJOR IN THE PORTUGUESE SERVICE./ ADORNED WITH THE CHOICEST GIFTS OF HEAVEN/ NATURE HAD WREATHED THE OLIVE BRANCH/ THAT SO CONSPICUOUSLY FLOURISHED ON HIS BROW,/ AS EMBLEMATIC OF HIS AMIABLE AND AFFECTIONATE MIND, PATRIOTISM AND LOYALTY/ THAT ROUSED HIM TO SEEK MARTIAL GLORY/ LED HIM TO VOLUNTEER HIS SERVICE/ IN HIS COUNTRY'S CAUSE AT THE EARLY AGE OF 16;/ AND AFTER DISPLAYING UNDAUNTED COURAGE IN HOLLAND,/ IN MARTINIQUE, IN THE EXPULSION OF THE FRENCH/ FROM PORTUGAL/ AND LASTLY AT THE AGE OF 26/ AT THE MEMORABLE OF ALBUERA IN SPAIN,/ FOUGHT ON THE 16TH OF MAY IN THE YEAR 181,/ HE FINISHED HIS MORTAL CAREER/ PIERCED THROUGH THE HEART BY A MUSKET BALL,/ WHILST GALLANTLY LEADING HIS MEN TO A CHARGE./ HE NOBLY FELL/ LEAVING THE LAURELS SO GLORIOUSLY ACQUIRED/ TO BE ENTWINDED ROUND THE HEARTS OF/ HIS AFFLICTED PARENTS/ WHO/ IN COMMEMORATION OF/ THEIR DEPARTED SON/ ERECTED THIS MONUMENT

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