Midshipman T Luce and Lt Edward Luce

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Reference WMO241900

Address:

Malmesbury Abbey

Malmesbury 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:
  • Colonial India
  • Crimean War (1853-1856)
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SACRED/ TO THE MEMORY OF/ THOMAS AND EDWARD LUCE/ SONS OF THOMAS LUCE ESQ/ SONS OF THOMAS LUCE ESQ./ OF THIS BOROUGH AND SUSAN HIS WIFE/ THOMAS WAS BORN AT MALMESBURY/ ON THE 13TH OF AUGUST 1824 AND DIED/ ON THE 22ND OF OCTOBER 1845 AT BOMBAY/ ON BOARD THE AUCKLAND STEAM FRIGATE/ A MIDSHIPMAN IN THE INDIAN NAVY/ HIS BROTHER OFFICERS ERECTED A TOMB/ OVER HIS REMAINS IN THE COLABA CEMETERY/ AT BOMBAY IN TOKEN OF THEIR ESTIMATION/ OF HIS ADMIRABLE QUALITIES AND THEIR SORROW FOR HIS LOSS/ EDWARD WAS ALSO BORN AT MALMESBURY/ ON THE 3RD OF FEBRUARY 1831 AND WAS/ KILLED BY A CANNON BALL AT THE BOMBARDMENT OF SEBASTOPAL (SIC), ON THE 11TH OF APRIL 1855/ A LIEUTENANT IN THE ROYAL ARTILLERY/ LORD RAGLAN'S DESPATCH SAID OF HIM/ 'THE ROYAL ARTILLERY HAS TO LAMENT THE/ DEATH OF LIEUTENANT LUCE, WHO WAS A/ ZEALOUS OFFICER OF MUCH PROMISE.'/ IN EVERY STAGE OF HIS SHORT LIFE/ HE WAS CONSPICUOUS FOR GENTLENESS OF/ DISPOSITION, EXEMPLARY CONDUCT AND/ A DEEP SENSE OF RELIGION/ HIS GRAVE IS ON THE FIELD OF INKERMAN

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