Ensign W Crowe and Capt F Crowe


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Address:

St Mary's Church

Alton Barnes, 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: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Colonial India
  • North America (1812-1815)
About the memorial: WALL-MOUNTED WHITE MARBLE TABLET. BLACK INCISED LETTERING. TABLET PITCHED AT TOP AND MOUNTED ON BLACK MARBLE.
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IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM CROWE/ ENSIGN IN THE 4TH KINGS OWN REGT. / WHO WAS KILLED IN THE DISASTROUS ATTACK UPON/ THE AMERICAN BATTERIES AT NEW ORLEANS/ ON 8TH JANUARY 1815 AGED 20/ BRAVELY BEARING THE BANNER OF HIS REGIMENT./ AND OF CAPTAIN FREDRICK CROWE, WHOSE EMINENT SERVICES IN/ COMMAND OF THE 1ST BATTALION OF PIONEERS/ DURING THE BURMESE WAR/ WERE ACKNOWLEDGED WITH DISTINGUISHED PRAISE/ BY THE GOVERNOR GENERAL OF INDIA IN COUNCIL/ VICTORY HAVING CROWNED THE BRITISH ARMS/ HE DIED AT MUSULIPATAM ON THE 9TH JULY 1826 AGED 38/ ESTEEMED BY ALL AS A GALLANT SOLDIER,/ BELOVED AND MOURNED BY THOSE UNDER HIS COMMAND/ AS A FRIEND AND A BROTHER.

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