Cuckfield Holy Trinity, Burrell Memorial

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Address:

Holy Trinity Church

Church Platt

Cuckfield

RH17 5LA

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:
  • 19th Century Wars
About the memorial: Monument to Percy Burrell, killed at Buenos Aires on 5th July 1807. Memorial raised by his brothers. Three figures within an arch, one a fallen soldier. Inscription in a panel beneath and family crest below that. Sculptor was J Bacon, Jr, London, 1810.
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Sacred to the memory of Percy Burrell, Cpt in the 6th Regt of Dragoon Guards, fourth son of Sir William Burrell, Bt, of Knepp in the county of Sussex, and of Sophia, eldest daughter of Sir Charles Raymond, Bt. This gallant officer was born on 5th July 1779 and at the illconcerted and fatal attack on Buenos-Ayres on the 5th July 1807 afforded an example of that self devotion so frequent in the military annals of his country; for whilst leading a column of dismounted cavalry, after the untimely fall of his superior officer Lt. Col Kington, and whilst in the act of encouraging by his intrepid example the exertions of his men, who were exposed to a most destructive fire, he was mortally wounded by a musket shot. Thus fell in the career of honor and the prime of life this brave and accomplished gentleman, regretted and lamented by all who knew the excellent qualities of his heart and mind, and by none more truly than his fellow soldiers. His two surviving brothers have caused this monument to be erected as a tribute of respect to departed worth, and a mournful testimony of their fraternal affection.

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